The Broken Prince. Erin Watt. New adult/Contemporary/Romance. 2016. 370 pages. 3 stars.
“I’ve spent the last couple of years trying to destroy everything around me. Who knew success would taste so bitter.”
From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.
THESE ROYALS WILL RUIN YOU…
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.
I don’t really have much to say so I’ll keep it short.
I think out of the three books I’ve read of The Royals, this one was the most forgettable. It really has the middle book syndrome and functions as a buffer for the third book, Twisted Palace. Broken Prince had its hits and misses but mostly misses because truth be told, I can’t really remember what happened in this book once I finished the series.
The story is told mostly from Reed’s POV as opposed to Ella’s like in the first book. It centers around dealing with his problems and we finally get to understand why he acts the way he does! It’s enlightening to see the logic behind his actions because we delve deeper into the Royals and their respective pasts.
The ending of the book was a cliffhanger (as always) and it does hype the readers up for the third book! I can already tell that the next book will be action-packed and more interesting than this one.