Last week Tessa Bailey released Happenstance a reverse harem romantic comedy.
I was so excited to read this because I love Tessa Bailey. Her books are funny, have great spice, and her characters are always so good. This was my second ever rh read, but the first one was Den of Vipers – a dark romance. This was definitely more of a romcom and like with Den of Vipers you have to suspend your belief, which isn’t a problem for me.
The book follows Elise, a sandwich delivery girl, who wants to be a reporter. While investigating a possible corruption case involving the deputy mayor of NYC and a union boss, she ends up on Roosevelt Island. When she leaves via tram, she ends up in the same car as 3 very good looking men. Of course! Banks is a serious, pragmatic, rugby coach. Gabe is a construction foreman, quiet, and lacks confidence. Tobias is outgoing and a former British adult film star. None of them can explain it, but they all feel a pull. The men all want Elise and Elise can’t explain why she wants all of them too. Pursuing a polyamorous relationship is new to all of them. Even Tobias who has group experience from his film career hasn’t had an actual group relationship. But none of them can imagine not being together now so they decide to give it a try. All this while Elise gets herself into a lot of trouble with her investigation.
The book was definitely entertaining and quite spicy, which I’m all for. I wanted to love this book, but I just couldn’t get invested in any of the characters. I didn’t dislike or hate any of the guys or Elise, but I didn’t love them either. They were just fine. That being said, I still liked the book and storyline. I just never got to the point where I loved the characters. If you’re looking for a romcom rh book though, I still recommend it!
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