Broken Prince by Erin Watt

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“I’ve spend the last couple of years trying to destroy everything around me. Who knew success would taste so bitter.” 

Broken Prince

There’s something about this series that just reels me in despite some of my issues with it. I found myself addicted, wanting to know more and craving more. Broken Prince picked up where Paper Princess left off and I was rewarded by my faith in Reed.

One thing that I adore about this story is Ella’s growing love for the Royal family, the genuine loyalty and care towards the brothers and the family’s devotion to Ella.  

There’s always something happening that’s why you will not notice that you’re almost halfway then almost done with the book. It’s seriously that fast paced and there is never a dull moment. I truly enjoyed being in Reed’s head and while some male POVs annoy and disgust me, Reed’s on the other hand made me more appreciative of him. 

Ella remains to be the feisty and bold heroine we knew from Book1 so no surprises there. For me, there’s more flavor and entertainment factor in this sequel compared to the first book and I really liked it more. I was more immersed and interested with the characters, with the storyline and I wish the authors can explore the other brothers’ storylines because I know I NEED MORE! I doubt that they will be focused on the third book given that ending so this is me wishing to know these characters more. 

The steam is intense. Mic drop. I have no more words for it.

I am seriously sold. But most definitely, the allure of this series beyond the characters, beyond the steam, beyond the intense characters is the onslaught of twists, turns and crazy cliffhangers.

Because damnnnnnnnnnnn what is that ending even????

I have no idea how other readers waited so long for the third book.

There’s so much whys and hows going on in my head as I finished the book and for sure, Book 3 will be another win for me.

Stars - 4


Review Headings -  Blurb

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. 

Paper Princess by Erin Watt

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“Somewhere along the line, I started thinking that if I just got through this bad experience, this bad day, that tomorrow I’d have something better, brighter, newer.”

Paper Princess

I kind of stayed away from this series because of the hype surrounding it and I wanted to read it without the pressure of everyone else’s emotions overwhelming me. And I think that I decided right since I was told that the cliffies are intense and I’m just glad I don’t have to suffer the waiting game.

I went in blind and all I have was faith in Elle Kennedy (since I heard that she was 1/2 of the authors who wrote this). The cover totally blindsided me. I was expecting fluffy romance, something akin to The Selection series (which I never got to finish) but damn this first book felt more NA than it was YA.

I enjoyed how this was written. Fast paced and fun to read, my attention never wavered. I just cannot get over that cliffy ending because what in the world was that????

I’ve read a lot of alpha males that they no longer come as a surprise to me. To be honest, it was Ella who truly reeled me in. Surprising eh? This girl is a whole different story. She is the kind of  female lead that I really enjoy. She’s witty, strong and totally kicks ass. Her resiliency and drive to survive are admirable at best. On the other hand, it was Easton I liked best among the Royal brothers. I have a deep fondness for his playfulness, loyalty and open mindedness. On the other hand, I felt like the twins were just added for decorative purposes. I don’t know about you but they can be taken off the story and I won’t even notice. Big brother Gideon is also a presence in this book. Although he’s more of a come and go character, I feel like there’s heavy baggage in him.

Lastly, Reed Royal. He’s alpha male personified and one of the bossiest among the bossy characters I have read. Still, I credit it to good writing why I found it NOT difficult to like his character despite his douchebaggery. And even at the end, I felt a bigger reason to why that last scene happened.

While the premise very much felt like F4’s Meteor’s Garden, I still enjoyed the banter, the sarcasm and the battle for superiority. It’s like Meteor Garden, Gossip Girl, Mean Girls and Cruel Intentions had an orgy and this was the baby.


UNPOPULAR OPINION: However, parts of the story came across as disturbing like the extent of bullying, the rich kids’ disregard for discipline and other very adult-y stuff happening making me forget at times that these were high school kids we’re dealing with. And this is also the reason why I can’t give it more stars – it was a never ending cycle of sexual tension, evil and violence.  


It may not be the most original story out there but the way I was engaged and how it kept me reading are definite plus points. The writing is amazing. I know for a fact that Elle Kennedy is real good but I haven’t read anything from Jen Frederick before so this may just be the arrow sign I needed towards her books.

I’m going to end this by saying that this book, despite some of my issues with it will make you obsessed and hooked. Addictive at best. There’s no other word for it and Elle and Jen (Erin Watt) have a lot of explaining to do to my darkened undereyes. Because truthfully, this book is that hard to put down.

Stars - 3


Review Headings -  Blurb

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.