Twisted Palace (The Royals #3) by Erin Watt | ARC Review and Giveaway

Twisted Palace (The Royals #3) by Erin Watt | ARC Review and GiveawayTwisted Palace by Erin Watt
Series: The Royals #3
Published by Everafter Romance on October 17th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 370
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Amazon US

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.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Mature Content

Is it selfish to say that I want more Royals? Because I do! Man, I can’t believe it’s over. They’ve gone such a long way! From hostility to love, all in the span of three beautiful books.

Broken Prince ends with two shocking incidents—Brooke’s death and Steve’s resurrection. The fragile palace of the Royals continues to crumble and fall as Reed faces trial over the death of his father’s fiancee, and Steve takes his rightful place as Ella’s father.

The life of the rich isn’t so glamorous as it looks like. Murder, betrayal, deceit—all caused by hunger for power and money. The Royals know better than anyone how money and selfishness could cost their happiness and peace.

I love hate-to-love tropes sooo much, and these two definitely had an enemies-to-lovers relationship. I love how much Reed changed since meeting Ella, and I believe they became better people thanks to each other. They both needed love, and it was perfect that they got it for each other.

Some of the characters took a step back to focus more on Reed’s case, Ella and Steve’s reunion, and the mystery of Brooke’s death. But the main stars were Ella and Reed and their unwavering love. 

Still, the third book painted other characters in more vivid colors. Characters such as Jordan and even Dinah showed more complex facets, and we see a bit more of Val, Wade, and Easton. It made me crave to read about them!!! Seriously, guys, I can’t wait for Easton’s story! I hope they make one for Wade, the twins, and even Gideon.

Ella is and will always be my home girl. I’ve always rooted for her because she’s such a strong, independent, but caring and loving person. She entered the world of the Royals as an outsider, but instead of letting it break her, she made their world adjust to her. She didn’t bend and go with the flow; she stood her ground and fought the shark-infested waters of Astor Park with nothing but her courage. I’m so happy she came out brighter and more beautiful than ever, like a phoenix from the ashes.

And I live for the family dynamic of the Royals ever since Ella came in the picture. They became more like a family again, and they were happy and united. I loved how protective they were of Ella. The difference between when she first arrived and the present is so obvious and still so heartwarming! They wholeheartedly welcomed her into their pack, and excuse me I’m emotional right now I can’t. Hahaha. Easton and the twins treated Ella like their sister, and Callum was such a loving father figure despite his faults and mistakes.

I do believe, however, that the ending felt a bit rushed. I had my guesses on who the killer was, and reading the book made me question my bets, but it kind of felt too convenient. For me, it would have been better if it had a few more pages in the book to ease in the conflict resolution in a less abrupt manner.

Since the focus was on Ella and Reed, some of the subplots were discarded. There were some things mentioned in the first two books that were all but forgotten in Twisted Palace. I wish they were resolved or addressed.

I’m still so sad that Reed and Ella’s story is over. I know Erin Watt might work on Easton’s story next, and I can’t wait for that because Easton is my favorite Royal, but I’m going to miss having these two in the spotlight.

Over all, The Royals series is a juicy, scandalous, exciting, and unforgettable series; one I’ll read over and over again. Yes, it has its cliche points, but it’s what I loved about it the most! It also has such a strong female lead, amazing side characters, and a happily ever after it fully deserves.

Thank you, Jen Frederick and Elle Kennedy for teaming up and giving us the wonderful series that is The Royals. I hope you continue to work together as Erin Watt because I have fallen in love with her books, and I look forward to reading more!

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About Erin Watt

Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun–and sometimes crazy–ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up.

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