Published by Timeout LLC on April 4, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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.
Before starting Paper Princess, I told myself that I wasn’t going to write any reviews for the books in The Royals series, because they were just going to be fun, easy-going, palate-cleansing reads after two weeks of nothing but high fantasy books. But then I finished Paper Princess in one sitting, staying up a hour later than my normal work-night bedtime, followed by staying up even later to start book two. I was that addicted O_O and therefore I knew I needed to share my thoughts, even if it was just a few sentences.
This is a NA series, because of the mature, sexual, lightly-erotic content, and it’s odd that I even decided to pick up book one, because I verrry rarely read NA books. I just don’t care for any type of erotic scenes, even the soft, juvenile kind. It’s just not my thing. But, just for the hell of it, I decided to give it a go, because I’d seen a lot of praise from YA/NA bloggers that I follow and trust. They made me want, nay, need to know why it was so good.
Well.. even though the erotic parts made me wince a little *it’s really not my thing*, after a couple chapters, Paper Princess had hooked me. I just really loved the sassy main character Ella, the 5 Royal boys who were brooding jerks (my usual weakness), and the overall story line. There was also a huge cliffhanger at the end of book one, and I couldn’t stop myself for immediately reaching for book two. I’m super glad all the books were (by the time I’m posting this review I’ve read all the books) out for my binging needs.
I’m not going to say anything else about this book/series other than, if you like NA books, that take place in a private school, with a strong, street-smart, smart-mouthed heroine, and a gaggle of rich, irritating, attractive guys – grab this book. This is a quick, addicting series, that you don’t have to take too seriously, because some of the books, especially book three, can get a bit soapy.