Series: The Royals #2
Page count: 370
Publisher: Timeout LLC
Genre: Young-adult, new adult, romance
From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.
THESE ROYALS WILL RUIN YOU…
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.
(!Spoilers for Paper Princess!)
Okay, I have to be honest: I don’t remember much about what happened in this book and I finished it just yesterday… The first half, Reed is trying to get Ella back ( which DUH, he will get her back otherwise there would be no story). The second half, wait for it…more drama unfolds!
It’s safe to say that this book wasn’t my favourite, and I was so frustrated at times. Let’s start with the characters. I was surprised to see that the book started off with Reed’s point of view. At first I thought the book would be from his POV entirely, but this was not the case. I really liked his voice though, it was nice to see that he really loved Ella (but I didn’t change my mind about the fact that it was a classic case of insta-love). But after a while he began to annoy me because of his temper. I don’t know how many people he hit in this book, but there are a lot. Everyone who insults Ella or his mother is down for a hit, and I get it, he wants to protect and help ‘his girl’ but Jesus, how childish can you be… And it doesn’t solve anything because basically everyone at school has a fricking negative opinion of Ella.
Which brings me to my second thought: why are all the rich people real bitches?! Maybe it’s just in this series but damn why does every rich teenager act like such an ass? And I am not just talking about the girls. The school our main characters go to is just plain awful. If I were rich, I would just ask to be home schooled.. Not to mention the fact that the teachers and headmaster have nothing to say but that there is always a group of students who make the rules at school? How crazy is that! No one said a word when Jordan taped a naked girl on the walls just because she glanced at her boyfriend, because it’s all fine. Or no, it wasn’t fine because the Royals weren’t in power anymore so apparently there was chaos because kids picked on kids who weren’t theirs to pick on based on the social hierarchy. Like… What??
One thing I really wanted from this book was more insight in the Royal brothers, but this book was really just more about Ella and Reed. Maybe this is because Easton has his own books where his story is told? It is just really hard to care about their ‘family’ when we barely know or even see them.
I was about to give up on this series, but then the ending happened… What the hell was that?! So yeah I am going to invest my time in yet ANOTHER The Royals book… Wish me luck.