Paper Princess (Royals Series #1)

Paper Princess (Royals Series #1)

by Erin Watt

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"This generation's Cruel Intentions."-- Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

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.


Q: Is this really a YA? 

We recommend this for young adult readers, age 17 and up. We think it's a book that will appeal to older teens and those adults who are in touch with their inner teen, like us.

Q: Is there a cliffhanger? I've heard there's an awful cliffhanger! Why'd you write a cliffhanger?

We promise that we didn't set out to write a cliffhanger, but Paper Princess does end in one. The good news is that the next book is up for pre-sale and it will be released July 25, 2016. 


"Intense, haunting & hot-- can't stop thinking about Paper Princess!! The intriguing sexy characters draw you in and don't let go. A true must read!"--Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled and Legal Briefs series 

"Wickedly clever writing, deliciously provocative characters, & chilling final pages made Paper Princess impossible to put down! Confidently a 2016 Top Read!"--ROCKSTARS OF ROMANCE

"Gritty, angsty, steamy, and rife with scandal and secrecy, Paper Princess is the kind of book you hope EVERY book will be when you open it. The kind you can't put down, can't forget about. This book consumed me and thanks to that crazy ending, I won't be moving on from this book for a good long while."--Jessica from Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157805937
Publisher: Timeout LLC
Publication date: 04/04/2016
Series: Erin Watt's Royals Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 370
Sales rank: 23,825
File size: 910 KB

About the Author

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. You can contact them at their shared inbox:

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Paper Princess 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this on a recommendation. Couldn't put it down. I had to buy the second one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much. It depicts some real life situations in which some people may connect too. It's also a VERY descriptive/vivid book so if you're looking for a movie type of book, here it is!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, good read didn't want it to end and can't wait for part 2. This book will make u cry and laugh out loud but was really sad. I really hope in the next books we learn more about the others especially colum, I feel so sad for him and hope by any chance he'll find true love again and please let Val and Easton hook up she's something else. Good read looking forward to part 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book sooooo much literally cant wait for the next one to come out :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story with good twists and turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Completely addictig! Can't wait for book#2!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm always looking for a new kind of love story and I found it. The characters for fun and unexpected. Fast passed, finished the whole book in one sitting without putting it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had by the first sentence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don' t pass this up very good!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a very good book, but my nook won't let me read the book any more and does not give me any other option. I am loving up to what i have read but can not continue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Speed read this in a couple days. Loved the drama, the romance, and the bonds created between these unlikely characters. The writing style and just everything, I loved. Fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will not be let down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was sooo good. I'm so glad that I decided to pick this book up. I cant wait to read the next one.
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thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
Paper Princess is so many things! It’s irreverent, fast paced, dramatic, sexy, and really just a lot of fun to read. The contrast between Ella’s poor upbringing and the spoiled rich kids she encounters at home and school makes this a compelling read. It would be so easy for Ella to conform and yet she remains the same girl despite the easy access to sex, drugs, and money. The Royal boys are the biggest obstacle to Ella’s happiness. They control the school and whether someone is accepted or not and they all look to Reed for how to treat Ella. Let’s just say it doesn’t go in her favor. At first. My public school upbringing was nothing like what I read in this novel, it was really fantasy life at it’s best. The normal cliques you typically read about were present but over dramatized 100%. The mean girls? They didn’t just bad mouth her they stuffed her locker with garbage and used tampons. Most of these scenes were not true to life, well at least not true to my own life but a fun escape from reality. The Royal boys were the most fun to read about. Reed was tough, mean, beautiful, and brutal. Easton was funny, sarcastic, over-sexed, and ambivalent. Sawyer and Sebastian (twins) were not as large a part of this novel, but they looked to their older brothers for how to act and react. There is also an older brother, Gideon, who is off at school and makes several appearances, but all the brothers seem to look to Reed as the leader of the group. Ella realizes this quickly and doesn’t even try to play up to him, instead antagonizing and remaining true to her roots, but deep inside she wants to belong. I really liked this book and thought it was entertaining and fun, but when I think about how this is directed towards teens I cringe a little. Some of the references and situations seem a little adult and I wonder if young adults think this is how they should be acting? Of course it’s not, it’s a fantasy world, but I worry that it will be taken seriously by some too young to understand the authors intent. If you don’t take it seriously, it’s great fun to read! I would advise anyone who plans to read this series that there is a lot of mature content with some pretty explicit scenes. Be warned!
Ashdaisy More than 1 year ago
This was quite the emotional roller coaster! It’s slow to start, but it does pick up pretty quickly and goes full speed from there. Ella is a likeable heroine, she doesn’t complain even though she’s been dealt a crappy hand in life. The Royals are such a dysfunctional family, I just loved them. You’ll want to have book 2 ready to go, because what is with that ending???? I still can’t even.
Hayley Webre More than 1 year ago
This book was suggested to me from my Goodreads email. I bought it on sale never really expecting much. WOW I WAS WRONG. This series is amazing. The characters and story intrigue you. I read the entire series in a week....couldn't put my Nook down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Can't wait to read next one.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was completely wrong about Paper Princess. I honestly thought it was going to be a royal’s story, not a Royal’s story… as in their last name. So, there are no prince’s or princess’s. Just a rich dude who takes in a dirt poor teen and tries to incorporate her into his lifestyle with his five snobby rich-boy sons. Which is not exactly the story I was expecting, but it was still an entertaining read. I actually got this book from my library and it was classified as Young Adult. Me personally, would not give this book to a young teen. There’s stripping at a strip club, drinking, drugs, attempted rape, and some pretty steamy and quite detailed sexual scenes that I would associate more with a New Adult novel than a YA. So, while the story follows a teen, the things that take place inside the pages are not really appropriate for a younger crowd, in my personal opinion. Now onto the story. I will admit that I rolled my eyes at Ella… a lot. I mean, she’s this girl who’s at the bare bottom, trying to make ends meet. She’s working three jobs, one of which is stripping, and attending school… and her name is Ella. I was not at all surprised that her stipper name is Cinderella. After all, this story is a “Cinderella story.” I just wish her name wasn’t so cliche. Anyways, not only does Ella go from rags to riches but of course she has to fall for the meanest of the Royal boys. The one who runs the show, the one who says she doesn’t belong and gets pleasure from treating her like scum, the one who belittles her and accuses her of doing everything under the sun, the one who propositions her like a total creeper. Yup, that is the guy that Ella falls for. Ugh! I’m a little sick of the heroine falling for the a-holes who probably grow up to become psychopaths. This isn’t healthy, people. Not sure why authors keep writing about it like it is. To say I was disappointed in a lot of the decisions that Ella makes would be an understatement. For having to grow up and be her own adult at a very young age, you would think that she would be smarter… but she isn’t. She got struck dumb by the pretty boy stick, and it was just a little sad to watch. However, it pains me to say that I really enjoyed this story. Say, what! I know that’s not where you thought I was going with this. I mean, the characters are cliche, the romance was cringe-worthy, and there really wasn’t anything original to the story… but I still didn’t want to put it down. It was like a 300 page train wreck and I just couldn’t look away. It was like getting a glimpse into the rich people’s world where power is everything, and these kids have been playing the game from a really young age. I was fascinated by the dynamics of it all and while there were some really creepy scenes that were way too inappropriate to be considered normal… even for some rich snob. Yet still, I was glued to their story. So, yeah, I have already put the next two books on hold at the library and I’m itching to start reading them.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book
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sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
Thank goodness I didn't start reading this until the third book was published because it would have killed me to wait. This series reminded me of Tijan's "Fallen Crest High" series...which I loved! It is well written and you can't help but fall for those Royal boys! I loved every minute of the entire series!