ARC Review: Caged Kitten (All The Queen’s Men Book 2)

Overall: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Feels: 😥😖🥺🤨😏😤🥰

~QD STORY DETAILS~
Shelves: PNR, RH, Prison rom (darkish), Fated mates, F2L
Location: Northern Russia/Siberia
MC age range: 20s & immortal
Lead: Katja
Love interest(s): Elijah (🐲) , Rafe (🧛‍♂️), Fintan (🧝)
POV: Multiple
Tear jerker: No
HEA: Yes

~QD BOOK INFO~
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Paperback page count: 444
Publisher: Self published
Audible: No
Series: Yes – All The Queen’s Men
1. Reaper’s Pack – released 3/26/20
2. Caged Kitten – released 9/24/20

~QD 🔥~
Sex/kink type: manual, oral, penetrative, group
Possible triggers: abuse, torture, trauma, mentions of abuse, attempted rape

~REVIEW🖋~
The Quick and Dirty: Prison reverse harem. A witch is accused of a crime she didn’t commit and sentenced to serve in a prison where she makes connections with several supernatural inmates.

While I’m not usually one that goes for the prison romances, this one hooked me. Of all the elements in this book, I think the character development of the core cast is excellent. Katja, for example, is not your typical heroine that starts off as some guns-blazing, badass. There is a lot of personal growth for her (as well as with her guys) that felt organic to the storyline. I also loved that while this is a RH and there is a lot of focus between Katja and each guy, there is also a lot of relationship building between the guys as well (though no sword crossing… ahem Rhea, perhaps for the next one?).  And did I mention Katja has the best familiar ever? THE BEST. We should all be so lucky to have a friend like Tully.

**MILD SPOILERS**

I did have a few small qualms. There was a point at which I got annoyed with Katja because she insisted on continuing to withhold information despite some serious damage caused to someone near and dear; like after all they had undergone for her, she was *annoyed* that she’d have to share the information. It made me root for her a bit less. I also found myself wondering about Willow. She felt like an afterthought or plot device. She pops in as a means to introduce us to the characters and then it feels like Katja drops her, only to have her pop back up later.  I kept wondering what had happened to her.

Short of those two things, I really enjoyed the book! Be sure to check out the epilogue. It’s 🔥🔥🔥  I’m excited to see where Rhea takes us next!

~BLURB~
I don’t belong here. Seriously. I don’t.

For as long as I can remember, supernatural clans took care of their own bad apples. Shifters, fae, vampires, elves, witches—we handled our crap quietly, efficiently, and within the confines of our community’s law.

Until now, apparently.

How else am I supposed to explain doing inventory in my café one minute, then waking up the next in a processing cell, cuffed and shackled to a chair, wearing a collar that mutes my magic?

I’ve never gotten so much as a parking ticket before. I’m a witch without a coven, but I play by the rules. I don’t start beef with other supers. Me and my familiar—we don’t make waves. We like cozy, rainy Sunday afternoons and the smell of freshly baked bread.

So, whatever they’ve got on me, it’s nonsense.

I know, I know. That’s what everyone in Xargi Penitentiary says. Innocent. Innocent. Innocent.

Only the creatures around me aren’t always so innocent, and even inside these four walls, trapped by wards and warlocks and wolves, my past is determined to damn me.

Until I find a non-magical way out of this, my wits are all I’ve got.

Well, my wits… and the gruff dragon shifter who looks at me like I’m treasure he’s desperate to hoard. The gorgeous fae who delights in the fact that I’m not impressed with him. Oh, and the brooding vampire who could tempt me into darkness with his smile.

But I’m not here to make friends or fall in love.

I don’t belong in Xargi Penitentiary, and if it’s the last thing I ever do, I’m getting out.

Or… I just might die trying.

Caged Kitten is a standalone why-choose paranormal romance and is part of the ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN series. Each book in the series is a full-length standalone featuring layered heroes and a headstrong heroine who never has to settle for just one happily-ever-after. The books can be read in any order and are part of the same supernatural universe.

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~AUTHOR INFO~
Rhea Watson is a Canadian reverse harem author who loves a good paranormal romance. She writes layered alpha heroes with rough exteriors who melt for their strong, independent soulmates.

In her spare time, Rhea babies her herb garden, bows to her cat’s every whim, and flies through Netflix shows like it’s her day job.

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