by Erin Watt
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Young Adult
Publisher: Ever After Romance
Book Release Date: April 4, 2016
My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We’re good in bed, but out of it, we are like a stage 4 hurricane.
-Paper Princess, Chapter 22, Erin Watt
What just happened? What actually just happened????
I knew going into this that it would end on a cliffhanger, but… what just happened?
This book was so good. I’ve been eyeing this book since it first came out, but I never really gave it a shot because it was Young Adult Romance, which is something I haven’t really tended to read a whole lot of. But now that I’ve read it, I’m wondering why I waited so long.
Ella is our super-strong female lead. She’s a 17 year old who’s had a rough go at life, and having a recently deceased mother and never having met her father, she’s surprised when a man shows up at school one day claiming to be her legal guardian there to whisk her away to his Royal castle.
Enter the Royal brothers, who make her life hell. They were awful. And the one brother that Ella cannot help but be drawn to despite herself is Reed Royal. These boys have more money than they know what to do with, but they also have power.
This book was so well written. There were only a couple of parts that gave me a bit of pause… like the revenge exacted on Mr. Delacourt, that scene seemed a little on the cheesy side, so much so that it kind of took me out of the story being believable at that point, but it was such a small scene I can’t really complain.
Above all, this book was steamy. I feel like this is worth mentioning because this is not at all what I expected. We’re talking about a 17 year old main character who’s doing everything but the actual deed, here. But holy steam, Batman! There is some serious chemistry between Ella and Reed. This enemies to lovers trope was one of the best done I think I’ve ever read, and it is one of my all time favorite tropes to read.
I’d say even if you don’t love YA Romance, still give this one a try because you won’t be disappointed. However, if it’s a hard limit for you to read underage characters doing adult activities, you probably will want to skip this one. It is consensual and between characters with only 1 year age difference.