Monday, October 17, 2016

ARC Review:Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

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.

What I thought about Twisted Palace

This review might be a bit tough to write because I don't want to spoil any thing in this series or in this third installment of The Royals series from Erin Watt. The second book ended with two rather significant situations for Reed and Ella, and I was very curious to see how their story was going to play out.

Most of the book was like the previous books in the series, where lots happens at the beginning and the end and Twisted Palace stays true to the soap-opera feel of the previous books. I know I've said this before, but there was such a prominent feeling to the book I have to mention it again.  This entire series reminded me so much of watching the old soaps, Dallas and Dynasty, especially with all the action building toward the ending.

So while Reed deals with the fallout of the murder, Ella is dealing with the return of a long long relative. Both are having a terrible time of it, especially Reed because the stakes are so high and forces are trying to keep him away from Ella.  There's very little interaction with the other Royal siblings because the focus is all on Reed and Ella. There really is another side to Reed, and I found that I liked how his character had changed over the course of this series.  

There's a bit of drama at the high school too, as news of Reed's and Ella's  predicament becomes known.  Nothing like some good old high school drama to keep things interesting, not to mention some setups for possible future books.
There's quite a few red herrings in Twisted Palace to keep readers guessing about who did the dirty deed to Callum's fiancee, although I have to admit, the reveal wasn't all that surprising for me. I did finish the book wanting more about this crazy family.

Overall, I did enjoy this book which concludes Ella and Reed's story and I would probably be interested in follow-up stories about other characters in the Royal family.  If you liked books one and two in this series, you will love this conclusion.

ARC provided for review.  

About the Authors

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.

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