Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

I told you, trouble follows you wherever you go, Easton.❞

Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

Title: Fallen Heir
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals
Publication Date: August 28, 2017
Publisher: Timeout LLC

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*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.* 

Rating: ★★½

Synopsis via Goodreads: These Royals will ruin you.

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.

Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.

Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.

She might be right.

Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.

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Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

“I’m a Royal, baby. I don’t run. I fight.”- Reed, Twisted Palace

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Title: Twisted Palace
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals
Publication Date: October 17, 2016
Publisher: Everafter Romance

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*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Rating: ★★★½

Synopsis via Goodreads: These Royals will ruin you…

From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.

Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.

Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.

No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.
They may be right.

With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.

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Broken Prince by Erin Watt

“We’re nothing. We’re smoke—insubstantial and meaningless. We aren’t even a tragedy. We’re less than nothing.”- Ella, Broken Prince

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Title: Broken Prince
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals
Publication Date: July 25, 2016
Publisher: Everafter Romance

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Rating: ★★★★½

Synopsis via Goodreads: 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.

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After Paper Princess ended with a deadly cliffhanger, I was in dire need of the next book in this trilogy! I spent the whole week preparing myself for the release of Broken Prince. I pre-order the book, which is something I never do, and I waited until the clock struck 12 so I could start this book and get some DAMN ANSWERS! I did not care that I had to get up for work in 5 hours. I did not care that I had a raging migraine that could’ve been relieved if I’d just went to sleep. I just wanted answers. NO, FUCK THATI NEEDED ANSWERS! But let’s face it, no amount of preparation could prepare me for what was about to go down in Broken Prince. Not even close.

Broken Prince picks up right where Paper Princess left off, with Ella Harper fleeing the Royal mansion without a trace. With Ella gone, the relationships among the Royal siblings becomes strained as everyone blames Reed Royal for Ella running away. But Reed is determined to make things right by finding Ella and bringing her back home. But finding Ella won’t fix any of their problems. Not by a long shot.

Broken Prince is told from alternating POVs of Ella Harper and Reed Royal and dammit, I was a little pissed because I knew this book would try to convert me into a Reed Royal fan. We get to see inside the mind of this brooding Royal and I’ll admit, he’s not as bad as I thought he was. There is a heart there and he does in fact genuinely care for Ella, but I’m not fully on board the Reed ship JUST yet. Maybe that’ll change by the last book, but for now, Easton Royal will remain as my FAVORITE!

ELLA HARPER IS A BADASS WHO SHOULD NOT BE TRIED! I loved Ella in Paper Princess and my love for her has grown even more after reading Broken Prince. I could go on and on about how AMAZING she is. SHE IS FIERCE, FEARLESS, A FIGHTER AT HEART! She stood up to bullies and never let others talked down to her. What made me love her more was the fact that despite the shit she was going through, she still had goals to go to college and make a better life for herself. I admire her determination so much! BUT CAN WE ALSO TAKE A MINUTE TO TALK ABOUT HOW MY GIRL ELLA WAS SNATCHING WEAVES LEFT AND RIGHT?!

The throw down scene between Ella and Jordan was one of the BEST I’ve read in a while and secondary characters were finally getting put in their place.

The writing was once again pure genius as the PLOT THICKENS and we learn more about the Royal brothers. The secrets, the lies, the blackmail…THE SUSPENSE WAS KILLER! I am still in shock over some of the secrets that were revealed because they were just that twisted. But the big show stopper was the ending. Paper Princess ended with a deadly cliffhanger, but Erin Watt outdid themselves with Broken Prince as this book ended with a DOUBLE PLOT TWISTED CLIFFHANGER!

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I can’t even predict what will happen next! I’m still processing the ending because I’m sure no one could’ve seen that one coming.

So this is the part where I usually urge everyone to go pick up this book, but in all honesty, if you haven’t started Paper Princess, I would suggest you wait until the release of Twisted Palace to start this trilogy. The cliffhangers are DEADLY AS FUCK and I’m sure that everyone who has already read the first two books in this series can attest to that statement. Let us hope that our eReaders make it out in once piece on October 17th because I’m sure Twisted Palace is going to claim some lives when it releases! 

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Paper Princess by Erin Watt

“No one wants to be ruined. We all want to be saved.”- Brooke, Paper Princess

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Title: Paper Princess
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals
Publication Date: April 4, 2016
Publisher: Everafter Romance

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Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads: 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. 

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Ella Harper has had a hard life as she struggles to provide for herself and her dying mother while also keeping up with school. Now that it is just her, her only hope is to get good grades so she can get into a good college and better her life. But her plans for the future come to a halt when Callum Royal shows up and whisks her away to a life of luxury. There, she meets five Royal sons and they have made it clear that Ella is not welcomed. But Ella is no stranger to not being wanted and plans to bide her time until she can find a way out. But that’s easier said than done because Reed Royal plans to make her life a living hell and Ella is going to have to put up one hell of a fight if she’s going to make it out in one piece.

 I went into Paper Princess totally blind with no expectations whatsoever. All I knew was the Elle Kennedy co-wrote this book and that was ALL I needed to know because Elle Kennedy never fails to entertain me and Paper Princess was no different. This book is CRAZY AS FUCK! Right from the first page, I was already cursing up a storm. For 24 hours, this book took full control over my life and I could not put it down. I needed to know how this ‘rag-to-riches Cinderella’ story was going to end.

The writing was one of my FAVORITE things about this book. The writing is SO ADDICTING! This one is a page-turner, ‘just one more chapter’ type of book for sure. Our two authors don’t hold back and they just give it to us down and dirty. It’s SEXY. It’s RAW. It’s FULL OF SHENANIGANS. I also loved the sarcastic undertone that is in this book and I found myself laughing up a storm. There are some darker, more serious themes throughout this book, but the touch of sarcasm helped to keep the story from being dragged down by those themes. It was a great mix of fluffy and dark. The dialogue in this book was INSANE. These characters have absolutely no filter and are not afraid to say what is on their mind, which can be both a good and a bad thing, depending on the situation.

THESE CHARACTERS ARE A RIOT! I absolutely adore Ella and her bold, ‘I-don’t-take-shit-from-anyone’ attitude. She is a natural-born fighter and she stands up for herself. She is not afraid to dish it out. I really expected her to fall apart and number of times throughout this book. Between the slut-shaming and trying to figure out where she belongs, Ella was just fighting one battle after the next. But she kept her head held high and refused to let anyone make her think less of herself.

The Royal brothers are a set of FUCKED UP ASSHOLES! I have never hated male characters in a book so much before, but I could not stand them…well except for Easton. I tolerated him for the most part and even though his friendship with Ella started off with a random make out session, they grew closer and became fast friends. But Reed Royal has to be the biggest PRICK I have ever come across because I can’t stand him. He thinks he knows what’s best for his family, but his constant bullying of Ella was completely unnecessary. I really don’t like him, but I feel like our authors are going to make me feel differently once we get to the final book.

Even though I didn’t like Reed, Reed and Ella together were LIT! Somebody get a fire extinguisher because these two are about the wreak havoc. There were moments of sweetness and pure bliss, and then there were moments of passion and heat. THESE TWO BROUGHT THE HEAT! I can’t say that I’m totally on board with this ship, but I am curious to see where this relationship goes. 

But the real star of the show was the JAW-DROPPING CLIFFHANGER

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This twist is just SICK. A TOTAL MIND-FUCK! I just…I honestly was just left speechless by the events that occurred and I can’t even guess what is about to go down in the sequel. This is all too crazy!

Paper Princess is an entertaining read that will keep you on your toes and leave you wanting for more. I NEED JULY TO HURRY UP BECAUSE I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! If Ella is hurt in anyway, I may have to start plotting characters deaths. Hopefully, it won’t come to that.

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