Book Review: Paper Princess by Erin Watt, Elle Kennedy, and Jen Frederick


paper princessFrom 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. 

My Review.

I started reading this book late last night, at around 10 pmish. Not only did I stay up WAY TOO LATE because I couldn’t put the book down, but I have spent ALL MORNING finishing up this book. I have super important things that need to get done. They all had to be shoved on the back burner because there was NO WAY I was putting this book down.

Hot, hot, HOT. There is no other word that is capable of describing this book. I constantly had to fan myself, I was blushing like mad, and oh my LORD…..THE ROYAL BROTHERS. SWOOOOOOOOON. I can’t even handle this review right now.

Ella and Reed were PERFECTION! I love both of the main characters so much! The supporting characters were just as amazing. I will warn you, though, that some of the review on Goodreads make it seem like Easton and Ella develop this very important friendship…..they don’t. I mean…I did like Easton a lot. I just thought his character could have been way more developed throughout the story.

While I absolutely adored this book, I don’t think that everyone will love it. There are definitely some trigger warnings and some definite emotional abuse that go on. Some readers are really going to dislike how the brothers, especially Reed, treat Ella throughout 99% of the book. Personally, I loved it, but I do want to throw that disclaimer out there.

Originally, I was going to rate this book a 5 star. I was a little disappointed in the actual heat between Ella and Reed. Throughout most of the book, Reed is portrayed as this sexy stud who has all the moves. I thought that fell flat when they actually got together. I expected some more heated sexy scenes that I never really received. I’m hoping that the second book has more of those scenes.

The ending of Paper Princess definitely leaves you needing the next book NOW. I was a little disappointed that I knew what was going to happen…..but there definitely was a shock factor going on. I thought that the ending set up the next book for a really good plot line. I need my hands on the next book TODAY.

Overall, I loved it. One of the best books I’ve read lately. Definitely one of my favorite NA books EVER. I highly recommend this series!!!

Rating: [rating: 4]


  1. I read this book in one go too! It was so addictive and entertaining. I’m a little surprised Ella didn’t realize how fishy things were between the brothers and this person I cannot name because spoilers. It was so obvious with the hints O.O

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