These Royals will ruin you…
From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.
Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.
What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.
Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.
She might be right.
Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.
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.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BOOK
Q: Is this really a YA?
We recommend this for young adult readers, age 17 and up. We think it’s a book that will appeal to older teens and those adults who are in touch with their inner teen, like us.
Q: Is there a cliffhanger? I’ve heard there’s an awful cliffhanger! Why’d you write a cliffhanger?
We promise that we didn’t set out to write a cliffhanger, but Paper Princess does end in one. The good news is that the next book will be released July 25, 2016.
WOW, what a hell of a ride this second book was if I must say so myself and the ride’s not ever over yet! I was left with my jaw on the floor and a million theories going through my head at the end of Paper Princess, so to say I was anxiously awaiting this one is a huge understatement. Broken Prince picks up right we left off with Reed’s POV of the jaw dropping closing scene of Paper Princess and we see immediately what all took place. From there the story unfolds and for most of this book we see it from Reed’s POV but at times for pieces of the story it switches and we get Ella’s POV. I love that we get pieces of the story from both of these characters. I feel in getting both we get a much more complete story by seeing what is going on in both of their heads.
In Broken Prince a lot of my unanswered questions from Paper Princess have gotten answered but we now learn a whole lot more about these Royal boys and as this one comes to a close, even though I got answers to pretty much all my questions from the first one I now have a whole new long list of questions waiting to be answered. And along with that list my jaw once again was left on the floor, but this time TWICE!
This second book was an absolute fabulous follow up to the first one, and I must say it was one hell of a ride. This one is definitely filled with some great angst. There is no worrying about the story falling flat in this one, the pace of the story is great and there is never a dull moment in the one.
I do worry sometimes about getting into a trilogy series before it’s done. One reason is because of the dreaded cliff hangers and second due to the fact that in a lot of trilogy type series the story gets drawn out over the three books when it could have been spread out only two and then the last book ends up being mostly filler. So after such a great start in book one, starting off this second one I must say I wondered how this series would play out. By the time I got to the end of this one, my worries have dissipated completely, with that ending I truly feel we have a great third and final book waiting for us, only problem now, after two Cliff Hanger endings, we still need to wait till October for the conclusion and see what will become of these Royal boys and their princess Ella.
I really loved seeing both Ella and Reed’s characters in this second installment, we really got to see different sides of them from what we saw in the first and I loved seeing Ella come out of her shell completely and showing us her true strong self. I must add that I loved that she got to really show those mean girl bitches she’s not one to be messed with. And Reed, I really began to fall in love with him at the end of Paper Princess and then that ending, that love was now turned to hate but I must say seeing him in this one, OMG I am truly head over heels in love with him. He may be totally F’kd up and has totally screwed up his life and his family but there is one thing for sure, he loves Ella and will do just about anything to protect her.
I also must add I love how much we got to see of Easton in this one and like Reed, even though he’s as messed up as his brother, I find myself loving his character. Both these boys care for Ella and will do anything to protect her. I hope when this trilogy is complete, I hope we will get to see Easton’s story and maybe even possibly Gideon’s and Callums. These Royal boys truly deserve to get their HEA and turn their lives around.
Overall this was another fabulous book written by both of these ladies under the pen name of Erin Watt. The story flowed really great and was so well written. I really loved how this one picked up with that last scene but getting it from reed’s POV really added to the story without it making it feel repetitive. Reading this book I seriously felt like I was on the edge of my seat this whole book, so much so that I couldn’t put it down and ended up inhaling it and now must wait several months to find out the conclusion. This one, like the first does end in a cliff hanger but nothing that most cannot handle and must say, all those questions and the jaw dropping cliff hangers in this series is so totally worth it!
Erin Watt, aka Elle Kennedy & Jen Frederick
Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!
Bestselling author Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She’s been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at email@example.com