Princess Emma Reviews: Broken Prince by Erin Watt

Princess Emma Reviews: Broken Prince by Erin WattBroken Prince (The Royals, #2) by Erin Watt
on July 25th 2016
Pages: 370
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4.5 Stars

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.

Series: The Royals #2
Also in this series: Paper Princess (The Royals, #1), Paper Princess (The Royals, #1), Broken Prince (The Royals, #2), Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3), Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3), Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3), Fallen Heir (The Royals, #4), Fallen Heir (The Royals, #4)
Also by this author: Paper Princess (The Royals, #1), Paper Princess (The Royals, #1), Paper Princess (The Royals, #1), Broken Prince (The Royals, #2), Broken Prince (The Royals, #2), Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3), Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3), Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3), Fallen Heir (The Royals, #4), Fallen Heir (The Royals, #4)

4.5 Crowns

Book 2 in the much applauded Royals series. If you haven’t read book 1, Paper Princess then do not read this review any further. Broken Prince is very much a continuation of a very complex story and you cannot pick the story up from here.

Blimey, it feels like I have had to wait ages for this book. In reality, as book series go, the authors actually followed book 1 up pretty quick. Paper Princess left on such a major cliff-hanger that it was all I could think about for weeks; mulling over different scenario’s, where the story would go from here and what other skeletons would come out of the closet; It gave me a serious book hangover that I struggled to get past. So when this book finally landed on my kindle, life stopped. I devoured it, eager to see if my hunches were correct. In some areas they were, but others were seriously off base.

Broken Prince starts off just prior to the conclusion of Paper Princess. Now in Reed’s POV we find out the facts and truths about what made Ella run, Reed’s reaction to her disappearance and the knock-on effect it has on every single Royal. So if some of my hunches were indeed correct, it still didn’t affect the shocks, twists and turns that the rest of the story had in store for me. Let me assure you that the Royal’s are back in all their dysfunctional glory, but this book is a lot more sympathetic to each and every one of them. Of course no good book is without a villain or indeed two (maybe even more). Things change for the Royal’s in more ways than one, and it becomes apparent that Ella has become the oil that keeps the family engine moving along healthily.

If I am being super picky, I found the middle section a little slow, but you know the saying “The calm before the storm”, well it gave me a breather in what was a complex and riveting journey. The last 20% seriously raised my blood pressure. So what does that mean for all you readers? Yes, you’ve guessed it. A truly epic ending and one humdinger of a cliff-hanger.

 

This is a brilliantly plotted series with layered characters and original storylines that lace together beautifully. A YA book for even the more mature reader, and a series that is not to be missed.

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