Review: Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

Twisted Palace
(The Royals #3)
by Erin Watt
Publisher: Timeout LLC
Publication date: Oct. 17, 2016
Genre: New Adult Romance

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.




Twisted Palace is the finale of Ella and Reed’s story. This has been one over-dramatic soap opera of a series and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. What started off as sort of a Cinderella story of Ella being plucked from a strip joint where she was working and brought to her guardian’s house which was a mansion, has become this crazy insane rollercoaster of a ride. There was your typical catty high school kids at first but the story soon spiraled to some pretty heavy stuff like attempted gang rape, assault with a deadly weapon, unexpected pregnancies with a sprinkling of “who’s the daddy”, murder, and people coming back from the dead. This series was all over the place and I was never sure what was going to happen next.

While this story had me flipping pages to see what absurdity was in store for these characters next, I felt like Twisted Palace was a bit ho-hum. This installment seemed to be slowed way down from the previous books and it didn’t have that same edge-of-your-seat feel to it. It wasn’t until the last 10% of the book that things picked up and got interesting. Now, I’m not saying the story was bad, but given how insane the series has been, this book just seemed like some tame, watered down version of its predecessors.

The series (or at least the first three books) was definitely nothing like I thought it’d be. I initially thought this was a book about a royal family, not a rich family with the surname Royal. I definitely was not expecting a new adult version of a soap opera. There was just so much going on in the first couple of books that I couldn’t seem to put the books down. While this book may not have been my favorite, it still had my attention because I wanted to see how everything would play. The next book will follow a different Royal brother and while he’s not necessarily one I’m dying to get my hands on, I’ll be tuning in to see what’s really going on in his head. If I’m being honest though, I really want to know about the twins who have a relationship with the same girl. I’ve been dying to get their story since the first book.


Favorite quote…

“I can’t wait to see the next episode where you’re pregnant but we don’t know if it’s Reed’s or Easton’s baby.”



Previous review from The Royals
Paper Princess

Broken Prince




3 Thoughts on “Review: Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

  1. bookwormbrandee on 14 January, 2019 at 2:55 pm said:

    I’m sorry this installment was a bit of a letdown, Kristin, but happy you’ll continue the series. I have Paper Princess waiting on me and you have me excited about starting it. 😉

  2. I love a series that keeps on giving. Hope the next is just as good.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. ratmom on 16 January, 2019 at 8:53 am said:

    At least it did pick up towards the end.

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