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A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor

(Tempting Monsters #1)

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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  11,160 ratings  ·  1,742 reviews
On the brink of losing her position as a maid and with no prospects to go on, the offer of a place at Rooksgrave Manor—a house of ill and unusual repute—sounds like a perfect fit for a young woman with Esther’s inclinations. Even better, the invitation comes by the hand of the handsome Dr. Underwood, a delicate gentleman with a ferocious alter ego who knows exactly what he ...more
Kindle Edition, 376 pages
Published March 23rd 2021 by Kathryn Moon
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mina reads™️
No thoughts, head empty. Just vibes & ✨monster dick✨
Brittni Kristine
May 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, 2021-tbr
It’s hard to see other people living your dreams 🥲
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Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
no plot just monster sex thats all i want in life
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have sex with a vampire, sphinx shifter, (marble) golem, Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde (where Mr Hyde is a type of monster), and an invisible man, look no further. The steam is ridiculous and hot and fantastic. It’s pure monster smut, which was exactly what I was expecting. I can’t wait to read more of this RH series! 4.5 stars!


*****


I’m trying out some reverse harem books and OF COURSE I had to start with the monster romance RH lmao
Warda
Listen, I’m down for a woman living her best life and fuckin’ all the time - because why not - but shit. I was SO bored with this.

If you’re gonna write a 400+ page book, give me a story at least.

This might have made more sense as a novella. Or novella series.

It’s not a bad book. I liked the characters. I liked the writing. I know I’ll be reading more by Kathryn Moon.

But the boredom.

DNF at page 220. For now, possibly.
D.L. Howe
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The one thing they did right for women in the Victorian period was the cure for hysteria. If I was around back then, I’d be hysterical all the time. Oh me oh my, shall I visit the physician?! 🤣🙈

So, Esther is the epitome of a nympho. The girl loves sex so much, the thought of being with monsters doesn’t scare her. She’s excited to find out what a man with scales is packing. She’s curious if anything lives in the loch outside her window and gets giddy when she considers if it will come inside or m
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Jessica
Sep 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Why did I not read this book sooner? This is the PERFECT monster reverse harem and I was obsessed with every second of it. The first thing I loved about this book was the men. They were all different paranormal creatures and were so well developed and fleshed out. I couldn't even begin to choose a favorite, but I loved how smitten they were with Esther. Their dynamics with one another were so interesting and I just couldn't get enough of how much they just wanted to spoil and adore Esther. While ...more
Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile
Welllllll this is NOT what I expected to be reading on a Wednesday morning at my desk I'll tell ya that😲🙈


I'm hitting y'all with the one thing I can't stand on gr...... A vague review😂😂😂😂😂. This is about a very wanton maid and her harem of monsters.


Every time I rate a book 5 stars I sit grinning like a fool lol, given the amount of books I read a 5 star rating is pretty rare from me but this one deserved it. I can't wait for more from this series and author

I'd really like my own harem of monsters
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Rambling Reader
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Weird d1cks & Victorian monsters. Marry me.
Also hardcore crossing my fingers that my boyfriend never actually sees this review.

My bookishly nerdy, English major heart has always had a special love for Victorian monsters in all shapes and forms, so I was 200% into this idea. Plus, I love when authors can take a base of something and make it their own- whether it be creature, trope, or historical period- and Moon has done exactly that. She grabbed the monsters that most only ever read about thank
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Francesca ☾
Sep 26, 2021 rated it liked it
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Kat valentine ( Katsbookcornerreads)
I'm not gonna lie their was a lot of fucking and sucking in this book!😅
But I did enjoy this totally smutty read! Esther is without a doubt a very horny lady! With all kinds of kinks and a love of monsters. From Ezra the invisible man to a Jonathan a dr. Jekyll/ hyde type to the sinful vampire Auguste to Amon a spinx with a barbed dick and finally Booker a golem made of marble by the house Madame. She's very busy! The storyline was pretty good and the characters unique and very imagitive with the
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Whitney Atkinson
3.5 stars

so apparently my kindle is linked to my goodreads and snitched on me for starting this book. thankfully it was pretty good so i don't feel total shame. this has a great ratio of plot and emotional depth vs pure smut. i wish this were a series following all the same characters because you grow to love them all, but i'm definitely interested in the companion novel that comes out this year as well.
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Sakshi
Aug 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
there’s literally a bisexual pastry chef vampire in here <3
Jenn (The Book Refuge)
May 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2021, ku-2021, menage
This book was everything it promised to be and more. Honestly, I'm shocked how much I loved it. I don't enjoy Reverse Harem on the regular and I also have not read much Monster Romance. But the way that this story played out... it was soo sexy and fun and just a bit dangerous.

The monsters are on a low level of weird. They mostly only have sex in a human form, even though some of them do have monster alter egos.

The main character was in control the whole time and she owned her sexuality in a time
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Ashlee » libraryinthecountry
Jun 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Who knew I would become soft for reverse harem monster romances. 😏🙃
Madison
Oct 30, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
RTC - still deciding between 4-4.5

But AH I love Ezra and Auguste the most!! If you are hesitant because “monster romance” or “reverse harem” isn’t your thing… just trust me a give this a shot
Misha
May 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot
I’m so impressed with this book, what the fuck?! I was expecting porn but I got... intelligent porn?

It was gothic, charming and sexy. And FUN! There were so many good, smart bits of detail that added to the sex appeal of the story and to our emotional investment in the characters. I loved the campy, Sherlock Holmes-y London vibe of the manor. I LOVED how distinct and interesting all of the characters were. Esther, Booker, Ezra, Amon, Auguste, the good doctor... they were all such good characters
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Ashton Reads
This was SO good and sooooo steamy 🥵🔥 I hope the author writes a dozen more reverse harem books in this world, because I need alllll the monsters. Now excuse me while I go devour her backlist 👀
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
On a different day this would be a 4 star read but it wasn't that day. I got bored of the sex🥱 and since the book was all sex, I remained bored till the end. ...more
Ane Vass
Dec 22, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
horny all around

nice writing though
CourtRocks (Villains Do It Better)
DNF

I actually did like most of it, but I stopped reading a quarter from the end a couple weeks ago, and have no desire to finish it
Monique
I've finally found my dream job and that's as the lover to a vampire, goleme, sphinx, invisible man and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. I don't know how I'll print all that on a business card though.

If you want a seriously smutty reverse harem romp with some deliciously depraved monsters then this is your book.

There was a scene with a tentacle monster and honestly...don't judge me but it was so hot.

Only downside is that it ends on a HFN and a few loose ends that are maybe going to be tied up in some oth
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Jaye Berry
Aug 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021, adult, historical, ebook


So this was actually amazing and I'm just ????? My friends and I started a buddy read of this as a JOKE but every single one of us has turned out liking this and I am screaming.

A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor is literally monster porn: the novel. But it's also so wholesome and sweet. I've never been one to read much RH but apparently this is awakening weird shit in me (including monster loving) because the relationships were so sweet and I loved every single one of them??? Even the dynamics between t
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Valkyrie ✨
Best monsterfucker book I’ve ever read.
warhawke
Genre: Erotic Fantasy
Type: Standalone book 1 of Tempting Monsters series
POV: First Person - Female
Rating:




Esther Reed‘s insatiable appetite landed her in hot waters more often than not. When an opportunity came buzzing, she took the opportunity to be in an environment where she knew she could thrive. Soon, Rooksgrave Manor became more than just a job.



I think I finally found a more realistic reverse harem erotica - the one with monster cocks lol! If you want to indulge, why not take it up a no
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Amanda
Monster Mashing

I read the first version of this story almost a year ago, loved it, and wanted more. So I was delighted when Moon announced she was finally fleshing this out into a full length story, and I feel it was worth the wait.



ALoRM is a bit of a departure from the bulk of Moon's work, which tends to be full of sweeter heroines and more emotional storylines—though, I could argue this one has a lot of similarities to Good Deeds, my all time favorite Moon story. They feature heroines who hav
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Hope
Oct 21, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The cover: a fantasy book
The content: a brothel for monsters.
Roko
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
head empty just monster dick
laura likes lit ⁷
no plot just smut🧍🏻. i didn't know what to expect going into this but. . . i ain't mad lol. ...more
Lee
Aug 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When you read a book as a joke and end up loving it. I would like book 2 now thank you.
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Kathryn Moon is a country mouse who started dictating stories to her mother at an early age. The fascination with building new worlds and discovering the lives of the characters who grew in her head never faltered, and she graduated college with a fiction writing degree. She loves writing women were are strong in their vulnerability, romances that are as affectionate as they are challenging, and w ...more

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