Monday, July 25, 2016

Broken Prince (The Royals #2) by Erin Watt [REVIEW]

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.

Sometimes when I finish reading a book I get the shakes. Do you know what I am talking about? I’ve waited MONTHS for Broken Prince and when it finally landed on my Kindle I waited a few days.

It’s like you know you are going to go into something fantastic but you need to prepare yourself.
I had to prepare for a major book hang over. Did I have any other books I needed to read after Broken Prince? If so, it probably wouldn’t compare to what I just read.

Do I have at least four hours blocked off? Because once I start Broken Prince I knew I wouldn’t be able to stop reading.

I know I am setting high expectations for this book, but when you love the first book so much, it’s hard not to. And you know what? EVERY ONE OF MY EXPECTATIONS WAS MEANT. Broken Prince is a non-stop read. You thought you loved the first book?  Let me tell you, you will die, swoon and faint after this one. When I finished reading, I was sad because it was over. I also desperately wanted it on audio so I could re-read it again.

My overall feelings towards Broken Prince (besides my gushing in the first few paragraphs) are these. Paper Princess was a fantastic read and it really set up the story of the series. Now, we have the middle book. It’s very difficult to write a middle book that will engage the readers but still answer questions, but still not make the book boring.

What I enjoyed most about Broken Prince was the change in direction the authors took. I felt like the characters, especially Reed became more developed and I loved seeing a different side of Reed. The best part about Broken Prince was the dual POV. Yes, you will get both Reed and Ella’s POV.

What I also love about this series and this book is that the brothers and their Dad still play a major role. I love it when I can fall in love with the side characters. I’ll be honest and admit I have a secret crush on the father. I know he’s not the best man and his girlfriend Brooke is kind of crazy, but there’s something about him that I find very appealing. I hope he gets his own book (hint hint).

And there’s Ella. I love her. I find her strong, resilient and I love how much she is growing in each book. I felt like she found her voice in Broken Prince.  Yes, she still has her struggles but I wouldn’t want it any other way. The mild tension and angst just keeps you glued to the pages.

Overall, The Royals is one of my favorite series. It has all the elements of a read I look forward to. I hope the writers write many spin-off books and keep the series going on forever.

An ARC was provided


Paper Princess #1 AMAZON: B&N: iTunes: Goodreads | REVIEW

Broken Prince #2 AMAZON: B&N: iTunes

Elle Kennedy
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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