Paper Princess: A Novel by Erin WattPaper Princess: A Novel by Erin Watt

Paper Princess: A Novel

byErin Watt, Jen Frederick

Paperback | April 4, 2016

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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.
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 a...
Title:Paper Princess: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:370 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 4, 2016Publisher:EverAfter RomanceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1682304566

ISBN - 13:9781682304563


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Saucy At first I wasn't very into this book but as it went on I became guiltily obsessed!
Date published: 2019-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Total Guilty Pleasure The first novel in a series that is easily one that you can feel guilty for loving so much, Paper Princess is soapy and sinful and everything that the reader wants to experience. Full of the classic soap opera drama, this novel is sure to make you question your taste while leaving you begging for more.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Guilty Pleasure I am not even one bit ashamed to admit I LOVED this book. One important thing I do need to say is that people will only like this book if they remember to not take it too seriously. This book is absurd, ridiculously entertaining and sooooo dramatic. I love the comparison to Cruel Intentions, I think that’s pretty spot on. The main character Ella is flawed but I connected to her immediately. She was so badass, strong willed, hardworking and determined. Despite her rough past, she was so hopeful about a future and allowed herself to feel love and friendship. The book was so fast-paced and I finished it really quickly. I’m not ignoring the problematic events and people in this book, because yes there are many, and most of the relationships in this book are unhealthy, abusive and should not be idolized. I love this book because the authors are not trying to make a point about the topics in this book, they are simply telling a story of teenage lust, debauchery and drama.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES YES YES!!! This book was so cute!! It had so much romance and cringe and it was just the best!
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Guilty Pleasure If you want something steamy, sexy, love-hate relationships, easy, quick read then this book ticks all those boxes. It's definitely HOT!
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hot, Hot, HOT The description does not do this book justice! You will be pleasantly surprised to find that this book is not your typical knocking heads to knocking boots kind of story. Watt dances so closely along the line of love and hate, you get whiplash with every twist and turn. These royals are packing heat, and right to the last page, Watt keeps you guessing whether or not Ella will get burned. Paper Princess pulls you in from the first page and keep you guessing right until the very last!
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising Paper Princess is totally not the book you expect it to be. I read it in one sitting, once you pick it up it's impossible to put back down. I recommend it to readers that love young romance, with a little action if you know what I mean.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! I was a little skeptical of this book. I bought it, binged it, and loved it! I'm eager to run out and get the second book. The only issue i had was that Callum Royal's girlfriend Brooke was an irritating character and it made certain parts a little "ugh" for me.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh Although this book is extremely problematic, its like reading a reality show- so addictive! I recommend this to anyone willing to look past the cringe for quick easy read.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instant Favourite! I loved, loved this series. Ella and the Royals had me speed reading through this series and then re-reading them all over again.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this series! It's just as addictive as the Paper Princess! I can't wait to continue reading the series!
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm completely obsessed! I don't care what anyone says. I couldn't put this book down. I loved Ella. I loved the messy situations, I loved the romance! I need to read Broken Prince right now!!
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it It is a very quick read and great to get out of a reading slump. It is very addicting, I had to go out and buy the rest of the series very quickly.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from fluffy contemporary It's a chill read and great for when you are in a reading slump. It's definitely addicting but not much more than that. Great book!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this series! So happy with Erin Watt's novels! They are incredible! The summary of the book may seem not appealing at first, but once you read the first couple of chapters you are hooked! I honestly loved all the characters developments in the entire series! Once you pick up the book you need to keep reading until you finish it! Has a lot of drama and romance and its worth reading. But it is more on the older teen readers side!
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addicting The plot and characters might be a little on the absurd side but this whole trilogy is so addicting
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This book was so bad but so good. Read it.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a New Adult not a Teen novel I enjoyed the story and loved all the character. I saw this at the Teen section at Indigo...but this is definitely a New Adult novel! So if you are under 18, i wouldn't recommend it.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whoa I did not know that the books were gonna be like that. In a good way. I'm regularly not a fan of romance, but I'll be honest I really liked the characters. There's a lot of character development which was awesome.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It Was...Interesting There were a few things about this book that I found problematic. But as I read on I still found it interesting/exciting/left me wanting to read more. This is also a very mature YA read. If it wasn't for the fact that the characters are in high school I'd say this was actually a New Adult book.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Captivating This book drew me in with it's intense characters. I literally could not stop thinking about them for days after I was finished, and couldn't wait to get my hands on the next two!
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addictive & Unputdownable A MUST READ!!! Loved this book so much!! I loved the characters, the secrets, the drama. I highly recommend this book! #theseroyalswillruinyou #favouritebook #addicting #unputdownable
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read! I am completely and utterly ruined by the royals! This book was unputdownable. I loved it! A book about a girl living with 5 hot guys?!!? It's a no brainer, you have to pick it up!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Addicting! This book was addictive! Objectively I can understand why some readers didn't enjoy it, but personally I liked it. Not loved. Liked. Although I initially began reading this book because (silly me) I thought it would actually be about Royals - you know as in royalty? Oh well. While it didn't turn out to be the kind of story I was expecting, I didn't once find myself wanting to give up on it. While I didn't necessarily love any of the characters, and honestly probably couldn't tell you any of the Royal brothers names if I tried, the writing had a really nice, easy flow. The ending definitely left me wanting to find out more about this weirdo/potentially psychotic family.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from REFRESHING AND ADDICTING. This novel caught me by surprise! And I'm so glad it did!
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suprisingly I loved it I didn't read this expecting to love it, or to read it all in one shot. But I did. After the first few chapters I knew I would be getting the other books in the series. The book draws you in and the author did a great job in creating real characters. They're flawed and its beautiful how the characters develop. Can't wait to read the rest!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A refreshing take on a typical New Adult protagonist in a very mature Young Adult setting. Paper Princess is a guilty pleasure read. Everything that happens is so ridiculous that you can't help but keep turning the pages. What I loved most about this novel is the main character, Ella. She shares a few qualities with the stereotypical main characters in a New Adult romance: innocent, smart, and focused on the future. Despite these generic qualities, Ella is also NOT naïve. She has a firm understanding of the world, the cruelty of people, and sexuality. The absence of her naivety is refreshing and made me appreciate this novel much more than I would have otherwise. When I read the first new chapters, I thought Paper Princess was going to be a Young Adult novel. It quickly becomes apparent that this is not your typical Young Adult romance. Paper Princess is incredibly mature in its depiction of high school students’ sexual maturity and their understanding of the privileged lives they lead. Without this sexual maturity and understating, the novel wouldn’t work as well as it does. There are moments that feel incredibly juvenile, however they are far and few between. As mentioned previously, this novel is a pure guilty pleasure read. All the events are ridiculous in how they unfold, but it’s so entertaining that you can’t help but want more. I would liken the way this book reads to the After series by Anna Todd, but with characters who aren’t as annoying and naïve. Overall, Paper Princess is an entertaining novel that will keep you turning the pages until there are none left. Ella’s character is a refreshing take on a typical New Adult protagonist in a very mature Young Adult setting.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addicting! This book had me from the first chapter! Utterly captivating. This book actually reminded me of the Fallen Crest series by Tijan (absolutely love that series and can't wait for the 6th book!). Currently on the second book in this series and they just keep getting better.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong Female Character Ella Harper is finding it tough to transition from a struggling orphan to the reluctant member of an extremely wealthy family whose sons rule the private academy that they all attend. She had intended to keep her head down and immerse herself in her studies, but she is distracted by Reed, one of her gorgeous new brothers, and by the various bullies at her new school. Ella may be beautiful, but she is made of steel. She is tough and knows how to take care of herself in most situations. A ritzy school and an overbearing bunch of brothers may be overwhelming at first, but she has worked in tougher places and has come out fairly unscathed. Reed and his brothers have no idea what to expect of Ella, and are confused as to why their father even brought her to live with them. They are still hurting from the death of their beloved mother who was the glue that had held them together as a family. What really stands out in this story, is the distrust between all the members of this expanded family. They are all so wrapped up in their own dramas, that they don't communicate with each other.They rely on their own suspicions instead of having honest conversation with one another. It's interesting to see how they slowly start to break down these barriers. Due to the sexual nature of some passages, I would recommend this book for older, more mature teen readers. I hope to learn that they become more of a family in the next book, The Broken Prince. The Paper Princess is the brain child of authors Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick writing together as Erin Watt. *I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review*
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Utterly addictive teenage soap opera in book form Paper Princess is a ridiculously entertaining young adult read by Erin Watt. Why do I say ridiculously entertaining? Well, considering the fact that it has many of the current teen/YA tropes that I hate, including a cliffhanger, a love triangle, a forbidden love with a stepbrother, a huge baby reveal, etc., I still really enjoyed it. For me, that speaks to the ability of the writer to engross you in a story and not care that you don’t love certain plot devices. Added to that fact, I, immediately upon finishing the first one, had to hurry and buy the second one (Broken Prince) to see how the author resolved the cliffhanger at the end of the first one. But beware; the second one also ends with a cliffhanger which means I am anxiously awaiting the release of the third one (mid-October). Well that’s enough about me – let’s talk about the book. Now, I can’t go into too many details because of the spoiler potential so I’ll just give a brief overview. In the book we meet Ella Harper. She’s had to grow up quickly because her mother tended to leave all of the responsibilities of having a place to live and eating to Ella. This means that she’s worked many jobs even though she is still in high school. This has taught her to be tough and to be cautious about trusting anyone. Enter Callum Royal. An incredibly rich father of five sons, he basically pays Ella to come and live in his house because he was friends with her deceased father (whom she never knew) and is trying to take care of her. Ella has trouble fitting in with the brothers because they all think that she’s out to get their money, especially Reed. Reed shows more open animosity towards Ella leading to a sort of love-hate type relationship. It takes quite some time for him to thaw and as a reader; you are never quite certain what he is thinking. In the second book, you get to hear his point of view and see scenes from his viewpoint which helps to clear up the missing pieces in this story. I would definitely recommend this to teens who are a little bit older (there is a lot of sexual content and allusions to sex) and who enjoy lots of drama. One thing I did find very aggravating was that the book put Ella on a pedestal regarding sex, etc., but then there were multiple instances of slut-shaming other women in the story who were sexually active. One final note: I discovered after I read this that Erin Watt is actually the pen name for Elle Kennedy (love her Midnight Rescue series) and Jen Frederick (another romance author). They succeeded in writing a very addictive tale of betrayal and deceit, reminiscent of teen soap operas like The O.C. and Beverly Hills 90210.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Addicted to these Royals! Soo I need Broken Prince immediately! Why does July have to be so far away that I have to wait to see what will happen to Ella! I'm still in shock after reading this! If you haven't bought Paper Princess yet I recommend you get it immediately because it will leave you speechless and wanting more. My mind is spinning still as I comprehend what just happened. It is also true what the description says on the front because the Royals will definitely ruin you. Be sure that before you even finish the book you will want to have it on your shelf because I need this book on my shelf because I loved it so much! Paper Princess was in many words perfection but it also had elements of painful, hopefully and moments where you are just OMG freaking out moments. I finished it so quickly because the book hooked me in immediately from the moment you meet Ella, Callum and his five sons: Gideon, Reed, Easton, Sebastian and Sawyer who in an instant hate their new sister. While Reed is a jerk he definitely grew on me as well as the other brothers along the way. It was like Cruel Intentions but better. The romance was slow and I liked how you get to see different sides to the brothers as well as seeing how they treat Ella. Reed Royal is mean, callous and even lovable. He definitely got me to fall in love with him as well as hate him. But you will never expect the twists that this book will take you. Erin Watt you have definitely got me addicted to this series! As a pair of really good authors you have made me happy and then blew my mind by the end. I really want to read Broken Prince because I'm having a book hangover! Overall, I loved Paper Princess so much that I even ordered the paperback. It has swoon-worthy guys, steamy romance, and even scandal along the way. You will fall in love with this book!
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't get enough of the Royals ! So this book literally came out of nowhere for me, I hadn't heard anything about it until it started popping up on my twitter feed. So I looked into it and thought I would give it a try. I couldn't put Paper Princess down, I was addicted from the very beginning! Although once I found out that Erin Watt was actually the pen name for Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick, I shouldn't have expected any less! I read it in one sitting, I just couldn't stop! I keep seeing people comparing it to cruel intentions and I have to say I couldn't agree more. I absolutely love the characters that Erin Watt (A.K.A Jen Frederick and Elle Kennedy) has created. Ella is the main character and she is so badass and she is definitely what kept me turning the pages! When we are initially introduced to Ella she is a 17 year old high school student supporting herself by working at a strip club and posing as her 34 year old mother who has passed away from cancer. Ella's life is turned upside down yet again when a strange man, Callum Royal comes into her life claiming to be her legal guardian. Ella goes from living on her own and supporting herself to living in a mansion with Callum Royal and his five sons. Gideon, Reed, Easton, Sawyer and Sebastian (the twins) aren't exactly thrilled about Ella moving in with him, but none of them seem quite as upset as Reed. Reed does everything in his power to make Ella's life miserable but staying away from her becomes too difficult. Ella is such a strong character and she holds her own when it comes to the Royals and the world they live in. The Royal Boys are twisted but in a very intriguing way. I'm really hoping that Erin Watt decides to write a story on each of them because I am hooked (especially on Reed and Easton!). There are so many twists and turns that are thrown at you throughout the story that at times I felt like I had a serious case of whip lash! Each Royal boy seems to have some sort of secret or reason for their actions and I can't wait for the next books to uncover what those are! I honestly can't say enough good things about this book. It consumed me and even after I read my next book I just couldn't let this story go! It ended with one hell of a cliffhanger, and I was left with so many questions! In my opinion this is the book to beat this year! The Royals will ruin you.
Date published: 2016-04-12

Read from the Book

"Ella, you're wanted in the principal's office," Ms. Weir says before I can step inside the Precalculus classroom.I check my watch. "I'm not even late."It's one minute before nine and this watch is never wrong. It's probably the most expensive item I own. My mom said that it was my dad's. Besides his sperm, it's the only thing he left behind."No, it's not about tardiness.this time." Her normally flinty gaze is soft around the edges, and my gut relays a warning to my sluggish morning brain. Ms. Weir is a hard ass, which is why I like her. She treats her students like we're here to learn about actual math instead of some life lesson on loving your neighbor and crap like that. So for her to be giving me sympathetic looks means something bad is cooking down at the principal's office.She should save her sympathy for Justin Slade, the captain of the football team, who is unironically sticking his tongue between his fingers and waggling the wormlike thing at me. He bragged about his tongue the day we'd met, when he cornered me in the hallway, informed me I was hot, and graciously offered to give me the best sex of my life. I'd said thanks, but no thanks.Since then he's been hounding me to reconsider, but it doesn't matter, because I won't have to deal with him for much longer. He's going to college next year and will be in for a sore surprise when he realizes the best days of his life were in high school. His pathetic attempt at mocking me doesn't deserve acknowledgement."Fine." It's not like I can give any other response. I offer a nod and redirect myself to the school office."I'll email you the course assignment," Ms. Weir calls after me.Again with the sympathy. I should be worried. The implication behind her statement is that I won't be returning to class, but there's nothing Principal Thompson has to say that could faze me.Before enrolling in George Washington High School for my junior year, I had already lost everything of importance. There isn't anything else anyone can take from me.Even if Mr. Thompson has somehow found out I'm not technically living in the GW school district I can think of some lie to stall for time, and if I have to transfer, which is the worst thing that could happen to me today, then I'll do it.If he brings up the fact that my mother is a stripper? Well, I'll call him a liar and remind him that having a stripper for a mother isn't grounds for suspension or dismissal."How's it going, Darlene?"The mom-haired school secretary barely looks up from her People magazine. "Take a seat, Ella. Mr. Thompson will be right with you."Yep, we're on a first-name basis, me and Darlene. One month at GW High and I've already spent way too much time in this office, thanks to my ever-growing stack of late slips. But that's what happens when you work nights and don't see the smooth side of the sheets until three a.m. every night.

Editorial Reviews

"A compulsively readable YA novel that seems like an adult romance, which may appeal to older teenagers looking for something in the vein of Gossip Girl." -Kirkus Reviews"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, and chilling final pages made Paper Princess impossible to put down! Confidently a 2016 Top Read!" ?ROCKSTARS OF ROMANCE "I am aching for the next installment!"-Kristen Krantz / Hypable