Series: The Royals #1
Also in this series: Broken Prince, Twisted Palace, Fallen Heir, Cracked Kingdom
on April 4, 2016
Genres: High School, New Adult, Romance
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Reading Challenges: Read New Authors
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 was provided a review copy by Author; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
NOOOO!!!! CLIFFHANGER ALERT and I am telling you, it is going to KILL ME until I get my hands on the next one! SERIOUSLY!!! WTF!
I LOVED this book LOVED IT! It was the perfect book at the perfect time! Spectacularly written and all-consuming, I read this virtually in one sitting (minus the distractions of real life, homework, dinner, etc). These two authors have me hook, line and sinker!
Fantastic writing, solid, amazing plot, wonderful, well-rounded characters (many of them). This book had it all.
Ella has been living on her own for a while. She is 17 and without family. Until one day, a man arrives at the school she is attending and claims to be her legal guardian. The school didn’t know she was living on her own. No one knew her mom was dead. So when this man comes into her life, her world tilts. And she runs. Being independent isn’t anything new to her, she had been taking care of her mother and herself for many years, working several jobs, including a stripper. She is a survivor. She is tough, she is independent and she is awesome! I loved her spunk, her attitude, her wit.
She didn’t get far before her guardian Callum Royal finds her. He drags her kicking and screaming to his house. He promises to financially take care of her as long as she lives there, finishes high school and college. The problem, she is “common”, not a rich brat. So fitting in at her new private school proves to be a test of great proportions. But worse than that, winning over her new brothers becomes the biggest fight of all. One that she was up for, until the fight, proved impossible to win.
❝Get used to the gossip, darling. Get used to walking into a room and having everyone in it whisper that you don’t belong. Get used to it, but don’t let those whispers defeat you. Strike back when they strike you. Don’t be weak.❞
When she realizes the underlying cause of the strife between them, she convinces the ringleader, Reed, to agree to a truce, to come to an understanding that they can live in the same house and stop fighting.
❝Reed Royal, my very own dragon slayer.❞
She knew she liked him, she knew she was crushing on him, what she didn’t know was that he was feeling the same way. But the cards were stacked so high against these two …they are basically step-brother and step-sister now, he would be going to college next year, they are both hiding secrets… so many cards just waiting to fall. And fall the house did … crumbled, smashed and destroyed.
The brothers are incredible characters. I want each one to have a book! They need their stories told and I pray that is in the plans! But first, I need to know the rest of Ella’s story!!!
I am a picky reader, I admit it! YA, NA, and PNR/Fantasy are not genres I willingly read. But over the past 2 months, I have been slapped with the realization I need to get out from under the rock I have been hiding. This book just cemented that thought.
This is NOT YA, in my opinion, it is NA. View Spoiler »While there isn’t intercourse, there is heavy petting and oral sex. And when I think of my teenagers reading this, I cringe. So no, I would not classify this as YA « Hide Spoiler NA — that I LOVED. What the hell is going on here? Two authors who came together and gelled as one! Paper Princess is about courage and second chances. It’s about taking care of yourself, the rest of the world be damned. It is fast-paced, addictive and charming. READ THIS BOOK!
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Read New Authors