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Book Review: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Title: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

Review:

Once again Erin Watt comes out with a book that is not all warm and fuzzy. A book that is a bit outside the box. I really enjoy when authors write about things that are a bit more realistic. I loved that the main character Beth is the only one in the whole story that constantly tries to stand up for Chase. She always tries to do the right thing and tries to get Chase to see that what happened was an accident. She was a bit annoying in the beginning of the book with all the ways that she was rebelling against her parents. I feel all the ways she was rebelling were a it cliche. I felt really bad for Chase as I was reading this book because he was always really hard on himself. Even though this really bad thing happened and he did his time he continued to think that he didn’t deserve to be happy. Even when Beth told him that she wasn’t mad at him and that she knew that what had happened was an accident. I loved that this story really showed that forgiveness is not always easy but it can happen and be healing. I give this book a five out of five stars.

Book Review: Tarnished Crown by Erin Watt

Title: Tarnished Crown by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

Two years ago, one mistake cost Gideon Royal the girl of his dreams. Since then he’s become jaded and stoic, caught in a spiral that has him dealing with blackmail, heartache and loss. When he left for college, he hoped to start over. But fate has other ideas, placing Savannah Montgomery in his path again.

Savannah believes there’s no coming back from Gideon’s betrayal.

He thinks she’s wrong.

Forgiveness. Hope. Redemption. Gideon has vowed to win back the only girl who owns his heart. And when a Royal makes a promise, he’ll go to the ends of the earth to keep it.

Review:

Where do I started this book it gave me mixed feelings. It started out going back and forth between the past and the present and between Savannah and Gideon. It was just a bit confusing but then the further I read it stayed more in the present. It was really nice to see what Gideon was dealing with right before his mother passed away and that he really cared for Savannah. It was also nice to see where Savannah was coming from and why she was acting the way she was toward Gideon. Just finally seeing more of their story and what they went through was great since the other books in the series show pretty much his younger brothers and their problems and relationships. All in all this was a really good book. I am going to give it a four out of five stars only because I found the beginning slow and confusing with going back and forth between past, present, Savannah and Gideon.

Book Review: Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt

Title: Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

Ever since Hartley Wright met Easton Royal, her life hasn’t been the same. There are enemies behind every corner and dangers beyond each door. When tragedy strikes and steals her memories, she can’t trust anyone, not even the blue-eyed boy who promises her that everything will be all right.

Because while Hartley’s memory is full of gaps, her instincts tell her Easton is dangerous. She doesn’t know if he’s the snake in the garden or her chance at salvation. The chaos he brings wherever he goes is too much to handle, the intense feelings he evokes are too confusing to unravel.

Easton wants her to remember. Hartley thinks it’s better to forget.

She might be right.

Tragedy. Treachery. Trust. Hartley has to face the facts—in this world, you can’t escape the Royals.

Either you live by their rules or you die by them.

Review: This book was really very good. I want to say that it has more drama in it than the other books in the series. Most of it though was towards the end which kind of made the beginning a little slow but I do think that it all works together. The characters really developed in this book and you can see their growth and more of who they are. The characters that you can really see grow and develop is Easton and Harley. They both really come together and are the perfect pair. You really get to learn more about both of them. I’m not sure if there are going to be anymore books in the Royals Series but if there are not I think this book is the perfect ending. I give this book a four and half out of five stars.

Book Review:Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

Title: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

These Royals will ruin you.

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.

Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.

Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.

She might be right.

Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.

Review: I don’t even know where to begin with this book. I loved the first three and was really excited when this one came out to continue the story of the Royal brothers. It at first wasn’t like I thought it was going to be because it started out really slowly but as I continued reading it all just kept building and building. I couldn’t wait to finish it. I really enjoyed reading Easton’s point of view in this book. You really got to see who he really is and what he struggles with. You get to see Easton actually have to work towards a relationship with Hartley instead of her just falling for him because of who he is. You can see the they both have gone through so much in their lives and that those events have really affected them. I definitely felt like this book was leading up to something huge and I can’t wait to continue reading the next book in the Royal series to find out! I give this book a five out of five.

Book Review: When It’s Real by Erin Watt

Title: When It’s Real by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of “normal.” Under ordinary circumstances she’d never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn’t have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley’s team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?

Review: OMG! Where to start. I normally read more fantasy books than regular fiction books but I picked this one up to read because I loved the Royals series. This one was no different. I couldn’t put it down. I wanted to keep learning more about Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett and to see where their story was going. There was a lot of depth to each of them and even the minor characters. It was beautifully written and I can’t wait to read more from them. If you are looking for something with a lot of drama and romance then honestly look no further and grab this baby! I give this book a HUGE five out of five.

Book Review: Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

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Title: Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

These Royals will ruin you…

From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.

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: Oh my word what a way to end a series. This last book does not disappoint! I could not get enough. I had me wanting more at every turn. Everything that the Royals and Ella went through all lead up to everything that goes down in this book. I don’t want to reveal anything that gives all the craziness away. Ella is so strong and amazing. I know that I said this in the last two reviews but her character just keeps amazing me around every turn. Reed really surprises me with how much he changes throughout the books. I mean he starts as a real mean person and then you start to see the reasons why he acts the way he does. I just can’t get over how much I ended up liking these books. I give this book a huge five out of five stars.

Book Review: Broken Prince by Erin Watt

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Title: Broken Prince by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

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.

Review: This book I think was better than the first. It didn’t seem to repeat things as the story progressed. I was hooked right from the beginning and around every turn. Ella continues to amaze me with how strong she is and how she handles what is thrown at her. I love that she starts to stand up for people who would not stand up for themselves and takes down the bullies. Reed surprised me in this book with how much he seemed to change for the better just for Ella. The twists that the author throws in to are crazy but they fit with the story and don’t seem to be just added in for the heck of it. I am giving this book a five out of five. I can’t wait to finish the next book and find out what happens!