Synopsis: From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself. 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. [via Amazon]
Remember the days when teen drama shows were just out of this world? Start ticking off the list - The OC, Gossip Girl, Skins - I mean these were the shows I grew up with and it was absolutely absurd that sixteen-seventeen year olds were acting that way. But you know what, I loved it! You've got sex, drugs and Chanel raining down on you. You get the most cheesy lines like 'Welcome to the OC bitch!' and 'I never should have let you, let me go' *cue in music* its too late to apologise... It was just an entertaining break from reality, and its like you've been given an all access pass to the life of the crazy rich! Well, if you've missed the teenage drama of the spoiled, then this book is just for you!
Fine, it was a little trashy at times, but then it was quite expected from a lead character that was a teenage stripper. There was basically no preamble about her part-time job, but her life turned upside down when she was suddenly thrown into the Royal mansion. No, not with Will and Kate, but like Royal is the actual last name. *snickers* So basically with that premise alone, you kinda know what kind of read you're up for. Shamefully, I finished it through the end, enjoyed it, and pre-ordered the sequel. Excuse me now while I file this under guilty pleasures.
"It's nice to have friends and family around, even if the family is super dysfunctional."
"I stare at my tray of locally-sourced organic chicken breast and farm-fresh vegetables so that Valerie doesn't see that it's huge to me, too."
Book Rating: 4/5
Welcome to the OC bitch! such a classic!!
Cruel Intentions 1999 i have no clue wtf those sequels are, but this is another classic!