Broken Prince is finally here! After a long wait (that wasn’t even that long) we will finally figure out what was really going on at the end of Paper Princess.
We left Reed in quite the predicament at the end of Paper Princess. Thank goodness the events of Broken Prince pick up right where we left off and take us to a whole new kind of Royal drama. These boys are never far from trouble, and the worst part is, they don’t always go looking for it. Check out the synopsis for Broken Prince, and our review of the second book in The Royals series. Only a few more months til we get Twisted Palace, and oh what a wait it will be.
About ‘Broken Prince’
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.
‘Broken Prince’ review
Some books are a pleasant read for a sunny day in the park or a rainy day on the couch, this is not one of those books. This book should come with a warning label that reads: “Caution! May be habit forming.” These books will have you racing through them, then scratching your head wondering where the time went, and how long until the next one. As far as Broken Prince goes, the story is addicting, the characters are flawed and complex and incredible, and the ending will have your fingers flying over the keys looking for the release date for Twisted Palace.
The Royals series has proven to be a fast-paced thrill ride jumping from one crazy twist to another. Reed and Ella are just the beginning of the drama, as you have to add in Easton’s penchant for gambling and general trouble, Brooke with her manipulative tendencies, the ongoing mystery of exactly who Gideon is and why he does what he does, and last but never least that late in the game surprise character appearance in Broken Prince that definitely had my mouth gaping in shock.
After the ending of Paper Princess, I didn’t exactly expect for the cliffhanger in Broken Prince to be nearly as anxiety-inducing. Oh how naive I was! I should have known that the ladies behind Reed’s creepy late night non-tryst would have an even crazier ending for the second book. They did not disappoint. No way could anyone see that one coming. It has me even more anxious for the third (and final?) book in the Royals series to hit the shelves, just so my heart can return to its regular scheduled pace. This frantic beating thing can’t be good for my health.
Suffice it to say, Ella and Reed and Easton do not disappoint in Broken Prince. I love that neither Ella nor Easton immediately forgive Reed for his actions in Paper Princess. They hold him accountable and it takes a long while for him to earn his way back into their good graces. This book wouldn’t have been nearly as enticing a read if forgiveness had come easy.
I’ll stop there with the analysis to keep this review as spoiler-free as possible, just know that Broken Prince is every bit as deliciously soapy as Paper Princess, and I mean that in all the best ways possible. This series is unabashedly dramatic and full to the brim with inappropriate relationships and improper sexual entanglements. You ache a little bit every time Ella fights her attraction to Reed, and pine over Easton’s obvious Mommy issues. You wish like hell that Brooke could just disappear and take all her crazy with her, leaving the Royal men to heal. A word of caution though on that front: Be careful what you wish for.