Friday, July 1, 2016

Paper Princess by Erin Watt Review

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

First let me start by saying that this book was AMAZING! It takes you on a wild ride that you just don't want to get off of. The book draws you in from the beginning, when Ella is summoned to the principals office. The readers are able to fully grasp just how self reliant Ella really is from the first few scenes of the book. Ella is this tough girl who has a a million obstacles thrown her way, but she takes it all in stride because she has no other choice. So when Callum Royal comes out of nowhere, offering her the chance of a lifetime Ella has her doubts about his motives.

I have to say that I like Callum. He genuinely wants whats best for Ella. He wants her to finish high school and then go to college and earn a degree. He even tells her that she is family, a Royal. What could be so hard about that? Oh, that's right. The problem would be the Royal brothers. Not only is Ella thrust in a new world she knows nothing about, she also has to deal with insults and cold shoulders from the Royal brothers. Picture this: You are in your home relaxing and happy, then all of the sudden this fly won't stop buzzing by your ear. This causes your sense of peace to be destroyed because all you can think about is killing the fly. Ella is the fly that the Royal brothers want squashed. Why you ask? Well, you will just have to read and see. They give her hell, but little do they know Ella doesn't let anyone intimidate her.

I have to say that overall I think that the authors did a great job with developing the characters. Ella is fierce from the start. She knows exactly who she is and doesn't change based off of anyone else's opinion of her. The authors also make the characters redeemable. Let's take Reed and Easton for instance, these are two characters that you know are trouble from the start and are complete jerks to Ella at first. However, over the course of the story you understand why they did some of the things they did and you start to love them. They are two of my favorite characters. I also enjoyed the relationships that evolved over the course of the story and the show of just how important family really is.

With that being said, the only thing that I really didn't like was not having book two yet because the ending of book one about killed me. I mean HOW COULD THE AUTHORS DO THAT TO ME!!!!! I'm seriously ready for Broken Prince and thankfully it won't be too long before it comes out. Would I recommend this book? Heck yea! Should you read it? Definitely.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!!!!!!


  1. Sounds like an interesting Cinderella story, after she gets her prince!