The Royals Series by Erin Watt
Published : 2016
Version Read : ebook
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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.
I had bought this book on a whim because it was cheap and I’m so glad that I did. I flew through all three of them in just over three days. I surprised myself by how much I like them and had a very hard time putting them down. I may even have read some while at work, tsk tsk. There is one major issue I had with the series that stopped it from being a 4 star for me.
The amount of aggression in the books is a little much for me. I understand that Reed likes to fight to get his adrenaline down, but the aggression toward the main character was too much for me. It’s not okay for your guy, love interest or crush to push you around like that. I do like that Reed was the one that wanted to wait to have sex and he didn’t push Ella, but all of his other actions sent of warning bells to me. Maybe I’m too sensitive to this kind of personality, and it’s never ended well for me.
My favorite character by far was Easton. I don’t know why I loved him, but he was the most well rounded character I thought. I would love to have a spin off novel about him and this mystery girl at the end of the third novel. I had some problems with Easton’s personality, but not the way that Reed bugged me.
The first two books were more, “okay so this is going to be about Ella and Reed and their relationship.” When the cliffhanger came at the end of the second book, I was thrown for a loop. The story does a 180 and for most of the third book I didn’t know what was going on or who to believe. It was also my least favorite of the trilogy. I felt like there were too many plot holes and needed to be fixed and there was no enough room in the novel.
Even though I had a few problems with the characters or the plot this series is a solid 3 – 3.5 star from me, which is pretty good. I would suggest reading it if your looking for something fast and flirty.