Broken Prince Review

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Broken Prince (The Royals, Book 2) by Erin Watt

Synopsis: These Royals will ruin you…

From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.

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.

Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.

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: authorerinwatt@gmail.com

Genre: new adult, romance, contemporary, young adult (recommended 17+).

More Info: Kindle edition, 370 pages, published on July 25, 2016

4.5

Holy $h|t! klashdfiuwehglawkejflks. I’m speechless. I honestly don’t know what to write. This book brought me out of my reading slump, but now I can only sit in shock. (This sounds alarmingly like my review for Paper Princess, I see a pattern here.)

Ok, let me back it up. {Warning: spoilers from book 1 and some spoilers from book 2.}

Paper Princess ended off will Ella catching Reed in bed with Brooke. She, reasonably in my opinion, took off. She was ruined by the Royals, just like she was warned would happen. The beginning of book 2 starts off in the same spot, but this time from Reeds point of view. We learn that he has slept with Brooke in the past, but was actually kicking her out at the time of Ella’s departure. We also discover that *gasp* Brooke is pregnant. But who can really know whose baby it is?

The Royal family falls apart without Ella. They spiral and so does everyone around them. Astor Park Prep Academy falls to pieces without a Royal to hold it all together.

It isn’t too long before Ella is found, and threatened by Callum to return. She grudgingly agrees and becomes a “prisoner” again. The tension in the household doesn’t ease up, especially with Brooke and Dinah back in the mix.

Reed is relentless in his attempts to win Ella back. He throws caution to the wind and opens up about his past, his family, and even his mother. Other secrets are revealed along the way that add other issues to the twist and turns.

With Reed’s POV, we get a closer look into his head. He is just as messed up as the rest of his family. I thought there would be more focus on Ella, and her adventure before she was brought back to the Royal palace…but there isn’t. What really surprised me and made me happy was the change in the boys’ father. Callum becomes a larger character in this novel, standing up for himself and his family. I was taken aback by how much he knew about his family and their pastimes. He knows much more than he lets on, and will do anything to protect those he loves. Callum breaks his pattern, and I liked him so much better for it.

As I mentioned before, there are patterns. There is a pattern to the titles. There is a pattern to the synopses. (Seriously, compare the synopsis for both Paper Princess and Broken Prince.) And there is a pattern of cliffhangers.

I slightly resent the cliffhangers, but it certainly grabbed my attention and has be grasping for more. (Kind of like Reed in this book.) I won’t spoil the ending, but WTF!? Of all the things that I imagined happening in the finale, it was not that…or the other thing either. The conclusion left me with more questions than answers, some that I really want answered in book 3.

If you want to torture yourself, definitely buy this book. I am writing this review on Broken Prince’s release day, because I may have read it in one 6 hour sitting. Oops. It is a fast and intriguing read.

Fair warning, Twisted Palace, book 3, won’t be released until October 17, 2016.

This book was also $4.99 on kindle like the first book. This is a reasonable and worthwhile price. You can also buy the two books together.

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