Series: The Royals #3
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 17, 2016
Format: eARC, 322 pages
How I got it: From the author
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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.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Ok, so, if you’ve not read the first two books in The Royals series, DO NOT READ THE REST OF MY REVIEW. There WILL likely be spoilers for the first two books in the series in my review. All you need to know is this: the end of Twisted Palace DOES NOT have a cliffhanger. Now seriously, stop reading this and go read the books.
For those of you who are still here with me, I’m going to assume you’re a fan of the series and have either read all the books or will be picking it up soon. Either way, I’m not going to give you spoilers for Twisted Palace. I’m of the firm belief that most books are best enjoyed when you know very little detail about them going in. This is certainly one of those types of books.
After the duo of cliffhangers Erin Watt left us with at the end of Broken Prince, I was all but dying to get my hands on Twisted Palace. I was so worried about what the future held for Ella and Reed, especially, after Brooke’s murder and Steve’s return from the dead. Did I think Reed was responsible for Brooke’s death? Absolutely not. The guy got into trouble, but there’s a big difference between the things he did and murdering someone. Was I totally floored that Steve wasn’t dead? Yes. I think I was actually more shocked about that than anything else. The future was looking rather bleak for my favorite couple and I wasn’t sure how they’d pull themselves out of it. This need to know is what made me throw aside all the other books I had and read this one as soon as I got my hands on it. I would’ve read it cover to cover in one sitting if not for that whole pesky work/sleep thing.
Twisted Palace had me totally on edge. I was pissed. I was sad. I swooned. I laughed. I cried. I fanned myself during the sexy times. I went through ALL the emotions. I learned things might not be exactly as they seemed. What an ending to the totally cracktastic journey of The Royals. (Or Ella and Reed’s portion, anyhow.) I’m still holding out hopes for more from The Royals, though. I’d love to see Easton get a book. Oh, and while we’re at it… How about one (or two?) for the twins? And another for Gideon? (Yes, I’m greedy.)
Fans of The Royals series will really enjoy the conclusion here, I think. I loved watching how the characters grew as they conquered one tough — and often seemingly insurmountable — situation after another. There were a lot of outside forces trying to keep Ella and Reed apart here. It was tough to read at times — except not really because I just inhaled the pages and got annoyed with things that were happening — but it was satisfying in the end.
“I’m a Royal, baby. I don’t run. I fight. I didn’t kill anyone, and I’m not going to prison for something I didn’t do. I promise you.”
“Girls who put out are girls who want to have sex. There’s nothing immoral about that. Or gross. Or deviant. If I choose to have sex, then that’s what’s going to happen. It’s my body.”
I don’t know if either of us believes anything we’re saying at this point. We’re just a tangle of wild, hopeless emotions trying to find peace with our bodies. No matter how hard we try to forget, we can’t.
Were you ruined by the Royals?
Do you want more from them, just like I do?