Book Review: Paper Princess by Erin Watt


Paper Princess

Rating: 5 Bookworms

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

My Thoughts

First and foremost I think that the title of this book is a bit misleading. I think for a long time I didn’t even consider reading this because I assumed it was fantasy (obviously I didn’t read the synopsis). I really thought this book was about an honest to God princess (spoiler alert: it’s not). So the other day I went crazy one-clicking books on Amazon (my tbr pile is insane right now) and on a whim decided to get this book and boy am I happy I did!

It’s totally not what I expected when I picked up this book and that’s one of the reasons that I love it. I love going into book blind (not reading any reviews or the synopsis) so for the most part I base my book choices on the title/cover or if it’s getting lot’s of attention from the blogging community, so yes I judge a book by its cover lol.

I love Ella because she doesn’t stand for anyone’s crap. She stands up for herself and calls people out when they are wrong. If you’ve read any of my past reviews you might have noticed by now that there’s nothing I love more than strong female leads and this book has it in spades. Growing up the way she has she has had to built walls around her heart and learn how to fend for herself so she has a very difficult time adjusting when she’s all of the sudden thrust into the lap of luxury.

Reed has had a rough last couple of years and is taking his frustration out on everyone around him. After losing their mom all of the Royal boys are lost and still very much in mourning and with the eldest away at college Reed is in charge of this rowdy brood. None of the Royals are happy with Ella’s sudden appearance in their lives but Reed goes out of his way to let her know that she is unwelcome. Fighting some serious demons Reed needs to learn how to trust again.

We all know that bad boys are hot but Reed takes it to a whole new level. Complex and multi-layered you never know what you’re going to get with him. When his poor choices catch up to him he really has to start reevaluating his life. In Broken Prince we learn a bit more about what makes him tick but for know he remains a bit of an enigma…


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About the Author

Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors (Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick) 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.

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