by Erin Watt
Series: The Royals #1
Publication Date: April 4th 2016 by Self-Published
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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 received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Ella has lost it all. She’s all alone, trying to make ends meet so she can stay in high school and graduate. Suddenly, Callum Royal arrives, claiming he was Ella’s father’s best friend and he was named as her legal guardian. Ella doesn’t want to go with him but Callum promises to give her money if she stays to live under his care. Ella agrees because she wants the money to go to college. But life as a Royal is not easy and Ella has to fight to stay.
Can I just say that Ella is such a badass and so fierce! I freaking loved her and admired her. She didn’t take shit from anyone, especially from Reed and Easton Royal. These two made it impossible for Ella yet she stayed strong throughout it all. I really liked Easton from the beginning and I was happy to see him befriend Ella. Reed, on the other hand, was a tough cookie to swallow but in the end, I was head over heels. Although, I didn’t like how he would want Ella, then kind of push her away. It was a back-and-forth thing going on.
The ending gave me whiplash! I couldn’t believe what was happening and my heart broke into pieces along with Ella’s. I need book 2 in my life so I know what happens! I need answers!
Overall, Paper Princess is a very entertaining story with strong-willed and fierce characters and everyone needs to read this book!!
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