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SWEAR ON THIS LIFE by RENEE CARLINO


5+ STAR REVIEW :: SWEAR ON THIS LIFE by RENEE CARLINO

Standalone – original, moving and beautiful second chance love story


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SYNOPSIS

When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?

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Swear on this Life

Reviewed Gitte & Jenny

‘She sat there holding her smooth legs to her chest, staring out the window, popping her gum, bored, and saying inconsequential things. But still…she was the center of the universe. She could make the whole world go around without even breaking a sweat.’

Wow….this book…..THIS BOOK was everything we could’ve wished for. It was breathtakingly unique and overwhelmingly addictive. We could not put it down. When we say that every single emotion came into play, we mean Every. Single. Emotion. It was utterly captivating and stunningly beautiful. This is without question one of the most intense and complicated second chance romances we’ve ever read.

‘Our innocence was beautiful, impossible to capture again, impossible to re-create.’

Swear on This Life is one of those stories where as a reader you felt the Author’s soul like a breath on your very being for every page turned. It was quite simply magnificent in its message and true meaning. The way in which the story unfolded was an intense journey of forgiveness, love, healing, discovery and understanding.

“This could be the best thing for us, after it stops being the worst.”

Swear on This Life is a story within a story, within a story. How utterly brilliant and powerful. Her words hit us with such an incredible force they demanded to be felt. From harrowing and tragic childhoods where wounds are opened, continuously weeping into adulthood. Denial, avoidance, absence and indifference. All barriers masking a wound that can only be healed by its creators and circumstance.

“Most of the time people who are lost don’t ever find their way back.”

Emiline and Jase; childhood friends who forge an unbreakable friendship and find a love that’s all encompassing. A true soul mate love that no matter the obstacles, distance and years can unravel. Where one knows the path that must be taken in order to heal the other. We felt them, we lived their journey, and we were them.

“Our story is great. Maybe not all the other shit, but the story of us is perfect, Em.”

Renee Carlino blew us away with this story and we cannot recommend it highly enough. It was utter perfection in its originality, its complexities and the depth of her characters. What could’ve been, what should’ve been. What in actual fact was- when facing the past, the truth and the future of what’s right in front of you. Outstanding!

“We can’t go backward. There are too many regrets. Please just move forward with me?”

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TB also recommends by Renee Carlino

Sweet Thing

SWEET THING 
Standalone romance with music theme
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Standalone

BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS
Standalone searing second chance romance
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ONE by JEWEL E ANN


ONE IS NOW LIVE!
OUR REVIEW :: ONE by JEWEL E ANN

Standalone
This is a spin off from the
Jack & Jill Series .
Although a standalone, it contains spoilers for this series…and it’s a 5Star series you don’t want to miss! 


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SYNOPSIS

Lake Jones is a cover girl for cutting-edge prosthetic legs, a binge-watcher of Netflix, known to spy on her neighbor through her door’s peephole, and fond of laser games with her hairless cat. She’s also a bit sexually-frustrated. 

Until … 

God bestows a breath of mercy upon her in the form of Minnesota’s NFL starting quarterback. But this gift is no stranger. Lake met Cage Monaghan three years earlier. 

It was one day. 

One moment. 

One kiss that resurrected her dreams of finding love. 

His dimpled smile distracts from his imperfections, which include: a love for country music, fishing, and a feline-hating girlfriend. 

When life finally gives them their chance, it’s a humorous and heart-wrenching journey to find their place in the world. 

“We would be Cage and Lake. We would be unpredictable. We would be reckless. We would give normality the middle finger.”

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ONE

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

“Let’s never be in love. Let’s fall every day without ever touching the ground.”

Be still our beating hearts because we’ve fallen head over heels in love with this book! We never thought Jewel E Anne would produce a hero to equal the divine Luke Jones from the Jack & Jill Series –  in Cage Monaghan she has! Talk about sweeping us off our feet. Cage is an explosion of swooon!

‘Lake was her own universe, and when I had the pleasure of being part of it, I wasn’t a famous football player and I wasn’t the man grieving his father. I was the guy who wanted to make being with her a full-time profession.’

The words swoony, romantic and heart-warming don’t adequately express the feelings we had for this love story as our hearts overflowed with huge helpings of sharp wit, happiness, laughter, love, romance and a few heart gripping moments. What more could we ask for?

“When your season begins and we don’t see each other as much, can you do me a favour?”
“Anything.”
“Don’t forget to love me.”
“I’ll forget how to throw a football before I’ll forget to love you.”

Jewel E Ann has a true gift. She’s such a seamless storyteller. Her comedic timing is perfection, knowing exactly when we need that blast of humour when she’s breaking our hearts.  Not only does she deliver the most gorgeous hero’s, but her heroines are ones we want to emulate. We want to be Lake Jones! She’s kick arse, sweet, grabs life by the balls and she doesn’t mind laughing at herself. This girl doesn’t shy away from the truth and she’s funny as all hell though she did have one moment towards the end that had us questioning her actions and reasoning.

We first met Lake, Luke’s sister in the Jack & Jill Series  (if you haven’t read this series…you need to because it’s spectacular), after Lake had a brief encounter with Cage Monaghan yet he had a profound effect on her life, and they shared a connection that began that day… ‘I knew him for a few hours. One day. One kiss. One moment. One unforgettable memory.’ at a time when Lake had been working through the unimaginable grief of surviving a car accident that claimed the life of her boyfriend Ben, and was feeling pretty much at rock bottom. Not only that, but she had to cope with losing her lower leg. However Lake doesn’t just accept her disability, she embraces it and oh my God, didn’t the witty banter between Cage and Lake in regards to her missing leg have us in fits of laughter.

“Time is too precious to waste. I don’t want to plan. I want to live.”

It’s three years later and they pick up where they left off, each feeling the connection once again ignite “And Lake…I remember the kiss. I remember it well” and although their feelings were instant in the timing of the story, not once did this feel like insta love as we experienced every ounce of feeling between them and not only that, we believed in their love. They’re soulmates but that doesn’t mean their relationship isn’t without its ups and downs as their way through family and careers.

‘After his whole body visibly relaxed and I was certain that he was asleep, I looked in the direction of God and whispered, “Can I keep him? Pretty please?”

These days it’s so rare to experience a book that focuses solely on the love, romance and fun of the evolving relationship between a couple, and considering Cage’s profession it would have been so easy for this author to have taken us down the overused celebrity cliché route, but she didn’t and in return this story felt like a bit of a refreshing change.

We were completely invested One, positively giddy with  hearts swelling and faces grinning. So…it was with a smidgen of disappointment that we were met with, what we felt, unnecessary angst so late in the story. Sure, it pulled at our heartstrings but it also had a downside in that it seemed to change Lake’s persona. Lake came across a little self-centred, the very opposite to how she was throughout the rest of the story. Whilst we wish it part of the storyline hadn’t been there (and that’s a purely personal thing), we soon realised that after that beautiful epilogue and coming to the end, this was a small hiccup in an otherwise immensely enjoyable read.

“Football is my job. Let me worry about it. You are my life…worry about that. “

We can’t possibly leave without once again mentioning our hero Cage Monaghan *insert huge swoony sigh here*. Oh Cage, you sweet, irresistible, gorgeous man! Not only are you a gifted NFL Quarterback but you have a romantic heart the size of Texas where our girl Lake is concerned. Nobody but nobody does romance like this guy. We highlighted so much of this book we could use the quotes as a review and you’d be swooning and swaying, 1clicking this book, going ga ga over Cage. Passionate, loving and a bit of a dirty talker, this guy is it and so is this book. We adored every character and for all that’s holy, please give Flint Hopkins a book! We desperately loved One and know you will too!

‘I nodded, giving Flint a blank stare. The man was an enigma – a hard-ass with a million layers, and I had no idea what he kept hidden beneath them. I wasn’t sure I really wanted to know.’

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THE JACK and JILL SERIES by JEWEL E ANN
TB5 Star Series

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Romantic suspense with a side of humour, that’s mysterious, quirky, suspenseful, steamy, addictive, unconventional, funny, sad, romantic, bloody addictive and absolutely fantastic!

 ‘He would die for Jessica. He would kill for her. He would end ten lives to save one, if that one was hers. It wasn’t sane. It was far from rational. But it was love, and true walk-through-the-fucking-flames-of-hell love was unconditional and completely insane.’


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PERFECT RAGE (Unyielding #3) by NASHODA ROSE


5 STAR REVIEW :: PERFECT RAGE by NASHODA ROSE

Connor’s story unfolds in this romantic suspense series that must be read in order.


26th

SYNOPSIS

Unstable.
Unpredictable.
Consumed by perfect rage.
I was fighting who I’d become and what I’d done.

There was nothing I cared about except her.
She was mine.
But I’d forgotten her—my shutterbug.
And I lost her.

Until now.

I’d do anything to possess her again.
Anything to keep her safe.
Protect her against my biggest opponent.

The monster.

Me.

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Perfect Rage

Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

“Do you know what it’s like to be afraid to fall asleep because of nightmares, but they aren’t nightmares. They are real things I’ve done and I have to wake up again and live with that. But far worse is the constant fear of waking up with no memories at all. Forgetting her.”

Nashoda Rose is one of the most brilliant and vivid storytellers out there. Her attention to detail is flawless and her timelines across her two series is spot on. Her heart and love for her characters and the ever developing story lines are clearly evident and it transfers over to the reader, without question. We have been with these characters since day one and never has one been compromised nor has the story suffered, Nashoda Rose stays true to both and it was a pure joy to once more read such an amazing instalment.

‘I’d needed to feel the pain of losing him over and over again. It was my reminder of him. It kept him alive within me. Our time had been a mere breath in the wind, but I’d left with a lifetime of love.’

We’ve been so excited yet apprehensive to start Perfect Rage; after all this is Connor’s book. If you don’t know who Connor is we urge you to start from the very beginning then make your way through the series reading order. As we knew would probably happen our hearts bled then broke into tiny shattered pieces as we travel back in time and learn of how a doomed love affair began which was instant and intense yet believable under the circumstances. Two hearts becoming one only to be torn asunder by circumstances, violence, crime and tragedy. We almost held our breaths as we willed this love to conquer all.

‘We were. We are. And neither of us could change that.’

Connor is one of the most beautiful, fiercest, protective and tragic characters we’ve met. We cried for him as we prayed for his recovery. No man shall be left unmarked after evil. Yet through love, integrity and purity of soul comes healing. No woman can be left unscarred by tragedy yet through strength, friendship and love she will overcome and understand. Alina was wise beyond her years and stronger than she gave herself credit for. Connor and Alina’s love affair began only to be battered, tested and torn to pieces. How could the pieces ever be re-found, remembered and pieced together again? Memory is a deeply rooted part of us that can guide us and bring us hope and understanding. It brings us moments of light when everything is cloaked in darkness. If the light is gone how do we heal?

“I’m lost, baby. I’m so fuckin’ lost and you’re the only one to keep me from disintegrating.”

Nashoda Rose guided us through a journey of tears and joy, sacrifice and hope, friendship and loyalty. Our hearts slowly but surely knitted together again through perseverance, love and understanding. We loved being back with characters whose own journey we’d lived through as we once again felt the after-effects of utter evil and wickedness.

‘I’d never had sweet. Never had this undeniable swell in my chest or the fear of losing something.’

THIS is why we read, this is why we love this Author. This is why we are addicted. We feel her passion and her masterful grasp of the written word. Once again, Nashoda Rose reaffirms her place on that pedestal we regard her to be on when it comes to her books. Her characters are full of strength, protection, passion and ultimately love. We have embraced them all, as each has left a mark on us and stay in our hearts forever.

THE UNYIELDING SERIES by NASHODA ROSE

Unyielding Series

Perfect Chaos Book #1 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk
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THE TEAR ASUNDER SERIES
(TB Reviews)
BOXED SET INCLUDES: 
WITH YOU (Prequel Novella), TORN FROM YOU (Book One
OVERWHELMED BY YOU (Book Two)
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WICKED MAFIA PRINCE (A Dangerous Royals Romance #2) by ANNIKA MARTIN


REVIEW :: WICKED MAFIA PRINCE by ANNIKA MARTIN

Each book covers a different character – Mafia Romance with ongoing storyline


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SYNOPSIS

Ever since killing the love of his life—beautiful mafiya assassin Tanechka Stepanov—Viktor has lived in utter torment. Now, years later, he comes upon a nun who will never show her face.

Viktor becomes convinced that this is Tanechka herself—that she has improbably, impossibly survived. Is it obsession? A figment of a guilty conscience? Or is this his second chance?

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Wicked Mafia Prince

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

“When I touch you, I want you. And I feel lost.”
“You’re never lost when I’m in the world.”

What a fabulously enthralling and gripping second book in the Dangerous Royals Romance series. Each book has taken us on a suspense filled journey with Viktor’s book making us desperate for the next book as the search to fulfil their prophecy continues. We can’t get enough of this romantic, passionate, suspenseful and addictive series as Annika Martin takes us into her world with hearts pounding and fingers eagerly turning the page as the story races towards its crescendo.

‘Fighting men didn’t scare me; it was my dark past I was frightened of.’

And don’t get us started on those Dragusha brothers and the women who own their hearts!! It’s passionate, raw and all consuming, the bond and love between these brothers who will stop at nothing to be reunited keeps us riveted and urging them on!

We garnered snippets about Viktor in Aleksio’s book, Dark Mafia Prince. He was the tough quiet brooding brother who grew up in a Russian orphanage after a tragedy had taken him from his family when he was only a toddler. His story is as equally tragic as Aleksio’s and possibly even more so as Viktor carries the guilt and suffering deep in his heart for a decision that haunts him to his core.

“You see a ghost. You see this woman with your eyes, but I see her with my heart.”

Viktor was taken by the Bratva, the Russian Mafia at a young age and groomed to be an Assassin. It is there he meets Tanechka Stepanov, a woman who would completely and utterly steals his heart.  Viktor deeply loved this woman who was such a contradiction. Tanechka loved warmth and sunflowers, but could cold bloodedly kill a man without blinking an eye. She fiercely loves Viktor, he owns her heart until an act of betrayal rips them apart.

“You’re not a terrible person, you’re just a man who feels deeply. You want to be loved. To be forgiven.”

We remember Viktor, constantly watching a streaming of a live slave auction at a brother called Valhalla that is run by their sworn enemy, Bloody Lazarus. What was it that had Viktor so consumed, watching these feeds night and day, never taking his eyes off one of the women. Viktor has struggled to live with the pain of losing Tanechka and has had to live with the aftermath of his actions, of his betrayal.  Could it be her? Is Tanechka back in his life? Is she undercover or is it even really her and if so…how?

‘I know it’s her. I’ll always know moya Tanechka – my Tanechka.’

Well, you’ll have to see for yourselves how it unfolds, as Annika Martin once again crafted a deliciously engrossing story of love, loss, violence and revenge that had our pounding as we once again took a walk, or rather a high speed chase, through her gripping and exciting Mafiya world.

“Have I ever told you fucking Russians are way too fucking dramatic?”

The story of the Dragusha brothers and their quest has captured our imagination and kept us on our toes, yet beneath all the suspense, violence and mayhem lies the beautiful story of soul searing second chance love that gripped our hearts. OMG! We need the next book now! A definite recommendation of what is becoming one of our favourite Mafia romance series.

“Together the Dragusha brother will rain fire on Bloody Lazarus. And we’ll have our empire back.”

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DARK MAFIA PRINCE BOOK ONE

TB Rec

SYNOPSIS

Aleksio
Don’t look at me like that. So trusting.
Like you think I’m not a monster.
Like I won’t wrap your hair in my fist and bend you to my will.
Like I won’t sacrifice you, piece by piece, to save my brother.
I’m the most dangerous enemy you’ll ever have because every time you look at me, you see somebody good. That friend who died.
And when you look at me like that, I die again.
Mira
I spent years making myself invisible.
A good girl, apart from the noise.
Then you came back, beautiful and deadly in your Armani suit.
Don’t look at me like you still know me, you say.
But I remember your smile and those sunny days.
Before they lowered your small casket into the ground.
Before they told us the prince was dead. 

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PAPER PRINCES (The Royals #1) & BROKEN PRINCE (The Royals #2) by ERIN WATT :: REVIEWS

An addictive, angsty, unputdownable series

THE ROYALS SERIES by ERIN WATT

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PAPER PRINCESS BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

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. 


PAPER PRINCESS by ERIN WATT – 4 5 STARS


Reviewed by Jenny and Gitte

“I feel the need to warn you that, we Royals are pretty fucked up. We’re good in bed, but out of it? We’re like a stage four hurricane.”

You got that right! O.M.G!! What a heady, indulgent and ADDICTIVE read this was! It’s safe to say we were right royally entertained by Paper Princess. We couldn’t put down our Kindles once we started this baby! There was drama, drama, drama, it was over the top but boy didn’t we eat it all up!! And the unresolved ending? In all honesty, we felt it added to the excitement of this book! Because….that ending! OMG! Our mouths hit the floor!

If Paper Princess were a TV show we’d all be gathered around the water cooler at work the next day discussing and exclaiming about this story at lengths! Think Gossip Girl meets Mean Girls meets Cruel Intentions ….toss them together, shake them all up and you have the consummate guilty pleasure cocktail of reading crack!

‘My life is mine. I live it. I control it.’

Our heroine, Ella Harper is down on her luck, having to resort to stripping to put food on the table after the passing of her mother. Ella is alone and sees no way out of her situation. That is, until the day Callum Royal (be still our silver fox hearts!), the head of the Royal clan enters her life, making Ella an offer she can’t refuse. Callum invites her to come and live at the Royal mansion and complete her schooling. No strings. How can Ella refuse? Even if it does sound too good to be true.

‘Some kids dream of traveling the world, owning fast cars, big houses. Me? I want my own apartment, a fridge full of food, and a steady paying job.’

The lustre soon wears off Callums offer when Ella is confronted by Callum’s sons…all five of them! Gideon, Reed, Easton and twins, Sebastian and Sawyer.The Royal guys are self-entitled, spoilt and full of their own self-importance. They live a life of wealth and privilege and one word from the Royals at their school (where money and title is king), has students only too eager to do their bidding. They’re conceited, angry arseholes who take their issues out on poor Ella, and…yup, you guessed it, we LOVED them all and especially the brooding, scowling Reed Royal. What an arrogant arse he was. This man could make Ella (and us) weak at the knees with one angry glare! And the sexual tension and chemistry between Ella and Reed? Blimey riley, it was off the charts, yet we also loved the fun banter in the relationship Ella had with Easton. Now, these guys may be YA in age, however, this story carries some pretty adult themes and for that reason, we feel this book is more NA in content.

‘Reed has nothing to overcompensate for. His oversized SUV matches him perfectly.’

Ella was one plucky young lady. You know the song “I Get Knocked Down But I Get Up Again? Well, that should be Ella Harper’s theme song because this girl takes hits in life yet nothing seems to keep her down. Not only does she have to deal with the Royal boys giving her hell but also has to face being pre-judged by the elite at her new school.

‘I don’t belong in splendour, I belong in squalor. That’s what I know. It’s what I’m comfortable with, because squalor doesn’t lie to you. It’s not wrapped in a pretty package. It is what it is.’

Secrecy abounds between the Royal boys, especially Gideon and Reed who always seem to be huddled in conspiracy type moments. What are they hiding? What are they plotting? What the hell is going on??? And if Ella thought she was damaged…well…the Royal family have issues as long as your arm!

The twists, turns and revelations left us gobsmacked and we implore those readers who feel the need to know parts of a story before going in….we beg you…don’t! You’ll only ruin it for yourselves as the jaw dropping moments that build through the story will be ruined by any type of spoiler. Do yourself a big favour and discover the unfolding as it happens! You’ll be glad you did.

“Maybe I want to be ruined…”
“No one wants to be ruined. We all want to be saved.”

Erin Watt is the pairing of Elle Kennedy & Jen Frederick, who have woven a lustrous, opulent, exasperating, frantic and compulsive story we greedily devoured. This is a collaboration which brought a seamless flow to the story, making it difficult to pinpoint which author had contributed to which parts. And as we said before.. that ENDING!! What a way to end the first installment! We need *stamps feet* the next book NOW!! Like…REALLY….NOW….THIS MINUTE!

Oh and ..not to sound too demanding here but we wouldn’t say not to a Callum Royal book! We loved this charismatic, caring and very sexy man and ohhhh what a story he could tell! Oh yeah folks, the Royals is one deliciously messed up household! DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!


REVIEW :: BROKEN PRINCE by ERIN WATT – 4 STARS

25thBROKEN PRINCE BOOK TWO

SYNOPSIS

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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Broken Prince

Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

‘My instincts had screamed at me that she was trouble. My instincts were wrong. She wasn’t trouble. I was. Still am. Reed, the destroyer.’

Did Broken Prince live up to the promise that Paper Princess left us with. Hell yeah! It was sweet, sexy, over the top, emotional and a bit cheesy and naff. Sometimes tongue in cheek. But we loved it. We felt like we’d read bits and bobs before but it took nothing away from our enjoyment as we devoured every page to reach *drumroll* an unexpected ending we did not see coming. Well played. Very well played.

“You can’t change anything. The most you can do is keep your head down and survive.”

We have come to love the crazy, mysterious, sexy yet slightly odd family of the Royals. And yeah, we are still seriously crushing on the Dad, Callum. If anything he’s even more wickedly attractive in our eyes. In a way his character highlights the young ages of the Royal lads and the somewhat teenage strops and scuffles. He doesn’t miss a thing and he’s grossly misrepresented to the youngsters. He holds this book together in our opinion. Don’t get us wrong we loved it but it did get a bit silly and over dramatic at times. Disastrous and almost toxic relationships. Violence and bitchiness in the school playground. It was at times like two books in one. Addictive though and no matter what we couldn’t look away.

‘I’ve spent the last couple of years trying to destroy everything around me. Who knew success would taste so bitter.’

Reed reminds us of someone else, he’s incredibly messed up as are the rest of his brothers. Each brother is carrying grief on one shoulder and a burden on the other. Ella seems to be the one who brings the calm to the storm…or is she the eye of the storm? We’ve not quite decided. We just know there’s so much more in store and we are literally counting the days to find an answer to all our loaded questions.

“Is it always like this?”

“Like what?”

“Like my heart is about to burst.”

“You make it sound like I’m trying to kill you.”

“It feels like that sometimes. Sometimes…the way you make me feel scares me.”

“It’s the same for me, and no, it’s never been like this before.”

In Broken Prince, secrets unfold, lies are told and loyalties are tested. We’re always apprehensive reading the second book in a trilogy as it can fall prey to the filler book syndrome. However, we didn’t feel that at all here. In fact we were given just enough to feel satisfied and not enough to stop us from continuing. Addictive is an understatement and the Royals truly will ruin you as they’re royally screwed up. There’s no ordinary in this extraordinary saga which is unravelling before our eyes and once more we were left at a point that left us shouting; no bloody way!!!!

“You don’t know who I am.”

“Yeah, I do. You said it yourself – I see you. I see your hurt and your loneliness. I see your pride….I see your big heart.”

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