Review: Broken Prince by Erin Watt

Review: Broken Prince by Erin WattBroken Prince by Erin Watt
Series: The Royals #2
July 25, 2016
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 370
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
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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.

This is actually a review (rant? gush? whatever you want to call it) of both Paper Princess and Broken Prince, as I never reviewed Paper Princess. Because I was only about half way through it when ARCs for BP were ready and I pulled a dickish blogger move and contacted the publicist for an ARC of book two. Yep, I was THAT girl.

 

It was all for a very good reason though! That reason being…these books are like fucking crack.

Damn it. Not that kind of crack.

Yes, somebody did and that somebody was me and that crack was The Royals. Five (FUCKING FIVE) asshole, spoiled rich, supremely hot brothers. Add one ex-stripper seventeen year old girl to that mix, sprinkle it with an exclusive prep school full of bitches.

What do you have?

The Royals series by Erin Watt.

But, that’s not all you get. It’s not that simple. You really need to add in more drama to get an idea of how this series works. Think…sex, drugs, secret babies, cheating, twin swapping, blackmail and really any other drama you may have seen on some 80’s soap opera. It’s like Days of Our Lives… but Gossip Girl style.

Basically, Ella is orphaned and a guardian she’s never met appears and takes custody of her. Said guardian is Daddy Royal and Ella goes from poor little stripper girl barely making ends meet to poor little reluctant rich girl with five brothers that might, quite literally, rather see her dead.  It’s a shit time of an adjustment and throughout it all, ringleader Reed Royal, shows too much interest and gives her too many butterfly feelings. They are complete assholes to each other, but absolutely attracted to each other. Love/Hate, Hate/Love…it’s all the same.

Of course they fall in love and shit goes South and the first book ends en an epic way.

Enter book two, Broken Prince. Reed fucked up. He knows it but Ella doesn’t seem to want to give him another chance.

Winning her back is going to be a challenge but he’s up for it. However, as with any super angsty book…it just ain’t gonna be that easy.  There are so many secrets, lies and betrayals happening that even if he does win her back – keeping her might prove to be an even harder challenge.

Watt has thrown everything into these two books. Including the kitchen sink, the private jet and the fleet of Range Rovers. Nearly every romantic trope makes an appearance. It’s all a bit much.  I could have done with a few less dramas.

HOWEVER…

Though these two books are riddled with forced drama and entirely too many issues for any one ex-stripper-seventeen-year-old orphan to handle in a single lifetime…

I don’t know how to quit it!

I can’t do it. It’s the reality show you watch religiously but don’t tell a single soul that you have ever seen an episode. I have to know what’s happening, who’s screwing who, who’s going to come clean, who’s going to die.

I can’t go into details on anything because basically everything is a spoiler. I’ll say this though…it gave me some similar feels to Bully by Penelope Douglas. It doesn’t have the same finesse as Bully but it has all the angsty goodness that keeps your heart in a perpetual state of anxiety. If you’re a fucking sadist (like me) and into that sort of thing – hit this series up!

 



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