I’ve become kind of jaded to the reverse harem sub-genre of romance. The market is hot, so finding one that doesn’t feel flat has become too much work. When this one came across my email, it seemed like there was enough of a difference from others that I gave it a try. It was pretty good.
You can definitely tell that a lot of the setting and plot feel similar to The Walking Dead. However, A. J. Lee adds quite a few twists that give this a pretty unique feel. The question I have (and that I hope is answered in future books) is why the virus only affects women, and why certain women are exempt. However, despite that, this is a fairly complete story.
The characters are well-developed and the story has good flow. The slow development of the relationship combined with the instant harem is something that few authors are able to do, and there are weird moments with Lee’s characters. A few times, things seem to be kind of out-of-character. The guys’ easy acceptance of the harem is a bit hard to believe, as there really isn’t ANY conflict. The guys are all super accepting of it, and it is plausible given the situation. However, it feels less plausible given the personalities.
The dual conflicts that seem to be going on feels superfluous to begin with, but Lee ties them together well. It almost feels like Lee forgot about the primary conflict to focus on the second one. However, the ending ties them together in a way that is both shocking and predictable (I know…how does that work?). Altogether, if you’re looking for a new RH book to pad your library, this is definitely a good one. Lee is not afraid of a cliffhanger, either…so hopefully the next in the series doesn’t take too long to come out.
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