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Published by Timeout LLC on July 25, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
Broken Prince (The Royals #2)
By Erin Watt
The Royal’s are stronger together…but will the latest shock crumble their palace?
***Probably best to hold off reading this review if you haven’t read Paper Princess as there may be minor spoilers. I’ve (hopefully) perfected the art of extreme vagueness, so it shouldn’t be spoilerish***
Oh my lordy…my heart is thumping. To think, I nearly didn’t start my journey with the Royals because I don’t read YA. It certainly didn’t take long before I re-assessed and changed it from YA to YBAM – Young Body Adult Mind. Young kids these days…they grow up way too fast…and wild…and naughty…
In Broken Prince we really see these kids grow up. Ella is strong. We know this already, but in this instalment, it’s not just her inner strength we see. She’s using her strength to protect the underdog too. Reed has felt the pain of loss and is determined to be a better person. Gideon, my heart breaks for him. I want the cloud hanging over his head removed. Easton, poor lovable Easton. At times, I wanted to kick him in the ding ding then with a turn of the page I wanted to hug him so tight that he’s all better. Now those twins…I’m feeling a bit naughty wanting to know what goes on behind closed doors for Sawyer and Sebastian (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). Callum ended up surprising me, at first I was grumble, grumble, then I was YIPEE…welcome to parenthood!
The Royal family does not believe in smooth and easy, so, of course, we see plenty of bumps and mountains for them to conquer.
I was watching my percentage read, go up with each turn of the page…dreading…hoping…that everything would be alright. I knew Erin Watt would want my heart pumping and my nerves to be shattered, but I honestly did not see that ending coming. This story gets better and better and while I was desperate to see the story play out, I was already dreading The Broken Prince’s journey coming to an end. The ride was exciting, gritty and sexy. I loved seeing below the surface of the Royals and a few more truths come out that had my eyes popping.
I can’t wait for Twisted Palace.