BOOK REVIEW: Paper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt


Paper Princess (The Royals, #1)Paper Princess by Erin Watt

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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." 

My Thoughts

description My life is mine. I live it. I control it

HOLY SHIT!!! Can somebody just tell me W.T.F. just happened?!

Okay, so let's rewind a little. You want a book a book that is the perfect blend of YA and NA with you so much angst that you can literally feel it buzzing in your body? Want to read a book with so much sexual tension that you just want them to just go ahead and do the dirty, already? Love to hate the fade to black sex scenes? Look no further because


I have no idea when was the last time a book got me so addicted to it. I had lost all sense of time. I started this book a very slow weekend and a terrible long week of book slump and them BOOM! Hellooo, new favorite! Where were you hiding all this time? I had papers to write but I literally dropped everything to read this and the only time I put the book down was when I could no longer fight to keep my eyes open.

This book had the best angst I have read in a very long time and it was absolutely brilliant! The heroine of the book is tough as nails and will, in no way, bow down to anybody's whims and fancies. She is thrust into a family of complete jerks. But don't worry about them.You will like them in no time. Hopefully... Just kidding.

description Some kids dream of travelling the world, owning fast cars, big houses. Me? I want my own apartment, a fridge full of food and a steady paying job, preferably one that is as exciting as paint drying.

Ella Harper has led a tough life. At the age of 17, she never knew her father and the only parent, her mother lost a battle against cancer and is now left all alone in the world where is doing everything possible to make it on her own and just survive. Her determination to succeed stems from a mother who was flighty and moved from boyfriend to boyfriend to support herself and her daughter. Her mother even though flighty was in no way a bad mother. She loved Ella with everything she had.

Out of nowhere a man, Callum Royal, ends up at Ella's school claiming to be her legal guardian and takes her home with him where his 5 sons await.

description You should know whatever game you're playing, you can't win. Not against all of us. If you leave now, you won't be hurt. If you stay, we'll break you so bad that you'll be crawling away.

The Royal boys are led by the elder brother, Reed Royal and all 5 of them are brutal! To say they were not happy to see Ella invading their home is the understatement of the century. The Royal rule over everything and their school, which Ella has to now go to, is their Kingdom. A person is nothing until they have received a Royal Decree which would state their future in the school.

description No one wants to be ruined. We all want to be saved.

Ella is one tough cookie. No matter what the Royals throw at her she faces all the obstacles head on. I loved Ella's strength and courage and how she handled them. She is literally the most bad ass heroine I have had the privilege to read about.

The tension between Ella and Reed is off the charts. Though both of them harbor an intense dislike towards each other, you can feel the undercurrent that passes around them every time they are around each other. As the novel progresses and Ella gets to know the Royal boys, she finally starts to see them for what they really are.

The authors have done an absolutely fantastic job with this book. When you will start reading the book you will HATE the Royal brothers. Reed, the leader of the pack, was the worst but I still loved him (I'm crazy that way, I guess?) but you will, for sure, fall in love with Easton Royal. This guy is everything that Reed is not and he became a friend to Ella when she was in a desperate need for someone in her corner.

The book kept me on my toes and all that angst and twists and turns, the high-end drama, the love the hate, the friendship, the question of who to trust and who to not AND the mother of all CLIFFANGERS!!!

I mean... What?
Why would you do that?! How could you even think of such a thing?!
I... NO!

I can NOT wait until July for the next installment. That is absolutely cruel!

That last chapter will have your jaw on the floor and you will and it will break your heart and it will also question to mental state as well as the authors. No kidding!

If you want a book that is all consuming and a soul sucking dementor (in the best way possible, of course) then is it! This book is the one! This book is exactly what the authors described — "a love child of Cruel Intentions and Gossip Girl". I can't even begin to describe how apt this is.


description These Royals will ruin you.
Maybe I want to be ruined.

5 Stars! Series. 

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