Paper Princess (The Royals, #1)
Author: Erin Watt
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.
These Royals will ruin you…
With this phrase, I finish this book. Knowing that a huge book hangover awaits me. Knowing that I’ll spend the next days wondering thousand possible scenarios to explain this book’s ending and to what expect in July when the second book will be released.
But I knew it. I have been warned. The book ends in a cliffhanger, and I knew I’d have to wait the sequel. Since I read the synopsis, and knowing who wrote it, I got anxious, but I didn’t expect to be that much. Since the release day, I have this book fixed in my mind and now that I finally finished reading it, I don’t even know how to start to process this.
I always avoid reading series that aren’t complete, because I know that the wait kills me. However, the feeling that this wait would be worthy was stronger. And how worthy it was, indeed.
Meet the Royals, the family led by Callum, the father, and his five sons, all of them spoiled, snobbish, rude and irresistible. Gideon, the oldest (that haven’t shown his full self but I’m sure he’ll have a lot to share with us in the next books). Reed, the one for whom I have a whirlwind of emotions and feelings that I don’t even know how to begin to understand and explain. Easton… ohhh Easton… If there was someone who won my heart in this book, that one was he. Sebastian and Sawyer, the twins, for which I also don’t have much to say, but do hope to get to know better in the future.
There’s also, of course, Ella. One of the most badass and, at the same time, most fragile heroines I ever read about. She that provokes and does not allow herself to be decreased, but that breaks in the inside every time someone tries to hit her. In the exterior, she is a brick wall, but, in the inside, she is a fragile girl that just needs to be loved and cherished.
Put together all these protagonists and antagonists, that for sure will give us lots of headaches, and we will have the perfect scenario, Mexican soap opera worthy, a whirlwind of emotions and messy feelings that will make our heart twitch in pain and love. Water and Fire.
Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick did great. They once again left me dizzy and astonished, eating every word. They are, for sure, on my favorite authors (and people) list.
All I have to say is that this book hurts, but I fully recommend it anyway, because, after all, a book that doesn’t let us a little bit crazy isn’t worth the time.
5 fully shiny stars.