Book Review: Twisted Palace – Erin Watt

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Title: Twisted Palace (2016)
Series: The Royals – Book 3
Author: Erin Watt (Elle Kennedy, Jen Frederick)
Publisher: Everafter Romance
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Extent: 370 pages
Release Date: October 17, 2016
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Goodreads Description

Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.

Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.

No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all. They may be right.

With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.

Review

So… The Royals is one of those New Adult series that I actually follow quite closely. I read the first two books in two days, thought they were super addictive, and couldn’t wait to get into this one, especially because of that deadly cliffhanger at the end of Broken Prince. This review will contain spoilers for both Paper Princess and Broken Prince, so please tread with caution. 🙂

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Book Review: The Score – Elle Kennedy

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Title: The Score (2016)
Series: The Off-Campus Series – Book 3
Author: Elle Kennedy
Genre: New Adult
Extent: 361 pages
Release Date: January 11, 2016
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Goodreads Description

Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she’s going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands.

Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls… he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring… and shoot for love.

Review

I’ve been kind of in a New Adult kick lately, and unsurprisingly, Elle Kennedy’s very popular Off-Campus series is my drug of choice. The Score is the third book in the series, following The Deal and The Mistake, and while I didn’t love it as much as those two, I still stand behind my statement that this series as a whole is really entertaining and addictive. Let’s get to it. 🙂

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Book Review: The Mistake – Elle Kennedy

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Title: The Mistake (2015)
Series: The Off-Campus Series – Book 2
Author: Elle Kennedy
Genre: New Adult
Extent: 297 pages
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Goodreads Description

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.

Review

So… I’m the kind of person who generally loves reading spin-off romances where side characters in a previous book become main characters. Knowing that, it should come as no surprise that after The Deal, The Mistake is right on the top of my TBR list. This review may contain spoilers for The Deal, so please only proceed if you’ve read that book. 🙂

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Book Review: The Deal – Elle Kennedy

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Title: The Deal (2015)
Series: The Off-Campus Series – Book 1
Author: Elle Kennedy
Genre: New Adult
Extent: 342 pages
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Rating: ★★★★☆

Goodreads Description

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

Review

The Deal is one of those books that, from the cover, I really wouldn’t have looked at twice. After reading the wild ride that is The Royals, though, I was eager to get my hands on anything the authors have written and this series caught my attention — especially after hearing from some of my trusted bloggers that there’s more than meets the eye with this book. As you can tell from my rating, I ended up really liking it. 💙

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Book Review: Broken Prince – Erin Watt

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Title: Broken Prince (2016)
Series: The Royals – Book 2
Author: Erin Watt (Elle Kennedy, Jen Frederick)
Publisher: Everafter Romance
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Extent: 370 pages
Release Date: July 25, 2016
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Goodreads Description

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.

Review

Did reading Paper Princess set off a new-found obsession with NA for me? Well… I wouldn’t say obsession, per se, but I am definitely enjoying it more now. I picked up Broken Prince almost immediately after finishing the first book and can safely say that it’s just as addictive and easy to read. This review will contain spoilers for Paper Princess, so please don’t read further if you haven’t read that book yet and plan to. 🙂

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