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Today on the blog I have my book review of:
Spotted Her First, by Emma Dean.
Trigger Warnings: Blood, Kidnapping, stalking, fighting, sex scenes, death, mentions of deaths of loved ones (parents, siblings), pregnancy mention, car accident, gun usage, knife violence, hospital visit (where in the MC was asked if she harmed herself).
Three hot leopard shifters? Yes please.
Piper is a librarian at Sacramento State working on her graduate thesis, but her quiet life turns upside down when three hot guys literally crash into her world. They move into her house and her life, telling her she’s wanted by a demon and a witch for her pharaoh’s blood. She just didn’t realize how much they would take over her life in the name of protecting her.
Piper is overwhelmed by the paranormal world and everything in it, including the fact that somehow all three of these guys are her mates. She has two weeks to find a way out of a demon contract and figure out how she’s going to deal with all three of these domineering shifters in her life and in her apartment. Will Piper be able to save herself and the pride she’s grown attached to before it’s too late?
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
Starting off this review with this bold statement: I absolutely loved Spotted Her First.
To my knowledge, I don’t think there’s more to the book; as in a series… but a series of this quad would be… simply amazing, and you can absolutely believe that I’d be all over the potential other books.
Something that I loved in Spotted Her First was the differing views in this book. Each character was quite enjoyable to read, and I loved the chemistry between everyone.
The pace of the story in my opinion is perfect. It’s not slow to the point where it feels as if the story is dragging on and on, nor is it too fast. It’s genuinely the right pace for these characters’ story.
I’m kind of obsessed with the fact that there’s quite a bit of mythology, religion, and of course, fantasy in this book. Truth be told, Spotted Her First is a genuinely great blend of the three–mythology, religion, fantasy, and history. Now, I’m not claiming that Spotted Her First would be a go to for history, mythological, or religious texts. Obviously. But I do appreciate when a story can be a good blend of the three.
In fact, I only like the 3 together because of how “loose” each (mythology, religion and fantasy). There’s only a drop of each and the fact that it was kept so short and sweet, is in fact…probably why I enjoyed reading the book so much in the first place.
All in all I enjoyed Spotted Her First, so freakin’ much. I’m giving it 4 stars.
Have you read Spotted Her First? Or anything else by Emma Dean?
Thank you for reading!
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