Broken Prince (Royals #2) by Erin Watt
These Royals will ruin you…
From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.
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.
All it took was one moment for Reed Royal's life to implode. The moment Ella Harper, the girl he's fallen impossibly in love with, walks in on him in a compromising position with his father's ex-girlfriend Brooke.
Ella runs and Brooke claims she's pregnant and that the baby is his even though Reed knows it isn't. Ella leaving town tears Reed up and in the span of the next two weeks his brothers turn on him and everything at Astor Academy goes to shit because Reed doesn't care enough to keep everyone in line. All he wants is Ella back.
Then Ella returns and it's clear that she's not ready to forgive him. But Reed isn't giving up on her, he'll keep pursuing her until things are back to normal. But can Ella ever move past Reed's assumed betrayal? Or are some mistakes unforgivable? And as everything else in the lives of the Royals spin out of control, even if Ella takes Reed back, is something worse coming their way?
Wow, the two writers behind the pen name Erin Watt definitely know how to rip their readers hearts out! The end of Paper Princess shocked me but the twists in Broken Prince had me wanting to pluck my aching heart out and hand it over. This series is so engrossing that the reader will struggle to put it down and resume daily activities.
Reed's perspective, in the beginning, broke my heart and I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen but the hits kept coming - especially the ending! Did not see the Brooke thing coming although I had a vague idea while reading book one about the character that pulls a Lazarus on the very last page.
Overall, I love the storyline and the characters and I'm already itching to start book three! I was worried that The Royals series would falter the way some series do with the "sophomore slump" but Broken Prince is everything fans of the series could hope for. If you haven't already read this series you must give it a try! You won't regret it! I'm also seriously excited that Easton is getting his own book coming out this fall! I am in love with that adorable goofball!
5 of 5 Stars!