Thursday, April 19, 2018

Review: Consort of Secrets for Eva Chase

Consort of Secrets
Author: Eva Chase
Release Date: March 8, 2018
Publisher: Spark Press
ISBN:   1989096050
ISBN13: 9781989096055
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: NetGalley

Every witch knows the rules: Stick to your own kind. Never reveal your powers to outsiders. Take a consort from the witching families or kiss your magic good-bye forever.

For years I've been quiet, obedient Rose Hallowell. I accepted the man my stepmother chose for me. But I never stopped missing my long-ago friends.

Now we're back on my childhood estate to arrange my marriage. The boys I grew up with? They're still in town—and they haven't forgotten me either. And damn if they haven't grown up well.

They've got no magic, no place in my life. But they're charming and sweet and infuriatingly hot, and I can't seem to stay away. The more I try to resist, the more secrets I uncover about my family, my betrothal, and everything I thought was true about the witching world.

I've been lied to. I've been betrayed. So to claim my magic and my happiness, I'll break every rule there is—and then some.

Don't mess with this witch. Every rose has thorns.

I have read a few reverse harem stories, but never really sought them out. CONSORT OF SECRETS sounded intriguing so I figured it was worth a shot.

Rose is a witch and it's time to take a consort and gain her magic or lose it forever. The problem is, is that her family and her betrothed are hiding things from her. Not only that, but she is drawn to her childhood friends more than the man she is expected to spend the rest of her life with.

I enjoyed the storyline. There was a lot of mystery involved in finding out what was going on as well as the history of the witches in the the story.

It was interesting watching Rose navigate the different feelings and connections she had with the different men. They are all pretty different, but she definitely connects them all. There is a lot of sexual tension in CONSORT OF SECRETS and the actual sex scenes were well done and not over-the-top.  I look forward to learning more about the 4 men we have already met and finally meeting the 5th mysterious man that rode in during the last paragraph.

After finishing CONSORT OF SECRETS I decided I really do enjoy reverse harem and have started seeking others out. I am really interested in seeing what comes after Rose's decisions and I look forward to reading CONSORT OF THORNS.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.