Author: Erin Watt

When It’s Real [Review]

Posted June 8, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

When It’s Real [Review]When It's Real by Erin Watt
Published by Harlequin Teen on May 30th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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five-stars
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.
Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down.
Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of "normal." Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centered jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life…right?

My Thoughts

I loved this book. As much as I loved their previous series, The Royals (see Paper Princess review and Broken Prince review), WHEN IT’S REAL solidified the bestselling duo as autobuy for me! That’s how much I loved this book! And it was exactly what I needed! We all know that I’ve been on a real struggle bus with reading and blogging ever since I found out I was pregnant last summer. Well, I’m happy to report that this is the book that helped me get out of that struggling rut I was in.

I really loved Vaughn and Oakley. Vaughn is this kickass, snarky, smart seventeen year old girl who had been dealt some pretty shitty cards. And Oakley is this sexy, smartass, guitar playing, twenty year old popstar turned rockstar. And the two of them together is just pure amazingness. I loved them as a couple both when it was a fake relationship and then even more when they finally admitted it to each other that it was for real.

I loved the complexity each of the characters had. Vaughn and her family (older sister and younger twin brothers) and Oakley with his estranged parents, both had stories to tell and I really loved reading them and feeling what they were feeling.

By the end of this book, even though it ends with no cliffhanger, I was left wanting more! I’d love to see more between Vaughn and Oakley. I loved their relationship and I’d love to see them conquer more of the world and I’d love to see more swoonworthy moments!

five-stars

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Stephanie
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Broken Prince [Review]

Posted December 10, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

Broken Prince [Review]Broken Prince by Erin Watt
Series: The Royals #2
Published by Everafter Romance on July 25th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 370
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
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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.

My Thoughts

First things first. I love how addicting this series is! If you have read it yet, go check out my review for Book 1 here!

We got to know the Royals even more and I have to say I really love this family. Oh Reed, how I adore you! <3 I also really love Ella! She’s fierce and independent and sticks up for the little people and I really love that about her. In this book we see even more growth in all of the characters and it’s really nice.

I hate Brooke! She drives me insane and by the end of this novel I was so shocked! There are two distinct things that happen at the end of this novel and it’s just like WTF?!

I will say that I liked book 1 more than book 2, but I was not disappointed by this novel at all! I cannot wait to find out what happens in the final installment!

Sorry for the short and sweet review but I don’t want to put spoilers up! 🙂

 

four-stars
Stephanie
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Paper Princess [Review]

Paper Princess [Review]

Posted December 2, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 3 Comments

My Thoughts I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It got me out of a vast slump I was in. And I have Dana to thank for it. She had read this and mentioned it to me and it sounded awesome so I bought the entire series on my kindle and devoured Paper Princess, book 1, within […]

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