Consort of Secrets

Consort of Secrets

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 marri...

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Title:Consort of Secrets
Author:Eva Chase
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Consort of Secrets Reviews

  • Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)

    Omg!!! This is Eva’s best Book to date! I’m in love with Rose and all of her boys and I love the way magic works in her witching world! I NEED book 2 now!!!!

  • Kathy - Books & Munches

    Wow. Just wow. The fact that I read this book in no time at all says plenty already. Pretty sure I read this book faster than I normally do just because of the writing - and that's something I rarely say / admit! It's been a while since I read a fantasy novel with witches that I actually loved reading. Consort of Secrets is now easily at the top of my list. Ea-si-ly.

    So, obviously, our main character Rose is a witch, but she hasn't gotten into her powers yet. Because she's almost twenty-five she'

    Wow. Just wow. The fact that I read this book in no time at all says plenty already. Pretty sure I read this book faster than I normally do just because of the writing - and that's something I rarely say / admit! It's been a while since I read a fantasy novel with witches that I actually loved reading. Consort of Secrets is now easily at the top of my list. Ea-si-ly.

    So, obviously, our main character Rose is a witch, but she hasn't gotten into her powers yet. Because she's almost twenty-five she's so easy to connect with. She isn't childish nor naive. She doesn't act out, she simply acts like she should. Like I would. I loved it.

    The four human, unsparked, guys in her life are pretty darn amazing as well. Kyler, Seth, Jin and Damon are the four guys she was friends with way back when, before she moved out of town.

    I'm not a girlie-girl. I like surrounding myself with guys, men whenever and wherever so this was another thing I could find myself in.

    They also have their own distinct personalities, characteristics and voices. It's so admirable that the author is able to pull that off! It's another thing that made me enjoy this novel so much more than I anticipated.

    The relationships between Rose and the four guys felt totally natural and normal. That's something that definitely needs to be mentioned. I thought I'd go "no, go with him!" from the bat but that wasn't the case. They each took a piece of my heart and wrapped themselves up in it. They're all special, all unique and I can definitely see why Rose would surround herself with them. 

    Oooh, the steamy scenes. Really, this is an adult novel. No doubt about it. This is squirming-when-reading-in-public steamy because you will be so lost in the story and there's nothing else you can do but squirm. I loved it. I LOVED IT. Like, there pretty much is nothing I didn't love about this novel.

    5 / 5!

    Kathy

  • Kate

    I have been very into reverse harem fiction lately and while this is not the best of what I have read recently in that genre it is still quite enjoyable and a fun escape. I really like the characters and I feel like they are fairly well fleshed out and he story holds my interest. I think this series is stronger than the other books I have read by Eva Chase. I am reviewing this book based on an ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.

  • Suze Lavender

    Rose hasn't seen her best friends in years. She used to spend all of her free time with Kyler, Seth, Jin and Damon. Until her stepmother sent her elsewhere and prevented her from seeing them again. Rose's family has magic and she isn't supposed to share that outside the community, but her friends have always known there's something special about Rose. Will they still accept her as one of them again after many years without staying in touch?

    Rose was a teenager when she left and she's back for the

    Rose hasn't seen her best friends in years. She used to spend all of her free time with Kyler, Seth, Jin and Damon. Until her stepmother sent her elsewhere and prevented her from seeing them again. Rose's family has magic and she isn't supposed to share that outside the community, but her friends have always known there's something special about Rose. Will they still accept her as one of them again after many years without staying in touch?

    Rose was a teenager when she left and she's back for the first time now that she's almost twenty-five years old. It's a crucial age for a witch, she has until her birthday to light her spark. A witch needs a consort and a binding ceremony to be able to perform magic. If this doesn't happen before the twenty-fifth birthday she's losing her ability to perform magic. Rose's stepmother has set Rose up with a consort, someone Rose doesn't particularly like. She also doesn't trust her stepmother's intentions. However, Rose does want her magic to ignite, what can she do and how can her four dear friends help her with her family problems?

    Consort of Secrets is a hot magical story. Rose is a smart, kindhearted and talented person. She doesn't have any warm feelings for her stepmother and knows the evil woman is plotting against her, but Rose doesn't have her magic yet and is at a disadvantage. I was instantly intrigued by Rose's huge family trouble and finding out more kept me on the edge of my seat. Rose isn't alone, after a few awkward moments with her friends she's slowly winning them back. I loved their connection and deep meaningful friendship. Their unconditional love is something incredibly beautiful.

    Eva Chase has written an original enchanting story. I liked the way she approaches witchcraft, making it something amazing between men and women. There are of course plenty of sparks in the story, it's filled with chemistry, friendship and true love. Consort of Secrets is a great start of The Witch's Consorts series. I loved the spectacular ending and am eager to read more about Rose and her four men. Eva Chase's writing is vivid, captivating and creative and I really liked Consort of Secrets.

  • Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)

    Ever since

    , I've been keeping an eye on the subgenre. There's something extra delightfully naughty about not having to choose between your favourite types of heroes. You can have the bad boy, the nice guy, the dark and handsome figure... It may not be common in real life, but romance allows us to explore our fantasies, and having a group to give you the love you desire (physically and emotionally) is actually a rather nice one.

    And you know what? This was a rather nice reverse

    Ever since

    , I've been keeping an eye on the subgenre. There's something extra delightfully naughty about not having to choose between your favourite types of heroes. You can have the bad boy, the nice guy, the dark and handsome figure... It may not be common in real life, but romance allows us to explore our fantasies, and having a group to give you the love you desire (physically and emotionally) is actually a rather nice one.

    And you know what? This was a rather nice reverse harem story. It was easy to read, and very quick, too. It didn't take long to jump onto the action, and I had my suspicions and hopes set from the very beginning. The Big Bad was somewhat of a stereotype, but I was fine with that. And as much as I love my romance, it was sort of nice to see that Rose had bigger things to worry about, like making amends for the actions of her family and figuring out her own destiny, not just hooking up.

    That being said, the steaminess was

    . There weren't too many sexy scenes in this series starter, but they were delicious, and I have high hopes for the next book!

    For the first page or so, I was confused, but I quickly latched on to the idea of Philomena. Rose is so lacking in friends for over a decade that she turns to books for support, and to one book in particular, Philomena's. Over time, Rose came to think of Phil as a real person, an imaginary friend who comes with her everywhere and makes amusing comments that no one else could make, as they'd be overheard. Yes, this is a bit sad and not exactly sane, but I kinda loved it??? It would be so much fun to have my favourite characters come to life and interact with me, even if no one else could see them.

    I'm going to be honest and say that I feel like you have to judge reverse harem novels in a different way to other romances, and other paranormal stories. Unless you want an epic, you have to understand that there just isn't enough time for substantial paranormal world-building and character development of multiple main characters. There were quite a few gaps to the world, and so I'm left with a lot of questions. Hopefully, though, this is a series, and some of those questions will get answered later.

    The important thing is that it scratches the itch its meant to. If you want fully fleshed out characters and magic systems and whatnot, turn to a fantasy. However, if you want to dream about having a bunch of handsome young men lavishing you with love and attention, then this is a good place to start.

  • Katherine Paschal

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    Rose and her boys were inseparable as kids, so much so that her father took her away because those with "the spark" can't commingle with those without. Now, 11 years later, Rose and her parents have returned to the estate abandoned so long ago so that Rose can come into adulthood and marry. But Rose has not forgotten her boys, nor they her.

    Reverse Harems are my most current reading obsession. The thought of being a loved by many (attractive, s

    **Review on

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    Rose and her boys were inseparable as kids, so much so that her father took her away because those with "the spark" can't commingle with those without. Now, 11 years later, Rose and her parents have returned to the estate abandoned so long ago so that Rose can come into adulthood and marry. But Rose has not forgotten her boys, nor they her.

    ​Reverse Harems are my most current reading obsession. The thought of being a loved by many (attractive, smart, successful...) men who are perfectly happy sharing​ is pretty much the most ridiculous idea, but geez isn't it fun and the best kind of fantasy? I have been gobbling up tons of RH books that I can get my hands on recently and when I stumbled across this one about a witch and the human men who love her (but she can't have) my interest was 100% piqued!

    ​I did like the that there were hints of fairy-tale to the story as well, with an evil conniving stepmother who ruled Rose's life to the nicknames she was called, like Briar Rose.​

    ​Rose has a best friend, Philomena, who just happens to be ​imaginary. The two do everything together, be it go on adventures or just banter about life...but nobody else could see Philomena. At first I thought that maybe because Rose is a witch she conjured a spirit or something cool to be her friend since she had nobody else, but nope! Just an imaginary friend, one of her favorite characters from a book she ever so much enjoys. And yes, Rose is about to turn 25 and her best friend is a figment of her imagination, so pretty much she has 2 sided conversations with herself and acts like it is a surprise at what Phil says. I don't know how I was suppose to feel about this (except it was awkward and uncomfortable, and it made me pretty dang depressed for Rose), to be honest.

    It really felt like Rose was a child, maybe a blooming 15 year old girl who is ready to learn about life. But really she is the most sheltered, passive woman in her mid-twenties, with zero life experience and no real qualms about the fact that she is treated like a young mindless child. Her marriage has been arranged, her friends are hand chosen, her walks are supervised, and even at times her stepmother dresses her. I kind of feel like she was living out of time- maybe this would all seem more reasonable or expected in a historical setting instead of the modern time this story takes place in. I did like that she became a much more confident and capable person as the story progressed, more the adult that she was aged for. It was really nice to see her character grow through this story and I am excited to see how much more she can do in the next book, be it emotionally and magically.

    Overall, Eva was able to blend the reverse harem aspects of the story into the mystery and magic of the world to create a nicely balanced and fast read. I look forward to what the next book will bring. I highly recommend this if you are looking for an afternoon read full of paranormal potential and some HOT steam!

    I am voluntarily reviewing an advance, complimentary copy of this book.

  • Rebecca McNutt

    There are literal tonnes of witch books out there, it's a constantly growing subgenre, but

    stood out because despite it being marketed as paranormal romance, it has deeper underlying themes of friendship and family and the great divide between them, even in a world where magical powers exist and witches are supposed to be united with each other. For Rose, everything in life has been planned

    her, including who she's to be friends with and who to marry, something she accepte

    There are literal tonnes of witch books out there, it's a constantly growing subgenre, but

    stood out because despite it being marketed as paranormal romance, it has deeper underlying themes of friendship and family and the great divide between them, even in a world where magical powers exist and witches are supposed to be united with each other. For Rose, everything in life has been planned

    her, including who she's to be friends with and who to marry, something she accepted but wasn't necessarily happy about, giving this book sort of a Disney fairy tale undertone, as well. It's a great fantasy novel with a lot of creativity backing it up.

  • Runningrabbit

    This is a well written novel, although it took me 40-50% to actually feel that the book was making a concentrated headway. It is definitely a slow burn, though having said that the novel itself does make its way into some reverse harem action. Once the story gets underway it manages to pull the reader in, and I am certainly going to move on to the next novel.

  • Reena Jacobs

    Overall, I'd say this was a middle of the road read. I think it could have used higher stakes and a more adult themed story to match the reverse harem concept. Even so, it kept me engaged enough to want to learn how the storyline panned out. I give Consort of Secrets a solid 3. Read full review here:

    *I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley.

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