“I thought, I'll just keep after him. Eventually I'll wear him down, convince him we're a beautiful fairy tale. But we're not. We’re nothing. We're smoke - insubstantial and meaningless … We aren’t even a tragedy. We’re less than nothing.”
Broken Prince is a sick fairytale. It's the story of a broken boy who met a broken girl, fell in love with her and then crashed her. The Royals are the most fucked-up, twisted family and yet instead of disgust all I felt towards them was sympathy, devotion and love.
Broken Prince was so much better than Paper Princess. It was a tad dark, and the dirty secrets of the royally messed-up family that were revealed shocked and hurt me, but they made me understand better why these boys were so lost and dealt with their pain and abandonment issues using sex, alcohol and drugs. I can't help but blame their parents for that. I am not angry at Gideon, Easton and the twins for the slighlty disturbing things they did. I just feel sorry for them.
And then there is Reed.
Ok, that's a big fat lie. But luckily my faith in him was restored, and I witnessed with eagerness and hope his attempts to win Ella back. In fact I enjoyed his perspective more than hers, because it shed light to his guilt, his self-loathing and the ugly things he did but later regretted. I believe that deep down he is a good guy, it's just the battle against his demons that wears him down.
“She’s mine and always has been. From before we even met, she was mine and I was hers. I fought it too long, but I’m giving in now. I’m all in now.
Tension, steam, greed and malice are Erin Watt's ingredients of writing a gripping story you can't help but read in one sitting. Yes I did find some incidents extravagant and questioned my sanity for loving characters whose issues would make any therapist rich beyond imagination, but the thing is, I became attached to them. I want them to be happy because that will make me happy. In the end, I felt exhausted after this emotional roller-coaster and the cliffhanger from Hell, and I wondered how on God's green earth I will survive until October.