Raven’s Song By Charlie Nottingham

I don’t normally do book reviews on sequels in a trilogy because I like to keep my book review blog quite varied, but for this steamy paranormal romance, I was more than happy to make an exception!

If you want to see my review of the first book in this series, please click on this link.

The characters may be vampires, witches and fae, but in terms of personalities and emotions, they couldn’t be more human. And I just love them, from the feisty female protagonist, Rain, to all 3 of her lovers. There’s her best friend and Fae companion, Graham, who always puts Rain first, the vampire and doctor Ezra who couldn’t be more of a gentleman and sweetheart, and Warren, who is both vampire and necromancer, and loves to flirt (amongst other things!).

This book has plenty of humorous and witty moments that are sure to make you smile time and again.

This is a book that features poly-amory, and there are quite the variety of sex scenes, including M/F, and M/M.

As for the plot, I really didn’t know what to expect after the first book in the series, but suffice to say I already knew the characters were in danger. I don’t want to give too much away about the plot, but what I will say is that there are some overarching themes, namely poly-amory, boundaries, and necromancy.

If you don’t want to hear what I have to say about these sex scenes, please stop reading now.

The sex scenes bring the reader in gradually. They are relatively tame at first, but build dramatically as the tome progresses. And as per the first book in the series, they are very well done.

I wasn’t expecting to like the M/M scenes, but with the male characters fantasizing about female character Rain during the scene, this made these scenes a lot more palatable for me and I can honestly say that I enjoyed them.

I was also pleasantly surprised to discover just how a threesome could play out when all involved had genuine, caring feelings for one another rather than merely lust. That said, some of the sex scenes were out and out power plays.

I’m going to be honest and say that some of the sex scenes weren’t my cup of team, but they were eye-opening and I don’t regret reading them (no spoilers!).  It wasn’t so bad that it would put me off reading the next book in the series. And I will be reading the next book because my curiosity has piqued.

I’m something of a newbie to reverse harem books, so there were things I was learning about for the first time, such as there being different types of consent and different types of dominant personalities.

It was nice to live vicariously through these characters, but equally it was also nice to return to my practically stress free life afterward.

If you intend to read this book, be sure to leave plenty of time in your schedule because some of the chapters end in cliff hangers!

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