~Book Review~ “Princess Ballot” by Jaymin Eve & Tate James

My Review:

All I can say is WOW! Deception and Intrigue abounds at Arbon Academy and  I can’t wait for more!!!

Violet Spencer’s entire life changed the day she won the “Princess Ballot” and an all expenses paid education at Arbon Academy – school to the Royals.  But, the academy is not what the media makes it out to be and is ruled by politics and intrigue and nothing and no one is what they seem on the surface.  It will take everything that Violet has within her to make it through her four years.

Violet is definitely not the typical winner of the Princess Ballot, having a mind of her own and a skillset more worthy of the streets than the academy.  But, she’ll need every bit of her streetsmarts to figure out how to play the Royal games and determine everyone’s intentions and motivations and where she fits . . . especially since not everyone is happy she is at the academy.

Immediately befriended by Mattie and her twin Nolan, Violet finds herself with two strong friends and protectors.  She also finds herself in what seems to be a tug of war between two Crown Princes – Alex and Rafe.

Alex seems to be the sweet boy next door, but is he?  Everyone warns Violet off from spending time with him, but why?  Is it jealousy or something more? And, Rafe, is the ultimate tatted up bad boy, yet has good intentions towards everyone but Violet who he can’t seem to stand and no one can figure out why.  And, the tensions between Alex and Rafe are out of control and pulled even tighter once Violet finds herself a pawn between them.

For real, I loved watching Violet try to navigate the intrigue and politics of the academy and need more of this story.  I love that nothing is what it seems and I’m left wondering who can be trusted in her circle of friends and acquaintances and if she will be broken or find a way to surprise them all by coming out on top.

Book One also ended with a real bang, so, really, book two cannot get onto my kindle quickly enough because I am completely hooked!  5 stars!

PRINCESS BALLOT: A Dark College Romance (Royals of Arbon Academy Book 1) by Jaymin Eve – Author and Tate James is LIVE!! #OneClickNow



You have been chosen.

Those four words change Violet Spencer’s whole life, when against staggering odds, she’s selected in the “princess ballot.”

Arbon Academy is affectionately known as the school for Royals. Only the rich, powerful, or heir to a throne gain entry … except for the one scholarship student accepted every five years. It’s a worldwide lottery, and one that Violet entered without giving it any serious thought.

But the media got it wrong and Arbon Academy is much more than a simple college for future leaders.

It’s a dark world of politics, intrigue, and dangerous guys who will stop at nothing to get their own way. Despite her best efforts at remaining off the radar, Violet finds herself a pawn between two of the most powerful monarchies in the world.

Prince Rafe of the Switzerlands and Prince Alex of the Australasias are bitter enemies both on the soccer field and in the political arena. Monarchies rule the world now, and every waking breath is a competition for the princes.

Control the ball.

Control the world.

Control Violet.

Whether it’s through love or hate, someone will ultimately win.

*This is book one in a dark college romance. It includes a-hole princes, nasty princesses, and one chick who will take none of their sh!t, all the while doing her best to make it out alive. HEA guaranteed. Eventually. 17+.

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Jaymin Eve is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and sci-fi novels filled with epic love stories, great adventure, and plenty of laughs. She lives in Australia with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and a couple of crazy pets. To date, she has sold close to two million ebooks, and still can’t believe that she gets to create fantasy worlds as a job.

Tate James is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and sometimes dabbles in Romantic Suspense. She was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, babies and furbaby.

She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is most definitely not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.



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