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Review: One Small Thing

Title: One Small Thing

Author: Erin Watt

Date of Publication: June 26th, 2018

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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.

My Review:

Erin Watt has such entertaining books. This one was the deepest and possibly my favorite. A guy accidentally killed a girl’s sister and three years later she falls in love with him. How could that ever work out was my first thought?

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I loved Beth, really loved her. The way she grieved felt real because it was basically the way I have grieved over deaths. Just because one isn’t a huge crier doesn’t mean they are affected any less inside their heads.

Chase, Chase, Chase. I wanted to shake him … a lot! What happened was horrible but it wasn’t on purpose. And he needed hugs … a bunch of them. But from Beth’s parents perspective I get it, that was their other baby. But from an outside perspective it’s much easier to see both sides of the coin.

This book was not full of lust like a lot of their other books. It was one that made me think, gave me emotions, and as hard as it is sometimes to do—forgiveness is the best option. If these two authors could write something like this together, I can’t wait to see what they have next!

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Review: Cracked Kingdom

Title: Cracked Kingdom

Author: Erin Watt

Date of Publication: March 1st, 2018

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Goodreads Summary:

These Royals will ruin you.

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.

My Review:

So, I have been all about this series and have loved its over the topness. I especially like the last book because Easton is such a screwed up mess, and his head is an interesting place to be. But what the heck happened here?

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I’m not going to give anything away or spoil what happened, but I will say I expected more. I expected more darkness with Easton and him battling his demons with Hartley to be there to help him guide his way. But even the romance felt forced in some parts. Easton and Hartley do have great chemistry, but with everything that was going on, things shouldn’t be all fine and dandy!!!

There was a shocking part that I was like, “Whoa I wasn’t expecting that.” But the other big twist I had guessed was going to happen based on the last book! The ending wrapped up rather strangely, and I am still left with some questions that I want answers to dangit!

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Review: Tarnished Crown

Title: Tarnished Crown

Author: Erin Watt

Date of Publication: 2017

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Goodreads Summary:

The Gideon & Savannah Story. Takes place after Twisted Palace.
Weekly release until August via Erin Watt’s newsletter and, one week later, on their website and Wattpad.

My Review:

So, I love the Royals series. I automatically was not that interested in Gideon’s story to begin with. I think it kind of gave me a creepy feeling when I knew Sabrina was 15 when they got together, and he was 18. I have a daughter, so if she brings home an 18 year old boyfriend when she’s 15, I’ll tell him to get his butt outta here! I pushed my feelings aside and was hoping for it to be as good as Paper Princess with twists and turns.

This one was just kind of okay, and I did like Gideon and Savannah. But there wasn’t a lot that really happened, and even the moments between Gid and Sav, I was just like where is the magical spark????

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I can’t be too upset about the book because it was free through Erin Watt’s newsletter, but you can also read it here on Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/story/105101503-tarnished-crown

Overall, it is still worth a read before Easton’s book which my review was posted earlier for that book! And yes that one was awesome!

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Review: Fallen Heir

Title: Fallen Heir

Author: Erin Watt

Date of Publication: August 28th, 2017

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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.

My Review:

I was not sure how I was going to like this book since Easton was always such a screw up in the last books. Being in his head was pretty intense, and I’m proud to say, Watt did an amazing job of creating such a complex character. I wanted to slap him at times… HARD. I wanted to hug him at times… EVEN HARDER.

Hartley I did like most of the time, but there were times where I wanted to shake her as well, but the book is only told from Easton’s POV, so I could never really know what was going on in her head.

Easton is full of problems, with alcohol being one of his main downfalls. He lashes out and does things that he doesn’t mean to do. Instead, he should really think before doing the things that he does. But that is what makes him feel so incredibly real.

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The ending to this one, is one that I was not expecting AT ALL. I knew there would be a cliffhanger based on the other books, but this was all kinds of unexpected. Next book now pleaseeeeeeeeeee!

 

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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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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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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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