This book hit so many levels for me that I am afraid this is going to be the longest review ever. I will try and keep as interesting as this book.
Right of the bat, it started a little slow for me but I love the detail the author built on how the world crashed. Lotus comes in and she is closed off from the world already, her past and how she grew up is really apart of who she is and she misses more than she knows. At first, it all about survival. You have to feel the loneliness of the character before you can get the book.
But she is not the only one struggling to survive. All the main characters are in a different part of the world and each of them will have their battle scars as they come together. Lotus gives them peace and completes them once more.
This is a reverse harem with 3 male characters and each of them, I fell in love with. That doesn't always happen for me. But what is more surprising is how I felt when an attraction is born between two of the men. I don't like that sort of thing but I knew this book had some of that in it going in. I like where the author took them and it didn't overwhelm me. I don't want to give away what happens but I will say it left me wanting more.
There was one scene, that I didn't care and that was the one with the deputy. I would have preferred to have read the story without but I am not going to count points off for it. Even at that moment, I felt the character's loneliness and need for human connection. Maybe she went about it the wrong way but it made her grow also, I feel.
All in all, this is one of the best books I have read this year. My focus is on indie authors and my reviews are always honest. Yes, I like to read the big names ever now and then but with new authors, I am always surprised by the twist in their books.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Reverse Harem but also to anyone who likes to see real character growth.