Book 1, The Royals - A Novel
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“This generation’s Cruel Intentions.” Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
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.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BOOK
Q: Is this really a YA?
We recommend this for young adult readers, age 17 and up. We think it’s a book that will appeal to older teens and those adults who are in touch with their inner teen, like us.
Q: Is there a cliffhanger? I’ve heard there’s an awful cliffhanger! Why’d you write a cliffhanger?
We promise that we didn’t set out to write a cliffhanger, but Paper Princess does end in one. The good news is that the next book is up for pre-sale and it will be released July 25, 2016.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun—and sometimes crazy—ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up. You can contact them at their shared inbox: email@example.com
"Intense, haunting & hot—I can't stop thinking about Paper Princess!! The intriguing sexy characters draw you in and don't let go. A true must read!"—Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled and Legal Briefs series
“Wickedly clever writing, deliciously provocative characters, & chilling final pages made Paper Princess impossible to put down! Confidently a 2016 Top Read!”—ROCKSTARS OF ROMANCE
“Gritty, angsty, steamy, and rife with scandal and secrecy, Paper Princess is the kind of book you hope EVERY book will be when you open it. The kind you can't put down, can't forget about. This book consumed me and thanks to that crazy ending, I won't be moving on from this book for a good long while.”—Jessica, Angie & Jessica’s Dreamy Reads
"What a heady, indulgent and ADDICTIVE read..." - Totally Booked Blog
"If you want a book that is all consuming and a soul sucking dementor (in the best way possible, of course) then is it!" - New Chicks on the Blog
"If you want a movie like experience that'll give you so much and leave you hankering for more, you've got to read this!!" -Suzanne, Tied Up In Romance
"This book had it all. Great writing, awesome characters, high school drama, sexual tension of the charts, angst all wrapped up into an addictive package." - Schmexy Girl Book Blog
"... a dynamic story that was full of hilarious moments, gut wrenching events, provocative moments and a deviously angsty story line." - Miranda, Red Cheek Reads
"This book was cracktastic and totally addicting." - Kimberlyfaye Reads
"...this is one book that will have you turning the page with fervour and relishing every second." - Kelly, Perusing Princesses
"If you're looking for a book with a deliciously cruel and interesting cast of character, look no further. This is for you." - Rowena, Book Binge
What's New in Version 3.0
Updated to include new back matter for When It’s Real.
Ruined by the Royals
Oh my. Oh my my my. The Royals will really ruin you. Great read. It's going to be a great series!!
Review: The Royals 1: Paper Princess
Paper Princess by Erin Watt is the first book in The Royals series. Erin Watt is the pen name of two fantastic authors, Elle Kennedy & Jen Frederick. This book is tagged as mature YA and while YA is not a go-to for me it also isn't one I refuse to read. These characters are mature high school students approaching graduation and I'm okay with that.
The plot for the book is somewhat modern-day cinderella-ish. Ella is a tough as nails survivor who is intelligent, resourceful, and wary. When she is plucked from her barely surviving life after her mother's death she is leery of her supposed "rescuer" but Callum Royal is legit and has information on her father that she might want. He also opens his home to her, providing more than she could have ever dreamed of. Callum's sons, however, are FAR from welcoming to this interloper they view as a money seeker and home wrecker.
The tension is palpable, the characters genuine, the story interesting and engaging. I absolutely loved this story and, despite the wicked cliffie, or because of it, cannot wait for more.
Not just a YA read!!
Oh my word! This book will have your emotions jumping.
You have Erin who is a teenager who had to grow up way too fast.
You have 5 teenage boys who need to grow up and their dad who is no better.
Words just can't explain how this book is.