Broken Prince (The Royals #2) by Erin Watt
Published July 25, 2016 by Everafter Romance
Genres NA, Romance
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.
So Paper Princess ended with Ella running away from the Royal family, only to have Callum once again track her down and bring her back. This book is told from both Ella and Reed’s perspectives, which at first I was like wait, no I just want Ella, but I actually really enjoyed hearing things from Reed’s point of leave. So obviously Ella comes back and tries to stay away from Reed because she is hurt and doesn’t trust him. I like to write spoiler free reviews, even when it’s a series like this, so I am not going to include any major spoilers. We get to know Reed and Easton better in this book, especially when getting to hear from Reed’s perspective. The drama at school and at home continues and it amazes me how these spoiled rich kids behave. I was a bit worried about what direction Ella and Reed were headed in after the events at the end of the last book, but things worked out in the end. The ending to this book is very dramatic and I was pretty surprised with the plot twist. Endings like this in series are why I typically buy the whole series before beginning it, so I can just jump right into the next book.
I am loving this series so far. Like I said in my review for Paper Princess, people either seem to love this book or they don’t like it at all. And that is totally fine, everyone has their own opinion. And once again, this book is marked as YA and I do not believe it is YA, I believe it is NA. Although the characters are in high school, the book frequently has drinking, drugs, sex and some other issues in it that I would not label as YA. Again, totally fine, I really like the NA genre, I am just particular about the authors I read. I really love the characters in this book, particularly Ella, Reed and Easton. Easton is hilarious and I am so happy that the author wrote a book focusing on him, releasing in August!