Series: The Royals #1
Published by Everafter Romance on April 4th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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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.
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 two sittings!
This book had a lot going in it. It’s about a teenage girl, Ella, who lost her mom to cancer and was struggling to make ends meet. So she stole her mom’s ID and started working at strip clubs in order to pay for her schooling (high school), bills, food, and a crappy apartment. Then comes Callum Royal who claims he’s her guardian because her biological father had died. So he whisks her away and makes a deal with her for her to stay with him and his five sons.
I loved that this wasn’t just your ordinary contemporary romance fluff. Which, don’t get me wrong, I love that too. But this had depth. It felt real because it could be real. It was edgy and raw and downright awesome.
I love Ella as a character, we see a lot of growth within her and by the end of the book you feel for her and for what she’s going through. I loved getting to know each of the Royal boys. Especially Reed and Easton. And I thought the twins were hysterical. And the romance that finally starts to happen between Ella and Reed is just so yummy.
If you’re in the mood for an edgy romance and a ride of a lifetime (because trust me once you finish book 1… you’ll dive quickly into books 2 and 3!) please pick this up by Erin Watt (a pseudonym for the duo: Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick).
**Please note that this is NEW ADULT so there is stronger language and definitely more descriptive sexual language than your average YA novel**