Friday, April 8, 2016

Review: PAPER PRINCESS (The Royals #1)

"This generation's Cruel Intentions." Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

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.


Oh how I love this book in all of its extreme fuckedupedness. Ahhhh my GOSH! I just can't get Paper Princess out of my head! One thing that draws me into a book, above all things is its characters. If I'm not into the characters, then I can't get into a book. And holy shit, EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER just drew me in and became part of me! Seriously! 

I love strong badass female leads, and Ella Harper did NOT DISAPPOINT! She was all sass, and spunk and strength and courage. The amount on shit she overcame to get to the point where she was on page ONE of this book is just (well, completely tragic) but Awe-Inspiring. I want to hug her, hi-five her, and BE her all at the same time. She doesn't take any shit but she's also vulnerable as her heart has been chipped away at for most of her life. 

And then there's Reed Royal, from the moment we met him in the book I was completely obsessed with him. I wanted to know everything about him. His whole story. I mean holy sexy angsty alpha boy! SWOOON! He's pissed as hell but has so much love to give all the same. I just want to know everything about him. And as the story progresses, the more we learn about him the harder we fall. ...sigh

So the story starts out with Ella trying to get by on her own, struggling to make ends meet after the death of her Mother. When Callum Royal comes to rescue her... against her will. He brings her home to live at the Royal Mansion where she is all but shunned by her 5 new brothers, and all of her upper class prep school. So the story takes off from there. Her settling into this new life, while its not a life she would have chosen for herself, she is also too smart to turn down the offer of a future being handed to her. And anyone who stands in her way can suck it. ;)  

I LOVED this whole part of the book, just getting to know all of the different characters, in her "Family" at her school. Even the assholes who treat her like crap for no reason, they were still pretty fascinating. Everyone spoke so highly of this book, so I had to check it out, and I have to say it exceeded all my expectations. 

WARNING: The Cliff Hanger MAY feel like your heart is being ripped from your chest and thrown on the filthy ground... only to be spit on by Reed Royal himself. ...but yeah, its totally worth it. 

If I had known that Book two isn't coming out until JULY TWENTY-FIFTH would I have waited to read it??? Nah, it was way too good to wait. 


Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun--and sometimes crazy--ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up. You can contact them at their shared inbox:

"Just give me the next book in the series and nobody gets hurt."--Kylie Scott, New York Times bestselling author of the Stage Dive series

"Intense, haunting & hot--I can't stop thinking about Paper Princess!! The intriguing sexy characters draw you in and don't let go. A true must read!"--Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled and Legal Briefs series

"Wickedly clever writing, deliciously provocative characters, & chilling final pages made Paper Princess impossible to put down! Confidently a 2016 Top Read!"--ROCKSTARS OF ROMANCE

"Gritty, angsty, steamy, and rife with scandal and secrecy, Paper Princess is the kind of book you hope EVERY book will be when you open it. The kind you can't put down, can't forget about. This book consumed me and thanks to that crazy ending, I won't be moving on from this book for a good long while." Jessica from Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads


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