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Princess Ballot (Royals of Arbon Academy #1) by Jaymin Eve & Tate James

Princess Ballot Book Cover Princess Ballot
Royals of Arbon Academy
Tate James and Jaymin Eve
Dark College Romance
26th December 2019
No, must be read in order of series

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. This is not a RH or traditional love triangle story, but it does include 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+

Tracey’s Review

I stumbled across the amazing Tate James last year and loved her work, so when I saw that she was writing a new dystopian series with an author I had yet to read, I quickly signed up for an ARC and I’m so glad I did.

Princess Ballot as everything that I was looking for in this book, angst, love, secrets and of course seriously badass Royals. It of course has awesome main characters like Violet, Rafe, Alex and the secondary characters are just as kick ass!

Princess Ballot follows Violets journey as she is awarded an amazing opportunity to attend a prestigious educational academy, one that only accepts Royals and wealthy families from around the world. Not wanting to pass up this chance for a better life Violets to the academy knowing that she would probably be treated as an unwanted student.

Violet was a kick ass character that I instantly loved. She knew that this opportunity was going to life changing and she grabbed it with both hands. I loved her strength and her resilience to deal with the haters in the book. This character has her own secrets that we get a glimpse at and I can’t wait to see how those secrets come to life and what that means for this character.

Enter Prince Rafe of the Switzerlands and Prince Alex of the Australasias. Two Princes that hate each other in the halls and on the football field.

Prince Alex shows an instant interest in Violets arrival and pretty much welcomes her to the academy with open arms. He is a confident character who was shy from using his power and obtaining what he wanted, and he definitely made it clear that he wanted Violet. As I was reading the story, there was something abut this character that just didn’t sit right with me. While there was nothing major that would indicate he was up to something, I just had the gut feeling.

Prince Rafe certainly made it clear to everyone that he didn’t want Violet at the academy. His instant dislike was clear for everyone to see but was it all just a front? I have to admit I loved this character! He was the alpha asshole that I was love reading about. He has his secrets and that just makes him so much more tempting and our leading lady found herself questioning her feelings for Rafe.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Princess Ballot and I can’t wait for the next book. I want to see what happens to Violet and Rafe relationship and I want to find out that Alex is up to. I just have to wait patiently, which may prove to be difficult.

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About the Authors

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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