Published on April 4, 2016 Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Young Adult
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.
It’s so not young adult. Is it?
But it’s so my type of book.
It’s has everything I love in a NA story.
Badass, hot, arrogant guys. Yep, try 5 of them.
Sweet heroine with a backbone and spirit. Check.
Did I mention angst? Oh, yeah, I did.
How about a whole lotta steamy thoughts, wicked actions, addicting storyline…
God, this book. I fought reading it for my own reasons, I really did.Then I was in a horrible book funk. Like I didn’t read a single word in two weeks. So I picked a random book from my ARC kindle library and went in blind. I didn’t even know what I was reading because it was a review copy from a promo agent. And it had no cover or title. About a few pages in I figured out what I was reading, and once I started, I literally couldn’t put it down. I read it in one sitting. And now I’m trying to figure out where this story will go. (Yes, it has a killer cliffhanger, and even though I despise cliffs in books, it’s worth the pain. The story is that addicting and satisfying, I’m OK with the wait until book two is released. Ok, I’m in pain with waiting, but this book is worth the wait.)
If you know me and my reviews, if I love a book, I love it with everything I have. I loved this book. It took me by surprise and I devoured every word. I want more. I am thinking of how this series will end, where will book two take me, and do I want to go on that ride (hell yes). This book transported me to a different time and place. I was right there with Ella, feeling her turmoil and her lust. I understood her resentment and her hesitation. My heart burst with emotions for her, in all the good ways and bad ways too.
The Royals are my favorite kind of heroes, bad ass, arrogant, with passion and loyalty. Yes, I wanted to bash their heads together for being dicks, but overall, they’re a pack. And once you become part of the pack, you are surrounded by their love, support, and loyalty.
The ending of this story broke me. I’m still reeling from those last pages. Not only did I have WTF moments, where I texted friends and asked… WHY…. WHAT DID I JUST READ… I’m literally coming up with what will happen next in my mind—and if you know me, my imagination is running wild. There has to be a reason for this madness I just read. I’m counting down the days to read book 2, Broken Prince, in hopes it will mend my broken heart.
I know I am late in this review, but I’m so glad I read this book. It reminded me how good new adult can be, and why I read it. Pick it up. Prepare your heart. Make sure you have time to read the whole thing in one sitting, you won’t be able to put it down.