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Monday, September 10, 2018

Paper Princess by Erin Watt

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.

I read this in one sitting.  It has some issues - like some serious male aggressiveness and dominance issues, but I still enjoyed the snarky main character (oh, the snark!) and all the drama (oh, the drama!).  This is definitely not YA, and is sometimes rather vulgar, but again - I couldn't look away.

I haven't decided if I'll read the second book yet.  I really hated the ending (like, I wish I had a physical copy to throw across the room instead of reading on my phone which I can't throw but I angrily turned off instead). 

Overall, it was a good, rainy Saturday read.

370 pages

4/5 (with embarrassment I am rating it this high...)

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