Review: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

Fallen Heir
Series: The Royals, #4
Author: Erin Watt
Publication Date: August 28, 2017
Publisher: Timeout LLC
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
Note: I received an ARC in exchange for an unbiased review.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


These Royals will ruin you.

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.

Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.

Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.

She might be right.

Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.

“These Royals will ruin you.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Every single book about the Royals ruins me in some way. Fallen Heir did it more than once.

There was more to Easton Royal than I expected. I knew he would be a cocky young man with the world at his finger tips. What I didn’t know was the extent of his past and how it affected him. He was such a strength for Ella in the first three books. I was surprised that he was different in Fallen Heir. I didn’t quite love his character as much as I expected to based on that role. His truths were more and different from I imagined.

As for Hartley Wright, I still feel a little in the dark. I learned about Hartley through Easton’s eyes since she didn’t get her own point of view. I started to like her, but I really wanted to know her thoughts and motivations. It feels like Hartley is going to be a good influence on Easton. I’m hoping she gets to voice her own thoughts in book 5.

The thing that ruined me the most in Fallen Heir was that ending. If you’ve read the first three books in this series, you know that Erin Watt are the queens of the cliffhanger. They didn’t disappoint with the one at the end of Fallen Heir. It completely blew my mind. I could have never seen what happened coming, and now I’m frustrated that I have to wait until January to find out what’s next!!!

Fallen Heir was a great addition to The Royals series. It ruined me in the best ways. It took everything I thought I knew about Easton Royal and both altered and built upon it. I’m really looking forward to seeing his character continue to grow in the next book. If you’re a fan of the series, you won’t want to miss this book!

11 thoughts on “Review: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt”

  1. I’m told this series is all kind of ott drama. Perhaps too much for my liking but I can understand how addictive a series like this can be. I suck when it comes to dealing with cliffhangers so good luck playing the waiting game for the next book haha.

    1. I bet you might like it because it’s Elle Kennedy + Jen Frederick. You like Elle’s writing, right?

  2. I haven’t started this book yet, although I did get the first book in the series a while back. I have seen nothing but really good things about it, and following your reviews I can tell you enjoy them, so I’m really going to have to start in on these soon. Awesome review!

  3. I actually really liked that we only got Easton’s POV, though I agree I felt a little too in the dark with Hartley for too long. I liked Easton more than in this one than I thought I would. Great review! I’m looking forward to the next one in the series!

  4. I need to go back to this series. The first book is one of my top reads from 2016, and I’ve started but ended up not finishing the second for reasons. I think I’ll reread the first, then get to the rest since I keep hearing great things about all of them.

  5. As you know, Easton is my favorite. I couldn’t wait to read his story and yet…… I was disappointed. Like you said, he wasn’t the same Easton. It seemed like a different guy. I also didn’t click with Hartley. Idk what it was, maybe because we don’t really know that much about her except that Easton chased her relentlessly. The ending was insane! I need the next book pronto! Great review. So sad we didn’t LOVE this one.

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