❤ What I Loved >
1. The concept of modern Cinderella story with the harsh background story.
2. Love the banter between the main characters and the fact that Ella is not letting anyone bring her down.
3. Love the Easton-Reed-Ella trio going on in the middle of the book. Made me think there was something going on there (maybe in future?). If the blurb didn’t talk about Reed as the hero I would have gotten confused till the smoke has cleared.
4. Love the cliffhanger – THIS IS A GREAT ENDING TO THE BOOK.
❤ Some misgivings >
1. All 5 brothers have 1-2 year difference. Maria had a hard 6 years delivering babies on an annual basis.
2. Ella is a virgin??? hard to believe with the harsh life she lived through.
3. One thing that really bugs me – really love the Korean dramas mashup of BOYS OVER FLOWERS and THE HEIRS thyme here but I just have to say the in contrast to those series that the plot happens in Seoul and it is logical – there is no way all these rich folks in paper Princess live in this one town Bayview, east coast, instead of NY or LA or other major city even if just the kids are in the mansions.
4. I do love the YA tale and understand that sex under 18 supposed to censored but come on! – NO WAY Reed & Ella are not having sex and he just wants to wait. Not part of his character. TOO perfect.
❤ This ending of part 1 will lead to… > just guessing here…
1. Brooke has some intel about the mom’s death that Callum blurted out in one of his drunken moments.
2. The boys, meaning Gid & Reed protect him because they think he needs saving – stupid boys.
3. Gid & Savvanah broke up because of Brooke as well.
Easton – not sure what his deal is about “THE GIRL” he imagining.
Twins – lost cause spoiled brats that love to share EVERYTHING – hate them and There isn’t much about them.
Not beyond having Danah sending Brooke to do her spying thing with the dad.
I also think Momi dearest MARIA had a dirty little secret Brooke cashing out.
Waiting eagerly to part 2!
5 Sabrina stars!
These Royals will ruin you…
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.
Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.