broken prince by erin watt
published: july 25th 2016
genres & keywords: new adult, romance, contemporary
series: the royals #2
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.
.:: RATING 3 STARS ::.
me: reads the last line
This books is literally the epitome of a problematic fave. It’s clichéd and unoriginal, the plot seems pointless at times, there’s little to no character growth.. and yet.
It’s so… fucking… GOOD.
It’s partly because the drama is 10/10 would drama again grade A+++. And it’s partly because, SOMEHOW, I care about the characters. Just a little bit.
⇢ the drama is so ridiculous and so freaking out of this realm that I almost can’t deal sometimes. I’m that asshole that loves to play those games that are like, what would you do if… and makes up some !fucked up! scenario and honestly, I have to give it up to Erin Watt. She just laughed into my face and decided to write every bombshell situation into Broken Prince.
I mean, hot damn a girl can only take so much angst lolol not true what am I saying.
⇢ the characters are not easy ones to like. If anybody came up to me and asked me how I felt about them, my answer would probably be along the lines of “I could not give three garbanzos whether these characters were ejected from this literary earth”. But a small, small part of me still wants them to come out of everything alive and well. And until I can get my feelings surgically removed, it’ll probably stay that way.
Everything else was meh, though. Nothing happened for most of the book, it was COMPLETELY unrealistic, almost pointless at times.
But still, what the shit was with that ending? I thought Erin Watt had put me through it all.