Twisted Palace (Royals Series #3)

Twisted Palace (Royals Series #3)

by Erin Watt

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

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. 


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:


"Intense, haunting & hot--I 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: 2940156957903
Publisher: Timeout LLC
Publication date: 10/17/2016
Series: Erin Watt's Royals Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,337
File size: 978 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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Twisted Palace 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
Finally back together, Ella and Reed can be happy. Wait, what? No of course they can’t! Book 3 and the final episode of the love story of Ella and Reed has so many more obstacles to overcome. Living in the same house doesn’t seem to create any challenges for Ella and Reed. The biggest surprise is that Ella has retained her virginity. Yep, you heard it right! I’ve informed you of all of the sexually explicit scenes, and boy, there certainly are some doozy’s, but Ella and Reed have not done the actual deed itself. Kind of a nice surprise, right? But a good part of this book seems to be about how they will go about solving that problem and where. The more interesting part of that scenario is that Ella’s returned from the dead father does not want her dating Reed and creates all sorts of obstacles for them- one of them being moving her out of the Royal house. Ah the good old days of out smarting your parents. Fun! Reed’s brutal nature of getting into fights down at the wharf and keeping the kids at school in line comes back to bite him in the butt. Despite having tons of money, Reed seems to be going down for the fall of a murder he may not have committed although he certainly wanted to at times! Ella, desperately trying to keep him out of jail investigates on her own and what she finds out is pretty shocking and makes for some great reading and a rather remarkable ending. I really enjoyed these first three books in The Royals series. Paper Princess was still my favorite, but Twisted Palace did a good job of wrapping up some loose ends. I know the series continues but it shifts focus to Easton in book 4 which I’m really looking forward to. Hopefully his story matches his funny personality and is a little lighter. So far it’s been a pretty dark, drama filled ride! If you haven’t read these books, be warned! There are some very sexually explicit scenes that I think aren’t appropriate for some YA readers. If you’re a mature reader, love soap opera’s, and romance- you will have a ton of fun reading these books! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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lenorewastaken More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars — Hmmm…I was a bit…bored? Bummer actually. I really enjoyed the guilty pleasure of this series, but I felt like things could have been tightened up in this book. I found myself wanting to skim and just get to parts where the plot was moving forward. I think part of that is because I saw the “villain” from a mile away, and then spent my time frustrated that everyone was so oblivious. And it’s OK that I guessed, I’m not sure it was supposed to be a well kept secret, but then it just made me want to know what the details were going to be, you know? And for the length of the book, I felt like there were so many threads left dangling at the end, so many things not explained. I get that they might go into it in the next two books, but I honestly doubt it. All in all, I was disappointed. I think part of my problem is that while I enjoy Ella and Reed, I don’t really ship them that hard. I like them together, but they’re both ridiculously flawed people who don’t seem to be trying too hard to redeem themselves, and so I guess when 60% of the book is surrounding their relationship (and the losing of Ella’s virginity), I’m just not as excited. Honest to goodness, that is the main area where I got bored. It felt repetitious, and I just wasn’t seeing enough growth in their characters, especially knowing that this is the last book in *their* plot arc. screech: SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN’T READ BROKEN PRINCE, STOP READING NOW, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!! And then we got the introduction of Steve. I had an inkling from Paper Princess that he was not the awesome dude that Callum remembered, so I wasn’t shocked when he turned out to be a douche. But I guess I was shocked with the level of douchiness. And quite frankly, he was mentally/emotionally abusive to Ella. And no one seemed to care. I mean, I get that it happened when no one was around, but that’s NOT how a father is supposed to act, I hated that they all made her think that was normal. Maybe in their circles?? I don’t know. There were just so many things that went wrong for me in this book, where I was uncomfortable with behaviors/conversations, where I couldn’t understand what the characters were thinking/feeling. They would feel sorry for characters, and I’d be like “WHAT?? Did you forget about ?” Which is not to say that I don’t appreciate having empathy, but make it more reasonable I guess. OK, I’m going off in a weird direction, I don’t really need to get into all the little things. I *missed* East. I even missed glimpses of the twins. I LOVED the strange side story with Val and Wade, and I wish we’d gotten more. I loved Ella and Val together. I will admit that when I finally got to the payoff (probably the last 10-15% of the book), it was a fun ride. But I think I needed more in the middle. And more wrap up of details. So yeah. I’m still happy I dove into the series, I’m just bummed that it didn’t finish as strongly as it started. I’mma take a break and read something else before tackling East’s story. I don’t want these bummed feelings to taint it.
SabrinaNedeleaSN More than 1 year ago
Loved the two first books in the series, but this one, still haven't decided yet. I think the ending save it. I don't felt a bit stretched to me, and I half suspected what was happening, except maybe the culprit. So...the book start with Steve showing up at Callum's house, while Reed get's arrested for killing Brooke. Talk about huge revelations. Steve discovers that he has a daughter, but keeps insisting that the 9 months he has been missing, have left him a bit fuzzy. He doesn't remember reading the letter from Ella's mom. Anyway, things keeps getting worse and worse for Reed and Ella. Reed is the prime suspect, everyone keeps saying nasty words about him, about the violent reactions and the fact that he loves hitting stuff and fighting. Ella is the one that believes he didn't do it. But, at the same time, she is questioning some stuff that Reed's tell' s her the night Brooke's body was discovered. But, she knows deep down that he didn't do it. If Reed didn't do it, who did? From where are the police officers getting all this evidence and why is no one believing him that he's innocent? Will he go to prison for a crime he didn't commit? " All I'm saying is that you shouldn't feel guilty about moving forwards with you life," I say gruffly. She stabs her finger into my chest. "You don't get to tell me how I feel. No one does. Not you. Not Steve. Not Callum." This series is after all pretty good. The second book ended with a huge cliffhanger, so I was convinced there was something big going to happen. I didn't much enjoyed Steve's character, but he played his part really nice in the end. Ella and Reed continue to be one of my favorite couple, but now I can't wait to read Easton's story! I recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series. A must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best romantic series I have read in a really long time! I fell in love with the characters!
TheBookNerd5 More than 1 year ago
Twisted Palace by Erin Watt *5 Stars* I think it's best if you haven't read books 1-2 of the series to skip this review just in case. Characters: Ella: I've always enjoyed Ella's character but we kind of clashed in this one. She felt content to bury her emotions and try to hide from the tough stuff. Who knows what I would do in her situation though *Shrugs* Reed: Oh Reed......he went from a jerk with a capital J to a sweetie-pie. Ella has him wrapped around her little finger. Easton: I feel like Easton has really grown as a person in this third book. He's my favorite Royal so I can't wait to start Fallen Heir right after this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great and fast read. Kept you guessing till the end.
thelonereader More than 1 year ago
Twisted Palace is the third book in The Royals series, and the last one that centers around Ella and Reed’s story. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the first book, but when I finally got around to the second one, I was beyond bored. I expected much of the same, if not worse, from this third installment, but as soon as I began reading it, I was kind of hooked. It’s really easy to fall into the story because two books later I’m pretty familiar with the characters, and I guess murder mysteries just totally do it for me. Note: There may be spoilers for the first two books in the series. The book starts where the last book ended: Reed Royal is the main suspect in Brooke’s murder, and Ella is shocked and unsure of whether or not Reed is the actual murderer. Also, as if that isn’t enough for one day, Steve – Ella’s biological father – is back from the dead, and he’s determined to take on the role of her father. One thing I really like about this book – and possibly the entire series – is that it reads really quickly. I’m in the midst of a several month-long book slump, so I really appreciate it when I can finish a book off quickly. Plus, the fact that I did read it so fast + without skimming means that it was genuinely interesting and kept my interest. Thinking back on the book, I feel like not that much happened, murder mystery wise; it was all basically seeing how screwed Reed was in terms of how guilty he looked. I definitely would have appreciated it if Ella or any of the other characters actually actively investigated the murder and figured out who the real killer was, but then again, that wouldn’t have fit with any of the characters’ personalities, so I guess it’s better this way. Another thing I absolutely loved about this novel is that typical gender roles in relationships were completely reversed. Usually, it’s the guy that wants to speed up the physical relationship while the girl wants to focus on the emotional, but Ella and Reed were the exact opposite – in this book at least. Ella was super impatient to lose her virginity while Reed wanted to make sure that he was there for Ella emotionally as well. In fact, I actually think that Ella kind of skimped on the emotional part of their relationship and instead jumped Reed every chance she got – it was kind of amusing. I do wish that Ella would have sat down and talked with Reed more instead of forever trying to comfort him with sex, but hey, it’s a nice thought. Overall, this book is pretty similar to the other two books in terms of the character-building and relationships. I absolutely hated one of the characters and would’ve been happy to rip him limb from limb, and surprisingly, I grew to like a side character that I had only hated the guts of before, as far as I can remember. Even if you don’t remember much from the first books, it’s really easy to get back into this. After reading book two, Broken Prince, I wasn’t sure if I was up for continuing this series, but now that I’ve read this, I’m very much excited for Easton’s romance in the next novel, Fallen Heir. I gave this book four stars (★★★★).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book not quite sure what to expect, I've been into chanda hahn books, fictional fantasy with a some romance. As I was ready paper girl I some how became so engrossed that I could not put it down and immediately bought the next book and so on! I absolutely loved these books. Thank you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the storyline for all of the books in the series, could not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the characters. This romantic, intriguing and sexy page turner had me hooked after the first chapter. I read this series in record time. I would love to see this book on the silver screen - it is that AWESOME!
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Twisted Palace by Erin Watt is the third book in The Royals series. It is the conclusion of Ella and Reeds story and is so cram packed with surprises and twists and turns that you won't be able to look away from the pages until the book is finished and you are firmly stuck in book hangover land. At the end of book two, Broken Prince, we left the Royals in quite a predicament, especially Reed and we pick up at almost exactly the same time. Ella has received a shocking surprise of her own and has to figure out how to deal with this new addition in her life. As things steadily go from bad to worse for Reed the Royals, Ella included, band together and try to weather this together. When the smoke finally clears from the Twisted Palace of lies, deceit and betrayal you will be shocked at how it turned out, pleased for the happy ending that is finally squeezed out for some of the characters and eager for more. I don't know if there will be more but I truly hope I was picking up on vibes for Easton perhaps having a book. Fingers crossed people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Read! Recommended series for all teens to read!
Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
Okay, the final book in the series, after the huge cliffhanger at the end of book 2, I couldn't wait to start reading. I went to bed when I had to for work the next day, but then, when I took the dogs outside at about 3 am, I picked it up, telling myself just one chapter and then I'd go back to sleep. Let's just say I read another 15% of the book before I put it down to go back to sleep. This book had a really major twist. I don't want to say what it was, because it would be a major spoiler. But it has to do with two different deaths, a new one, and an old one. Reed will get blamed for the new one, and at first be unable to prove any differently because he doesn't really have an alibi, and he was drinking. Again, Reed and Ella have given into the feelings they have for each other, but someone doesn't want them together, and rules start being placed on them, keeping them apart. Ella gets set up with other boys, trying to show that she and Reed are giving a try to be apart. However the other guy is one of Reed's friends, who may actually like Ella's friend, Valerie. In the end, although Reed tries to push Ella away with what he is afraid will happen to him over this murder if he's found guilty, she will do her best to stick by him and help to see him found innocent. Things at the school are getting crazy, problems between the popular kids, even one boy who tried to get Ella to do something she didn't want to do. And this boy's father is an important person in town, one that could either help or hurt Reed's case. Then there's both Ella's stepmom, as well as Callum's girlfriend, what all do they have to do with all of this, and how does her father tie this all together. Like I said, no more because I don't want to spoil it. You just really have to get a hold of this series and read them all the way through! I grew to love not just the main couple, Ella and Reed, but also the brother Easton, and I was so glad when I heard that there is going to be a book for Easton. I loved him so much. I can't wait to get back into this world, and hope the author (authors since it is actually two working together), can get it written and available this coming year!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story. I hope more is to come from the Royal Family
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
Great twists and turns!!! I didn't want it to end...could there be more Royal books in the future? I sure hope so...too much left unresolved. If you love YA romances this series is definitely for you!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved book 1 and 2, couldn't put them down. Book 3 felt rushed and I feel like so much was left unsaid/unanswered. I hope there is more Ella and Reed.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
Oh my god! What did I just read? Seriously, this was fan-freaking-tastic! I was on the edge of my seat as details were learned and things developed and everything was laid out. I was hanging on every word. I loved it all! Book three starts right were book two ends and it's crazy and chaotic and intense. I loved the drama, the twists and the turns. I loved the different conflicts and stressors that were happening and the build of everything as it all played out. It was so exciting to read! Reed and Ella are complicated characters and I loved watching them navigate their relationship through the different dramas that were happening. I loved their grown and connection. So much love, lust and teen angst. I was definitely reminded that this was Mature YA. I had so many questions going in, so many theories, and I am beyond thrilled with the answers I got and the conclusions to the story. I loved watching all the details unfold. The manipulation, the sneaking around, the angst. Holy goodness with the angst. It was at an all time high. I thought I was going to explode! All the Royals ended up being so endearing to me and as crazy as their privileged lifestyle is, I really felt for them and I love how it all played out. I loved the development, pace, and the amazing build the story had. There were so many awesome details and things happening that elicited so much emotion out of me. The writing was just so fantastic and I loved the storyline. The author completely captivated me! That ending! Holy awesome! I was in the edge of my seat, my heart beating a mile a minute with all the drama and emotion, it was intense. It was the best! It was such an exciting ending, I gasped, yelled, and cheered (and was totally glad no one was home to witness me going crazy over it). It’s official, I’ve been ruined by the Royals! Fantastic story. Fantastic series. A must read! I can't remember the last time I've been this consumed. Brilliant! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought it would be much better
Momscookingthebooks More than 1 year ago
Whew that was some series! I sure hope that the rest of the Royals get their own books, there is a plethora of great characters to choose from! I enjoyed Twisted Palace, but it dragged a bit in places for me. It felt redundant. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s a great book and a great ending to the series. I liked all the twisted plots, no pun intended. This book picked right up where Broken Prince left off and kept moving on through all the mess that was created. These people are some really messed up individuals, but man they make for great characters! I don’t want to give anything away; you need to experience it for yourself. If you have waited for the series to finish, it’s time to start reading, but I guarantee that you won’t come up for air until you are finished. It is that captivating. I am jealous for those of you that get to read it all for the first time! Enjoy!