Title: Twisted Palace (The Royals Book 3)
Author: Erin Watt
Genre: Fiction/ Romance
My favourite quote; ‘”That’s what?” Easton pushes.
“Steve,” I confess.
They all stare at me.
“Steve’s downstairs. He showed up at the door just as Reed was taken away.”
“Steve,” Easton echoes, slightly dazed. “Uncle Steve?”
Sebastian makes a croaky sound. “Dead Uncle Steve?”
I grit my teeth. “He’s not dead. He looks like Tom Hands from Castaway, though. Minus the volleyball.”
Twisted Palace, the third book in Erin Watt’s collection for The Royals. The story will continue to grip you until the very end. With Broken Prince leaving you on a cliff hanger, you won’t help but pick up the next one.
Reed Royal is under arrest for the murder of Brooke Davidson, his father’s pregnant fiancé whom he saw just a few hours ago at her penthouse. Only, when Reed left the building a earlier, she was very much alive. So what happened? He could see why he was at the top of the suspect list since he was on the security cameras entering and leaving the building, but he didn’t do it. Problem is, who is going to believe him?
Everyone knew he had slept with Brooke months ago and hated himself for it, everyone knew he resented her and wanted her gone, everyone knew she was the reason Ella ran away in her twisted trick to control Reed. With his known tendency to get angry at the world, starting fights at Astor Park and his illegal midnight fighting at the docks, who wouldn’t suspect him?
For Ella, not only has she just watched her boyfriend being arrested for murder, but she’s just opened the door to discover her father, who has been dead all this time, standing before her. Talk about a spin in the story!
“I agree,” Steve declares. He turns to pin those familiar blue eyes on me. “Callum,” he says without taking his gaze off me. “Now that I’ve answered all your questions, perhaps you can respond to one of mine. Who is this delightful young woman?”
Reed’s hand tightens over my thigh. The knot in my stomach feels like a block of cement now, but at some point, the truth had to come out. Might as well be now.
“Don’t you recognise me?” I ask, smiling weakly.
“I’m your daughter.”
With Steve back in her life, Ella isn’t sure where she is going to end up. Callum was her legal guardian when Steve was dead, but that isn’t the case anymore. Even though she was fighting it for so long at the beginning, moving into the Royal household is actually the best thing that has happened to Ella. She finally found a place of her own with a family that cares about her. None of the boys wish to see her go and rally together to make her stay. Dinah, Steve’s wife who hates everyone, especially Ella, makes the decision even easier but Steve isn’t happy. He is worried that Ella isn’t safe with the Royals since Reed’s arrest on suspicion of murder and demands that she comes to live with him and Dinah. Their father/ daughter relationship isn’t off to the best start.
“This is weird, right?” I blurt out when nobody says anything. “I mean, he just came back from the dead.”
Easton shrugs. “Told you Uncle Steve was a ballers.”
I shoot a worried look at Reed. “Am i going to have to move in with him and Dinah?”
That sobers up the kitchen.
“No way,” Reed says immediately. Low and firm. “My dad is your guardian.”
“But Steve is my father. If he wants me to live with him, then I’d have to go.”
“Not happening,” Easton agrees. Even the twins are nodding emphatically.
Warmth unfurls in my chest. Sometimes I still can’t believe that we all hated each other when I first got here. Reed was determined to destroy me. His brothers alternately taunted or ignored me. I fantasised about running away on a daily basis. And now I can’t imagine not having the Royals in my life.’
The third book of this trilogy has a great twist at the end, you won’t be able to put the book down until you finish it.
I’ve read the 1-3 The Royals books a few times now and I keep going back to them. Something just draws me in. It’s a good read that will keep you engaged right until the end. The characters are really well written, you’ll love them, you’ll hate them, you’ll feel for them and you’ll want to fight their corner every time. It’s interesting and almost refreshing to see the world from the rich kids perspective.
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.