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.
If you’ve seen the cool posts that Gel did earlier this week, then you already know that this book is AMAZING! I could not put it down. It’s like Cruel Intentions meets Gossip Girl. Seriously intense chemistry that had me wondering WTF…
I wish that I could talk about why I am still reeling from the book, but you just got to read it to get it. Here is what I can say.
Ella is pretty much pulled from her life of struggle and pain into the Royal mansion and life of luxury. She is smart though, because she sees through the facade.
This will never be my home. I don’t belong in splendor, I belong in squalor. That’s what I know. It’s what I’m comfortable with, because squalor doesn’t lie to you. It’s not wrapped in a pretty package. It is what it is.
This house is an illusion. It’s polished and pretty, but the dream Callum is trying to sell is as flimsy as paper.
My skill if I had one, isn’t dancing. It’s my ability to believe that tomorrow can be a better day. I don’t 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 I’d have something better, brighter, newer.
Callum Royal, the man that shows up to reveal that Ella’s deceased dad was his best friend. She could have everything that her father wanted for her, if she would just stay. For every month she stays with the Royals, she gets $10,000. She just has to go to school and get along with the Royals.
But, there’s a catch. Reed Royal. He’s…Dangerous. Intelligent. Cruel. Hawt. Like seriously burn the book as I read hot. Now I didn’t trust him in the beginning either, but he gets under your skin and it feels amazing…
I can’t decide what I like more. The calm Royal household with the voiceless Reed or the one where he’s yelling at me to stay away and threatening me with his penis.
Yeah. He’s kind of controlling but in a way that makes you want to let him. Lol.
Reed’s one of 5 brothers. There’s Gideon, the oldest who is supposed to be away at college, but keeps showing up at parties and giving cryptic advice to Ella. Easton is the other brother, that’s the same age as Ella, and likes to kiss people just to let off steam and push people’s buttons. Personally, I would like see more of him in the next book. Then there’s the twins. Sebastian and Sawyer. They’re into sharing stuff, like girlfriends. So it’s a soap opera in this house.
And when the Ella’s father’s will is read…It’s like the top of the hill on a roller coaster ride. Hang on and keep all body parts inside the car for safety. And that’s all I can say about this book.
I give this book 5 knock me over with a feather stars and put it on my “favorite” and “top shelf fantastic read” shelves on Goodreads.
****I was given an ARC of this book from the publisher through Net Galley for an honest review. The excerpts are from that copy.***
Good news is the second book Broken Prince is available for pre-order, and will be available July 25th. So I’ll just rock back and forth in the corner until then.