My rating: 2.5 of 5!
Published: the 1st of March 2019
Written by: Yumoyori Wilson
Series: Rock Star Harem
Length: 229 pages
Source: Free copy generously provided by the author.
Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own.
Alexis Jones was always the unlucky one.
For as long as she could remember, life never landed her on the sunny side of the road. For nineteen years she dealt with her generous share of irony, and she knew her independent, self-righteous self would continue on whatever path she was destined to walk on.
She was a classic bad girl who smoked, got horrible grades, and had a short fuse. Trouble was what sent a thrill through her, aiding in her crave to feel alive and wanted.
That, and the power of music.
Alexis believes she finally earned a break from constant disappointment, but after her second audition goes south and revives grim memories, she realizes she’ll always spiral into the darkness – until she meets the members of Black Hole.
Four sexy band members, their music as a whole sheds light into her dark world. Thanks to an argument with her best friend, not only does Alexis get to meet the band in person, a spark ignites between them.
Being a bad girl is hard, especially when your soul is a broken mess, but what happens when four other broken souls are willing to offer a piece of themselves to fix you?
BAD GIRLS is a steamy 80,000 words in length Reverse Harem Romance about one girl trying to find her place in the world. This is Book One in the Rock Star Harem Trilogy.
Alexis, the leading lady of Bad Girls is everything I don’t like in a heroine. She’s walking through life with selfish and entitled tainted goggles. Her only redeeming quality is that she’s damaged from her past, which does offer some redemption. But even with that in mind, I found her “pity me” behaviour incredibly hard to stomach. When her roommate (Jessica) invites Alexis out to a concert, the girls get into an argument, when Jessica pays more attention to her on/off boyfriend. One of the band members of Black Hole overhears this, and invites Alexis backstage. Back there she meets all four band members, and it’s
love lust at first sight. These four men have all worked incredibly hard to get to where they are, and they all come from difficult and extreme pasts. It is said that misery loves company, and it seems to be spot on in this case. The instant and sizzling hot chemistry between the band and Alexis leads to steamy romps.
Before long Alexis is spending all her time with the guys, she even drops out of college and doesn’t up her hours at the coffee house. At times she does feel a little guilty when she realises that she won’t be able to swing her share of the rent that way, but it’s not enough to do anything about it as she just isn’t motivated. What’s really interesting is the mix of the group. Even though, they all share a lot of traits, the ethnic diversity makes it easy to tell the guys apart. As much as I really love Yumo’s writing, normal reverse harem just isn’t for me. I always feel like authors have to work extra hard making the relationships believable, when it isn’t part of a paranormal world. Unfortunately, this just didn’t do it for me as I felt like the characters was lacking a lot of depth. However, the book really did pick up towards the end and leaving readers on a massive cliffhanger – and I cannot wait to see how that plays out!
How do you feel about contemporary reverse harem? Do you prefer them to paranormal? Have you read any books by the author? Let’s talk in the comments!