Review: Paper Princess by Erin Watt
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.
**** 4 Star Review ****
Words for this book seem to be escaping me. In the beginning, I was a little put off. I got annoyed with the repetitive use of some of the slang. It made me cringe. Usually, this kind of thing isn't a hangup for me, but it almost was. I honestly got to a point where I told myself if the characters said it one more time I was putting the book down. That must have been magic, because the slang disappeared.
Enough about the negative. This story finally kicked in gear, and I couldn't put it down. I was drawn to the story and the characters. I found myself doting on the words flying across my Kindle.
Everyone keeps saying that if you are a fan of Cruel Intentions, then you will love this book. I guess I can see where they are coming from, but I am not one to compare books against anything else. The book needs to stand on its own. This one does for me.
There are some plot twists and a lot of angst. That right there is great recipe for me. I am not so sure I would want my teenage daughter reading the book, but it truly is great entertainment.
Please note: This is book one... which means there will be another. So, you guessed it. There is a cliffhanger. The story isn't over. It will resume in a couple of months. I am telling all of you cliffhanging-haters, if you can't overlook the cliffhanger, then hold off on reading. Nothing gets under my skin more than seeing book bashing over a cliffhanger IN A SERIES.
Book Two, Broken Prince, Releases in July.