Review: Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt


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.



This reminds me so much of Fallen Crest High, but Paper Princess is actually better. I didn’t get any confusing moments between any of the characters that I feel like the author forgot to explain about.

This was so dramatic, and I loved it. I didn’t like how the Royal brothers treated Ella at first. It was too cruel. She didn’t deserve any of that. Their father basically kidnapped her, and she didn’t ask for any of it. I get that they thought she was sleeping with their father, but they really should have reserved judgment.

I’m always a sucker for high school/college romances. Reed was such an asshole to Ella, but he was repentant after he finally got over himself and saw the truth.

I’m glad I decided to read these books just now, because a good number of them has already been released. That ending is such a cliffhanger, and I would’ve died waiting for the next book.



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