Consort of Secrets (The Witch's Consorts #1) by Eva Chase

Consort of Secrets (The Witch's Consorts #1)

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 forg...

Details Consort of Secrets (The Witch's Consorts #1)

TitleConsort of Secrets (The Witch's Consorts #1)
Release DateMar 8th, 2018
PublisherInk Spark Press
GenreRomance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic, Witches

Reviews Consort of Secrets (The Witch's Consorts #1)

  • Rebecca McNutt
    There are literal tonnes of witch books out there, it's a constantly growing subgenre, but Consort of Secrets 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 for her, including who she's to be fr...
  • Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
    Ever since Reverse Harem Month, 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...
  • 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 h...
  • Katherine Paschal
    **Review on **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. T...
  • 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!!!!
  • 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.
  • Tiblu
    Felt more about the magic than the love... I . Did. Not. Enjoy. Myself.This felt more about the magic then anything else,especially the love...Rose had an almost desperate need for her magic,and seemed willing to do almost anything to get it....This book soooo DID NOT go the way I expected, I read most of “Rose’s boys” and almost immediately felt their connect,it felt strong and beautiful and potent and when I got to the point where the big...
  • Myreadbooks
    On the cover we see Rose Hallowell holding her hips. She must never have revealed that she is a witch. Her fiancé is her beautiful mother who chose her for her. His childhood friends remain in his thoughts, even if they are not of the same world. She will discover family secrets she had never imagined. We lied to him, we betrayed him, to get revenge, she's going to do that to her head.A first volume with engaging characters, a story to take. Eag...
  • Karen
    I received an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review.This is a really different and interesting story line by Eva Chase.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. Looking forward to the second book.
  • Jessica
    4.5. I got sucked right in to this one. The writing was solid, I loved the magic system, Rose, her guys, and her best friend Philomena, who literally came from the pages of a book. Will definitely read more in this series.
  • Brandy
    DNF. It's too fairytale retelling for me. It seems to have mashed at least 2 fairytales into this story, possibly 3. It's possible it's a good book if you're into that sort of thing. Unfortunately I prefer my fairytales in the original or Disney format.
  • Calm Your Pits
    Great!Great story. Hopefully they reveal why it worked with her unsparked guys and why they are hiding it. The new arrival hopefully won’t cause too many problems.
  • Kathrine
    it was a really good read :) i recommend it if you want an easy going read :) =)
  • Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
    Title: Consort Of SecretsAuthor: Eva ChaseGenre: Adult, ParanormalFormat: Ebook - NetGalleyPages: 212Rating: 5Heat: 5Thoughts: Holy crap that was intense! Waiting for the next book is going to leave me antsy. There are so many twists and turns, with a huge shocker near the end that I ended up getting trapped in the book. Couldn’t put it down if my life depended on it, and thankfully I didn’t have to. But I ended up with a huge book hang...
  • 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...
  • Crystal Dymond
    The book was okay and easy read but it switches between characters points of view and it’s hard to establish the main character doing so
  • Karli
    Oh my god, this book was so good! An entirely different universe than her Dragon Mate series, but just as good! Rose and her boys are all characters that you just have to love and root for! There is some mystery and plenty of intrigue. I read it straight through in one sitting! And the end seriously make me desperate for the rest of the story!!
  • Viktória Tóth
    I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.The main reason why I requested a copy of this title was my newfound obsession with everything reverse harem. I didn’t even stop to consider my previous experiences with the author writing, her style.The thing is that if I purely look at the story from the technical parts then it’s pretty great. The writing is so much neater than it was in Dragon’s guard (the other book I read f...
  • Rachel
    Note: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review and this doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it.Warning: Slight spoilers of Rose's BoysLately I have been curious about reverse harems (RH) and since they are currently trending plenty of them have popped-up. I have been looking on amazon for reverse harem ebooks, I ended up purchasing a few (or several ;) ) I haven't read any yet. While in my pursuit for RH books I found Eva Chase, ...
  • Anne
    I admit, at first, I'm undecided if the read has captured my interest or not. But as the story progressed, the more I've come to appreciate it. Until I practically devoured the second half, totally on the edge of my seat & metaphorically biting my nails (because I keep my nails painfully too short to be chewed on)...then BAM! end of story. I feel like giving myself a bitch slap, tbh. First of all, how awesome is the concept of a heroine being abl...
  • Katherina Neko
    Check out the super-giveaway along with this review and more about the book on my blog, Book-o-Craze!I have to admit that it had been positively ages since the last time I read a reverse harem novel.And, Consort of Secrets is just the kind of book that if you are even a little bit interested in that genre, your interest is sparked right away. In a major way.First things first, what amazed me more about this book was the fact that the pages were f...
  • Victoria
    In a world where only the women have magic and their consorts refuel said magic by being intimate, we meet Rose Hallowell, a witch soon turning the critical age of 25. If she hasn't taken a consort from one of the other witching families by then, she will lose her magic spark forever.Returning home after a forced 11 years absence fills Rose with joy, even if it is to fulfil an arranged marriage. It also brings back memories of her 5 childhood fri...
  • Rachel
    I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley.Rose Hallowell needs to get married. In order to procure her full powers as a witch in her matriarchal society, she needs to take a consort by the time she turns 25, which is imminent. Her chosen fiancee is the best she could hope for. She likes him, and he's been approved by her family. When she returns to her childhood home to prepare for her consort ceremony, she is greeted by four of the f...
  • Parajunkee
    In my recent foray into the work of Reverse Harem, I haven’t come across many that I haven’t enjoyed. Most do a wonderful job of building up HUGE amounts of angst and romance, that get the reader almost desperate for the promised “love connection” that these books promise. And when I mean love connection, I mean love with 3+ men. In Chase’s CONSORT OF SECRETS the promise is five men. The main character Rose is a witch, in a world that k...
  • Nicole Levy
    4 Stars for Rose and Her BoysConsort of Secrets is an intriguing and steamy read, and I'd encourage fans of paranormal (witches, specifically) with an open mind about romance (hello, reverse harem) to give this book a shot! Eva Chase does a nice job building the magical elements of the plot with enough backstory to make me buy into the lore of this specific series, all while splitting the focus between the fantasy and the steam. It's a bit of a s...
  • Jordan
    Wow this book was so much better than I was expecting... and I was already expecting it to be great.I just finished it and don't even know what to say right now other than I want to read it again and I NEED the next book so bad I don't know how I'm gonna wait a few weeks for it to be released.One of the saddest things to me is that you can never experience something for the first time again. Like reading a book.... I really wish I could reread a ...
  • Emily
    I received an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review.The premise of Eva Chase's new series intrigued me. There's a thousand books about magic out there, so I was interested to see what made this one different. And I was not disappointed. I like the whole idea of the 'spark' and how only females can actually use their spark, but they need males to actually keep their spark lit. It sort of plays into the whole idea of how both males a...
  • Stacy
    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 ...
  • Patricia
    A little bit of everything I enjoy. This book goes back to my original roots of reading, in which I love magick and all it entails. But not only has Eva Chase managed to bring me back to romance with the twist of magick but she has added a whole new layer in ramping up the heat along with the magick.For me this starts off rather passive and mild and builds to much more adult levels of heat. Four sexy men who were part of Rose's past growing up to...
  • Mandy Parmenter
    Witches are brought up to know that they cannot have a consort from any family other than one that is in the witching community and that they should keep their powers secret from the ordinary people. Rose Hallowell has been compliant with everything her stepmother has demanded but she still misses her childhood friends. When she returns to her family's estate to prepare for her consort ceremony she ties up with her friends again as they have neve...