ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Broken Prince’ (The Royals Series – Book #2) by Erin Watt.
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Title: BROKEN PRINCE
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals Series
Publishing date: July 25th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)
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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.
My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘BROKEN PRINCE’ by Erin Watt:
***WARNING: Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the previous Novel of The Royals Series.***
“Broken Prince” by author Erin Watt is the second intriguing novel of The Royals Series. This novel falls into the genre mix of mature Young Adult and is a New Adult novel with a fantastic blend of contemporary romance, drama, and some suspense to draw a reader into the story-line. This series continues to pull readers into the twisted-turmoil involving The Royal’s family members, their newest family addition-Ella, and the other questionable people in their lives. Broken Prince is written from two main characters’ P.O.V.’s(point of views), Reed Royal and Ella Harper.
Ella Harper is gone. After finding the Royal family member she had come to trust most, in a compromising situation, she couldn’t stay any longer. The one thing Ella will come to know very well as this intense novel series continues is that she can run but she can’t hide from The Royals. Ella has known the hard life, and the struggle that The Royals aren’t familiar with but now that she’s entangled into their world, she discovers that they have their own dark and twisted problems to deal with. And she finds herself right in the middle of it all. Will Ella learn to accept the Royal treatment or will she be burned by the darker parts of their privileged lifestyle?
The Royal brothers Reed, Easton, Gideon, Sawyer, and Sebastian have been in charge when it comes to their peers but since Ella left, things have fallen apart. Reed doesn’t seem to care and most of his brothers blame him for the way things have began to crumble. But not everything is as it seems. Was the one they didn’t want around going to be the one to hold them together? With new secrets threatening to destroy them and completely change their family, their father Callum Royal will be led to believe lies in order to keep peace in their household. The entertaining thing about The Royal Series is that not everyone is as naive as they are believed to be and not all secrets stay secret.
Will Reed get the chance to get Ella to forgive him? Will Ella prefer to stay gone or will she accept the new life with The Royals? What secrets will be exposed and which will be the biggest secret discovered? Ella Harper is a strong-willed survivor, in the sense that she faces challenges and struggles but never allows them to bring her down. Then you have Reed Royal who is attractive, at times intimidating, and can be very protective of family and those closest to him. Each character brings something to the story and adds value in their own individual ways. Reed and the other Royal brothers are protective of their family and its reputation. Despite that, they are fun to read about because of their entertaining personalities.
I definitely recommend Broken Prince and The Royal Series for readers who enjoy a story that has a great dose of drama and delivers on the deep dynamics surrounding certain love interests and family situations. This novel ends on a cliffhanger for a couple of issues in the story but it’s all worth it since this is a very exciting series! The wait for the follow-up will not be too long since the third novel in The Royal Series “Twisted Palace” will be out in a few short months. This is worth checking out. Add this to your TBR List today! 🙂
MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘BROKEN PRINCE’ 4 1/2 out of 5 stars:
How I imagined the characters while reading ‘BROKEN PRINCE’:
★★★MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘BROKEN PRINCE’★★★
Reed’s thoughts: We told each other lies. We lied to ourselves because neither of us was willing to admit the truth- we couldn’t resist each other. At least that’s the way it was for me. From the moment she walked in the door, all big eyes and guarded hope, I couldn’t keep away.
Easton and Reed: “You’ve been walking around like she’s nothing to you. Maybe you’re made of stone, but I like Ella. She- she was good for us.” His grief is almost tangible.
“I know.” The words are wrenched out of me. “I know, goddammit.” My throat tightens to the point of pain. “But… we weren’t good for her.”
Ella’s thoughts: Anywhere I went, he’d be there. He’d hunt me for the rest of my life, because, as he reminded me, he owed it to my father. I don’t owe Steve O’Halloran a thing. I don’t owe Callum Royal, either. But I also don’t want to be looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life. Callum doesn’t bluff- he would never stop hunting me if I ran again.
Reed and Easton: “Do you love her?” I ask hoarsely.
His head whirls toward me. “No.”
“You sure about that?”
“I don’t. Not the way you do.”
I relax, just slightly. “Still. You care about her.”
Of course he does. We all do, because that girl flew into our house like a whirlwind and made everything come alive again. She brought steel and fire. She made us laugh again. She gave us a purpose- at first, it was us uniting against her. Then it turned into us standing beside her. Protecting her. Loving her.
Reed and Ella: “I’ll do anything. Tell me what you need.”
“You. Just you. It’s always been you.”
She kisses me. Her lips press softly against mine, sealing the promise she’s made to me. That she’s mind and always has been. From before we even met, she was mine and I was hers. I fought it too long, but I’m giving in now. I’m all in now.
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