This week’s quote is from Paper Princess!
This week’s quote is from Paper Princess!
These Royals will ruin you.
Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.
Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.
Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.
She might be right.
Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.
Genre: New Adult
Page Length: 300
Characters: Easton, Hartley
Publication Date: 29th August 2017
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
To say I was excited to receive this book is an understatement. So before I get into the review I want to say thank you to team Erin Watt for sending providing me with this ARC.
This is the fourth book of The Royals Series and is told from Easton’s perspective. I have to say that I didn’t particularly have any strong feelings about Easton when I read the first 3 books, sure I thought he was an ok supporting character but apart from that I didn’t really think that much of him, but in this book, he definitely grew on me.
I really loved Hartley, I love how she took no shit from Easton and wasn’t won over by his Royal charm, ⬅️ See what I did there? Aside from her being ballsy I also enjoyed finding out about her. During the reading of this book I thought it was a shame that we didn’t get Hartley’s perspective on things but looking back I think it was actually a good thing because it gave the story a lot more tension because we didn’t know her thoughts.
Of course, all the old characters are sprinkled throughout, I really liked that we go to see snippets of how Ella and Reed were doing and we even got a little update on Steve’s trial!
And that ending!! Holy crap! I was not expecting that! Talk about a freaking cliff hanger!! I can’t wait for Cracked Kingdom to come out….. it’s going to be a bloody long winter!
If you have read the first 3 books in the series then this is a must read. This is my new favorite read of the summer. I just loved it! Well done Erin Watt another brilliant read. Now I must nurse my book hangover!!
PS: Get Ready to be Ruined!
Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun–and sometimes crazy–ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up.
This week I have a treat for you, I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of Fallen Heir by Erin Watt which I finished today, so here is one of my favorite quotes:
This week’s quote comes from When it’s Real by Erin Watt!
From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.
Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down.
Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of “normal.” Under ordinary circumstances she’d never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn’t have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley’s team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?
Page Length: 416
Publication Year: 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Characters: Vaughn and Oakley
I received an ARC of this book from NetGally in exchange for an honest review.
My first thought when finishing this book was – wow this was so much better than Paper Princess/ That’s not to say that I didn’t like PP, I just wasn’t overly fussed about all the drama etc.
I really enjoyed this story. It’s told in the first person from both Vaughn’s and Oakley’s perspectives.
Oakley is your typical spoilt pop star whose management is trying to change his image to make it look as though he is growing up. Enter Vaughn who is just a regular girl who’s parents died leaving her and her older sister to take on the responsibility of raising her twin brothers. Oakley’s team decide that the best way to make it seem that he is growing up to fake a relationship with a normal girl.
What starts out as just a job suddenly becomes much more and the lines between what is real and what isn’t start to blur.
I think having the dual perspectives in this book was really helpful. Had this not been the case liking Oakley would have been nigh on impossible because in the beginning of the book he is a total jerk. But like all young men who have fame at a young, he is just deeply unhappy, lonely and spoilt and this really shows at his early meetings with Vaughn because he just can’t seem to wrap his head around why she wouldn’t want to hang around with him. I did like his back story as well. The way he was brought up and his relationship with his Dad was quite sad so it was nice to see him building bridges with his mother. I thought his character development was very good, he went from being an arrogant ass to more laid back and it was really great to see.
Vaughn – I really enjoyed the innocence of her character. In the beginning, she is still with her first boyfriend who she thinks she’s in love with (but really isn’t) which becomes more evident when they eventually break up. I loved that she took on everything that came with Oakley the good and the bad and that she just like him for him. Her back story really gave her character depth and explained why she had just settled with being with W (the ex BF) for long. I also loved her confidence with herself. She wore what she wanted and didn’t feel the need to change her look to be with Oakley, in fact, she insisted that her look stay the same.
I loved this book. I really did for me it’s the perfect example of why I love YA so much. If you enjoy stories when the rich famous guy falls for the normal everyday girl. Then this is for you.
My Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟