Broken Prince by Erin Watt – Katie’s review

broken prince review photoWhy I read it

I loved Paper Princess and couldn’t wait to read the second book!

What I rated it

4.5starsWhat it’s about

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.

leaf dividerKatie’s Review

I. Loved. This book. End of story. OK, that’s not the end of the story, but do I have your attention yet?

When Paper Princess ended, I was dumbstruck. What was going on? How could we ever forgive Reed? Did I even want to forgive him? I had so many questions, and no answers. I literally squealed like a school girl when I saw Broken Prince had magically appeared on my Kindle one day. I seriously considered faking sick to be able to leave work to go home to read. (The boss didn’t fall for it, unfortunately.)

The second I got home, I locked my door, turned Facebook notifications off, and jumped right in. I was sucked in until the very end! I love when  book can keep me guessing. There were so many times I thought I had it all figured out… and then Erin struck again, surprising me. This does not happen very often. I have been known to either completely call the plot from the first chapter, or get close enough to consider it a win on guessing. Even the last page, I did not see coming!

BP picks up right where Paper Princess drops off, and right from the get-go, they managed to change everything I thought I knew from the ending of the previous book. Wow, how vague, right? But I don’t want to spoil anyone else’s reading, so just take my advice: read this book. You will not regret it!

I loved where the authors went with the storyline. As with Paper Princess, when I was reading the book, it didn’t feel like a book. I felt like the movie was actually playing out in my head! The details were just enough to get the picture right, but not so much that I found myself skimming. I loved all the over the top teenage drama; I felt like I was reading the next One Tree Hill or Gossip Girl.

The complexity of all the relationships in the Royal family are scrutinized in this latest installment, and I loved how “real” the interactions felt. I didn’t feel like the authors were trying to fit their characters into a box, they let the characters tell the story.

Overall, I absolutely loved this book, and cannot wait for Twisted Palace to be here!

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