This is one seriously good book! I tend to take notes as I read, just little things that strike me jotted down for later. When I looked back over my notes for Reaper's Pack, I realized that I hadn't jotted down much - pretty sure it's because I didn't want to look away long enough. What I do have are the words intoxicating, thoroughly compelling, exceptional world-building and character development. And what it all amounts to is the first line of this review - one seriously good book.
I've read several reverse harem romances - some I liked, some I didn't, and most of those have fallen under the paranormal/supernatural genre. As far as I'm concerned, Reaper's Pack is a cut above any I've read so far. I mentioned world-building, and I won't go into details so I don't spoil it, but I love Rhea Watson's twist on reaper and hellhound lore. And the suspense part of the story? My, oh my, but that was terrific.
Finally, we come to the characters, and since I've already mentioned those too, I'll just say that the author paints a vivid picture of the characters. So much so, that as unbelievable as they are in terms of the real world, it's like you can just reach out and touch them. And let me tell you, Knox, Gunnar, and Declan would certainly be enough to convince me to jump on the #WhyChoose bandwagon. Of course, we can't leave out our heroine, Hazel, who is one tough reaper.
I realize that I haven't given much in the way of details, and I'm not going to. (No spoilers here). What I will say is that this is not a book to just barrel through. Rather, it's a story to soak up and enjoy every word. I say that, but the problem is that the story is so completely engaging, so wonderfully done that it's impossible to put down. So much for not barrelling though, right? To sum it, if this debut is even an inkling of what we can expect from this author, then I want more, lots and lots more, and in terms of a series starter, I'll just say that Rhea Watson has set the bar quite high for whatever is to come for the All The Queen's Men series, and I can't wait to see what's next.