Book Review : Paper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt
The Royals, #1 by Erin Watt Release Date: April 4th, 2016 Genres: Young Adult Contemporary Romance Mature Content Add to Goodreads Source: Authors via Publicist eARCreceived in exchange of honest review Synopsis: From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself. These Royals will ruin you… Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone. Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from. Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals. He might be right. Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.
Sit back, relax and grab your popcorn. A new cast of characters is about to rock book town! Sweet baby Jesus!! They are freakin’ intoxicating! I love all the characters that I meet in books. They all give me the possibility to escape reality and I am forever grateful to the authors that write these stories. Each book that I read is special, but some books irrevocably own me heart and soul. You can clearly remember the scenes that took your breath away and the moment when the characters captivated your heart. Paper Princess, by Erin Watt, is exactly that kind of book. This book has been lingering with me for the past two days. I can’t stop thinking about it!!! The authors are right! #TheseRoyalsWillRuinYou
Ella Harper needs a new start. She’s left alone in the world after her mom passes away. Her dad has been absent from her life and she needs to make decisions that will change the course of her life. Callum Royal is the last person she expected to show up in her life. He’s there for only one reason, to make Ella’s life more easy. When she arrives at Callum’s house she is greeted by the Royal brothers. Its hate at first sight. They don’t want her in their house and they make it clear. As days go by, Ella starts adapting to her new environment and family. Things get easier around the house and she even has a bff at her new school. What she never expected was for life to throw her another curveball. One she will never forget.
I absolutely loved Paper Princess!!! I have the biggest book hangover and you will too once you meet Ella and the Royals. I have no idea how these two authors got the idea of writing this series, but the only thing I can say is THANK YOU! I read a few books by Elle Kennedy and loved my reading escape every single time. After reading this book, I will make sure to make time to read a few of Jen Frederick’s books. Their writing style is PHENOMENAL! It grabs you from the first page and never lets you go. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have reread my favorite moments since I finished reading this book. I have so many intense scenes highlighted that I get butterflies all over again in my stomach just like the first time I read those scenes.
Ella is the kind of heroine that I love to cheer for. She’s strong, confident and she knows what she wants. She’s a risk taker and lives in the moment. Don’t even get me started with the Royals. Gah!!! Talk about intense and moody alpha males! They make Ella’s life a living hell and they continue pushing her limits. They can’t stand her and it shows. I had a love/hate relationship with the five Royal brothers. I hated them at the beginning of the story, I could not understand why they were being so mean to Ella. The more I read about them, the more I understood their reaction towards Ella. Callum Royal is in a category of his own. He’s not like his sons and welcomes Ella with open arms. He’s intriguing. I really hope that the authors plan to write a book about him.
This is the first installment in The Royals Series. This might be a YA series, but let me tell you that the sexual tension between Ella and Reed is smokin’ hot. There are also some steamy moments. I don’t know how many installments this series will have, but I can’t wait for the next one. I want answers!!!! That ending left me gasping for air! I had to reread the last couple of lines because I was in shock! I knew it was going to end in a cliffhanger when I noticed that the ending was near. I never expected THAT cliffhanger! I so want to deliver some well-deserved virtual slaps to a specific character. OMG! I am so furious!!!! I did not see that ending coming at all! The only thing left for me to do is to follow these authors daily for a sneak peek of what will happen next. I have no doubt that the next installment will rock my world just like the first one did. Amazing start to an unforgettable series! #GetReadyForTheRoyals
I give, Paper Princess, by Erin Watt, 5 intense, captivating, unputdownable, forbidden love, angst filled stars!
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.
Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!
Jen Frederick is the USA Today bestselling author of Unspoken, part of the Woodlands series, and Sacked, part of the Gridiron series. She is also the author of the Charlotte Chronicles and has had several books on the Kindle Top 100 list. She lives in the Midwest with a husband who keeps track of life's details while she's writing, a daughter who understands when Mom disappears into her office for hours at a time, and a rambunctious dog who does neither.