These Royals will ruin you…
From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.
Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.
What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.
Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.
She might be right.
Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.
From the moment I finished the first book of this series I could not wait to get my hands on this one (if you have not read it yet, check out my review here). It might not seem so, considering that I only started reading it a month after it arrived in my inbox, however life had other plans. I promise you that I did look forward to reading it. From the second I started, I did not put it down, not even when I had to plug my tablet in to charge, until four hours later when I was once again digesting all the emotions that the book awoke in me For that reason I would like to thank Elle, Jen and of course, Nina for providing me with a copy of this extremely emotional novel.
After reading the ending of the last book, I was slightly worried. The final chapter was such a classic telenovela scene. Luckily, it only appeared to be one. It was definitely a relief, a welcome one. Those initial sconces that proved that I was wrong were very reassuring. You know what it is like, when you have high expectations for something, you build it in your head and more often than not you end up disappointed. It was definitely not the case here. The book was amazing, I dare say, even better than the first and the title is without a doubt fitting. The book is indeed about a broken prince as it moves its focus from Ella to Read, the second oldest of the bunch.
The characters are the same, the story picks where the first book left off. Overall it is an emotional rollercoaster, we see the Royals ups and downs. That is one dysfunctional family! No kidding! However, you cannot help but love all of them. I would actually like to read more about each and every one and read their stories. It is nice though that no matter how much they fight, despite all their issues, they are a tight bunch, at least in public. One thing that was striking and a common theme throughout the book, the series even, was the lack of trust and communication. Communication would have solved so many of their issues long ago.
I am going to end this review here, before I unintentionally give away any spoilers. One last thing you need you know is that this book is a must read. As soon as you can get your hands on this gem, do it! You won’t regret it, I promise. However, something I cannot promise is that you won’t end up royally ruined. I know I did.
From me: 4/5