Book Reviews

Allison and the Torrid Tea Party by C.M. Stunich

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 514
Series: Harem of Hearts
Genre: Dark, Reverse Harem
Publish: October 7, 2018 by Sarian Royal Publishing
Rating: 4 stars


Holy fucking hearts.
Did you just read that?!
If you did, I need your advice.

I met fallen angel princes; I met a Savage Duke; I met a Cheshire Cat.
And remember—how could you possibly forget—I’m the fabled Alice from the prophecy.
Just a twisted, dark version of the girl in Lewis Carroll’s old books.

Except in those books, there was a happy ending.
In those books, Alice wasn’t dating nine very different, very beautiful men.
But now that I’ve met the King of Hearts and the Mad Hatter, I’m not sure who the real bad guys are.

I’m the only one who can turn Underland back into Wonderland again.
But if I have a chance to escape the blood, the death, and the intrigue in this place, should I take it?
I’m Allison Liddell, and I’ve got a choice to make: stay here and fight the darkness, defeat the Anti-Alice, and survive the Torrid Tea Party … or run.

Tweedledee says I can change the world.
So if you’re reading this, will you help me decide what I should do?
I want to go home, but I can’t leave this place as broken as I found it, now can I?

ALLISON AND THE TORRID TEA PARTY (Book 2 of 3 in the “Harem of Hearts” series) — is a full-length reverse harem/new adult/dark romance novel, a gritty retelling of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Don’t expect a children’s tale; these characters are nothing like their more innocent counterparts. This book contains: drugs, cursing, violence, sex … and love found in the darkest shadows.


Curiouser and fucking curiouser.

Fuck count

Fuck: 121
Fucks: 11
Fucked: 16
Fucking: 137

Well this book would have been a five star if it wasn’t for the excessive use of fuck in all it’s forms. Fucker and motherfucker were used but not enough to count.

Allison has an annoying habit of being in denial of being the Alice. We do find out who all nine of her guys are going to be even if she is in denial of who they are too.

I liked this one so much more than the first book. I still like Allison except for the denial part.

Sometimes, our greatest fears are not our most obvious. Sometimes, our darkest terrors hide in plain sight.

Allison struggles throughout the book on whether she wants to go back home or not.

More plot reveal is given in this book on who the bad guys are and who the good guys are.

The Knave of hearts turns out to be a woman and she is a rightful bitch. I hate her. She can choke on tarts for all I care.

I am going into the final book today. This left on a cliffhanger just like the first book and I need to know how this ends.

Top 10

Top Ten: Authors I plan on reading this year

Hey, how is everything going?

I was cleaning out my TBR list and I found at least ten authors I really want to read this year. I may or may not have read some of their works before but I do have multiply books on my list that I am scheduling for this year.

#10 Jaymin Eve

I have read a few series written by this author. I have at least five or more books of her’s on my TBR that I plan tackling. The first one is her series Secret Keepers. I even own the first book.

#9 Celia Aaron

Of course I have her on my list. I have read many of Aaron’s works and I sort of fell behind on her newer books that came out in the last year or so. I think the first book I’ll tackle is The Maiden.

#8 G. Bailey

Another awesome writer that I have read before and have several series on the TBR. Bailey is an author that I’m up in the air about when it comes to books. I either love them or I don’t.

#7 K.F. Breene

I have only read one series by this author that I have yet to finish. I need to finish it and I have a few others listed. Of course planning to finish the Darkness series first and foremost.

#6 Patricia Briggs

I had the courtesy to read this author last year and fell in love with her series Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega. I plan to finish those as soon as I can. Once I get my butt back to the library to pick up the next books.

#5 Elle Casey

I’ve read I think two books by Casey. I loved both books. I have several more on my kindle and even more on my TBR. I am hoping to pencil her in this summer if I’m not extremely busy.

#4 Jane Washington

Washington wrote a couple books with Eve that I have read and even read a series by just her. Now I have another that is just hers and want to explore her writing more.

#3 Steven Erikson

I have Gardens of the Moon in paperback form at home. I haven’t read anything by Erikson so I don’t know his writing style. But I am super excited to get to his book because I’m trying to branch out my fantasy reading. At Barnes and Noble I saw Gardens of the Moon and added it to my pile.

#2 Madison Faye

My go to author for smut. If I need a good smutty story Faye is the first one I go to before Alexa Riley. I am falling behind on reading her books and need to catch up.

#1 Brandon Sanderson

I have had Mistborn series on my list for a long time. Well this weekend I bought the first two books and plan on diving in as soon as I can. I am probably going to hate myself when I didn’t by the first three books in the bundle. I just know it.

What author are you wanting to read this year?

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