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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 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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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 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.

30 review for Caged Kitten

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Allen

    Just not my cup of tea I loved reaper's pack, so I thought I'd like this as well. However, 80% of this book occurs in the prison being variously abused by guards and threatened by other inmates. I kind of hoped the main characters would have progressed further or done something other than day to day prison stuff and social progress. I got bored and I don't kink off abuse or attempted rape, so. This book just did not to fill my needs. It also will probably trigger people who have been abused emoti Just not my cup of tea I loved reaper's pack, so I thought I'd like this as well. However, 80% of this book occurs in the prison being variously abused by guards and threatened by other inmates. I kind of hoped the main characters would have progressed further or done something other than day to day prison stuff and social progress. I got bored and I don't kink off abuse or attempted rape, so. This book just did not to fill my needs. It also will probably trigger people who have been abused emotionally, mentally or physically much less sexually. So be fore warned.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rhea Watson

    Happy book birthday, Caged Kitten!! The second full-length standalone in the All the Queen's Men series is officially available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Happy reading! xoxo Happy book birthday, Caged Kitten!! The second full-length standalone in the All the Queen's Men series is officially available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Happy reading! xoxo

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mummy's Naughty Corner

    This started off well but I did find it was too long and I got bored. I usually love books by this author but this one didn't do that much for me. I liked some of the ideas like how they were all innocent (well their group was ) yet they all ended up in the prison. I liked the warden he was a good bad guy but I just felt like everything was dragged out. The fact that she was only there so the warden could get to her was a nice part. I felt like so much more could have happened. This started off well but I did find it was too long and I got bored. I usually love books by this author but this one didn't do that much for me. I liked some of the ideas like how they were all innocent (well their group was ) yet they all ended up in the prison. I liked the warden he was a good bad guy but I just felt like everything was dragged out. The fact that she was only there so the warden could get to her was a nice part. I felt like so much more could have happened.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Quinn

    I’ll start out by saying I really like Watson. Although I’ve only read two books by her (including this one), and haven’t had the chance yet to find her other works under other pennames, I find her writing to be well-rounded comprising a nice split between plot vs. romance, with multi-faceted male leads that give all new meaning to the word ‘swoon-worthy’. Caged Kitten is a solid outing by Watson, but because I’ve come to expect so much of her writing based on Reaper’s Pack, I can’t say this is I’ll start out by saying I really like Watson. Although I’ve only read two books by her (including this one), and haven’t had the chance yet to find her other works under other pennames, I find her writing to be well-rounded comprising a nice split between plot vs. romance, with multi-faceted male leads that give all new meaning to the word ‘swoon-worthy’. Caged Kitten is a solid outing by Watson, but because I’ve come to expect so much of her writing based on Reaper’s Pack, I can’t say this is as strong as its predecessor. Still it sits lightyears ahead of the pack in this genre and is an overall enjoyable read. To set the stage, Caged Kitten revolves around Katja, an independent witch running a kitschy all Halloween all the time café in Seattle, catering to humans and supers alike. Although she’s been plagued with misfortune things are finally starting to look up, until she finds herself kidnapped right from her café and stuffed into a supernatural prison on trumped up charges with no end of sentence in sight. Lucky for her, she’s rooming with some equally innocent, dangerously sexy prisoners. Let’s start with the good. Caged Kitten has a great premise. I love the idea of throwing a whole bunch of supernatural beings together in one place. It’s guaranteed to cause major drama as cultures and powers collide, and I was equally excited to see that our harem features three men from completely different backgrounds; Dragon-shifter, Fae, and Vampire. Add in our Witch heroine and off the bat there are 4 types of supernatural to explore! There is so much potential up front; yet this is also where I run into my first issue. So much potential and nothing capitalized on. Because they are imprisoned it stands to reason that their powers are locked down as well. This is not an unexpected turn of events, yet the pacing along with the content turn our potential into a lot of missed opportunity. Our gorgeous male harem is reduced to a dragon who can’t shift, a vampire hiding in the dark with no access to speed, agility, and strength, and a magic-less Fae and Witch. What then is even the point of them being supernatural if we can’t see them be supernatural? And there are so many ways one can play with this scenario. They could escape sooner, giving them back access to their powers, or perhaps have the prison employ them in such a way that makes use of their specific talents. Having a dragon bake bread and Fae cut roses seems like a waste of man-power on the Warden’s behalf. Although he’s a megalomaniac and doesn’t truly need a reason for all that he does, it seems to be that a man set on world domination would have a slightly better game plan than have supers produce human products for consumption. Instead, the lack of powers coupled with banal prison tasks leaves our quartet with very little to do during their extended prison stay. It’s okay though because lucky enough for us Watson is a good writer able to do what many before her fail at; create individual characteristics for her male reverse harem. This is probably her shining moment, and one that pulls me past other areas I’ve taken issue with. Elijah, Fintan, and Rafe are the stars of the book. Although I choose to group them here in my review, I want to emphasize how individualistic each of them are, and how Watson is able to accomplish this without taking the short cut of Alpha, Beta, etc. to delineate them. Elijah our dragon shifter, although described as an alpha, is so much more. He is mature, and cares about all those under his wing. He has a fiery side (oh the dragon puns are killing me), attributed to his shifter attributes, but he is never aggressive with our heroine. Rafe is the quiet one. He prefers his own consul, but has a strong bond with Elijah, one he is reticent but willing to open up to Katja, and it is their bonding over scholarly pursuits that builds a strong connection between the two. And finally Fintan, our flamboyant Fae, with a penchant for over embellishment, he hides a softer inside and must come to terms with what it means to truly rely on others. Even with these vastly different personalities, it is clear that each is physically and mentally strong in their own ways which makes choosing between them an utter pain. And luckily for Katja and us, we don’t have to. Even though our male harem is distracting in all the right ways, it’s not quite enough to cover up for Katja’s flaws. I usually don’t put much stake in the female character, preferring to focus on the men, but even with my limited attention on her she still stands out as a rather dull lead, especially considering she attracts so many men. First off, I understand what kind of character Katja is supposed to be. She’s had a hard life and has been able to lift herself up over the years despite the tragedy. She considers herself strong and independent, and it’s a shock to her sense of self that she finds herself so ill-equipped to handle prison life. Watson has a clear view of what she wants Katja to be, and she illustrates it well, but to me Katja still comes off whinny and boring. Maybe I’m just used to mentally and physically stronger heroines, but to watch Katja fall into some of the more obvious stereotypes of weak willed woman who can’t fend for herself is disappointing. It’s okay that she can’t hold her own against demons and shifters, not many people can, but I wish she capitalized on the mental strength acquired throughout the years while imprisoned. I have one more area to analyze before putting this to rest and it’s the romance. First off, Watson’s steamy scenes are fog inducing as always, and her men put real men to shame. The issue though is the chemistry. You’d think with our quartet stuck together in a circular room for the better part of the story it would lead to oodles of conversation and bonding, but it doesn’t. At first it seems headed in that direction. Watson builds great opening scenes between Katja and each of them men, having her bond to them each for different reasons. The problem is after each initial scene; Elijah/Katja in the bakery, Rafe/Katja through the mouse hole, and Fintan/Katja in the greenhouse, the story devolves into differing POVs whereby each character thinks about their relationship with the others with little to no dialogue to really paint the scene. Rafe ruminates on how he can’t covet his best friend’s fated mate. Fintan must come to terms with the fact that he wants Katja for more than just a roll in the hay, Elijah must come to terms with the fact that his fated mate is a super and not human like he wished for, and Katja must come to terms that she likes all of them and must choose. The middle of the book stagnates in these repetitive chapters instead of providing direct conversations to solidify their bonds. Dialogue would go a long way in completing the romance ignited through attraction as well as break up the fact that none of the characters can do anything while imprisoned. I know I had a lot to say. but overall Caged Kitten is a fun read. It doesn’t require a lot of brain power and the men are swoon-worthy enough to cover the larger flaws. I just wish the characters had more to do. That we could actually see them use their powers (otherwise what’s the point of them even being supernatural to begin with?), and that the romance progressed along with the story. Although not my favorite, there are still moments that remind me of what Watson is capable of, and I will definitely pick up her upcoming trilogy in November. ***3.5 ordinary stars***

  5. 5 out of 5

    ✨The Quick & Dirty Bibliophile✨

    Overall: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 Steam: 🔥🔥🔥 Feels: 😥😖🥺🤨😏😤🥰 ~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-bl Overall: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 Steam: 🔥🔥🔥 Feels: 😥😖🥺🤨😏😤🥰 ~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! ~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

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alicia Evans

    I have been giddily awaiting this book since reading Reaper's Pack (which is ALSO amazing and you should read that one too). The nods to it were really cute (Shouldn't her aunt be reaped by now? Shifters biting their mates. Etc)! I received a free ARC of this book for an honest review. Now let's get to it! Katja is such an interesting character. She starts shaky, and I can see some readers having issues with her at first because she cries a lot and can be defeatist, but stick it out because she g I have been giddily awaiting this book since reading Reaper's Pack (which is ALSO amazing and you should read that one too). The nods to it were really cute (Shouldn't her aunt be reaped by now? Shifters biting their mates. Etc)! I received a free ARC of this book for an honest review. Now let's get to it! Katja is such an interesting character. She starts shaky, and I can see some readers having issues with her at first because she cries a lot and can be defeatist, but stick it out because she grows into the badass heroine that we all know she is! I found it realistic--I know I wouldn't handle being wrongfully imprisoned well--and it made me like her more. Each of her menfolk have different merit and we see their relationships with Katja grow at their own rates (the way poly actually functions in the real world). She has a soul/spiritual connection with Elijah, a conversation/intimacy connection with Rafe, and a physical/humor connection with Fintan. Plus! There's a strong emphasis on the males forming their meta friendships too, not just discussing that they will share her. Well done! Also, Tully is the bestest ever and I want one. While this book is a romance and there is indeed sexy goodness, the steam is limited because of the setting. They're all in prison, so those conditions are consistent and readers should expect it to get dark in places. It doesn't get as bad as it could--of which I was thankful--but readers should consider a minor warning. I can also see some RH fans having a hard time with the length. Most RH is fairly short and broken up into multiple books, so just think of this as all the books in one. It took me 10 hours to read and I did it in one day. Such a good day! I would recommend this if you like RH/romance, strong characterization, and a fully flushed out plot. Lovely! Tropes or flags: reverse harem; skittish/broken-but-still-standing witch meets a dragon shifter, a vampire, and a fae (3 males); NOT a slow burn (sex around 30-35%); crude language and sex throughout; fated mates, but that doesn't mean it has to be easy; blood, death, murder, violence, gore, and characters in peril; sex with multiple partners at a time; rough sex; torture (physical and psychological); attempted rape/sexual assault; tension and looming threats; jail time/prison life; wrongful accusations and imprisonment; death of family members and separation from her familiar. Heat rating: NUCLEAR—explicit sex, indelicate language during sex, and graphic depictions of a sexual nature used to further the story; may also include light kink; not quite enough for an EXPLICIT level (5), but takes it a level past HOT (3).

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alex(Books-In-A-Storm)

    I really liked this one. Not as good as the other books by Rhea that I've read but still really good. I loved any paranormal prison books because they are just kickass in there own way. This book did not disappoint in that department. I really liked this one. Not as good as the other books by Rhea that I've read but still really good. I loved any paranormal prison books because they are just kickass in there own way. This book did not disappoint in that department.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nicola Rose

    Rhea Watson has done it again -- I loved Caged Kitten! Such effortless and engaging writing, Rhea takes time to build each character, ensuring they're all unique. I can't decide which of the three men I love the most, they were each so different and delicious! The developing relationships have it all - tension, steam, humour. Amazing attention to detail throughout, awesome steamy scenes,  dramatic finale, and a perfect epilogue. Yas please! Rhea Watson has done it again -- I loved Caged Kitten! Such effortless and engaging writing, Rhea takes time to build each character, ensuring they're all unique. I can't decide which of the three men I love the most, they were each so different and delicious! The developing relationships have it all - tension, steam, humour. Amazing attention to detail throughout, awesome steamy scenes,  dramatic finale, and a perfect epilogue. Yas please!

  9. 4 out of 5

    ❀ Crystal ✿ - PEACE ☮ LOVE ♥ BOOKS

    3.5 Stars This was a decent read and nothing like I was expecting after the first book in the series. While both are stand alones, I guess I wasn’t expecting this to be a prison romance. Katja (a witch) is wrongly imprisoned in the worlds first supernatural prison. It isn’t until weeks into her stay that she learns the reason why. The wardon is someone her father warned her about, he’s also the same man responsible for the death of two brothers, her mother and her father. A blood debt with Katja 3.5 Stars This was a decent read and nothing like I was expecting after the first book in the series. While both are stand alones, I guess I wasn’t expecting this to be a prison romance. Katja (a witch) is wrongly imprisoned in the worlds first supernatural prison. It isn’t until weeks into her stay that she learns the reason why. The wardon is someone her father warned her about, he’s also the same man responsible for the death of two brothers, her mother and her father. A blood debt with Katja’s mother makes her his property, or so he thinks. The villain is portrayed as a mafia-esque warlock who rules in the supernatural world with fear and power. Owning Katja is not something that even matters to him, it’s all about control and he has no qualms having her beaten, almost raped and repeatedly informed of all the gruesome details in which he executed her family. While in prison she meets three men, a dragon shifter, vampire and a Fae Prince. Personally while they are all in a relationship, we only get to see them all together once in the epilogue. Then again finding time to secretly get it on while in prison is no easy feat. I did get bloodthirsty overtime, each punch, kick and then Rafe getting his fangs torn out had me ready for blood to spill. I was so happy some of the baddies got their comeuppance in the end, especially a certain demon who has some limbs torn off 😈 As for what happened to Rafe, that is one concept I’m starting to dislike in these prison reads. Sometimes there’s often one MC who is irrevocably damaged, scarred in a way that there’s no coming back from. And I mean he’s a vampire, what’s he without fangs? Its all the more heartbreaking to the story and I guess I wish there was a magical fix for this especially when it’s for one of the non-main man in the harem, which I think many of can agree unfortunately always seems to happen. One man tends to be the lead romance while the others are there more to tag along and add a different personality to the mix. In this instance, the outsider feeling could be because the heroine and her dragon are mated which kind of adds this intimacy and fate level between them that no matter what she does not have with the other men. On that note, I wish the epilogue was more in the future, what we see is them in the aftermath of escape, whereas I’d like to see them all when this is in the past. What happened to her bar? Can Rafe get implants, is that possible for a vamp? Do they see her rabbit shifter friends again? I have questions lol. In the authors defense ther is a link at the end for a more extended ending but that’s just too much work for me, if it’s necessary it should have just been included, I don’t care enough to take the extra step to seek it out 🤷🏼‍♀️ Overall it was a good read. Wish it would have been a bit shorter, there’s just so much down time of them in prison. While I get it gave them time to bond it also made the story drag at times.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Giulia Molina

    Caged Kitten was an unputdownable story in a genre that is becoming more of the same! I loved that Rhea gave us time to get to know all of the mcs before jumping into their relationship, how each one has an unique voice and how we see Katja coming into herself throughout the book. If you love rh standalones full of action, steamy scenes, mcs that steal your heart and a story that doesn't let you go until is over, and is ready to have your heart belonging to Tully (the best familiar ever), Cage Caged Kitten was an unputdownable story in a genre that is becoming more of the same! I loved that Rhea gave us time to get to know all of the mcs before jumping into their relationship, how each one has an unique voice and how we see Katja coming into herself throughout the book. If you love rh standalones full of action, steamy scenes, mcs that steal your heart and a story that doesn't let you go until is over, and is ready to have your heart belonging to Tully (the best familiar ever), Caged Kitten is definitely for you! Thank you, Rhea for the ARC <3 _____________________ Todos aqui sabem que RH é meu guilty pleasure, né? Mas depois que foi popularizado, infelizmente é muito difícil separar o joio do trigo: são séries e mais séries repetitivas, standalones com enredos cheio de furos e sem uma linha narrativa completa e a frutação é REAL. Caged Kitten não é o caso: o livro é único, bem construído, bem escrito, bem editado e não te larga até você chegar ao final <3 Eu adorei os personagens, acho que de todos o meu favorito é o Elijah, se não contarmos o dono do meu coração que é o Tully, o familiar da Katya. Adorei ver o desenvolvimento da Katya durante a história e como a autora vai aos poucos inserindo o romance na narrativa. Para quem gosta do gênero e quer fugir do "mais do mesmo", Caged Kitten entou para minha lista de rh recomendados, ao lado da série Curse of the Gods, A Tale of Sorrow, Blindly Indicted, Void e Reaper's Pack <3 Muito obrigada, Rhea, pela oportunidade de ler o livro antecipadamente!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Christina Sturgill

    Book 2 in the All The Queen's Men set. This book is a standalone. You do not need to read Reaper's Pack first. There are lots of spoilers speckled throughout this review. I LOVED Reaper's Pack so I knew I had to have this book pre-ordered so I could read it as soon as it came out. I will start out by saying that I did give Reaper's Pack 5 stars and Caged Kitten 4 stars. I really enjoyed it, however, I was also a bit frustrated in parts. Those parts were definitely needed since this book does take Book 2 in the All The Queen's Men set. This book is a standalone. You do not need to read Reaper's Pack first. There are lots of spoilers speckled throughout this review. I LOVED Reaper's Pack so I knew I had to have this book pre-ordered so I could read it as soon as it came out. I will start out by saying that I did give Reaper's Pack 5 stars and Caged Kitten 4 stars. I really enjoyed it, however, I was also a bit frustrated in parts. Those parts were definitely needed since this book does take place in prison. I think the setting is the only thing about this book that knocked it down slightly for me. This is purely based on taste and opinion obviously. This book was written very well. The characters were all developed and came across clear. They had positives and negatives and felt authentic and "real." The setting and issues they faced also felt extremely authentic and "real." I think I would have felt so lost and defeated and like all hope was lost if I were in Katja's situation. The things she has to deal with...I can't imagine. Also, there are triggers in this book for those that may be sensitive to certain things. I personally do not have anything that triggers me. But for others here are a few: kidnapping, sexual assault/attempted rape, forced nudity in coed situations, murder, brutality and violence, swearing, and group sex (with consent). Katja is abducted from her cafe (that she owns) in Seattle and sent to a prison in Sweden. She is held with a false conviction made up by the warden. We find out later that he did it to own her since her mother had signed her over to him prior to her birth. While Katja is in the cell block she is assigned to she meets Elijah (fated mate dragon shifter) and Rafe (vampire, friends with Elijah prior to prison). A little bit into the story Fintan (comedic Fae prince) arrives. She develops a strong bond with all three of them and becomes close to them. Most of the connection is limited to conversations in this book (as they are in prison). For me, the connection with Rafe felt the closest, though I know that fated mates is a soul connection. Fintan was definitely the most fun of the three and his character was much needed to lighten the mood. This book was very heavy on the darker mood and somber feel so Fintan's addition felt very much needed. I loved that the three men formed a strong friendship as well. Once the group is finally free and the prison is brought to ruins they are allowed to truly live again. I felt a huge relief reading this part, like I was truly that invested that a part of myself felt trapped in those walls and behind the cell block doors with them. The heat level definitely picked up at the end of the book. So heads up, if you're looking for a book with high heat or sexy times this may not be the right fit. There are two scenes among the first part and half of the book but they are short. The real steam doesn't happen until the end. This book focuses more on the buildup in the relationship(s) than the actual physical love. It's a slow burn and everything is earned. This book is a wonderful follow up and I cannot wait to read more from Rhea Watson!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nildene

    Full review to come. Content warnings: not suitable for younger readers. 18+ only. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Oh my gosh. I could not get enough of this foursome! Amazing depth to this story! You will absolutely, know the characters (and, love them!) I just love all of the main characters names! Ms. Watson, knows just how to draw her readers in and hold them in her thrall! This paranormal, reverse harem romance will have you glued to your Kindle for hours! Good guys, bad guys, good girls, bad girls! Sweet, steamy, areas to cringe, areas to smile. This story has it all! I received an advanced reader copy Oh my gosh. I could not get enough of this foursome! Amazing depth to this story! You will absolutely, know the characters (and, love them!) I just love all of the main characters names! Ms. Watson, knows just how to draw her readers in and hold them in her thrall! This paranormal, reverse harem romance will have you glued to your Kindle for hours! Good guys, bad guys, good girls, bad girls! Sweet, steamy, areas to cringe, areas to smile. This story has it all! I received an advanced reader copy, and this is my honest and voluntary review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Elena Esh

    DNF at 67% Dear author, who are you and what have you done to the author of book No 1? If you are the same person, you are absolutely unlucky to have created a masterpiece, set up high expectations for vol.2 and then blown it spectacularly. (I’ll try not to spoil for those who tries to understand is it worth reading). First, characters. Main one Katja is boring, whiny with no talent or achievement whatsoever. There’s absolutely nothing that sets her apart. In Reaper we have seen a heroine with inn DNF at 67% Dear author, who are you and what have you done to the author of book No 1? If you are the same person, you are absolutely unlucky to have created a masterpiece, set up high expectations for vol.2 and then blown it spectacularly. (I’ll try not to spoil for those who tries to understand is it worth reading). First, characters. Main one Katja is boring, whiny with no talent or achievement whatsoever. There’s absolutely nothing that sets her apart. In Reaper we have seen a heroine with inner torment, compassion, dedication to the task and absolute goodness topped up with feminine vulnerability. Katja is like average Jane Doe, clueless about everything (although she is supposed to be a witch owning her own little business). There’s an attempt to explain it by tragic circumstances in life that have set up her character, but they do not sound believable. Then her “heroes”... when they started to appear one by one in the book it brought to my mind “hey, there’s a nice anecdote: a shifter, a vampire and a fae walk into a bar...” dah. It couldn’t be more cliche than this. They looked like useless props, two dimensional carton figures that where in the story just because they were supposed to be there and have some sex with heroine eventually. They didn’t look alive. Why? Because you learn character’s worth through action, and there was either very little of that or they didn’t act much when it was necessary. And, finally, the plot. Man... that was just dragging on and on and on. Nothing significant happens until author throws some little event to create artificial drama and activity, which feels forced. Overall the book left me very very disappointed. I wouldn’t like it even if it was the first in the series - I would just dub the author as one of the creators of those cookie-cutter books about RH and paranormals where plot is usually almost non-existent. Pity really. I honestly don’t understand all the 5-star reviews. But please, please, dear author, find again that kernel of talent you have shown us, it shines so bright! And come back with more of Reaper’s-pack-style stories. I, for sure, will hope to read more one day.

  15. 5 out of 5

    BleuBelle

    It was ok. I had hoped for something different after reading "Reaper's Pack". It took me forever to finish the story and now at the end I'm not really satisfied. It was an ok story with agreable characters. I just never felt their love/attraction for each other. It was ok. I had hoped for something different after reading "Reaper's Pack". It took me forever to finish the story and now at the end I'm not really satisfied. It was an ok story with agreable characters. I just never felt their love/attraction for each other.

  16. 5 out of 5

    M S.

    I awoke to a blitzkrieg Rhea Watson is a wiz at concocting the perfect brew of humor, subtly, romance, steam, wit and suspense. It was funny without being juvenile, sweet without being too cheesy, steamy without crossing the line of vulgarity, witty yet still relatable. Each character is so believable, and for being one in a sea of paranormal prison romances, it didn’t fall into any cliché traps; it was pleasantly, surprisingly unique without trying too hard. Rhea captures emotion exceedingly wel I awoke to a blitzkrieg Rhea Watson is a wiz at concocting the perfect brew of humor, subtly, romance, steam, wit and suspense. It was funny without being juvenile, sweet without being too cheesy, steamy without crossing the line of vulgarity, witty yet still relatable. Each character is so believable, and for being one in a sea of paranormal prison romances, it didn’t fall into any cliché traps; it was pleasantly, surprisingly unique without trying too hard. Rhea captures emotion exceedingly well, something often lost in RH novels which tend to cross over into eroticism, losing that romanticism that I crave in stories. Not an issue here. Pack your emotional baggage and get ready for a feel trip, especially with that sweet and touching bonus content. You can tell RW’s books stand apart from other kindle unlimited PRN authors because the attention to detail and professionalism drips off each well edited page. Never have to worry about typos or major grammar issues distracting from sweet, sweet content. This author is an auto-buy for me. The “All The Queen’s Men” series has contained my favorite paranormal reverse harem books to date. Get it, you won’t regret it.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Carol 27

    This highly entertaining and often emotional reverse harem paranormal romance packs quite a punch in its delivery with plenty of misadventure, conflict, drama, anguish, violence and humour plus some extremely steamy graphic sex (including some ménage, but no M/M action). It’s a well written story with compelling and well defined, diverse supernatural characters. I sympathized with the plight of the inmates, relying only on their wits and brawn for survival in the hostile prison environment as th This highly entertaining and often emotional reverse harem paranormal romance packs quite a punch in its delivery with plenty of misadventure, conflict, drama, anguish, violence and humour plus some extremely steamy graphic sex (including some ménage, but no M/M action). It’s a well written story with compelling and well defined, diverse supernatural characters. I sympathized with the plight of the inmates, relying only on their wits and brawn for survival in the hostile prison environment as they coped with the absence of their magic. I loved Katja’s determination to set aside her self-doubts while embracing her inner badass-ness to thwart her archenemy’s goals. I enjoyed the dynamic and brotherhood between Elijah, Rafe and Fintan. Their push and pull over Katja led to some entertaining tension before fate intervened. I received an Advance Reader Copy and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    Not at all a fan of the writing style. Feels disorganized and poorly timed. The author breaks up exciting scenes (resulting in chronic mini cliffhangers) with boring ones that are either redundant or irrelevant. And then after the boring scene ends, we finally get to find out what happens after the mini cliffhanger. This style of writing makes me skip pages of what could have been nice to read...just elsewhere. So, what could have been a fantastic story, ended up being a tedious read with not a Not at all a fan of the writing style. Feels disorganized and poorly timed. The author breaks up exciting scenes (resulting in chronic mini cliffhangers) with boring ones that are either redundant or irrelevant. And then after the boring scene ends, we finally get to find out what happens after the mini cliffhanger. This style of writing makes me skip pages of what could have been nice to read...just elsewhere. So, what could have been a fantastic story, ended up being a tedious read with not a whole lot of payoff (sex scenes were few, very short, and not that hot). Which is sad because the characters were wonderful!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ashley M.

    Y'all... this book was fan-***king-tastic. It wasn't just a "Oh they are in prison, then they do the dirty, and somehow make it out and live happily ever after" story filled with plot holes. This was a supernatural prison story done right! It's filled with non-stop action, a solid plot, character growth, and steam that will make your toes curl. To make it better (as if its needed haha) the story wasn't just thrown together, the ending is proof of that. Ending in a way that had me punching the air Y'all... this book was fan-***king-tastic. It wasn't just a "Oh they are in prison, then they do the dirty, and somehow make it out and live happily ever after" story filled with plot holes. This was a supernatural prison story done right! It's filled with non-stop action, a solid plot, character growth, and steam that will make your toes curl. To make it better (as if its needed haha) the story wasn't just thrown together, the ending is proof of that. Ending in a way that had me punching the air, yelling, and grinning ear to freaking ear. Not just a "and they somehow escaped and lived happily ever after". Read the bonus content at the end too... it'll make your heart melt. Rhea you did it again. You killed this. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for a realistic ending with a storyline that matches... well as realistic as a supernatural prison story can be. 😉

  20. 4 out of 5

    WiccaMagic74

    Really enjoyed Definitely recommend I started this book hesitantly with all the “Prison” stories currently floating around but I was very pleasantly impressed. A new author for me so I’m glad to have found.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Queen

    This is a great book with all the feels. Sexy fun with a little pain mixed in and a hea worth the wait. The journey is arduous but the reward is epic.

  22. 5 out of 5

    MyMoonlightBird

    * You do not need to read the previous book in this series. All books are a standalone on the same world/ universe. Katja Fox is a witch without a coven, her family having died over time. But when she is hauled out of her cafe and thrown into a maximum security facility without any reason, her life is thrown upside down. In her cellblock she befriends a dragon shifter, a vampire and a fae prince, who are also locked up under false accusations. When the pull towards her friends becomes strong, the * You do not need to read the previous book in this series. All books are a standalone on the same world/ universe. Katja Fox is a witch without a coven, her family having died over time. But when she is hauled out of her cafe and thrown into a maximum security facility without any reason, her life is thrown upside down. In her cellblock she befriends a dragon shifter, a vampire and a fae prince, who are also locked up under false accusations. When the pull towards her friends becomes strong, the prison warden steps in and reveals the true reason for her being locked up. And then Katja and her male companions need all their wits and strength to make it out alive. Pro's: + The individual relations between Katja and her men are all really well written. She feels different about all of them and even though you can feel her predicament about falling for three guys, she treats all of them different, taking into account their different characters. I felt like you had the option of liking all of the guys or just one of them without it taking away from the interactions with the other guys. + Life in prison and Katja's desperation in being wrongly detained are really well written. Especially when she has her interaction with the warden, you can really feel her desperation and horror in the things she finds out. Also there are some characters in the prison ( the demon Deimos) you just want to get stomped the bejesus out of their skull, just because they're such assholes. + Katja has a cat familiar named Tully and as pets are almost always one of the best things i n books, this book is no exception. Tully s a big, lazy cat, but he has his own shadow bending and healing abilities that make him super awesome. Con's: - At times, Katja lacks a spine at all and it puts me off quite a bit. She finds it in the end, but I wished she put her foot down a bit more in some situations. Also, she sometimes turns into a whimpering mess even though she 'felt strengthened' just a page before. Not really the strong woman I expected her to be. - The sexy bits are quite bland, especially comparing them to the previous book ( Reaper's Pack). This is also a reverse harem romance, but outside a mweh scene in the end there is not much harem about it, just a girl having sexy times with multiple guys. In comparison to the previous book, I definitely liked this book a bit less. The sexy times, which you book like this for I think, were a bit lacking and the female lead was not as appealing as she could be. But, the story and the interaction between characters were actually really good, therefore it redeems itself quite a bit. There were some really funny and some really terrifying moments, mixed with a lot of interactions between characters. Not as good as the previous book, but still an entertaining read.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sionna

    3.5 stars I'm not a big fan of prison settings, but I was trying out the trope and this one is by the author who wrote Reaper's Men, which I really liked. This one is pretty good and I liked how the relationships progressed. The ending is interesting although it really begs the question of what else is going on in this world! 3.5 stars I'm not a big fan of prison settings, but I was trying out the trope and this one is by the author who wrote Reaper's Men, which I really liked. This one is pretty good and I liked how the relationships progressed. The ending is interesting although it really begs the question of what else is going on in this world!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Echo

    Oh-my. My beating bookish heart is squeeing so loudly right now. I absolutely positively loved loved loved Caged Kitten. Towards the end of this stand-alone in the All the Queen’s Men series, I literally couldn’t wipe the maniacal grin from my face or stop the jig I was dancing around my room with how much I loved Rhea Watson’s second foray into the #whychoose, reverse harem realm of book world. Which is one of my top catnip favorites. She also cemented herself as one of my favorite authors and Oh-my. My beating bookish heart is squeeing so loudly right now. I absolutely positively loved loved loved Caged Kitten. Towards the end of this stand-alone in the All the Queen’s Men series, I literally couldn’t wipe the maniacal grin from my face or stop the jig I was dancing around my room with how much I loved Rhea Watson’s second foray into the #whychoose, reverse harem realm of book world. Which is one of my top catnip favorites. She also cemented herself as one of my favorite authors and from this point on, an automatic buy, both with ebooks and paperbacks. Now, onto the story. Katja is a witch, yay!, wrongly accused of an asinine crime that lands her suddenly kidnapped and thrown into prison with no way of connecting with her delightful familiar, Tully, the coolest cat - ever! From chapter one, with the mysterious ominous warning from her Father on his deathbed, to the moment she wakes in a supernatural prison, to every single moment after, I was hooked. When Katja rolls onto the hellish paranormal prison scene, she isn’t expecting to stumble onto the man that is far more than he appears or his friend, or the sudden perfect twist of a Fae Prince. Sometimes fate is a bitch, this time she uses a totally disgusting villain to bring her to the three men that will change her life. I loved how Watson handled the destined mate trope, how she wrote the harem of men. The alternating chapters between Katja, Elijah, Rafe and Fintan made me fall madly crazily in love with this story. The dynamic between the group, as they maneuver their feelings, prison life, the torturous warden and that explosive ending! Gah! At 91% I was so sad that I was getting closer to the end of this deliciously fun romp. I need more, I want more. More of this world, more of these characters, the love and the relationships and just everything. Katja is a badass who really finds who she is and becomes the woman and witch she always could have been, it just took the catalyst of the situation and the men in her life, but mostly it was just her - her finally realizing what an absolute badass fighter she is. The men. Elijah, the alpha dragon shifter with an absolute heart of gold. Rafe, the deliciously sarcastic but ultimately sweet Vampire and of course, Fintan, the Fae Prince who has always had life handed to him on a platter. These three men are incredible, I’m so glad chapters were included to show who they were beneath the mask they wore and them with Katja is just pure perfection. And Tully, the best cat ever written, he is awesome personified in a fluffy cat skin. I loved him, where the hell is my Tully, everyone should have a cat like him in their life, thank the gods that Katja has him and he her. This book, y’all, this book. I loved it, completely utterly adored it. I’ve got the paperback tucked in tight next to it’s predecessor Reaper’s Pack and all of my other adored RH novels. If you like, love or are curious about why choose and reverse harem, do yourself a favor and go download and read this book!! Now. What are you waiting for? Also, side note. Rhea Watson has a bonus chapter available for email subscribers that takes place ten years in the future - I loved that too and ohmygod, please Rhea Watson write more of this harem. I love them all. For now, thank you Rhea Watson for stepping into the reverse harem realm, please never leave. Also, can we be friends, ‘cuz I love your brain and your writing and your stories. . . xo

  25. 5 out of 5

    Liv

    5 STARS! **I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a honest review** So… wow. I don’t know how to explain how much I love this book. Here are my immediate thoughts (but if you want a more coherent review, scroll past this to the next paragraph): - Wow. - Amazing - Ahhhhhhh - What am I meant to do now - Love - I love - More - I want MORE!!!! - Wow Phew, now that’s out of the way I will try to English better. The second book in Rhea Watson’s standalone series, All The Queen’s Men, focuses on Katja 5 STARS! **I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a honest review** So… wow. I don’t know how to explain how much I love this book. Here are my immediate thoughts (but if you want a more coherent review, scroll past this to the next paragraph): - Wow. - Amazing - Ahhhhhhh - What am I meant to do now - Love - I love - More - I want MORE!!!! - Wow Phew, now that’s out of the way I will try to English better. The second book in Rhea Watson’s standalone series, All The Queen’s Men, focuses on Katja, our heroine, and her three devoted men as they find each other in a prison that has disabled their ability to access their powers and holds them on ‘convictions’, which for the population of all inmates, are more likely to be blatant lies than based on crimes actually committed. This book has such a deep, beautiful storyline, with amazing, relatable characters and it’s so well written! While it does follow the current trend of paranormal prison stories, it has such a unique spin I find it hard to justify comparing it to the other books under the same banner. One of the things I found most appealing was the history of the plot, which was heavily intertwined with Katja’s. Even though the first chapter (or second, not completely sure) threw us straight into the action, Rhea still managed to show past events in enough detail for readers to understand without taking away, or distracting from whatever was happening in the moment. I loved how the plot and eventual reveal was structured! It was explained in a way that left me wondering until Rhea wanted us to really understand, somehow perfectly timed clues leading up to the slow unveiling (though I expect it could be more obvious to some readers, and I’m just a bit blind and slow on the uptake). The attention to detail was exceptional! Even though it’s in a paranormal world, where things have to be a little exaggerated to match the existence of magic and dragons, the reasoning for everything made a lot of sense to me and (I’m not saying a normal person would come to the same conclusions as Guthrie) the motivation behind character actions was something I could understand and relate to. Another thing I really liked was the characters!! These are such a refreshing change to what I’ve come to expect in this genre and I was happily surprised! The character development was well planned and very well executed. One of my favourite things about this book is how self-aware the characters are. I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m acutely aware of my faults, personality wise and more, so I loved how they were too. Something I’ve noticed is that many heroines/heroes in books are kind of self-absorbed, are ignorant of their failings, and are unwilling to take on feedback and help regarding bettering themselves. All of Rhea’s characters are aware, or are open to learning, of their personal failures and faults, and take steps to change that or fix mistakes. In my eyes, this makes these characters so much better and more relatable and I LOVE IT. I also love Rhea’s writing style! I don’t know why, but her stories are so easy to be sucked into and I am definitely planning to read all of her books as they release.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Curtin

    Another solid stand alone in the All the Queen’s Men series! This one was focused on the other supernaturals in the series’ universe. Witches, shifters, dragons, vampires, and fae galore! The prison/penitentiary theme has been making the rounds in the newly released RH books. For me, it’s been a mixed bag. However, this book definitely was set up well with a good plot and developed characters. Katja is a witch out of Seattle running her very own year-round Halloween themed cafe. She’s not a stan Another solid stand alone in the All the Queen’s Men series! This one was focused on the other supernaturals in the series’ universe. Witches, shifters, dragons, vampires, and fae galore! The prison/penitentiary theme has been making the rounds in the newly released RH books. For me, it’s been a mixed bag. However, this book definitely was set up well with a good plot and developed characters. Katja is a witch out of Seattle running her very own year-round Halloween themed cafe. She’s not a stand-out supernatural and doesn’t plan to be. Katja wants to live a simple life among the humans and leave behind her Fox clan legacy in her cafe. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she’s taken and imprisoned at Xargi Penitentiary for crimes she didn’t commit. Katja is innocent and soon realizes that a lot more inmates are proclaiming the same thing. However, not everyone is innocent at Xargi. Katja’s past has come back to haunt her and one way or another, she’s gonna get out of this penitentiary or die trying. With the assistance of three delicious inmates, Katja’s mantra of not making friends in prison is quickly falling to the wayside, especially when they are so protective and fiercely loyal to her. The plot was setup very nicely and flowed well. There wasn’t much connecting to Reaper’s Pack in terms of world building but still stood on it’s own since the penitentiary was where most of the story took place. It was easy to understand the feel of the setting with the writing but traveling between the different places within the penitentiary was a little lost on me. I didn’t really have any relation as to where places were in the prison. Besides that, I’m glad nothing was too fast paced or slow. It all seemed well timed and nothing was too awkward with the pacing. The characters were well developed and I actually liked our FMC. She didn’t want to be a damsel in distress or protected. Katja wanted to be the heroine of her story and save herself along with those she loved. In the beginning, she was afraid and scared of what was happening to her. With the support of her guys, that slowly changed and she was able to gain the courage herself to see what she wanted and take it. The guys were great. Elijah: the possessive and powerful alpha, dragon shifter who raged at the injustices Katja faced and made her feel happy with herself. Rafe: the poet vampire who’s empathetic and rueful side kept Katja grounded the many times she wanted to fall apart. And lastly, Fintan: the impulsive and playful fae prince who didn’t take life too seriously until he met Katja but made him want to connect and love. I actually didn’t have a favorite, a rarity for me (okay, maybe I did like Fintan just a tad bit more for being a complete asshole lol), and enjoyed the relationship’s they had with Katja and each other as a misfit clan. I only wish I could have seen more development between them all after the traumatic experiences of the penitentiary. Anyway, I’m happy with how this series is turning out, especially since each standalone book has been pretty good. Hoping for more from this author in the future!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Eroine Penzel

    I want to start with saying my personal ‘thank you’ to the writer for having allowed me to read this book in exchange for my honest review of it and I also want to say that it is truly a magnificent experience always being part of your team. Books like this one are always a comfort to me, because for a few hours they get to make me evade for a bit reality and I always look forward to their releases because of those moments of pure freedoms. Sadly, with this book I had a few difficulties, and I do I want to start with saying my personal ‘thank you’ to the writer for having allowed me to read this book in exchange for my honest review of it and I also want to say that it is truly a magnificent experience always being part of your team. Books like this one are always a comfort to me, because for a few hours they get to make me evade for a bit reality and I always look forward to their releases because of those moments of pure freedoms. Sadly, with this book I had a few difficulties, and I do have to say that I personally felt like it was the one that I least liked of the various ones I have read, mostly because of the fact that the world-building seemed quite stereotyped to the point that it made things seem pretty comical. And borderline discriminatory, something that made my reading quite difficult, although I do have to say that I liked the prison set up, described very well and without any kind of excuse for its most violent sides (something that still I have to admit made me slightly anxious so I would suggest to check your personal trigger before choosing to read it). My other problematics, which, I want to clarify, is related to my own taste, is the fact that I felt like I just couldn’t empathize with the characters, more than the main character, whose emotions I felt were described very well and to whose chapters I was looking forward… the lover interests were what I found, personally, a bit lacking. I have to say that I would have liked to know more about Rafe, but I feel like his knowledge remain superficial throughout all the book and I couldn’t help but feel like it ended up not depriving us from such an interesting characters. Who I found most-well written amongst the love interests was instead Fintan, definitely my type (don’t we all have a thing for Fae bastards?) but I just felt like the other characters just fell a bit flat, alongside partially the worldbuilding, mostly the part regarding not the prison but the characters within it. The story in itself is very very interesting: it seems to be a sexy and dangerous spin onto the ‘Rumpelstiltskin story’ which is very original and I’ll admit that the whole prison setting was a curious choice to say the least, I would have just preferred to see it deepened. As the love interests (mostly Rafe, I do have… a thing for bad boys). Aside from this, this book was a bit of a fresh air, definitely giving me a break from life, through its steamiest scenes and its interesting plot. I do hope to see more of this genre, because I do feel like the author handles it well and I do hope to maybe just have characters to who I personally can link more. With this being said: have you ever read anything resembling ‘reverse harem’? Are you also a fan of the genre?

  28. 5 out of 5

    Morgan (youarethelibrarian)

    Intense. Emotional. Angsty. Steamy. If those words speak to you, then this is the perfect book for you. It is heavier than many of this author's previous works, and that is due to the setting and the backstory of the main character and villain (of which the MC is oblivious of his part until later). Because of that, I actually had to wait until I was in a better place emotionally to tackle this book, but I'm glad I did because I was able to enjoy it once I was ready. Katja, a witch with a big blac Intense. Emotional. Angsty. Steamy. If those words speak to you, then this is the perfect book for you. It is heavier than many of this author's previous works, and that is due to the setting and the backstory of the main character and villain (of which the MC is oblivious of his part until later). Because of that, I actually had to wait until I was in a better place emotionally to tackle this book, but I'm glad I did because I was able to enjoy it once I was ready. Katja, a witch with a big black (spoiled) cat for a familiar, is abducted and thrown into a supernatural prison that shouldn't exist, all on bogus charges. She feels very hopeless and tries to keep to herself, but meets Elijah, a dragon shifter who immediately recognizes her as his fated mate, and his vampire best friend Rare, who has the cell next door to her and talks through the mouse hole to help calm her down. Throw in a new, charming fae inmate whose thoughts go deeper than he usually shows, and you've got an amazing reverse harem in the making. I loved all three guys, because who doesn't love a dragon shifter losing his mind every time someone even looks at his mate wrong? And a vampire who tries to keep his feelings to himself but realizes he can't. The real surprise though, was Fintan, and I absolutely loved his character's development and growth, even while retaining his charm and humor. I absolutely love how Rhea Watson made me fall in love with the one I initially thought was going to be a shallow, arrogant prince. Since they are in prison, most of their supernatural abilities aren't able to be used thanks to magic-stifling collars, so I don't understand those who have complained about this in their reviews - supernaturals not having access to their magic in prison is standard for the genre. Also, while the guys do protect Katja as much as they can, she is on a journey back to confidence in herself, and ultimately we get to see her finding her footing and spectacularly . . . [well, spoilers]. If you love prison stories, reverse harems, and supernatural creatures finding love in the most unlikely of places, then get on board this train!!

  29. 4 out of 5

    ediebegonia

    Wow, this book has everything: strong characters, fast pace, suspense, action and romance! I looked forward to the release of Caged Kitten, the second book in the All the Queen’s Men series, because I enjoyed Reaper’s Pack so much. Caged Kitten surpassed all of my expectations! What a great roller coaster ride; with all of the ups and downs the story never felt like it was dragging. There were good guys, bad guys and everyone in between. This book stands out for several reasons: * The multiple POV Wow, this book has everything: strong characters, fast pace, suspense, action and romance! I looked forward to the release of Caged Kitten, the second book in the All the Queen’s Men series, because I enjoyed Reaper’s Pack so much. Caged Kitten surpassed all of my expectations! What a great roller coaster ride; with all of the ups and downs the story never felt like it was dragging. There were good guys, bad guys and everyone in between. This book stands out for several reasons: * The multiple POV style flowed smoothly * I read a lot of RH. This one is unusual because the large cast of characters was a group of extremely well developed individuals. I never struggled to keep Elijah, Rafe and Fintan separate in my mind. I never had to go back to look up the identity of any characters when they reappeared later in the book. * The central quartet reevaluated themselves and their relationships throughout the book, which fueled their individual development as well as their growth as a group. * Katja, Elijah, Rafe and Fintan were invested in making the group work as a whole. The men in the group cared deeply about each other even though they didn’t have any romantic interest in each other. They were all committed to protecting everyone else in their group and poured their all into helping each other when the protection failed. * All of the protagonists had admirable strength of character. Katja's men gloried in her strength instead of treating her like a damsel in distress. Watching the relationships between Katja and her guys grow was exciting. And Tully, well we could all stand to have a Tully in our lives. I'll definitely read this book again and I'll read anything else that Rhea Watson writes. If you like character driven books with suspense, action and romance, then this book is for you.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sam

    3.5 - 4 stars In general I like RW's writing: her style, descriptions, the details and world-building, multiple povs. That said, sometimes the conversations or action would get lost in the descriptive narrative, so I would lose the thread or urgency of a situation while wading through all the things the narrator was thinking/ feeling/ observing. Maybe in the action scenes or important exchanges this could have been streamlined a bit more. The pace picked up towards the end however, and once they 3.5 - 4 stars In general I like RW's writing: her style, descriptions, the details and world-building, multiple povs. That said, sometimes the conversations or action would get lost in the descriptive narrative, so I would lose the thread or urgency of a situation while wading through all the things the narrator was thinking/ feeling/ observing. Maybe in the action scenes or important exchanges this could have been streamlined a bit more. The pace picked up towards the end however, and once they kicked off their escape attempt things got interesting. I just wish this might have come a bit earlier in the story. I did not like the fact that the majority of the book was set in the prison, with their powers locked down. While the creepy psychos and brutal guards made for good antagonists, I don't much like books about false imprisonment with torture etc. So for this to be almost the entirety of the setting dragged out the middle of the book and almost made me quit it for something less depressing - but I really wanted the characters to get out and get their revenge, so couldn't put the book down until they did. :) I love the way the characters are well fleshed out and all have distinct personalities. I loved all the male MCs, (including the cat) and the harem size was manageable and made it easy to get to know all of them. I liked that even the "fated mates" don't fall in love instantly and that sex didn't overwhelm all else. The sex scenes are usually quite detailed (a bit too much for me sometimes, I tend to skim those a bit) but I wish there had been a bit more of their interactions and conversations as they built up the relationships, beyond the initial introductions. The FMC was easy to empathize with, although I wish she had been a bit stronger. But she prevailed and got her HEA, so all's well.

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