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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’sFrom 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. ...

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paper princess Reviews

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    2019-02-24 15:23

    Are you ready for a rant? BECAUSE I AM SUPER MAD RIGHT NOW. They don't call me Paper Fury for nothing, children. This book is disgustingly problematic, sexist, and abusive. I actually had no idea what I was in for....I liked the title, okay?!? But I read in someone else's review that "Erin Watt" is a pseudonym for two erotica authors. SO. That tells you a lot right there. (Although I'm not 100% sure if it's true or not.)Here is a lovely list of what this book includes:• male dominance and chauvinism and sexism that is NOT rebuffed or called out• sexual harassment and near-rape• romanticising abuse• detailed sex scenes• no plot whatsoever because who needs that• a protagonist who has as much personality as paper (SEE WHAT I DID THERE)• alcohol addiction that is totally shrugged off• DID. I. MENTION. ABUSE. AND. HARASSMENT. YET.Look, I get that this is not a "Cait book" because I don't like sexytimes books. But I refuse to believe that this kind of story is even remotely okay. I'm not even sure it's YA?? The characters are in their teens/highschool but it reads more like New Adult. But the entire romantic plot is an aggressive, rude, domineering, cruel boy and a quiet, passive, innocent, sweet girl have a romance. It's cliche? It's tedious? It's not right.Ella is living with the Royals because their father is her guardian. Like so she's had a bad life, has been a stripper just to make ends meet, blah blah (BUT SHE IS AN INNOCENT PURE OF HEART VIRGIN) and she immediately falls for "bad boy" Reed. Dude. Reed is a disgusting animal. He's rude to Ella from the first time he meets her. He's calling her a slut, talking with his brothers about how it's not safe to have sex with her because she's diseased, he's making sure all the people at school hate her, he treats ALL WOMEN like they're pieces of furniture to use, he walks into her room without knocking while she's changing, and he commands her to go here, stay there, come, sit. WHATEVER. And she just does it because "she can't resist". WHAT PART OF THAT IS OKAY??? And then it's just like snap-your-fingers-and-suddenly-he-confesses-he's-only-been-an-evil-jerk-because-he-loves-her.No.Also: no.Here are some delightful examples of how horrendous this romance is:They go back to ignoring me. Easton is now telling his brother about the blowjob he got tonight."It's like she's only giving forty percent now," he gripes. "Used to be a solid hundred, y'know? Going to town on my dick like it's made of chocolate, and suddenly it's a few licks and then let's cuddle? Eff that."Reed snickers. "She thinks she's your girlfriend. Girlfriends don't need to put in an effort.""Yeah, might be time to cut that one loose."Wow. When is the time that I'm, like, supposed to think that Reed is a good guy?"I told you to stay away from my brothers," Reed growls. "I'm not a good listener." I start to sit up and then clasp the bedsheets against my chest. I forgot I took my dress off and all I'm wearing are panties."Sex is sex," he replies darkly. "If I have to fuck you so you don't ruin my family, I'll do it."So (A) wtf, (B) how does that makes sense, and (C) the "love interest" is saying he will SEXUALLY ASSULT Ella. And like, the next chapter she feels bad for him because he's just damaged and she apologises for "poking the tiger" because it's all her fault.Do I puke or murder someone?? I'm debating.I drop my arms and walk into the cabin. Something about this guy...he issues a command and I obey. I fight it at first, sure. I always fight, but he always wins.And this right here ^^ is an abusive relationship.And that's like the BEGINNING of the problematic issues. The Royal father, Callum, is openly HATED and DESPISED by his five sons. They are disgustingly disrespectful to him. And they're all filthy rich of course, so he just gives them thousands of dollars and then they spit in his face for 100% of the book. Plus they're all drinking, partying, doing drugs, and having sex RIGHT UNDER HIS NOSE. And I can't believe he's oblivious. He's a horrible parent. And not only that but he CONSTANTLY tells Ella what to do. Like "you're going shopping" or "you're going on this boating trip with the family" or "you're going to this party with the boys". Like it's 100% male dominance here too. He doesn't take no for an answer. And everything he does for Ella is "good" in the sense that he's looking out for her. BUT HE 100% DOES NOT RESPECT HER OR HER WISHES. And this is the guardian we're talking about????He also gives Ella 10K per month to stay with his family. I can't even.Like I said: NO PLOT. Perhaps if you got a microscope you might see a very small speck of one. But good luck in that endeavour, fren.It's all just Ella trying to survive the cruelty of highschool and the aggressive harassment of all 5 Royal brothers and then eventually having sex with one for, like, the rest of the book.AND I CAN'T EVEN ROOT FOR ELLA BECAUSE SHE NEVER STANDS UP FOR HERSELF. Every feminist bone in my body is weeping.This isn't romance, it's actually abuse. Dude.Not to mention the formatting was really shoddy. Like in the first chapter the font was like changing?? And I don't think it was for aesthetic, because paragraph formatting was also messed up. Also the book was really it wasn't printed on normal book paper??? Is this self-published? DID IT NOT GET EDITED???ALL IN ALL: look, no. Just no. I'm the one standing in the middle of the room screaming right now because this book was soooooo far in the "THIS IS WRONG" category. It is so sexist and the romance is disgusting and abusive and there is NO WAY you should EVER BE AROUND boys who treat you like you're an object. Reed constantly pins Ella down so she can't leave a situation = THAT'S HARASSMENT AND IT'S ILLEGAL AND REED BELONGS IN PRISON.Okay bye now. Either I'm setting fire to this book or my brain to try and forget I read it.

  • Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
    2019-02-22 11:05

    WELL THAT WAS A JAW DROPPER!!!!! A fucking JAW DROPPER!!! I'm still reeling! Ahhhhh! Okay... I think I've found a NEW addiction and it's ROYALLY intoxicating!!!! YOU GUYS! I started Paper Princess around 11pm on a Sunday Night. My plan was to read until 12:30. Yeah, rightttttt!!! BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER. I had to forced myself to set it down. I had read and read and read and before I knew it I had to be up in 2hrs. TWO HOURS. The next morning I couldn't think. Not about ANYTHING but this book. I was obsessed. Intoxicated. Completely taken by what I was reading. As I was making my kids breakfast, my mind ran a marathon, covering every little detail and scene my mind had soaked in. I couldn't get my kids to school fast enough. I came home. I finished immediately. And OH MY WORD! Seriously!!!! THIS, friends, is your NEXT addiction. These Royal's are delightfully wicked in every single way. When you first meet Callum Royal and his sons, you don't know what to think of them. Callum swoops in and saves the day. Literally. I, personally, thought the man was fantastic. Even with his blatant flaws glaring at you, I saw a diamond in the rough. I have a major crush on him. He's HAWT. But his boys... Oh, baby! His five sons left something to be desired. To be honest, at first they're a bunch of assholes. Gorgeous assholes, but fuckers I wanted to throat punch nonetheless. However, first appearances are often times deceiving. There's soooo many things going on in this story. So many skeletons and little hidden compartments lingering behind the scenes, just waiting to jump out. I'm still trying to figure each of them out. One of best things about Paper Princess, my most favorite thing, is Ella herself. Our main character is down right FABULOUS. At 17, this girl has handled more than anyone should. And it hasn't broken her. No, if anything it's made her one hell of a fighter. I respected her. I admired her. She's lost her mother, her father, and she's had to do things, to get by, that made my heart ache. This feisty, yet sweet girl, has been taking care of herself for what seems forever. And because of that she's developed an incredibly fierce sense of independence. She rarely shows weakness. And if she feels weak, she gets over it in the very next breath. Simply put, I have a girl crush on her. With Ella's life's doing a 180--from pauper to princess--she's thrust into the Royal Mansion. That could easily change her as a person, yet it doesn't. Ella Harper is a good to her core. But while she's good, she's also strong. She takes no shit and gives zero fucks as well. [.... "I lift a finger and trail it slowly across his naked pecs, my nail scraping across his smooth skin. His breath hitches, almost imperceptibly, but it’s there.My heart leaps to my throat and blood begins to pound in places that I absolutely do not want to be associated with Reed Royal."You’re playing a dangerous game,” he rasps out.Don’t I know it. Still, I can’t let Reed see he’s gotten to me. I pull my hand away, folding the fingers into a fist. “I don’t know any other way to play it.” ....]All the Royal boys have distinct personalities. From Easton, to Gideon, to Sawyer, to Sebastian, they're all intriguing in their own way. But our hero is Reed Royal. REED MOTHER FUCKING ROYAL! Prince of aloof fuckery!Reed is the ringleader of the bunch. When he says jump, they say "YES, SIR!" He sets the standard in the Royal house and at Astor Park Prep, their High School! He's cold and his heart seems impossible to penetrate. I have so many thoughts on this man! I've analyzed him over and over and over again. I could say so much, but I don't want to spoil. So, I'm not going to. But I'll say this... I think our Hero has a soft heart. I think he's deliciously sexy. He makes me feel like a cougar. RAWR! I definitely think I'm in love him. And I think things are going to get very juicy, and maybe even a touch scandalous, in book 2. **waggles brows**[.... "The apple is dangling in front of me, juicy red and delicious, but, like the fairy tale, Reed Royal is the villain disguised as a pretty prince. Taking a bit out of him would be a huge mistake." ....]Also, I need to mention! I'm always skeptical when two authors I love write together. Especially when those authors have two very distinct writing voices. I mean, it's ELLE KENNEDY and JEN FREDERICK! Hello, major awesomeness. But with them writing under Erin Watt, I couldn't tell who wrote what!!! It was perfect, seamless, fluid. Effortless writing and transitions that I just devoured. I am so ready to read EVERYTHING these two collaborate on.Another thing... You've probably heard this already but Paper Princess definitely had a TV show feel. I could absolutely see this on the CW or one of those TV networks that everyone loves. I'm not a huge movie person. I've never watched Cruel Intentions (don't judge). And I've only seen an episode or two of Gossip girl (I'm lame, I know). But I could absolutely imagine this as something even I, a non TV watcher, would invest in. I would definitely be there every week, snacks at the ready, bells on, waiting for my weekly fix of the Royal TV show.Overall, I loved it. From the first words to the last, I was BEYOND hooked. This is chock full of drama, sex, dysfunction, but also heart. The writing is good. The characters are enthralling. And the plot line is juicy. With plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes, it's an intoxicating read. It is the first in the series. However, I urge you to try it out. You'll LOVE it. I'm sure of it.

  • Christy
    2019-02-22 11:13

    5 stars I honestly can’t tell you the last time I’ve read a book that was this addictive. This book was like crack to me. I started it on a day when I had things going on and no matter what I had to do, I was itching to read it. I was sneaking in chapters. I devoured this book. It was angsty in the best way possible, had a strong heroine and a family of brothers who ended up being the most lovable jerks- but trust me, you won’t love them all the time! Ella Harper is tough. She’s only 17, but ever since her mom died of cancer, she’s been making it on her own. It’s been a struggle, but she does it. Out of no where, a man she’s never met, Callum Royal, claims to be her legal guardian and takes her home with him. And his 5 sons await. “You should know whatever game you're playing, you can't win. Not against all of us.If you leave now, you won't be hurt. If you stay, we'll break you so bad that you'll be crawling away.”
Yeah, these Royal boys can be brutal. Especially the leader of their pack, Reed. I loved how Ella handled them. She is so bad ass. She always stays true to herself and says what is on her mind. She’ll play their game if she has too… These boys think they know her. They have no idea. The sexual tension between Reed and Ella is off the charts. Although neither one likes the other, sometimes it seems like Reed straight up despises Ella, you can feel the heat between them. The authors did a fantastic job writing these characters. I never hated these Royal boys so much that I felt they were completely unredeemable. Of course, Reed was great (some of the time) but one of my favorite characters in the book was Easton Royal. He was so funny and became a friend to Ella when she needed one. After spending more time with these Royal boys, Ella sees who they really are and why they do the things they do. She’s resilient. She doesn’t back down and she doesn't give up. On them, or herself.I thought the authors did a fantastic job of co-writing this story. It was so smooth and had such a great flow, I couldn’t tell who had written what. This book completely stressed me out. There were twists, turns, angst, drama, revenge, betrayal, love, friendship and more than one jaw dropping moment. That ending. I can’t even with that. WHAT WAS THAT??? I was dying. Let me tell you now, when the second book releases in a few short months, I will have no problem recalling what happened at the end. My jaw is still on the floor and my heart still hurts from reading that last chapter! If you’re looking for an all-consuming story that’s full of angst- and as the authors describe it ‘a love child of Cruel Intentions and Gossip Girl’ <—- very accurate IMO- READ THIS BOOK!!!!!! I couldn’t get enough! “No one wants to be ruined. We all want to be saved.”

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    2019-03-16 11:27

    I have to admit, I didn't expect to like this book, but it has a Hana Yori Dango (Meteor Garden, Boys Over Flowers, whatever you call it) sort of vibe."...all it takes is one word from him and you’ll be nothing here. Insignificant. Invisible. Or worse.”This is no brilliant work of literature, believe me, but what it was is utterly entertaining. The reason I compare it to Hana Yori Dango (HYD) is the premise. It's a bit different, but the similarity is still there. Ella Harper is plucked from poverty and a hard life to live with her "guardian," a wealthy man with five sons. She is smart, strong, a survivor, and is plopped into a chi-chi world and ultra-rich school where four of the sons attend, all of whom are determined to make her life a living hell.The school she attends is straight out of HYD.“Astor Park is a prep school with a P.” Savannah keeps walking. There’s no quit button on her. “Every family in the state wants their kids to go here, but it’s exclusive. You can’t just have money to get in. Everyone that attends, even the scholarship students, are here because they have something special to offer."I don't like New Adult, I can tell you that, but this book was surprisingly fun. It always takes a lot for me to overcome my prejudice of the genre, and what surprised me about this book was the fact that there are other female characters in the book.The difference between this book and HYD is that all the guys are asshats. If you're expecting a bunch of flowery boys, you're gonna be disappointed because all of them are alpha male assholes of the Jericho-fucking-Barrons sort. I hated their asses, and to be honest, I still sort of do. Violence and intimidation is never something I approve of, but at least this book doesn't try to make excuses to portray these boys as anything but major douchebags. There's no quiet, sweet moment with violin-playing Hanazawa Rui here. This being NA, of course there is redemption, and it's realistic enough to be believable.The star of the story, Ella, was surprisingly likeable. She's strong, but not over the top. She yearns for love and acceptance, hiding it behind a hard exterior, and her character was well-developed throughout the story. Again, don't get me wrong, this isn't the next great American novel, but it's a soap opera and it's damned entertaining.

  • Candace
    2019-03-07 08:17

    I had been seeing reviews for this series pop up all over my friends' pages. Knowing that I wanted to read this series and find out what all the fuss was about, I told myself I'd wait for the Audible version to be released. So I waited...and waited...and waited some more. When I started to see the glowing reviews for the third, and final, book in the series, and still there was no sign of an audiobook release, I knew I had to start this series. So, I downloaded the Kindle edition of 'Paper Princess' and never looked back.Several days later, I've finished all three books and am suffering from a significant book hangover. Let me tell you, this series is addicting! From the moment I began reading 'Paper Princess', I was consumed with this story. Every day is a struggle for Ella Harper. The daughter of a single mother, she has spent her childhood running from town to town as her mother jumps from one bad relationship to another. Although her upbringing was anything but stable, she always knew she had the love of her mother.However, when Ella's mother grows ill with cancer, Ella is forced to assume adult responsibilities as a young teenager. When her mother dies, Ella is left all alone. She does what she has to do to survive and stay out of the foster care system.By the time Ella is seventeen, she has registered herself in high school by forging her mother's signature. She is working three jobs and living in a rundown apartment. She'd kill to have the superficial "problems" that her classmates face. Just when she doesn't think her situation could get any worse, she is reduced to accepting a job dancing nude. She'd danced before, but never fully nude. Clinging to that tiny bit of modesty meant a lot to Ella, but she had to sacrifice it to survive.Then, a man she'd never heard of before shows up and insists that he is her legal guardian. It is evident that Callum Royal is wealthy, but Ella has no intention of leaving with the man who claims to be the best friend of her recently deceased father. She never had any relationship with the sperm donor that gifted her life and then promptly left her mother in the dust, much less the stranger that claims to have custody of her.Despite her best efforts to evade him, Callum persists until he has Ella on a jet and headed to his home. When they arrive at the mansion that is to be her new home, Ella is immediately made aware of the fact that she isn't the only one that doesn't want her there. In spite of Callum's best efforts to make Ella feel welcomed, his five teenage sons make their distaste for Ella equally clear.Reed, the second oldest son, but the oldest son still living at home, is clearly calling the shots. His younger brothers follow his lead and Ella finds herself fighting a losing battle against all of the Royal boys. They're sure that she's out for their father's money, among other things, and they're determined to make her life a living hell.And so, Ella's rags to riches journey begins...She is submersed in a world of luxury and excess that she'd never imagined existed in real life. Enrolled in the same elite prep school as the Royal boys, she is constantly reminded that she doesn't belong. Reed rules the school, just as he rules the Royal house. As she struggles to adjust to her new life and blend in, Reed is equally determined to push her out. The bullying and cruelty that ensues was incredibly sad. I have to admit that I geared up several times as I read some of the things that poor Ella went through. Yet, despite everything she persevered.Somewhere along the way, Reed gives up on his mission to terrorize Ella. The attraction between them keeps coming to the surface and they eventually make nice. Of course, once Reed decides to give Ella a shot, his brother's follow suit. From that point forward, it is like somebody flipped a switch. Ella and Reed go from being enemies to being head-over-heels. It happened quick enough to leave my head spinning.Despite my reservations, mainly that Reed never had to "pay" for his maltreatment of Ella, I still found myself completely addicted to this story. In so many ways, this story is reminiscent of another one of my favorite high school sagas, 'Fallen Crest High'. The over-the-top lives of privilege and excess lived by these kids is unreal. This story has definitely become a guilty pleasure of mine. Like so many of my friends, I am hooked! As expected, this first book ended with a huge cliffhanger. I started reading the second book immediately. You'll want to do the same, so have 'Broken Prince' ready to go when you finish 'Paper Princess'. Loved it!

  • Jessica Edwards
    2019-02-28 11:23

    Read this for the second time, and it's still my favourite book.....I'm actually scared that no book will ever top Paper Princess, because I cannot for the sake of me keep my shit together with this book series. I mean this is the second time I've finished this book, and I can honestly say this in one of those books that will literally be with me forever! I don't know what's so captivating about this book but I just love it! So we start the story with Ella Harper showing up to school, but gets told to see the headmaster and there she meets Callum Royal. Ella really doesn't know what the hell to think when Mr Royal announces that he is in fact Ella's guardian being as both of her parents are deceased. Ella tells Callum to leave her alone, she leaves the school and basically packs her stuff. As a young teenager, Ella has had to support her ill mother by working multiple jobs, one of which is stripping. As she goes to perform, Callum Royal shows up and basically kidnaps her from there and takes her away. Now Callum Royal is rich, and not just rich, but rich rich. While Ella and Callum travel in a plane, he gives her £10,000 pounds. He promises to give her £10,000 every month until she graduates, but for Ella to have the money, she has to live with him and his five sons. Ella obviously then has to attend the school which is basically filled with rich spoiled kids, picture it like Gossip Girl. Ella's been told that the royals basically own the school and that if she doesn't abide by the rules, then her four years in school will be absolute hell, but then again Ella Harper doesn't give a shit about anything. Ella Harper. What a heroine! I think she made this book for me. She's such a strong character, I mean, she's lost both of her parents, she's lonely, has no money but she's still surviving and it's just impossible not to like her.Ella puts up with a lot of shit. She has to take on 5 boys, who're cruel to her. Reed....I LOVED YOU UP UNTIL THE END YOU IDIOT! Reed Reed Reed...WTF!? I liked Reed, even though he can be a real asshole at times, but there's just something about a guy who's mean to the girl he likes. Gah!

  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    2019-03-10 13:25

    DNF at 70% - Clearly I need to research books a little more before I read them.This was just... wow. First off, I didn't realize this was NA, but thats fine. I don't mind NA if things are tastefully and respectfully done. Most NA books I've read glorify some pretty disgusting relationship issues. Whatever. I couldn't sleep so I just kept reading- waiting for some redeeming factor. So Ella, the protagonist has had a seriously rough life. She lost her mom, never had a dad, and had to come close to selling herself just to make ends meet. When her mom was alive, she was a stripper and had several boyfriends that sexually abused Ella. That is what we're told anyway- but Ella doesn't seem to suffer any mental challenges despite her past. Nope, she easily adjusts to life with the "Royals" and constantly talks about how "horny" she is. Come. On. For a girl that has had that much of a physical tole - I find it very hard to believe that all she thinks about is sex and is constantly gaping after guys- in detail. She even goes as far as to describe their dangly parts. In detail. Yeah no thanks. I don't know if the author has ever met anyone who has lived a life of constant trauma (I've been through quite a bit myself)... but I'm very unconvinced in her attempts to write Ella's character. Not to mention her past in terms of her body- well this topic should be handled with care and tact. I feel like the author has never had to write about real mental struggles/pain ESPECIALLY relating to poverty or sexual abuse. Those issues aside...If you want to read a very predictable/typical NA book where a girl is thrown into a rich fancy life and is constantly gaping after the "bad boy" and has to face your very common "bitch who runs the school" then this book is for you, granted you want to read about dangly parts. Seriously, I don't mind skipping a few pages in a story that are TMI for me- if the story is strong enough. But this? Read the spoiler at your own risk... (view spoiler)[ Ella comes from a bad past. Ella all the sudden is rich and has to live with 5 boys who are "hot." The "meanest & most disturbed" one is the one she lusts after. Of course he lusts after her too. Of course they "hate" each other. Of course, she goes to a party and another guy tries to take advantage of her and "mean hot boy" comes to her rescue." Then, because she got "drugged" at said party, she wants "release" and "mean hot boy" and her screw around. Thats where I quit. (hide spoiler)]Guys, I promise you can find plenty of books with a similar plot line that are much better written.Anyway thats about all I have to say. My Blog ~ Instagram ~ Twitter ~ Etsy

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    2019-02-25 11:24

    ★★★★★! Paper Princess, book 1 of 3. Modern tale rags to riches Cinderella in high school setting with six potential suitors & all the elements of a fairytale!“You may have lost your family, but you’re not alone anymore, Ella. You’re a Royal now.”Books in The Royals series should be read in order:Book 1: Paper PrincessBook 2: Broken PrinceBook 3: Twisted PalacePaper Princess (book 1) is the riveting opening to a glued to-your-kindle saga. One woman, six men, money, greed, excess, sex deceit, betrayal, secrets.Forced into stripping to pay her mother’s medical bills Ella Harper has tried to fly under the radar until she can turn eighteen and not risk ending up in the foster care system. But one day her meager and humble strip club is graced with the visit by a too-handsome-for-his-own-good billionaire father of five, Callum Royal who claims to be her father’s friend and her guardian.In an instance her life goes from rags to riches.Settled into the Royals’ castle high upon the hill she is faced with five handsome princes, Gideon, Reed, Easton, Sawyer and Sebastian none too happy to see her. The story goes on to follow them at school, home and the party scene, as Ella gets to know a little bit about each brother. Unlikely friendships are formed, lines drawn, truces forged and suitor aligning themselves with each prince having a stake.It’s a modern day fairy tale that will leave you pining not for one, not even five, but six to-die-for heroes!Seven words to describe Ella Harper: Strong, independent, loyal, private, charismatic, reflective, naïve and unforgettable.Paper Princess, brilliantly told from Ella’s POV, spellbound me all the way to its shocking and oh so perfect ending. I am considering hibernation until book 2, Broken Prince.“You want this?” He pumps himself slowly. “You can have it. Lick it, suck it, fuck it, anything you want, baby. As long it’s just with me.”***Ella’s rating: 5 starsCallum’s rating: 5 stars Reed’s rating: 5 stars Gideon’s rating: 4.5 stars Easton’s rating: 4 stars Sexual tension rating: 5 starsSex scenes rating: 4 starsSex scenes frequency: 4 starsPlot rating: 5 starsDialogue rating: 5 starsStorytelling rating: 5 starsStory ending rating: N/A**********************************************Overall rating: 5 starsWould I recommend this series: Yes.Would I re-read this series: Yes.Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

  • Katerina
    2019-03-05 12:05

    You're kidding me.You're kidding me.You're fucking kidding me!!“These Royals will ruin you”I am the one ruined beyond repair. I am livid. You can practically see smoke steaming from my ears and pieces of my heart falling to the floor.I have fallen apart.“You should know whatever game you're playing, you can't win. Not against all of us. If you leave now, you won't be hurt. If you stay, we'll break you so bad that you'll be crawling away.”I beg you to forgive me for not writing a proper review, it seems that my thoughts and emotions are really tangled. Frankly, a part of me wonders why I liked Paper Princess. Every single character was broken, every relationship twisted and dysfunctional, and I couldn't help but cringe at some scenes. I couldn't relate with Ella nor understand her actions, I hated the boys at first and at the end all I could do was yell at a certain someone who did a certain something and damaged my faith in him.But Paper Princess was addictive.It's definitely one of the books I'd call guilty pleasures, there were so many things wrong with the characters and their decisions and their life styles I can't even begin to describe, but they grew on me despite my will. And I am pretty certain that 17 year olds don't act this way. When I was seventeen, me and my classmates used to pretend we'd film a movie, Indiana Jones style, with me as an archaeologist searching for the secrets of the sanctuary of Deplhi and everyone had a ridiculous part, like my Chinese sidekick or the "random stranger that passed by and said hi". My point is, we were a bit childish. We didn't drug other people or obey the rich kids at school. We were normal. And nothing about the Royals was normal.“I'm not mad at you. I'm mad at myself. I did this. Well, Easton and I. I brought this on you. I'm Reed the Destroyer.”Like I said before, I hated the Royal boys at first. They were dirty and horny and mean. But eventually, when I understood their behavior and how hurt they were, I felt a pang of sympathy. Nothing justifies making another person's life miserable, but not everyone deals with their grief and resentment in socially acceptable ways. While I hated Easton, he suddenly became my precious cinnamon roll. And Reed, well, what can I say about him?The rich, fucked up asshole. The Destroyer.There wasn't a chance I wouldn't fall for him, God knows how easily attracted I am to characters beautiful and broken. His chemistry with Ella was a being of its own, I could feel the flames licking my body and I sweat under their meaningful looks and scorching scenes. Angst and tension at their finest, ladies and gentlemen!“Look, I like you. Didn’t think I would but I do, and because I like you, I feel the need to warn you that we Royals are pretty fucked up. We’re good in bed, but out of it? We’re like a stage four hurricane.”I don't know how I feel about Ella. She was ballsy and I liked it, but she tended to be provocative without reason. I don't judge her for her profession, she did everything she could to survive and that was admirable. I do blame her mother though. Yes I understand that given the circumstances she did the only thing she knew, but when you have a young daughter you don't change boyfriends that often and move across the country every time you fall in love! That's just selfish!After that ending, I'm starving for the next book like a junkie craving her dose. Paper Princess found its way to my heart and now owns it. Oh, Erin Watt,

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    2019-03-09 08:57

    5 StarsYou should know whatever game you're playing, you can't win. Not against all of us.If you leave now, you won't be hurt. If you stay, we'll break you so bad that you'll be crawling away."Let's talk about things that trigger my one-clicker for a second here, shall we?Authors: we have a book that's basically an angst filled love child of Cruel Intentions and Gossip Girl. There's YA kind angst but with NA kind scenarios. There's hate lust, an incredible tough as nails heroine, a bunch of sexy rich and entitled brothers that have enough issues to fill up Grand Canyon, a broody as hell alphahole hero that you'll love to hate but secretly mainly love, and all of it is wrapped up in a story that's more addicting than crack.Me: That about sum it up for you then? Good. Because if ever there was ever a book that was custom written for me, this is that book. At first the YA tag turned me away because I'm not a reader that enjoys YA. But the only thing YA about this book are the characters' ages; the heroine is 17 and the setting is in high school. However, the events that take place are focused towards a more mature NA, which just happens to be my catnip.Some kids dream of traveling the world, owning fast cars, big houses. Me? I want my own apartment, a fridge full of food, and a steady paying job, preferably one that's as exciting as paste drying.Ella Harper is exactly the kind of heroine I love to read about. She's led a hard life in her young 17 years. Her mom may have been flighty and jumping from one boyfriend to the next all her life while struggling to support the both of them, but she's all she's ever known. Now that her mother has passed away, Ella has nothing and no one and struggles to make ends meet just to make it through high school so she can go on to college. When a man shows up at her school claiming to be her legal guardian and her father's best friend, she's rightful skeptical. But Callum is determined to help once he sees the way Ella's been living and it's not long before she arrives on the Royal doorstep much to the disgruntlement of Callum's five sons.The Royal boys are not what I expected. They don't look like rich pricks in preppy clothes. They look like terrifying thugs who can snap me like a twig. To say they're not happy to see her, is an understatement. The Royals rule the school Ella now goes to and what they say goes. They're determined not to go easy on the new girl, especially one that clearly doesn't belong in their world. But Ella is no wilting wallflower. This girl gives as good as she gets and boy does that make for some entertaining reading.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 up in a pretty package. It is what it is.This book was the perfect combination of angst with a slow burn of hate/lust all wrapped around an undercurrent of a slow burn sexual tension. Reed Royal is a character that you can't help but love even while you love to hate him. He's not nice to Ella, not at all, but yet the way that he's written you can't help but know there's something beneath the surface of what he lets you see.; something dark and deep and you're just itching to scratch at it to know what it is.Here's the deal," he says. "My brother and father are off-limits to you. If you have an itch, you come to me. I'll take care of it. I absolutely devoured this book, and by devoured I mean I couldn't put it down for even a second. It's been a long while where a book has managed to suck me in as much as this one did. It's filled with teenage angst and drama and characters that you can't help but fall for. The authors did a phenomenal job creating these characters that are so real they practically jump off at the pages. I was enamored with the story. I was hooked on each page like a junky craving their next fix and angst just happens to be my drug of choice. As for that ending? Well let's just say I may or may not be rocking myself in a corner as we speak while I wait for July 25 to finally get hereARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on:

  • Kimi
    2019-02-23 14:01

    It's really not fair how hot this guy is. And he's got this whole bad boy vibe that I'm not usually into, but for some reason, it makes him even hotter. I guess I like bad boys.OH MYYYY GOOOOD! I wish you guys could hear me literally scream at this book.This whole book was a huge WTF moment. Why is this thing even allowed to exist?!!!! I have never been this pissed at a book before. It was wrong on so many levels, I don't even know where to start. Could you just puh-lease stop romanticising bloody abusive relationships, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! Can you imagine all the teenage girls reading this book and thinking that freaking assholes are hot because this idiot character Ella is attracted to jerks?????This book is the most disgusting thing I have read in my life. All you can find in here is abuse, near-rape and a creepy characters. If any teenage girl is reading this review, I need you to understand that abusive relationships are not okay. If someone is being a jerk to you it is NOT okay. If someone calls you a slut, you get out of there now! If you've been drudged and nearly raped, you need to talk to someone. *sighs deeply* what has the world come to? The fact that they kept referring to Ella as their sister makes it TEN TIMES more disgusting and creepy. And don't even get me started on the dad. “What do you want?”“To talk.”“Then talk here.”“Get in here, Ella.”“No.”“Yes.”I drop my arms and walk into the cabin. Something about this guy…he issues a command and I obey. He’s a jerk and he wants to hurt you, I scream at my body. My nipples pucker despite my warning.I don't recommend this book to anyone and I have no interest whatsoever to read the rest of this series. Pre-readingMost of my friends absolutely hated this book.

  • Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    2019-03-05 07:14

    Well that was a hoot, wasn't it?I would say more, but this has been reviewed to death and I have absolutely nothing to add. These are quite the "high schoolers," though, no?

  • Clau R.
    2019-03-13 09:58

    Not sure if 2.5 or 3 stars? This book deserves its own category in my GR bookshelves, really, I was tempted to make a new shelf called: "WTF" just to put this book in (still tempted, so maybe I'll end up doing it). I mean, this book was ridiculous. The amount of drama was astounding. I was rolling my eyes ALL THE TIME and not only because of the drama, but also because everything that happened was (I repeat) ridiculous! I think I said "wtf" out loud more than 50 times while reading this.Nevertheless, it was a fast read and an addictive one, so I might give the second book a try. Because of that and also because this one ended on a massive cliffhanger and I have to admit I'm curious about what will happen.

  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    2019-02-24 13:12

    *****FIVE STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}Just FABULOUS!!I've been dying to get to this one and so happy I finally got to read it!This house is an illusion. It's polished and pretty, but the dream Callum is trying to sell is as flimsy as paper. Nothing stays shiny forever in this world.When the buzz first started going around about this book months ago, I was extremely intrigued. I was told this was one hell of a book that was going to knock my socks off. IT DEFINITELY DID!! It was compared to the tv series Gossip Girl. I have seen that show and it really wasn’t my cuppa. In my opinion, this book beats the hell out of Gossip Girl. Except for some of the sad things that have happened to Ella, I would say, for the most part, this is a teenage girls’ fantasy come to life.Ella is a sixteen-year-old who has been living on her own for the past couple of years after her mother died of cancer. She has been able to keep her lack of parental guardianship a secret from the authorities and to survive, she works as a stripper in a seedy night club. The girl keeps all of her savings and belongings in a backpack that she takes with her everywhere, just in case she ever needs to go on the run at a moment’s notice. Ella has never met her father and actually has no idea who he is. One day a man appears at her school and he claims to be her legal guardian. He knows all about her mother’s death and how she has been living and supporting herself. Callum Royal tells Ella that her father has recently died and that he was named her guardian in his will. Having lived in some of the worst environments, Ella isn’t quick to trust Callum and tries to run away. She’s quickly found by Callum and he brings her back to his home to live with him and his five sons.FIVE VERY ALPHA & SEXY AS HELL SONS!!! The Royals seem to have it all – wealth, looks, and power!! Now you see why I said this is like a girl’s dream come true????!!To get Ella to agree to come back with him and stay at his place, Callum offers her $10,000 up front and promises an extra $10,000 for every month she stays. If she goes off to college, she gets $250,000, and once she graduates there is more $$$ to come!! Now who could say no to that offer??!! Certainly not Ella! But she’s definitely not a gold digger, which is what the five Royal boys all seem to think she is. They all give her a really frosty reception when she first arrives and make her life a bit hellish at the school they attend, Astor Park Prep Academy. Somehow Ella can’t help but fight this strong attraction she feels for Reed Royal, the second oldest son who has a very hot temper and seems to rule the school and the Royal clan. Reed has gotten under Ella’s skin. But she may have succeeded in affecting Reed as well.There is a lot of drama going on with the Royal boys, Callum’s slutty girlfriend, Ella’s father’s widow, and some snobby classmates from Astor Park Prep. I loved every minute of it!! I can tell you that it was so good I read it in one day. Once you start it, you will find it hard to put down. The only problem is, we end on a big cliffy and book two isn’t out until July!! I mean that is not as bad as having to wait SIX MONTHS for The Walking Dead to come back on, BUT STILL!!!! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!!!What is it with authors deciding to co-write books lately??!! I’ve read several just recently and they ALL were FIVE STAR reads for me!! Elle Kennedy & Jen Frederick are no exception!! These two have created the most intoxicating story I have read yet!!! If you haven’t read this one, you definitely need to bump it up your TBR!! It is a book that is not to be missed!!

  • Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
    2019-02-21 10:14

    Looking for angst and drama that's so good it hurts, but you can only find it in YA romance? Do you hate fade to black sex scenes but love sexual tension that will obliterate you ovaries? Well I have just the book for you!Okay, so the infomercial's over now, but you get my meaning right? Man did I love reading this book! Five brother's (including twins), all of them smoking hot, arrogant, entitled and rich man-whores.Where do I sign up?!Enter Ella, the poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks, thrust into their world of elitists complete with mean girls and all sorts of high school paraphernalia. The ruling family is the Royals, you're nothing until you've received their stamp of approval and no one is safe from their reign least of all, Ella, even if she lives with them.Yes there're five brothers but Ella has an immediate connection with Reed Royal, who also happens to be the leader. Did I mention he was smoking hot? Well, he is. He's also stoic, broody, prone to bouts of just staring angrily at Ella and YASSSSS, did I love it!"Here's the deal," he says. "My brother and father are off-limits to you. If you have an itch, you come to me. I'll take care of it.Ella has been working at a strip bar while trying to finish high school, that is until Calum Royal walks into her life. He's the long time friend of the father she never knew and now that both her parents are dead he's her legal guardian. Ella being the feisty heroine that she is fights him tooth and nail but she is a minor so she grudgingly moves in with him and his five sons.The Royal boys are not what I expected. They don't look like rich pricks in preppy clothes. They look like terrifying thugs who can snap me like a twig.Paper Princess is a smashing start in what promises to be an amazing series and I am so freaking excited! If you happen to see this but don't feel like reading my review just have a look at "Who I would recommend it to and you'll know if it's something you would enjoy and if you're still not sure then just give it a go because trust me, it just sucks you in."You belong with us. You're the best thing that ever happened to this family."ARC kindly provided by authors in return for an honest review

  • Pearl Angeli
    2019-03-05 11:15

    5 Royal Stars!DAMN FEELS.Let's just say this one quickly made it to my new favorite reads this year. So absolutely freaking good! I'm telling you guys, this is the kind of book that will stay glued to your hands as you race through the pages in one or two sittings. All the delightful elements, swoon factor, name it all, they're here. The storyline of Paper Princess was a little cliché to me maybe because in my younger years I used to go gaga over Boys Over Flowers and F4 and this book's story is pretty much similar to this Asian telenovela. Ella Harper's life suddenly changed after her mother died and a billionaire showed up in her school and claimed as her new guardian. Having been used to poverty where she does everything to survive, even working part time as a stripper in a club to pay off her and her mom's needs, the sudden twist of event in her life was kind of crazy and overwhelming. And just when she thought it couldn't get any crazier, she found herself living together with the billionaire's aloof and brooding sons which are all... yum."These Royals will ruin you."Meet the F5 Royal brothers.Gideon, Reed, Easton, Sawyer, and Sebastian.If you think Ella was completely welcome to live in the Royal's mansion, you're wrong. These Royal brothers did everything in their power to send her back to where they thought she belongs. They were simply a-holes and they made her life a living hell despite all the luxurious things she was beginning to enjoy.It didn't even stop there because stepping into her new school, Astor Park, meant stepping into a disaster because the spoilt little rich kids who think they live on the edge bullied her. And what's even worse, she found herself slowly falling in love with one of the Royals-- Reed."Reed Royal is the villain disguised as a pretty prince. Taking a bite out of him would be a huge mistake."And soo I'm telling you all right now why this one was a WINNER for me:The concept was typical swoon-worthy. Guilty-pleasure. Twisted in a way but still, you end up savoring it.Beautifully written. I am such a huge fan of Elle Kennedy. When I heard that she's one of the authors of this book, I immediately added it to my tbr even without reading its synopsis. I haven't tried any Jen Frederick book but after reading this, I thought I'm going to grab her works one of these days. The writing of the authors was so engaging and it simply draw me quickly to the story.Well-portrayed characters. All the characters were vibrant. There was just something so raw and real about them, especially Ella. I loved how kick-ass she was and how she was able to handle her situation which was not easy and how she handled the boys. I should've been nervous at some point because of all the craziness that surrounded her but I was so confident in her tough character that I did not worry for her. "My skill, if I have one, isn't dancing. It's my ability to believe that tomorrow can be a better day."Page-turner. The entertainment factor in this book was too much. You can't help yourself from devouring it until you're finished. No dull moments. Heck, every little detail was so exciting!Sexy banters and romantic and steamy scenes. There was 100% chemistry between the characters and a lot of sexual tension and it helped built up those scenes. Plus, the banters were so fun and hilarious! The authors really know how to tastefully write scenes that can make you grin. And the emotions the characters presented... they're right down to the bones."Maybe another time, away from this place, you and me would have a different story."The ending, however, was a huge CLIFFHANGER. But I don't consider it a drawback despite my freak-out fest after reading it. lolIf you are a guilty-pleasure reader, staaahp what you are doing and read this book already while I am here.... eagerly waiting. Waiting for the second book.(I buddyread this book together with my lovely friend Rachmi)

  • V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT:A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you
    2019-03-08 10:06

    TRIGGER FOR DATE RAPE VICTIMSI hate when this happens. When everyone loves a book that I don't. I hate being minority. I signed up to goodreads to fangirl over books with other people, to like the five star reviews and ignore the haters. I love when all my friends read the same book and love it as much as I did. I hate to rate this book. A lot of my goodreads friends have LOVED IT! And I can see why. For the most part of the book I loved it, too. Then the twist happens and everyone still loves the book, but I don't. I'm left outside. So, yeah it sucks to be minority.I hate giving bad ratings. I'd rather not finish a book than give a bad rating. However if in other occassions I prefer not to post a review or even a rating because a) I don't want to waste more time than the book deservesorb)I can't pinpoint what I didn't like,In this case I think I have to warn other readers who might have the same problem than I have. If you are warned, you might enjoy the book more than I did. In addition, I can tell when the book was ruined FOR ME. If you are warned of what you will find you might even give a 5 star rating, that I think the authors deserve because for the most part their book is not bad.I think everyone will love this book way more than I do. People should give it a try. The authors have a way with words and for the majority of the book I THOUGHT THIS WAS FANTASTICLY compelling and AWESOME, I never considered not finishing it because the emotions, the characters, the journey were so good that I just couldn't put the book down. I would recommend this book to anyone who isn't a freak like me: A freak who has a high sensibility on (view spoiler)[CHEATING. (hide spoiler)]Why? Oh Why? Can't authors think of another way to create drama? Everything was going so well, then that twist. IIt ruins the sequels for me. I asked a refund from amazon and I'm not continuing with the series. Again that's me. I'm extremely sensitive to (view spoiler)[cheating. When I read a romance I want to root for the couple and I don't want the hero to have eyes for anyone but the heroine. I'm the kind of freak that thinks of Travis Maddox as a cheater and same from Kayden from the Coincidence of Callie and Kayden and Drew evans from Tangled . Yes those guys weren't with the heroines when they tried to/or slept with someone else, but once the hero has kissed the heroine EVERY INTERACTION WITH ANOTHER WOMAN even a kiss is for me a form of cheating. In this case Reed goes way beyond what Travis, Kayden and Drew did. It makes him undreedemable for me.(hide spoiler)]I wish there had been a warning for that twist. I hate hate hate hate when the authors (view spoiler)[ make heroes cheat(hide spoiler)]This is also a NA book marketed as YA. I'm okay with sex scenes, actually I get bored if a NA book doesn't have at least a bit of sexual tension and I prefer self-published authors because they cross the YA/NA boundaries more often than traditional published books. I just think the ethical thing to do is to warn the readers that there's sex in the book so people who like sex will buy it, and people who prefer "clean" reads stay away. Readers under 18 should stay clear from this book as it contains (view spoiler)[ drugs and rape scenes.(hide spoiler)]This book reminded me of Tijan's fallen crest series, except the twist I mentioned. I think that I wouldn't have hated the ending as much as I did if I haven't been so involved with Ella and Reed. If you don't mind (view spoiler)[cheating heroes, if you don't mind cliffhangers (the sequel will come out soon)(hide spoiler)] and you like Tiijan give this book a try. If you hate when NA is labeled as YA then this book might not be for you.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2019-03-10 07:03

    On sale! 99 cents 8/23/175 stars “No one wants to be ruined. We all want to be saved.” OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Where do I even start? Well obviously from my rating I absolutely loved this book. When I saw the blurb I was intrigued and immediately requested the arc. Plus Elle Kennedy is a co-author and she hasNEVERlet me down. I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her so far. I’m a bit new to Erin Watt (Jen Frederick) and haven’t read any of her books, but I’ll be sure to remedy that very soon.Paper Princess is about a teenage girl named Ella, who after the passing of her mother has been living on her own. Deceiving her high school and working multiple jobs her only goal is to get a diploma so she can continue on to college. One day a man appears at her school, claiming to be a friend of her recently deceased father (a man she never knew) and saying he is now her legal guardian.Ella is grudgingly taken to Callum Royal’s home where she is to live. Callum makes a deal with her that she cannot refuse and a part of the agreement was for her to stay in his home with his five sons. Five sons who are not at all happy to see Ella. From rags to riches Ella does her best to catch her bearings and adjust to an entirely new life. But despite wanting to remain overlooked she is constantly hurdled into the attentions of her peers, and she can either take it, or fight back.“No matter what Callum says or tried to do, I’m never going to be a Royal.”When I say I loved this book, it is an understatement. This is a book you stay up until 3am to finish and end up feeling tired but happy the next day because it was so worth it. There was not one moment when I was bored or wanted to skim, I was completely absorbed in it until the very end. I loved being in Ella’s head and sharing her experiences with her. She’s a strong female character who doesn’t need or want saving, but in this book she realizes it doesn’t hurt to accept help from others. Ella also recognizes the value in hard work and doesn’t shirk away from jobs that others see as below themselves. She doesn’t apologize for who she is either. I found her to be a very admirable character, refreshing from all of the weak heroines we see flooding the genre. All of the Royal boys have me intrigued, I really hope that some get their own book (like Easton and the twins). There’s so much going on and I would have loved the perspective of some of them while reading. Now Ella and Reed: my goodness someone get me a fan because their chemistry was off the charts!!!! I am shipping these two so hard right now!!!! I loved them together, whether they were fighting or you know, other stuff. Good stuff ;-)“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.”Anyway if you didn’t get it by now I loved this book. This book has a very Tijan feel to it, and those who loved the Fallen Crest series will love this story. Warning! There is a very large cliffhanger at the end that I may need to join a support group to get over. But, I still think you should read this book despite the cliffhanger because I think it’s totally worth it. And I do want to clarify, while this book is about high school students/young adults, it is not a young adult book due to language and adult content. So don't be handing it to a sixteen year old to read. Save it for when they hit college and hand it to them then! ARC kindly provided by authors in exchange for an honest review

  • Geri Reads
    2019-02-18 10:04

    Erin Watt is the brainchild of two of my fave authors in NA right now: Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick. So when I heard they're writing releasing a "cracktastic" book, I was like...Four hours and a cliffhanger later....A word of warning. Do not read this book if you have something important to do the next day, like go to work or go to school or just doing something that needs you to be alert and awake because you're gonna fail at it. Hard. And all because of this book. Paper Princess is one of the most addicting books I've read in a while. It's pure fantasy, pure fun and pure unadulterated cracktastic read. Set in a very privilege world of the rich and the insanely rich, Paper Princess follows a story of a young high school girl named Ella who, at the start of the book was struggling to get through her life. She just lost her mother and she's been on her own trying to finish high school. Fate intervened in the form of Callum Royal. A man claiming to be Ella's biological dad's best friend and Ella guardian. Suddenly, Ella finds herself in the middle of the Royal world, which includes Callum's five young sons, one of whom caught Ella's attention immediately.The Royals are rich, privileged and entitled. They're not really good people. They're amoral but they are also utterly fascinating. They have skeletons in their closets and you can't help but question their motives all the time especially Reed Royal, the Royal brothers' de facto leader and all around asshole. Oh my gosh. This guy just pushes all of Ella's buttons even the ones she doesn't want pushed. They have insane chemistry and hate-lust going on, which is one of the most addicting factors in this book. I'm not gonna lie. There were times in the books where I want so bad to knee him in the balls. Normally, I would hate a hero like Reed because he is just horrible sometimes but because Ella was no wilting flower and has no intention of laying down and letting Reed or any Royal for that matter, walk all over her, made the story more interesting to me. All the Royal brothers have their own personalities and little ticks and secrets that you want to uncover. I am so hoping that the authors are going to give each brothers a book because I would totally read all of them! But I'm getting ahead of myself. As much as I loved reading about the Royals and can't help but be fascinated by them, the main attraction or the main character that keeps me glued to its pages was Ella. This girl slays. She's the perfect combination of vulnerability and toughness. And she's not afraid to stand up to the Royals and their friends who look down on her. Paper Princess is her story. And it is only the beginning. I cannot wait for the second book to come out. And as much as I loathed that cliffhanger, there is no way to fit everything in just one book. There is still too much to uncover about the Royals, about Ella's biological dad, about Callum...everything. And I really, really want to know more about the Royal boys. So if you're in mood for a crazy addicting story, I would highly, highly recommend this book. Yes, it's tag as YA but honestly, I wasn't bothered by the age of the characters even with the stuff that's been happening. I was too caught up in the story. It was that addicting. ARC provided by Erin Watt in exchange for an honest review.

  • Victoria Hansen
    2019-02-16 14:23

    "I feel the need to warn you that, we Royals are pretty fucked up. We’re good in bed, but out of it? We’re like a stage four hurricane."Paper Princess, co-written by Erin Watt and Elle Kennedy, offers a wonderful female protagonist, addicting plot, swoon-worthy romance, epic come-backs and sweet revenge, while following the chaotic life of Ella Harper and the Royals. A definite page-turner, this book is fast-paced, nicely written and impossible to put down due to the authors’ great teamwork, where they have certainly succeeded in creating an interesting story. The book follows Ella Harper, a seventeen-year-old girl, who has lost her stripper mother to cancer. Her father, Steve, was never around so she was left to survive on her own. One day in school, she is called to the principles office, where a man, named Callum Royal is waiting for her. He reveals he is the temporary guardian of her, and she has to come and live with him. Ella refuses, storms off and due to her lack of money, she works in a stripper bar. A customer has requested a lap dance from her, which is revealed to be Callum. He is disappointed in seeing her, takes her away, and offers her a deal; if she comes to live with him, he will give her $10,000 a month, a car, pay for her college tuition and $200,000 if she finishes college. Unsure of her future, Ella agrees. She meets four of five sons; the hot and moody Reed, the cheeky Easton and mysterious twins, Sebastian and Sawyer. Instantly disliking her, they warn her that they will ruin her"You should know whatever game you're playing, you can't win. Not against all of us. If you leave now, you won't be hurt. If you stay, we'll break you so bad that you'll be crawling away."Ella’s life is turned around as she has to attend a fancy, rich academy and instantly makes new enemies. She meets Savannah, who shows her around and informs her the Royals are running the school, and that she must obey by their rules. After school, Ella meets Callum’s young girlfriend, Brooke, who takes her shopping, and together, they purchase expensive clothes. Afterwards, she meets the fifth soon, who is the oldest, and his name is Gideon. That night, Ella attends Jordan’s party, whom ends up bullying her.While hiding during the party, she meets Valerie, and they talk, dance and have fun together, eventually becoming friends. She finally meets Jordan, who insults her for being a stripped. Ella, being the awesome savage she is, has a comeback.Jordan sits up and crosses her long legs seductively. "What’s it like, sucking old man cock?" she asks.Someone snorts. A few titters tickle my back.My throat tightens with embarrassment. These people are laughing at me. I realize the Royals had gotten to their friends, probably long before I showed up. Nobody here ever planned on giving me a real chance.I’m horrified to feel tears stinging my eyes. No. screw that. Screw Jordan and screw all of the, I might not come from a family who "deals in hotels," but I’m better than this bitch. I’ve survived more e than she ever could.I blink, pasting on an indifferent expression. "Your dad’s not bad, if that’s that’s what you’re asking, but I find it super creepy that he wants to pull my hair and have me call him Daddy. Is everything okay at home?"On the way home, Reed and Easton are driving her home, and she insults them. They leave her to walk home alone. The next morning, Easton is bruised, and tries to get in her pants, but she rejects him. The family eats dinner outside, where Brooke behaves possessively of Callum, and they end having sex, which make Ella leave. The next day, Ella is searching for a job and comes a cross a bakery. She accepts the challenge that she has to wake up early and the customers can be ready, but ends up taking it anyway. During school, Ella opens her locker and garbage falls out from him, which Jordan put in her locker. She stands up to them, knowing she has officially made an enemy. Reed doesn't want to talk to his ex, Abby, so he uses Ella as an excuse and drives her home, where they have a heated argument. He accuses of her being a slut and judges her mother, and they end up laughing, and then she starts crying. The twins aren't able to cook food, so Ella makes spaghetti for them, and that night, Ella wakes up to Reed and Easton whispering to each other about unknown business. They leave in car, and don't come back until the morning. Reed drives her to the bakery, and Callum later contacts her, revealing she has to meet her father's wife, Dinah, who is now a widow. Dinah accuses of her of not being Steve's daughter, and is incredibly rude towards her, knowing she will get most of his fortune. Jordan has placed red panties, five-inch spikes stilettos, and a red lacy bra with black tassels. As a form of revenge, Ella puts them on and walks into the gym where Jordan and the cheerleaders practise. The guys in the room all start to look at them, and Ella and Jordan starts to catfight, which Reed breaks up. Easton comes into her room later that night, where they talk, bond together and kiss, as they are both drunk. Reed finds them, and she overhears the two brothers discussing her, talking shit about her. "I care about you. I care if you get hurt, sick, whatever. I don't give two shits about her, though."I look down at my hand, expecting to see blood from the wound he just slashed open. But there's nothing there.Valerie and Ella dances at a bar together, and Reed shows up, watching Ella. Easton also came, and become drunk, where they kiss. During the weekend, the family goes on a ship. In Reed’s eyes, she is flirting with his father and brothers, and tries to satisfy her needs by letting her fuck him while they spend their weekend on a ship. She is offended he thinks this low of her, and ties him to the chair. Afterwards, she talks with Callum about Maria and her father, while he drinks. That night, Reed and Easton sneaks out of the house again, and Ella decides to follow them. Despite of their father's fortune, both are involved in street fighting, and earn extra money because of it. The next day, she speaks with Reed about his poor treatment towards her, and explains how unfair he has been. She also reveals she is a virgin and hasn't done much in sexual intercourse. Brooke interrupts them, where she talks about her thoughts about Maria. Daniel, a member from the lacrosse team, asks Ella out and she says she will consider it. They talk for days and develop a friendship. Savannah warns her about Daniel, but she doesn't listen, believing Savannah wants to sabotage her. She goes to his game that night, and he drugs her, attempting to rape her. Thankfully, the brother's save her and beats Daniel up. Ella, being completely drunk and experiencing effects from the drugs, feels guilty on the way home, and talks to Reed. Afterwards, they admit their feelings for each other, and he fingers her. They end up falling asleep together, Reed promising he won't leave, but he does. The brothers tell her to stay home when she is planning to go the a party, as they have a secret plan. Ella decides to go, and their plan is revealed to beat up Daniel. Ella comes up with her own plan, which involves humiliating him further. She does this plan with Valerie and Savannah, and achieve their desired revenge. Then Reed punches him in the jaw, winning the fight. Ella talks with Reed about her mother, life and childhood, noticing how different lives they have been living. She makes him admit his feelings for her, and they kiss. He stays with her, but their time is interrupted by a fight occurring between Callum and Brooke, who finally break up. Brooke comes by later to take her things and insults Ella, stating their family will ruin her. "You want me to say it?” he whispers. “Fine, I’ll say it. I want you. I fucking want you."Reed and her take a swim together, both having fun and bonding. Afterwards, she wants to give him a blowjob, admitting to never have done it. He is surprised by this, but lets her give him one, teaching her how to. Callum calls for Ella later, where they must go to court, in order to sort out Steve's will. Her father has left her half of his fortune, which makes her a multi-millionare. Dinah is extremely angry because of it, but can't do anything about it. Ella doesn't know how to feel about her money, and talks to Reed about it. Ella and Valerie dance again, but the night is interrupted by men who is after Easton. Due to his excessive gambling, he owns the men $8000 and Ella decides to pay out of her saved money, in order to save him. She pays for him, but remains extremely angry, despite his promise to pay her back. The next morning, Gideon warns her about his family, and that he should stay away from Reed, as their relationship is not going to last. Ella comes home, only to find Reed and Brooke having sex, which completely breaks her. Paper Princess ends with Ella taking her backpacks, with her saved money and buys a ticket on a bus, not planning on returning. The events has shocked her, and she is heartbroken, as she thought she and Reed were together. The apple is dangling in front of me, juicy red and delicious, but, like the fairy tale, Reed Royal is the villain disguised as a pretty prince. Taking a bite out of him would be a huge mistake.As soon as I heard about this book, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, it took me some time but I was finally able to read it; I spent my entire morning reading it (in one go), as I wasn’t able to put it down. The plot and character surprised me in a positive way, and I loved most parts of Paper Princess. This story is enthralling from the first page, gripping the reader on Ella's ride as she learns about a father she never knew she had, his best friend and his sons, and the warped world they live in.Ella Harper was the perfect protagonist, as she was a mixture of a good girl and the though bitch. She was kind, nice and polite, but if people treated her like shit, she would stand up to them with awesome comebacks. She does what she can in order to survive, and always has a plan. Despite living in a rich community, Ella decides to get herself a job at the local bakery, and does what she believes is right. I liked Ella as an individual and protagonist, as she (probably) felt relatable to most readers. Her down to earth personality and attitude was a great combination. I truly loved, especially during her sinister moments, where she would get revenge; the Daniel revenge plan and when she tied Reed when he tried to fuck her. There was something golden about her, and I can’t help but admire her. One problem I had with Ella was her constant lust towards Reed. He treated her like shit, but she kept dreaming and thinking about him and his muscles, which she shouldn’t, as he was constantly bullying her. There was nothing acceptable in his treatment towards her, but she kept accepting, making excuses for him and herself. As much as I grew to love their relationship, I kept cringing at her frequent descriptions of her. Her attraction and relationship with Reed is a significant part of the book, but she was always there, even when he hurt her, humiliated her and spread rumors about her. She is forgiving and did get her revenge, hence, I did see where her thoughts were coming from. But is it alright to fall in love with your bully, who has made your life miserable? He does change for the better, but that doesn't excuse his rude behaviour towards her, just because she had to live in his house. "It’s you. It’s always been you and I’m tired of fighting it."These brothers are protective of their family and resentful towards everything. Including their father. They don't want Ella there. They make that known. They say horrible things to her, to make her feel unwanted, but even still. They have redeeming qualities. That old saying, actions speak louder than words, will have readers forming attachments and connections to the Royal brothers.Reed despised her in the first half of the book, and eventually grew to tolerate her. He offers her sex if she stays away from his brothers and father, but she refuses and ends up tying him to the chair on the ship –good move, Ella, he deserved it. when he finally admitted his feelings and stopped fighting them, I felt happy with their relationship. It wasn’t innocent love, or the love where the good girl falls for the bad guy –they are both fucked up, which makes it so much better. Their relationship doesn't feel rushed, as it takes 200+ pages before anything serious happens."I was having the best dream," I mumble as he curls his body around my back. "What was it?" he says roughly. "That you showed up in my bedroom and held me all night long.""I like that dream," he whispers in my ear and then he does just that—holds me until I fall asleep.I must admit, I did love their relationship in the end. Throughout the book, I was expecting Reed to fuck up, and the fact Paper Princess ended with Ella finding him with Brooke, was the worst cliffhanger for me in a good way. It left me craving more, especially as she decided to leave altogether in the end. It’s going to be interesting to see how their relationship will work out in the next two books. I love the darkness and pain in their relationship, and I can’t wait to read more of it. The romance didn’t feel like insta-love, but had elements of the insta-lust, as there was no genuine love between them, yet. I was afraid of a love triangle between Reed, Easton and Ella, but thankfully, it ended before it occurred. The attraction between Ella and Easton was a drunk attraction and later developed into a sibling love.Ella becomes a multi-millionaire in the end, which seemed highly unrealistic for me. How did her father earn all that money? There was no explanation given or how she would receive/use the money. I would have loved for the book to have expanded on that topic rather than rushing through it to get to the romance and ending. Also, how did Ella survive on her own? She explained that she constantly moved with her mother, but what about when she died? How wasn't she taken into care? The government must have been informed of her mother's death, so how can she live by her own and take care of herself? This wasn't explained, only the fact Ella worked jobs to earn money, but no legal situation was fully explained to the point where it seemed realistic or at least, seemed like a decent explanation. The Royal brothers wasn’t what I expected, and they surprised me in a positive way. I loved how fucked they were, and how Ella kept discovering their secrets. She involved herself in their business, which proved to have terrible consequences on her in the end. Gideon and the twins didn’t have an important part like Easton and Reed, but I still enjoyed their relationship with her. The twins were complex and mysterious characters as they share a girlfriend, and are hilarious –but I know nothing more about them. Each brother has a mysterious and secretive attire surrounding them. Easton likes to gamble, and owes people money. Reed does street fighting. The twins fuck around with the same girl, and Gideon is addicted to alcohol. Their father is an alcohol and a broken man, who is still heartbroken by the death of his wife. Callum was ultimately my favorite character. He was an interesting man who was dealing with the loss of his voice and has a drinking problem. Regardless of his problems, he was a supportive father figure towards Ella, and did everything he could to help her. He truly loved his face, and kept loving her even if he was the cause of her death, according to his sons. Callum deserves more recognition, and was a wonderful, complex character. Brooke, his young girlfriend, started off with being a fun and wild woman. As I had predicted, she turned into a bitch in the end when Callum finally broke up with her. Yet, she kept coming around and eventually slept with Reed. I didn’t mind her, but I was upset to see her turning into a shit cunt. I dislike when the authors turn the other female characters into bitches to spices up the plot, and it was also the case with this one. Needless to say, I didn’t like her relationship with Callum, but I didn’t want her to become the villain in the story."Maybe I want to be ruined…""No one wants to be ruined. We all want to be saved."Daniel was the typical, nice guy from a cliché romance novel. He walks into the Ella’s life, and is the perfect gentleman. The intention of these characters is to cause further split between the main pairing, which is Ella and Reed. Of course, there is the expected jealousy and fighting, and as it turned out, he drugged her and wanted to rape her. Since his introduction, I knew he was going to become the dick who does some shit to Ella. I was right. Her revenge was great, especially as it assembled Valery, Ella and Savannah, and humiliated him, hence, put him in his right place. Valerie quickly became Ella’s best friend. She the was the funny, confident and witty girl who helped Ella through her high school struggled. I was expecting for her to show up at some point, as the main character always finds a trustworthy person. I liked her personality and relationship with Ella, as they clicked well together. Overall, I found the character’s addictive and interesting. Even the bad ones. The writing was excellent, fast-paced and descriptive. The first chapter is not an overly long introduction, but cuts straight to the chase, which was excellent. The dialogue and situations felt relatable and not over the top, which kept the story going. The boring aspects and chapters of the book was fast-paced, while the interesting and emotional parts were focused on in more depth. The writing was descriptive, but not to the point where it was irritating to read about. Reed’s appearance was mentioned frequently throughout Paper Princess, especially his muscles and biceps, which horny Ella kept analyzing in her head. "Your life is transformed, isn’t it? Like some princess out of a fairytale. But fairytales aren’t real. Girls like us, we’ll always turn back into a pumpkin after the ball."Paper Princess has the right amount of pages in the book, and didn’t feel dragged out at any point. When I finished a chapter, I kept going because I never lost my interest. The romance moments, the conversations about her father, her friendship moments, the paragraphs about her job in the bakery… everything felt as if it was needed. Thankfully, the book doesn’t only focus on the romance, but also thinks about friendship, while also thinking about her father and the legal part of it. The elements blends together incredibly well, and I was entertained throughout the entire book. My only problems with this book was the plot holes (about Ella, her mother and father) and romanticizing her relationship with her bully, which I must admit, I ended up loving in their relationship."You’re poking a tiger."I shrug. "He poked me first."Callum shakes his head. "And I thought raising five boys was an adventure. I haven’t seen anything yet, have I?"Paper Princess is an addicting, intense, emotional roller coaster. It was fast-paced and got straight to the point, while having the perfect balance of all the elements; friendship, romance and herself. This shockingly great book instantly sparked interest me, and as I continued to read, I became addictive. I was pleasantly surprised by its characters, especially Ella, and truly enjoyed Paper Princess. The ending left me wanting more, and I'm excited to read 'Broken Prince'. This was an incredible, surprising book with excellent characters, great character development and a heartbreakingly good romance.

  • Jennifer Kyle
    2019-03-06 15:04

    ”You’re a Royal now.”…and the cheese stands alone. This story simply never got me to the point where I felt like I was enjoying it. It’s in the vein of the The Prince and the Pauper story but with rich spoiled mean teens and felt like one big cliché. Even when the heroine’s love interest is clear and his feelings seem similar for her I was confused by what she found so attractive about him. "Smile, I beg silently at him. Smile at me. Touch me. Kiss me. Anything."The story felt like drama for the sake of drama occurring page after page. The plot devices were nothing special but the cliff and the uncovering of all these Royal’s secrets maybe possibly enough for me to try the next book who knows.I have read an awful lot of YA and these characters are supposed to be juniors in high school is laughable. As a mom of a seventeen year old junior, I’m sad to inform you that this age group doesn’t speak like this at all. Perhaps if this was a college setting it would have been more fitting for the descriptions, actions and dialogue for this group of characters. Also, the ecstasy/cocaine scene was completely off the mark and her reactions to the drug far fetched.Easton Royal and the heroine are the only characters that I did actually care for. I would recommend this story for audiences eighteen years and older and not younger.”My life is mine. I live it. I control it.”

  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    2019-02-21 11:25

    NOW LIVE! to begin???? Paper Princess was like Cruel Intentions, Gossip Girl, and some crazy ass soap opera all mixed into one. AND I LOVED IT! Angst and drama galore! If you're looking for a read with:-Revenge plots-Sex and lust and hate-Crazy high school drama -Family secrets-A feisty heroine who falls for her kinda/sorta step brother who is a total asshole when he's not being sexy as all hell ...then this right here is it. Take note though - this has been marked as YA/NA. And while majority of the main characters are in their teens, TRUST me when I say the situations in here are more along Rated R territory. So what's the crazy world of the Royals all about?Ella is living on her own after her mother passing away and never having known her father. To support herself along with saving up for college, she is forced to resort to stripping and dancing for money. Did I mention Ella is 17? Yep. A TEENAGER taking care of herself and doing whatever she can to survive. Insert Callum Royal, best friend to Ella's deceased father. Once he learns of Ella's existence, he makes it his mission to take her under his wing and treat her as the daughter he never had. But Callum's 5 sons, (Gideon, Reed, Easton, Sebastian and Sawyer) are NOT having it. They all believe Ella comes to live with them for more scandalous reasons and make it their mission to make her so uncomfortable she is forced to leave. Reed, the second oldest at 18 and pretty much the leader of the boys (and his entire school), takes a special interest in Ella. And by special interest, I mean he totally tries to hate her but winds up wanting in her pants. ...he pulls out and glides a hand over my thigh. "I'm going to make this feel so good for you.""I already feel good," I protest, drawing up my legs.A cocky, familiar grin shines up at me."You haven't seen anything yet."Yep. I love an 18 year old named Reed Royal and I don't care if you're judging me. Go ahead. Because once you read about this boy you'll be a part of the Reed Fan Club right along side me. But does he really care for Ella? Is he using her as a pawn in some grand scheme? YOU JUST DON'T KNOW!"The apple is dangling in front of me, juicy red and delicious, but, like the fairy tale, Reed Royal is the villain disguised as a pretty prince. Taking a bite out of him would be a huge mistake."Andddddddddddd then that's when all the crazy starts to happen. Between the lust-filled moments, the revenge, and the twists, my head was spinning! Once I finished, my mind was reeling with theories, trying to figure out who is in on what, what everyone's motives really are, who's lying, who's being set up. And I am STILL thinking about it. I loved every single character in this (I didn't forget you Easton. You stole my heart!), both good and evil.Be warned: This does end on a cliffhanger that caused me to almost throw my kindle across the room. I immediately messaged a friend where we began to swap theories on what the hell is going on for almost an hour. It was that good and it will suck you in just as much, I can guarantee it. This was such an amazing start to what will definitely be an incredible series. I just know I will be thinking about this non-stop until the second book is out. ADD THIS DRAMA FILLED BABY TO YOUR TBR NOW. For a sneak peek at a few sample chapters of Paper Princess : book trailer I made: Princess is out NOW!Find Me On:Instagram ❤ FB ❤ Blog

  • Pouting Always
    2019-02-28 15:16

    Apparently this is supposed to be YA and I didn't really know that until I saw other people's reviews where they were horrified after reading it. I just wanted to say though that when I was 13/14 I read fanfiction that was just as bad as this book so like it doesn't seem that strange to me that this is YA. Ella's mom dies and she works at a strip club to support herself when one day someone named Callum Royal appears to take her away from it all. She goes to live with him and his three sons in their gigantic home and soon finds out that Callum was her dad's best friend. The plot line is of course far fetched and ridiculous but I really enjoyed this book. Maybe because like I said I used to read fanficiton and this reminded me of what I used to enjoy about it. The writing isn't literature and there's a lot of sex but I enjoyed the sexual undertones as well as the romance. It was amusing and well paced story that kept me reading. I liked Ella and I enjoyed all the hijinks she gets to. I can totally get why some people may not have enjoyed it but I really enjoyed it and I really want to read the next one. It's a good pleasure read, sometimes you just want to be entertained.

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    2019-03-14 10:13

    Title: Paper Princess Series: The Royals #1Author: Erin Watt (Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick)Release date:April 4, 2016Cliffhanger: YesHEA(view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]This book surprised the hell out of me. I'm just going to put that out there right from the start. I knew that this was written by two of my most trusted authors, so I was willing to give this book a chance regardless of what the blurb was. But I didn't know how this would completely draw me in from page one. There were several things about the story that would have normally made me pause before requesting a copy. Not only is it YA (which I rarely read), it has the type of hero that doesn't always work for me. Just my personal preference, I know a lot of readers go for the asshole hero every time, but I'm very, very picky when it comes to that. These authors weaved their magic for me because they made me addicted and desperate for more of Ella and Reed's love/hate war relationship. What made me accept Reed's attitude and behavior? A combination of the spellbinding writing and the heroine who doesn't take one ounce of his shit. I loved this girl. LOVED For every hit he tried to make with her, she hit back just as hard, or harder. She's seen more struggle and tragedy than most people see in a lifetime. And it's made her tough-a fighter. Living in the Royal's house and inner circle, it's a life skill that she desperately needs. Ella comes to live with Reed when his father becomes her guardian. She never knew her father, and her mother recently passed away from cancer. She's an (underage) ex-stripper, supporting herself through high school trying to find a way to a better life. Then Callum comes along and whisks her away to a whole new world. A world of privilege, excess, and people who are most likely to hug her with a smile while they stab her in the back and laugh. She's learned some valuable life lessons through all her hardship, though, and one thing she knows is that the fairytale is an illusion. Trust is something she doesn't know the meaning of.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 up in a pretty package. It is what it is.The five Royal boys are what I would describe as entitled teens with a god complex. Not only do they have power over their father, but they hold court as the monarchs of their private school. No one dares to question or cross them. Until Ella came to town. This was one of the most addictive parts of the story for me. Seeing this power struggle between Elle and the Lion's Den that she landed in. Though she had moments of intimidation, she never backed away from any of their challenges. She was witty, strong, and had an overall unique character with a fascinating personality. If you're hoping for a hearts and flowers type of romance, you won't find that here. Reed can be downright despicable and intolerable at the best of times. He uses his mother's death as a free pass to cause havoc on anyone whom he sees fit. That being said, it didn't deter me one bit from the story as it played out in its grim glory. There were manipulations around every corner and I blissfully ate it up with a spoon. All the power play between Ella and Reed developed into the kind of ripe sexual tension that readers dream of. It was positively decadent and made my heart flutter. It was passionate. Thrilling. It had my heart racing and turning the pages until I saw that tension reach its breaking point. To sum things up, I was thoroughly ensconced in this glittering world of privilege and wealth. That glitter concealed a whole lot of depravity and sins. I took off half a point from my rating because of the events that occurred right before the cliffy. My jaw dropped and I was ready to kick Reed in his gold plated nuts. I'm really hoping that what happened wasn't what it appeared. (Though that seems pretty impossible)Paper Princess was a far cry from your typical YA book, maybe that's one of the things I enjoyed about it the most. It was bold and brilliantly executed. Now after that horrendous cliffy, I'm just going to pretend that I don't have to wait until this summer to continue with the insanity with the Royals. I don't think I'll have the patience otherwise. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Helen 2.0
    2019-03-13 13:08

    Imagine the movie Mean Girls. We've all watched it, right? It's a classic.Now reimagine it as an R-rated movie with smut galore.Now give all the mean girls dicks and a sexist attitude. Enter Ella, a modern Cinderella forced into stripping for money. Put it all together and you've got Paper Princess.Paper Princess is fun, feisty, addicting and entertaining as all hell. It revolves around Ella the high schooler and part-time stripper. Her mother died a few years ago, leaving her to work and move around constantly to try to make a living and a future for herself. Then Callum Royal shows up, claiming to be the best friend of Ella's unknown father and assuming guardianship of her. She is whisked away to his palace mansion, where she starts school with Callum's five megalomaniac narcissistic sons. Let's take a look at the characters, with corresponding gifs!Ella Harper: Idol Queen. Slays regularly. Doesn't take shit from anyone, especially not the Royal family (excepting Reed cause she's putty in his hands). When girls try to bully her for her poor background, she kicks some ass - I mean literally. Reed Royal: Total hot stuff, runs the school; he can even issue "decrees" concerning the student body's behavior towards certain people. Honestly, I found Reed overly broody, bordering on sketchy. This is not the kind of guy you start a healthy relationship with.Easton Royal: Not to be slut shaming but DAMN this boy gets around. Bit of a sexist pig, but he's still my uncontested favorite Royal! Easton has a sweet side to him.Callum Royal: I don't know what's worse: his drinking problem, his failures as a parent, his blatant PDA with his girlfriend, or the way he throws around money like it's chicken feed.The Twins: No comment on their "sharing" habits.Val: Ideal best friend. Knows all the gossip but doesn't get sucked into all the high school evil and drama that surrounds her. Val knows what's up.I loved the book but kind of saw the ending coming. Nevertheless I'm slide-to-the-floor relieved that Book 2 is already out and I don't have to wait for it!

  • S.M. West
    2019-02-23 10:57

    5 STARSWhat do you get when you meld together two brilliant storytellers, Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick - aka Erin Watt, and throw in similar feels to Cruel Intentions, Mean Girls and a Modern day Cinderella? I started this baby on a late night train home from a work thingy. I was exhausted and thought I’d just read a few chapters to unwind. By the time the train pulled into my station, I was like a junkie soaring from my last high and jonesing for my next hit! I rushed home, jumped in bed and told myself I'd just read a few more chapters…until there were no more! Read the rest in one sitting. Sleep be damned! And yes, my sorry ass was tired the next morning but again, see above, I was freakin’ high as a kite and while I knew I'd eventually crash with one vicious book hangover, I didn’t care!Ella Harper’s a 17 year old dynamo; I simply adored this girl for her spunk, resilient and take-no-prisoners attitude. Father’s unknown, mother’s passed away and no one knows that she’s on her own. She forged her mother’s signature on school documents, going to school during the day and has three jobs on the side, including stripping, to keep the lights on and to put food on the table. Then Callum Royal waltzes into her life, claiming he’s her guardian. He tells her that he’ll take care of her financially with enough money to go to college and beyond, and in return, she’ll live with him and his five boys. Ella’s carefully crafted life comes tumbling down around her. And then she meets the Royals and any remnants of life as she knew it is leveled. These boys don’t like her and the ring leader, Reed Royal, makes it known that she’s not welcomed and they won’t go easy on her. Ella gives as good as she gets. She was truly a formidable force for not only the Royals but also the psycho rich kids from Astor Park private school, who all take their cues on how to treat Ella from the Royals. Like Reed, all of them see her as a money grubbing whore and as such, she’s given the “royal” trash treatment.Despite all the machinations and mind games, Ella can’t help but face that she’s attracted to Reed even though he’s the biggest asshole to her. You know the type. Reed’s the guy you love to hate and secretly lust after because let’s face it, he’s all alpha, dominant hotness. “the apple is dangling in front of me, juicy red and delicious, but like the fairy tale, Reed Royal is the villain disguised as a pretty prince. Taking a bite out of him would be a huge mistake.”Unbeknownst to Ella, Reed’s fighting the same fight. These two seriously held no punches and their fire and ice tango was tantalizing torture! Things escalate among Ella, those at school and the Royal boys, and as they reach a crescendo, Ella calls a truce. This is where things get even more interesting. It’s obvious that the Royals may be the “it” family but they’ve got dark secrets that they want to kept hidden. I really liked each and every Royal...although, I think they all need some sort of redemption, including Daddy Royal. And I hope we get more. Something tells me that each of these boys would have great stories. Elle, Jen, are you listening? *hint, hint*!! This story is rich with an intriguing, angst-ridden plot, complex characters that you can't help but FEEL something for and burning sexual tension between Reed and Ella that keeps you turning the pages. And all of this culminates with one hellvua cliffhanger! WT??I highly recommend this book. If you want a movie like experience that'll give you so much and leave you hankering for more, you've got to read this!!**ARC generously provided by authors in exchange for an honest review.**For more reviews and blog posts. -------Upon finishing:I seriously devoured this in one sitting and SH*T, now what the hell am I supposed to do? That CLIFFHANGER!!!Don't know how I'm going to make it waiting for the next book!!

  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    2019-03-17 14:17

    ★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★Now LIVE!Amazon US | Amazon UKI love these types of books, seriously they are my kryptonite, I can't get enough! High school, rich kids, angst, an arsehole hero, a feisty heroine, a little bit of smut. Yep, this is one of those books that makes this old bird a very happy woman.17 year old Ella Harper has lived a very frugal life, and now she's all alone in the world without her beloved mother who recently passed away. She is trying to avoid the authorities and get on with her studies and hope like hell she can survive. That is until fate finally catches up with her and she is thrust into a world full of mean girls and arrogant boys."This will never be my home. I don't belong in splendor, I belong in squalor. That's what I know."Enter Callum Royal. He is a rich man with five sons. FIVE SONS! I want all of them to get a story, but I digress, he has five sons and when they discover that their father has won guardianship over a girl who is stripping for a living, it's safe to say they are not a happy bunch."If you stay, we’ll break you so bad that you’ll be crawling away."Reed Royal isn't the eldest son, but he's kinda the leader. He rules the school too, so what he says goes, and he does not trust this newcomer AT ALL.This is very heavy on the love/hate trope, and let me tell you these boys are mean! But as with any good book, the author slowly makes you fall in love and you can't help but be drawn in.I cannot wait for more. A mature young adult novel that I recommend to anyone who likes bad boys and angst.p.s Easton belongs to me ;)Paper Princess is slated to be a trilogy, and does end rather shockingly! Told in dual POV.ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest reviewImages featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites. [image error]

  • Andreea Pop
    2019-03-18 15:26

    Sorry, I just need to get this off my chest -- THAT. FUCKING. CLIFFHANGER. Okay, I'll behave. Hopefully. Paper Princess is awesome in the distinct manner of being such an addictive, electrifying and soap-opera-ish novel. Truly, you need to take it as it is and you'll be destined for eternal love. Don't expect anything dazzling, it's still NA, and while NA can be deep and touching, it still has a vibe of entertainment purposes. It goes straight to the heart. And Paper Princess traps you in and doesn't let go. Seriously, it's 5AM. The story is cliché-ish enough, but still -- loads of fun and loads of teen angst and loads of Mean Girls vibes and loads of sexy times and loads of bad boys and loads of this and that which make everything perfect in the end. Yeah, you're frustrated quite a lot, but it's so so satisfying. Does that make sense? I did not expect to like it so much. I wanted something cute and fluffy and light, and although this book has all these qualities to a certain extent, one thing that distinguishes it from the ever-growing sea of contemporary titles is its fresh narrative that simply pulls you in. Not gonna talk about the plot -- shh, there isn't any honestly -- read the synopsis and you're pretty much good to go; but you need to know a couple of things: Ella, badass chick, strength incarnate, optimist extraordinaire; the Royal brothers (5 of them, IMAGINE THAT MUCH PHYSICAL PERFECTION), fucking assholes, intense dudes, and goddamn lovable actually. Reed is a tough nut to crack but the essential is that you'll fall in love with him in no time. And while I do love him (most of the time), EASTON IS MINEEEE. Gah, I just realized I haven't fangirled so hard in a while. I suppose I should mention the sizzling romance too since it'll most likely get everyone hot and bothered. Oh well, there's that. Wowza wowza wowza hyperventilating-required stuff. Add high school drama, daddy issues, mommy issues, shit loads of money, forbidden feelings and FEELS and ta-daa you've got yourself a book. On the other hand though, that ending pretty much killed me. I was expecting it -- everyone said it'd be brutal. AND IT IS. How???? Whyyy??? So many questions that I hope have some justifiable, clever, redeemable answers because I need the Royals to establish some peace in their household. And the sequel comes out in a few days yassss bring on the juicy drama and sobs and pterodactyl screeches. So yeah, go read it. If it hasn't been evident enough, I'll stress this further: GO READ IT. Go ahead, abandon yourself to the heartache! *cackles maniacally*

  • Melanie
    2019-02-28 15:09

    I was having a rough two days mental health wise, so I just wanted to drop everything on my TBR and read something I didn’t really have to think about, but I knew I’d probably enjoy. I wanted something fast paced, with an addicting story, and maybe some sexy times, and Paper Princess was the perfect pick for me. By looking at some of my friends’ reviews I feel like I really need to say that this is not a YA book in the slightest! This is NA and has a lot of sexual scenes that should only be read by mature audiences. This has many erotic scenes and for sure should have a sexual content warning. As for trigger warnings: losing a parent, underage sexual content (17), physical abuse, sexual assault, attempted rape, underage drinking, drug use, addiction, a lot of slut shaming, and a lot of toxic male masculinity. So please use caution before going into this book.And there are a lot of weird gender role expectations in this book, too. Like, the main female protagonist has to cook spaghetti because they boys can’t figure it out. And then, later, she can’t figure out the football teams, but she brings up the lion on the helmet. There are more of these instances sprinkled throughout the book, and I wasn’t offended, it just feels… not so great reading. Also, because I know most of you follow me for my fantasy reviews, I always feel it necessary to state that I rate erotic books differently than other books! I know many of the relationships are toxic and problematic and I completely understand that they wouldn’t be the healthiest and/or most ideal of starts for people in real life, but I love steamy reads and I rate them purely off my enjoyment, and I truly did enjoy Paper Princess. Paper Princess is cowritten by Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick under the pseudonym Erin Watt. And Elle Kennedy has written one of my favorite NA series of all time, the Off-Campus series, so I knew I had to eventually try out this series, too. And I’m so happy that I finally did. And Paper Princess stars a young girl named Ella, who has only known a life of jumping from new city to new city where her and her mom can barely make ends meet. But after her mother’s death, Ella is trying to survive on her own. And all she wants to do is get a high school diploma, so she can go to college and eventually give herself a stable life. Then, a man appears out of nowhere, claiming to be her mystery father’s best friend and business partner. He promises to give Ella a better life, because her father, too, has tragically just passed away.Ella is then thrown into the Royal family, where the man that is trying to help her also has five sons himself. And let’s just say that they are not the most open to the idea of their father taking in a random girl. And they all basically just think the absolute worst of Ella, right off the bat.“You may have lost your family, but you’re not alone anymore, Ella. You’re a Royal now.”Ella is quickly thrown into the world of prep schools and old money, while she is dealing with the grief of losing her mother, and the hope of starting a better life. I’m not going to say this book is perfect, it’s far from it, but I read this in one sitting because I truly just couldn’t put it down. The romance is amazing, the angst is out of this world, and I’m just a sucker for a good hate to love relationship and this one doesn’t disappoint. Also, I need to start Broken Prince immediately, because Paper Princess ends on maybe the worst cliffhanger I’ve ever read in my entire life. Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Youtube | Twitch

  • Ramona
    2019-03-02 08:59

    Can somebody please tell me what just happened?? I just finished my last book, which was sweet and perfect, my bubble of evading the world, and now I discovered this one, that unraveled me and gave me mixed feelings..My review won't be long, because I literally don't know how to express myself with the info that I have right now.So, Ella is our heroine. Left without a mom at the age of 17, she has to take care of herself, and this means being a waitress and a stripper. I felt really sorry for her, because no child has to go through this things alone. She is terribly independent and determined, and I admire her so much for that. Her world changes when Callum Royal enters it, telling that he is her legal guardian an forces her to leave with him. He was a good friend of her late father, Steve, and his last wish was that Ella to be in his care.He offers her a deal: money every month until she graduates, and after that she is free to go and live her life as she pleases. Of course Ella puts up a good fight, but eventually she ends up in Callum's house, together with his 5 sons. And guess what? They are all gorgeous, athletic but they hate her.. Like really hate her.Now she begins a journey in order to fit in, to have peace and to try to get on with her life, despite the hate her 5 "stepbrothers" feel for her. I liked her as a heroine, she was though and determined, but she can also be vulnerable and sensitive like any girl of her age. The hero of this story is her "stepbrother" Reed. I was in a hate/love relationship with him, because of his judgmental and rude behavior. He doesn't know anything about Ella, but he judged her and became a bully. Reed has also lost his mother and he blamed Callum for this. The attention that Callum gives Ella tears him apart and Reed now has a mission, to make Ella leave and never come back. He was a mystery to me.. a typical bad boy, with a lot of daddy' issues, and with no experience in loving someone. He hated Ella so much, but during her stay in his house, all the walls that he build were torn apart, because he had no reason to feel this way towards her. Ella was brave, straight forward and took a chance on Reed, trusted him and little by little something was born there..I loved their chemistry, the wild moments and the romantic ones, that made you swoon and see how good they are together. It hurt to see that things are not that easy for them, and they will have a long way before all the secrets and lies will be unfolded. Now after finishing the first book, I can really give an opinion about it, because there are so many broken pieces that have to be put together. Everything is kind in a blur, without having the puzzle complete. I want to know more about Reed, to see exactly what makes him click, why is he so damaged and guarded. I want to explore more the brothers relationship with their father, because I know that many things are left unspoken and more detailed have to be discovered.An addictive read it was for me, looking forward to the next chapter.For more reviews please check