Paper Princess by Erin Watt (The Royals #1)
Published by Everafter Romance on April 4th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
LINKS: Good Reads | Amazon | Indigo | Book Depository
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.
“Ella, you’re wanted in the principal’s office,” Ms. Weir says before I can step inside her pre-calculus classroom.
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WRITING 🌟🌟🌟🌟 THE FEELS 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Paper Princess by Erin Watt is the first book of The Royals Series, about an orphan girl who gets taken in my her birth father’s best friend. Going from rags to riches we get to see the trials and tribulations of Ella as she maneuvers her new world and life style.
Paper Princess has become my newest guilty pleasure read. As many of you know, contemporary romance is not my preferred genre to read. I can rarely connect with the stories and characters as much as I can in fantasy/sc-fi, but this one is on a whole new level for me.
Becoming an orphan after her mothers passing, Ella Harper has faced more adversity and hardships in such little time then most people do in their entire lives. She shows immense strength and courage then any other seventeen year old I know. She also happens to be one the most gutsy and witty heroines I’ve ever enjoyed reading.
Then she meets Callum Royal, her birth father’s best friend who takes her in at his last dying request. With Callum, comes his 5 teenage sons. All hot and buffed up of course. But this is where the guilty pleasure comes in. Both authors know how to make chemistry sizzle between characters. It was definitely a slow burn and angsty romance that gets built from beginning to end.
I can say that I preferred Easton over Reed as character likability goes. But too bad things never work out the way I want. Well… more Easton for me I guess!
I absolutely loved the characters and the complexity of their stories. And that ending. Why must it be a cliffhanger? Things were going so well. Why?????
I felt that the plot was a bit slow and it dragged at some points in along the way. That may be because of my lack of love for contemporary romance, but I felt like there could have been some scene cuts here and there to quicken up the pace a bit.
But other than that, I had no other misgivings with it.
Overall, I thought it was a very addictive read and can’t wait to dive into the sequel ASAP! Let me know what you guys thought of Paper Princess by Erin Watt. I would love to hear your opinions as well!
Until next time,
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.