Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.
Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.
Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.
He might be right.
Review: I read this book about a week ago now and I have only just now got around to writing my review for it. So anyway, I was perusing Goodreads one night as I do, and I saw someone post an update about this book and it intrigued me so I looked into the book more and found out it was a collaboration between Jen Frederick (I've never heard of her tbh) and Elle Kennedy!!! (Elle Kennedy wrote the On Campus series that I read a couple months ago and loved!). Anywho, once I found that out I knew I had to read it so got it on iBooks right away and read it within a day, which is impressive considering the massive slump I've been in lately.
So on to my thoughts. I really enjoyed the story line, it's not one I would usually go for, but since I didn't really read the blurb I didn't know going into it what it was about. Which to be honest, is my favourite way to read. I really liked the writing as well, I thought it was very fast paced and it kept me interested even when not a lot was happening.
My one issue with this book is the characters. Partiularly Ella. OH MY GOD she was ridiculous some times!! Half the stuff she would say or do just made no sense. And her relationship with the brothers just didn't make sense. One minute they hated each other and then they were besties... just like that. It made no sense and I didn't understand. I feel like the main issues they all had with each other were just pushed under the rug, so I can only imagine what's going to happen in the following books.
Having said all of that, the book did its job and it kept me interested. Even though I wanted to strangle Ella sometimes, I still really enjoyed reading it. It's definitely a good book for those of you who just want some drama.
Would I recommend? Yes
For fans of: The Score by Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Everafter Platinum
Published: April 2016
Format: eBook, 370 pages
Genre: YA with mature themes. Like really mature themes. So mature it's like NA
Acquired from: iBooks
Summary of what happened: This is basically for me for when the next book comes out, because I know for a fact that I will forget everything that happened. Seriously, it's been a week and I've already forgotten (I'm so glad I wrote it down once I finished it). So if you don't want to be spoiled, don't read any further.
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