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.
What to say. What to say. Honestly, I can’t say much, because it would seriously ruin it for you. Maybe I’ll go with what I was feeling while reading…
First, excitement. You know that feeling when you are riding a roller coaster, and you’re climbing to the top of a steep hill, just reaching to the top before going over? That’s how I felt when I started this book. I knew it was going to be good, but I was still nervous about how things were going to play out.
I feel comfortable sharing that we get to spend quite a bit of time in Reed’s head, and that is revealing with regards to how the first book ended. *Zipping mouth*
Next, I’ll go with frustration. Ella isn’t quite so forgiving in this book, so the UST in this book is still overflowing from the first book. Seriously, she doesn’t really like anybody in the Royal family, even Easton. It’s a trust issue. I get it, but I adore Easton. In fact, if the authors are taking requests, please give Easton his own book. I would love to be in his head.
Speaking of Easton, serious brotherly conflict going on between Reed and his brothers. All of his brothers. Nobody wants to put up with Reed’s crap and attitude, especially when they realize he’s the reason why Elle left.
“I know it scared you when she left. It hurt you.” I turn to study his profile, and I tense up too as something occurs to me. “Do you love her?” I ask hoarsely.
His head whirls towards me. “No.”
“You sure about that?”
“I don’t. Not the way you do.”
I relax, just slightly. “Still. You care about her.”
Of course he does. We all do, because that girl flew into our house like a whirlwind and made everything come alive again. She brought steel and fire. She made us laugh again. She gave us a purpose–at first, it was us united against her. Then it turned into us standing beside her. Protecting her. Loving her.
“She made me happy.”
Helplessly, I nod. “I know.”
Lastly, blind contentment. Ella and Reed do go through a lot to become more mature. They both realize the mistakes they made, and take some ownership. It felt good, and that right there should have made me nervous, because the ending… Did. Not. See. That. Coming.
I know. Cryptic, but it’s better to know nothing. Trust me.
Brendon is my new favorite thing. He’s sofa king….
hawt /sexy when he’s half naked talented.
I give this book 5 heart-stopping stars, and put it on my “books that own me”, “favorites”, and “top shelf fantastic reads” shelf on Goodreads.
****I was given an ARC of this book from the publisher and authors for an honest review. The excerpt is from that copy.****