Reaper’s Pack by Rhea Watson

 

I love Paranormal Romance, it’s my go-to comfort reading choice, throw in some Revere Harem goodness and I am a happy book nerd. I was trolling Amazon for my next read and stumbled onto Reaper’s Pack, with one-click and a curiosity that could kill a cat, I dove right into this novel and found myself pleasantly surprised.

Well written with multiple points of view from the heroine to the three men in her life, it was refreshing to be in all of their heads and feel out their intentions, their flaws, their awesome goodness. Right from the get-go I was intrigued by the world building and to the main character, Hazel. She is a delightful little badass with her femininity and her wicked scythe. A reaper on the search for her hellhound pack, she ends up falling head long into the tension and arms of her trio of hellhounds. These men will steal your heart just as much as they steal Hazel’s heart.

Reaper’s Pack is deliciously erotic when it wants to be, Rhea Watson doesn’t pull her punches as she pulls you along on the ride that is Hazel, Knox, Gunnar and Declan. From their first meeting, as the story skips along down a path of hate-to-love-you towards my favorite the you-are-a-balm-to-my-weary-bones love story, I couldn’t help but want more, more and more.

Each of them are so tragically broken in their own way and even as they fight it, hate it, can’t stand it. . .they can’t help but embrace that Fate has brought them together.

A little on the longer side, with a wonderfully well thought out happily ever after for now. I was appreciative of the stand-alone aspect of the story the wonderfully great writing, the attention to the detail of each individual relationship. In a sea of quickly written and tossed out into the ether RH novels, Reaper’s Pack was a delight. I’ll be grabbing this one for my shelf and will definitely be tagging along on the Rhea Watson book train.

Four Deadly Stars 

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Synopsis:

One grim reaper. Three hellhounds who refuse to bow down to her. A monster hunting them in the shadows…

Ten years ago, I was judged worthy of life after death and returned to the mortal realm as a grim reaper. Scythe in hand, I guide souls to deliverance—and it’s time for a promotion.

My new territory is triple the size of any I’ve worked before. High death rates mean one busy reaper, and the only way to keep up is with a pack of hellhounds. Faithful. Strong. Merciless. Hellhound shifters are a reaper’s right hand in the field, shepherding and guarding souls until they can be reaped.

We get our pick of the litter from the best breeders in Hell, but for some reason, I’m drawn to the pack no one wants.

An alpha who refuses to yield.

A beta who doesn’t take me seriously.

A runt who flinches at every command.

I want them—even if they don’t want me.

Because the hunger in their eyes tells a different story. But the fact that they can’t decide whether to love me or hate me, fight me or screw me, is making our situation way too complicated.

Still, I refuse to give up. If this infuriatingly handsome trio can’t be trained, if we don’t pass the trials, they go back to a cage and a cruel demon master.

Yeah. Not happening.

Reapers and hellhounds are natural allies, and the sooner we secure our bond, the better, because as it turns out…

All our lives depend on it.

Reaper’s Pack is a standalone why-choose paranormal romance and is part of the ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN series. Each book in the series is a full-length standalone featuring layered heroes and a headstrong heroine who never has to settle for just one happily-ever-after. The books can be read in any order and are part of the same supernatural universe.

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Wicked Blaze Correctional.

I struggled through this one. On the one hand I really love the dark nature of the characters but on the other hand, Valentina is sooooooooo Mary Sue. Her Mary Sue-ness kind of pulled me out of the story on multiple occasions. She’s all powerful, ALL the men are in love with her. She’s scary, her men are scary. . .

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the book to a certain extent. The characters are damaged, dark and twisty. Dimitri, one of her harem – is wicked crazy, a serial killer soaked in blood most days. Milo is the damaged but sexy one, with badass magical talent that is alluded to but never really completely shown. Then there is Vaughn, the guard who has conveniently known her since High School and of course she is his mate. After that we’ve got another shifter, the new guy, West, he’s a thief or something, and eh. . .I could take him or leave him. And to round out the harem, you’ve got the scary incorporeal, until he meets Valentina, Francisco – a magic eater, or a death eater but red.

Honestly I would have enjoyed the guys if the author had just stuck to Dimitri and Milo. Like I said though, it’s a Mary Sue situation. They’ve all gotta have her. *eyeroll*

All that being said, I thought the book had massive potential to be super cool. Unfortunately it’s a bit confusing where her power comes from or why she is so magnificently all powerful, then there’s the snake that just appears and becomes what I would assume, her familiar. . .maybe, possibly. So much of this book was just confusing and now that I am finished with it, I’m not entirely sure what the point of the book was. . .

Eh. I might zip through the follow up to see where the author takes this series, I might not. I’m blah about the whole thing.

2.5 stars