Book Reviews

Briar by Ripley Proserpina

My edition:Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 351
Series: Midnight’s Crown #1
Genre: Vampires, Reverse Harem, Fantasy, Paranormal
Rating: 3 stars


The sun is Briar Hale’s enemy.

All her life she’s been in the shadows, sheltered and protected, warned and smothered.

Not anymore.

Briar is ready to take control of her life, and step out into the sunlight for the first time. A newly enrolled graduate student at Boston College, she’s determined to discover why her body betrays her.

And she knows just the scientist to help her.

Professor Hudson Nors has secrets of his own- secrets he’s kept for eternity, and which he never wants to see the light of day. No matter how wonderful Briar smells, and how important she feels, Hudson decides the best thing he can do for her is stay away. 

Suddenly, Briar, with her strange condition and boundless curiosity, turns the world Hudson’s spent centuries perfecting, upside down.

But this pale, fragile girl has a spine of steel, and if Hudson won’t help her, she’ll find someone who will.

By a luck, or fate, Briar meets Hudson’s brothers, Marcus, Valen, and Sylvain. Like Hudson, they can sense this human girl means something important to all of them. But what could four, vampire brothers possibly have to offer a human?

Unwittingly, Briar brings together these immortal brothers, and teaches them, eternity is too short to give up on hop.

***Briar is the first book in the Midnight’s Crown series. A slow-burn reverse harem romance***


I don’t know really how to review this. I like many aspects about it. Like the heroine being a huge science nerd even though there are a couple words I can’t pronounce out loud. But there were also things I didn’t like. I guess we pro con this.


The men.
Heroine likes science.
The easy banter.


Briar accepted the men way to easily.
Though Briar has had this condition all her life she still tends to get burned in the sun way to many times.
The story was slow paced and didn’t wow me or really hook me in.

I do plan on reading the second book but I don’t know if I will finish the series.