Series: The Royals #1
on April 4th, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Romance
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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 youÔÇª
Ella Harper is a survivorÔÇöa pragmatic optimist. SheÔÇÖs spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday sheÔÇÖll climb out of the gutter. After her motherÔÇÖs 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 doesnÔÇÖt want her. He says she doesnÔÇÖt belong with the Royals.
He might be right.
Wealth. Excess. Deception. ItÔÇÖs like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if sheÔÇÖs going to survive her time in the Royal palace, sheÔÇÖll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.
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My lord, ┬áTHAT ENDING! ┬áPaper Princess is a 2016 #MustRead. ItÔÇÖs GOT IT all! ItÔÇÖs one of those reads that just wonÔÇÖt let go. Its wholly entertaining; ┬áfilled with intrigue, drama, double standards, social inequalities,with a smart and sassy heroine.┬áItÔÇÖs one of those delicious reads that will leave you clamoring for more. Yes, there’s a cliffhanger and its a doozy ┬á- SO worth the emotional investment. It was very nearly a one sitting read. I put it down in the wee hours of the morning and I felt giddy the next evening┬áwhen I was able to pick it back up and finish it.┬á
Ella’s a street smart seventeen year old. One mistake away from finding herself out of option when Callum Royal swoops in and flips her life upside down. She’s introduced to a world of excess and entitlement and it takes some convincing for Ella to accept what’s being offered, and why. ┬á But, the Royal boys are just plain rotten and not about to have their crazy world upended by this wisp of a girl. But Ella’s spirited, it’s one of things that makes the world hers, and I felt myself waxing and waning between want to give her a hug and high-fiving her for the way she takes on the Royal family. ┬áEmotionally, I went back and forth between completely despising the Royal’s┬áto wanting to see Ella form a bond with the boys. ┬áAs Ella begins to find a foothold, I wanted to soften up to them but there was no way I was trusting any of the lot of them.
Like Ella, ┬áI stayed skeptical and on guard. Even when it appears that maybe the human decency gene did take hold┬áin few Royal cells.┬áCallum is hard to understand and although his motives seem clear, it just feels like something is off. The relationship he has with his sons only makes the entire situation harder on Ella, so why put her through it all? Somethings just off. ┬áOf the five boys, Ella’s has an immediate attraction to Reed, second oldest and definitely the ringleader. He seems to call the shots and it’s a slow build towards a tentative acceptance. As she starts to develop friendships (Thank god for┬áValerie), and to form some unlikely alliances ( Easton…), ┬áa sense of belonging and security settles over her. And then BAM! I sooo didn’t see coming and the ending stole my breath. But Ella’s got a good head on her shoulder┬áand she’ll ┬áget through it:┬á
My skill, if I have one, isnÔÇÖt dancing. ItÔÇÖs my ability to believe that tomorrow can be a better day. I donÔÇÖt really know where I got this optimism. Maybe it was from Mom. Somewhere along the line, I started thinking that if I just got through this bad experience, this bad day, that tomorrow IÔÇÖd have something better, brighter, newer.
IÔÇÖve read 2 other books since and I cannot get this one of my mind. IÔÇÖm so anxious for Broken Prince and feeling a bit obsessive. ┬áThe final 2% of the story keeps spinning around in my mind – IÔÇÖm suspect of everything. Did THAT┬áreally just happen? Was the drive with Gideon a set up? ┬áDoes she get to b*tchslap Brooke? What about her new found financial status?
July 25th can’t come soon enough! 5 ┬á#RoyalPain Stars and must read recommendation!
~Review by Cyndi