Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

The Royals #3


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.

“She got under my skin the moment I met her, and she’s still there, in my blood, in my heart.”

While still hard to put down in that soap opera way, there were downers about this book. Too much focus on the legal issues, and I don't like where the writer went with Ella's long-lost relative. Would have been nice to have something positive with that reunion instead. I was hoping with the cliffhanger of the second that this book would have promise in that regard, but the author instead made it twisted instead of having a positive dimension that the series needed.

There also wasn't as much of the general family bonding, felt like some things were missing. On the other hand their relationship is strong, even if a little too touchy-feely, and I still love the characters for the most part, even if they are stereotypical. The romance is still too do-or-die teenage angst focused.

Sadly we never see the real explanation with the twins - I thought there would be a hidden secret in there somewhere that the books were leading up to. I guess it's just going to be left up to the imagination.

The writing style is geared toward YA-young so it's an easy, fast read. Just be prepared for angst city and soap opera cravings.

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