The secrets in this house could fill half the ocean. But I’m done with holding any of them back.
Series: The Royals #3
Published: October 17 2016
Publisher: Everafter Romance
Pages: 379 (paperback)
“I know your first instinct is to fight. It’s an admirable trait. But this is the one time you need to surrender.”
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.
While this isn’t the actual finale for this series, this is the conclusion to the Reed and Ella story line and has a serious HEA feeling. I picked this up immediately after finishing Broken Prince because that cliffhanger had me screaming and I devoured this gem in two days. I absolutely couldn’t put it down, I ran out of work on the second day and binged the last pages in my car before heading home. I think this is going to go down as one of my favorite series of all times. My love for the Royals knows no bounds.
During this installment, you’re introduced a few new characters, you get to see a different side of some of our old foes, and we see all our favorite people go through a lot of change in a short period of time. There’s a lot of character development and growth in this one, and we see Ella and Reed working through a lot more than just high school drama. It’s like just when you think this series can’t get better, boom, it does. All the characters, specifically the Royal family, face a lot of shocking revelations, and things that were building over the course of the previous books come to a head in this.
In terms of plot, this one is just as fast paced and packs that high intensity that the others do. There are high levels of drama, sexual tension, and frustrating situations but it all mixes together to become this intoxicating read. From high rise penthouses to out of town football games, this book goes there. One of the tell-tales of a good series is the fact that all books in the series feel truly connected and feel like one big story, and this series has that aspect.
This book definitely has some crazy stuff going on, I won’t give any specific details (or my ‘Spoiler Free’ banner would be a LIE, and it’s not a lie) but this book takes the drama up a notch by providing some serious answers to all the burning questions we’ve been asking since the first book, and even answering some questions we didn’t know we were asking. Not only does it do all this, but it also masterfully sets up for the next book in the series, which will be Easton’s story. The Royals series is going to go down as one of my favorites of all time. If you love the drama, angst, and sexual tension that is the trademark of new adult romance, then this series is for you.
The Royals Series