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Theirs to Protect

(The Marriage Raffle #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  2,063 ratings  ·  344 reviews
In a world where there’s only one woman for every twelve men, a lottery is the chance for five lucky men to win the prize of a lifetime… her hand in marriage.

Nix never put his name in the marriage raffle for a reason.
He doesn’t need a woman.
There aren’t that many to go around anyway, not after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 90% of the female population.
He has
Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Published March 26th 2018
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Dina The story it lists on the description, ended at 30% on my kindle. It was a great story, with a very interesting plot and great characters. It ended…moreThe story it lists on the description, ended at 30% on my kindle. It was a great story, with a very interesting plot and great characters. It ended well too. But it could've been expanded more in different ways and I was sad to see it end so quickly.

There are two more bks after that and they're stories that have nothing to do with the first, nor it's subject. There is bk1 & 2.(less)

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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

4 stars
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Release Date-26/3/18

Not usually a great fan of Reverse Harem tropes but this for me really worked.
Maybe because it was set against a dystopian post-apocalyptic background I found myself much more willing to accept the unconventional arrangement.
The female population has been decimated by a man-made virus that has wiped out 90% of them. On top of this nuclear warfare has also further ravaged the world leaving behind a new age of violence and fear especially for the fairer gender
Jennymort ♔ Dark Lordette

first five pages. that's as far as i got.


five freaking pages.
Jacqueline's Reads
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ku, smut, v-card
I don’t read that many reverse harem book. It’s just not my cuppa, but the five on one didn’t really bother me. I think I had trouble with the pace and angsty storyline on this one.

First off, this book isn’t a smutty book. Sure there’s kink and steamy scenes, but don’t think you are getting a smutty short novella, it’s a full book. I’m not sure if the length worked for me. There was a lot of descriptive writing and I can’t stand descriptive writing.

The concept is what got hooked into a book.

Samantha P
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read a couple of Reverse Harem novels, by other authors, in the past. Admittedly, I love multi-partner stories but I've always found Reverse Harem stories to be lacking... both in steam and storyline!

Enter Stasia Black and Theirs to Protect... being a fan of Stasia's writing I was super excited for a new book but when I saw it was Reverse Harem I was a little apprehensive. In the end my love of Stasia's words won out and I picked up Theirs to Protect.

From page one I knew Theirs to Protect w
♥️Fantasy Land Blog Book Reviewer♥️
This is my first Stasia Black story and from the very first page, I was hooked. I love reverse harem stories but dystopian and apocalypse stories are a hit and miss for me usually. But this story is freaking awesome.

We meet Audrey and her brother trying to get to Nomansland where woman are supposed to be safe from men. In this world, there is barely any women around and the men have gone nuts. When Audrey and her brother are attacked by some men she runs and gets caught by Nix and his men.

book bruin
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Audiobook Review

Overall 3.5 stars
Performance 4.5 stars
Story 3 stars

This book was a lot of firsts for me. My first reverse harem romance. My first book by Stasia Black. My first audio narrated by Smokey St. Clair. Honestly, I was very pleasantly surprised. The book was a sexy, entertaining, and easy read/listen that kept me wanting more.

The book takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where there is only 1 woman for every 12 men. The story revolves around Audrey and her 5 husbands. Yes, there's s
Apr 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
Stockholm Syndrome. Dystopian world where women were scarce and didn't have (equal) rights. Women were required to marry 5 men to live in "protected" dictatorship territory. Weighted lottery system selected a motley group of men for the heroine's husbands. Heroine was strong and likable. The heroes weren't that emotionally attractive. They weren't cohesive enough both mentally and physically. The non descriptive sex was bad. This KU story ended at 51%.
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pretty dark romance

I had to finish this story or I would have never been able to sleep. It is a dark futuristic post apocalyptic world that Audrey lives. After losing her dad and brother and almost raped by her cousin, she continues to have a lot of fire in her. I hated it when that fire went out. This is definitely not a novel if abuse is a trigger.

Audrey was one lucky lady to get such fine husbands. I just wish she had trusted them sooner. I loved all the men, but I think Mateo was the best b
Just Josie
Imagine this:

* Me holding this book up like baby Simba from the Lion King*

That’s the only way one can present this book!

It blew my socks off! BEST BOOK I HAVE READ SO FAR IN 2018!
Oh and it also just landed a spot as one of my all time favourites!

Now here it’s the deal. RH is new to me. The few books I have read where nothing to write about. But this baby?

The writing was captivating, angsty, funny, brilliant AND sexy!!
The plot was insanely good. Loved the wh
3.5 stars

The original page count was misleading. I borrowed from Kindle Unlimited and it indicated 542 pages. When I got to about halfway, the story ended and I was surprised to see another book added. I'm not sure if this was done to boost read pages or just as a promotional tool, but I didn't like it. I went into Goodreads and updated the page count to 322.

This post-apo reverse harem book was not bad. Audrey was quite feisty and didn't appreciated being told that she had to marry 5 guys. Each
Princess J. Antoinette
This was an okay read... I might consider reading the other books in this series...

Big ole MIGHT!!!! LOL 🤣😁

Overall rating:
3.5☆ An okay read
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Such is the case when a shortage of females makes it impossible to keep to a traditional m-f marriage dynamic. The new norm is a marriage between one female and five husbands.

Audrey has been hidden by her family until it becomes impossible to keep her safe. With a plan and location in mind, Audrey's future is now in the hands of a lottery that will pick her five husbands.

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New series with a Post Apocalyptic dystopian world building reverse har
Opinionated and Brutally Honest Reviews
Everything would have been so much better if they actually talked to each other. Does meaningful conversation not exist anymore? When she finally started talking about herself it was glossed over. Or when the guys back story came up (if it even did) it was just them thinking about it. They never actually got to know each other. I kept forgetting about Danny and Clarke because it seemed like they were more like the side characters. We get more of a connection from Mateo and Graham because they ar ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it
3.75 STARS

So, I won’t lie, I had a hard time rating this book.

I definitely think Stasia Black did a fantastic job with the reverse harem part of this story. This would certainly rank her in the 4 stars category. But... I am a huge fan of dystopian fiction. And while Ms. Black was clear in her disclaimer that she don’t do dystopian pieces - it ain’t her thing, she gave this futuristic destroyed world a go. And I certainly commend the author with her attempts to create this world. It was interesti
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was such a great story! At first I thought it was another one of those worn out plot ideas (that I'm honestly beginning to get sick of) but I was wrong! Well, it was a little like those other stories, but that's not the important thing. What made this story so fucking great was it's set of characters.

I loved Audrey. I liked her snark and that she had one hell of a backbone. I liked how she would come up with a plan and she would commit to it. She did not give in and give up when faced with
Sarah Armstrong
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it

This book was something else. Very emotional. The connection Aubrey had with each of her husbands, then with them together was great. Great character development & great story.
SL Thomson
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. This was my first time reading this author or RH. Great introduction into the sub genre. Definitely a fan. The story was interesting and full of action, mystery and romance. Gonna read the whole series as it develops.
Country Goose
Apr 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Well, That Was Dark....

Post apocalyptic, dark and whoa, and I mean REAL Whoa.

So you have Audrey in a lost time after bombs and a virus that killed most of the female human population. She ends up in a little community of the after, looks pretty nice from the outside, until all women end up being the prize of a bride lottery for five men: Mateo, the broken spirit; Clark, the playboy; Graham, the autistic geek; Danny, the big teddy bear (not the sharpest knife in the drawer); (Phoe)Nix, the cold-
Waleska 'Wally' Floyd
First of all, got to say, this book surprised me. I knew it was a RH story and that involved 5 men and 1 woman in a relationship and having read few others books in this genre , I was sort of expecting the usual narrative. Well folks, there is nothing typical about Theirs To Protect .

This is a compelling, highly original, thought provoking, engrossing tale of what ifs . What if we attack each other and in the process almost destroy the female race, the power grid and everyday life as we know it?
B. Truly

This was my 1st of any Harlem books. I will admit that I didn’t even know the genre existed. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the book—mostly because it had more plot than sex, and the plot was awesome. I’m a romantic at heart. I generally don’t read novels that don’t have romance in them and I like love triangles if they are done well. But with this novel, I preferred the dystopian aspect over the romance. Reading sex involving 5 husbands was more out of curiosity and the blurb had me piqued.
The h
Jan 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Stopped reading at 59%. This novel is like a porn movie. There is no “romance”. It’s just group sex followed by inconsequential minutae with tidbits of the guys’ history. Read my progress notes for more info. The characters don’t actually talk to each other or attempt to build a relationship. There’s plenty of sexual assault, and at this point there seems to be no resolution or justice in sight. This novel was advertised as a “reverse harem romance”. I’m tired of waiting for the romance; at this ...more
Lucy Alice (Author)
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Such a different story to anything else I've read recently. Quite angsty and stressful at times, but really hot and sweet at others. The FMC, Audrey, has been surprisingly protected from the harsh realities of the world outside, but the men she must marry have experienced the worst of human nature and it gives them a gentle approach with her, perhaps too 'clean', but this isn't a commentary on war-time abuse, it's an escapist romance novel, so I think it does it's j ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: just-ok
Interesting Dystopian setting, with marriage lottery as women are rare. 1 women to 5 men in this town. The h is trying to get to a safe all women place, but she is capture. The men who win her are a couple of minders, 1 with Asperger's, 1 with low IQ and 1 who has been abused. She plots her escape, regardless of their needs, enjoys herself, before she betrays them and others who were kind to her. She is escaping from evil OM, though and does nothing to help her husbands understand what she knows ...more
Aug 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
I really thought I would like this one, it has a couple of my favorite genre's, menages (and more) and post apocalyptic. Sadly that was not the case. Audrey came off as TSTL. I get that she was sheltered away for almost a decade, but come on, how did they not expect to encounter bad things. Thinking they could go over 200 miles and have it be easy would be like finding a unicorn. Of course it didn't help that when taken to the new safe community, they didn't explain how things worked there, Audr ...more
Apr 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF for now

I put a stars down because I had to put something to leave a review. This book was just too much for me. She goes from never having any sexual experience to telling the guys (all five of them) what to do. I love fiction and know that fiction isn’t real but this book just wasn’t for me. Who knows, I may pick it up again later.
Samm Lynn
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars (would have given 5 stars, if there had been some closure with Drea and Jefferies - I will modify this, if it turns into a series)

This is my first Stasia Black and I have to say that I was impressed. Reverse Harems are not really my thing, but the post apocalyptic story had me volunteering to be an advance reviewer. I always purchase any book I plan to read again.

I don't think the blurb does justice to the story, as it is from Nix's POV when the story's actual focus is Audrey (and her
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Strong characters and a great story line. Couldn't put it down once I started reading it either. I can't wait to read more work from author either.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
L.K. Magill
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read the second book in this series first which caused me to want to go back and read this one. It was very good and I really enjoyed it. I think the second one is actually better, but this is still worth the read. Definitely rated R though so buyer beware ;)
Dec 16, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Rounded down because of the decimate thing. :)
Karen ♐
I'll start by stating that I am not a fan of Sci Fi or Dystopian books. It was chosen for me to read in a challenge. With that said, this story was fantastic! Held me spellbound all the way through! Loved Audrey and each one of her men were so different from each other. I will definitely be reading more from this author.
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Stasia was born in Georgia, grew up in Texas, recently spent a freezing five-year stint in Minnesota, and now is happily planted in sunny California, which she will never, ever leave.

She loves writing, reading, listening to podcasts, and has recently taken up biking after a twenty-year sabbatical (and has the bumps and bruises to prove it). She lives with her own personal cheerleader, aka, her han

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“Love—real love—was boundless. It couldn’t be held back or contained or put into a nice, little tidy box. She couldn’t control the way they loved her. Her only job was to accept their love. To open her arms and embrace the way they cherished her. And to give them back all the love she had and more.” 1 likes
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