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Review: When It’s Real

Title: When It’s Real

Author: Erin Watt

Date of Publication: May 30th, 2017

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Goodreads Summary:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.

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?

My Review:

I was a little scared going into this at first because a lot of light and fluffy contemporary books I am not a fan of. Then I saw that the main guy was a famous musician, so I was like noooooooo that means lots of name dropping which I HATE. BUT there was just a tad bit of name dropping, so that made the world all okay.

Also, I love Erin Watt’s Paper Princess series, but I was glad in the fact that this was something totally different from that. I loved both of the characters. Oakley was cocky, but he was still also human, and I really felt for him and his lifestyle. At times celebrity life would seem great, but then you really look at it, and it’s a rough time with the paparazzi constantly up in your business.

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Vaughn was down to earth, and she was really sweet. There were a couple of dumb choices she made in the book, but I could get past those since she is seventeen. There was plenty of swoon as one would expect from the author. My only pet peeve was that the last fifteen percent did get pretty corny, but overall this was a super cute, light and fluffy book with great romance!

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How does this book sound to you?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books of 2016

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Best Books Of 2016

 

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What is your top book of 2016?

Review: Twisted Palace

Title: Twisted Palace

Author: Erin Watt

Date of Publication: October 2016

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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.

My Review:

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This has been one of my favorite series this year and in my all time favorite reads. The writing is pretty straight forward but is one that is totally addicting and fun and has that Cruel Intentions vibe that I adored. This book picks up right where the last book left off. Steve is back and Reed has just been arrested for murder, and Ella is in a state of shock from both accounts. Twisted Palace is told from both perspectives again from Ella and Reed which I loved.

These books are hard to review because anything is almost a spoiler, so I will avoid a lot of that. As for the characters I love them and all their flaws. Ella is still one of my favorite characters, and I love her relationship with Reed and all the other Royals. Reed has anger problems that I would probably avoid in real life, but as a fictional character he is the ultimate book boyfriend.

There was a lot of not sure who committed the murder, and I kept going back and fourth with who I thought did it. I was not surprised by who did the crime, but I was surprised by some other factors surrounding this particular character.

The romance aspect was perfect and they mystery parts kept be hooked thoroughly. There were characters in this book that I had found myself hating in previous books that I actually kind of started to like them somewhat in this book! I think the authors definitely need to do a spin off of the other Royal boys because I don’t want it to be over!

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Review: Broken Prince

Title: Broken Prince

Author: Erin Watt

Date of Publication: July 25, 2016

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Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Review:

Holy smokes this book was everything I could have asked for and more.  After that ending from Paper Princess I didn’t know what to do with myself for days upon days.  I couldn’t even find a good book to take my mind off of it.

Broken Prince picks up right where Paper Princess left off, and I feel like anything I say is a spoiler, so I am actually going to keep this review short and recommend you read this series.  Instead of the book being told from Ella’s perspective it is told in dual point of view between Ella and Reed which I was really thrilled about because this time I could be inside of the Royal Prince’s head.

This book had plenty of twists and turns and even more than book one had.  Ella was still a great main character, and she wouldn’t dwell but instead stand up for herself and others to the bullies of the school.  The scenes between her and Jordan are always entertaining.

The Royal boys were still a big mess and that is what draws me to them the most.  This series is the most addicting series I have ever read.  The book does end on a cliffhanger as it did in book one, and I feel like there were multiple cliffhangers that caught me off guard.  My mind is still on overload, and I am already yearning for book three.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books so Far

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

I had a lot of let downs this year so far, but these ten have been everything!

 

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What are your favorite books this year so far?

Waiting On Wednesday: Broken Prince by: Erin Watt

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Breaking the Spine, that discusses upcoming releases that we are super excited about!

Book: Broken Prince (The Royals, #2)

Author: Erin Watt

Date of Publication: July 25, 2016

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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.

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Okay since Paper Princess I really have’t known what to do with myself.  Geez that cliffhanger along with all my unanswered questions.  I have to have this book as soon as possible!!!

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What book are you waiting on?

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

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The Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.
This week is Top Ten Beach Reads:  Here are mine

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Give me a chair, some sand, the sound of the ocean, and these amazing words from these books, and I will be good.

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What is your ultimate beach read?