By Erin Watt
The Royals Book 4
Publication August 28, 2017
Young Adult/New Adult
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.
Received an ARC from authors in exchange for an honest review.
Did you read Paper Princess? Or Broken Prince? How about Twisted Palace?
If you say YES! Then you must. Nay, you have NO CHOICE your book library life depends on it. You HAVE to read Fallen Heir.
If you said no. Do not fear, Fallen Heir can be read as a book 1, without reading the previous three. The reason for that being it is told from the POV of Easton Royal. Our favorite bad boy with a big heart.
Now if you did read Paper Princess and so forth, you are familiar with Easton and the role he plays in the Royal’s house hold. If you didn’t I will give you the Cliff Notes version right now.
Easton is the middle child of 5 boys. Two older brothers both in college, two younger (by a year) brothers that are twins. He was the apple of his mother’s eye. Loved by all, but holds guilt within him. He has many issues, one being addiction. He gambles, sleeps around, fights (like the movie Flight Club), drinks, and used to pop-pills. After the death of his mother, things became much worse. He does these vices to numb his internal pain and to release heighten anxiety. He is your typical teenage boy, with a dirty mind, dirty mouth, crude jokes, and asshole tendencies.
He loves his family and flying. After flying and crashing one of his dad’s company planes he has been grounded (a.k.a. grounded from flying). This has made all addictions escalate. He doesn’t like to be alone. He seeks out company. Ella (his dad’s ward or you can say adopted-sister-from-another-mister) has been helping him cope. However, Easton has some resentment toward his older brother (Reed) and Ella. He wished he was with Ella at times, instead of Reed. The complexity of Easton continues to more we dive into this book.
So now that I gave you an idea of Easton Royal let us dive into Fallen Heir. Easton is being his jerkish crude self. He likes getting people riled up. He is fighting and gambling just as much as before and nothing is looking up. With him now able to fly he is spiraling into a deep depression and doesn’t see any way out. At the beginning he is already determined to sleep with someone he shouldn’t. While he is participating in ‘inappropriate behavior’ he is caught by another classmate. A girl that he doesn’t recognize. He becomes intrigued by her hard abrasive manner towards him. He is not familiar with someone not succumbing to his charms. He has made it a personal mission to seduce this her.
While on the journey of stalking and attempting to charm her he becomes attached to the relationship he begins to build with her. They become best friends, with boundaries and limitations placed upon Easton’s behavior.
Hartley is struggling with the loss of her family and comforts of life. The last thing she needs right now is Easton Royal trying to get in her pants. She becomes completely annoyed by him, but is unable to withstand her obvious physical attraction towards him. Hartley tries everything she can think of to get him to go away, but the more she pushes the more he follows. Finally he allows him to become a small part of her embarrassing and private life.
There is SO MANY up and down moments between these two. Easton, that poor, poor Easton. You just feel so bad for him. We learn of his different mental and health struggles. We find out more secrets about his life and of his families. He feels that when he is around Hartley he can be a better person. He wants to be. He attempts to be. He is lonely and she is too. They seek one another company to fill the void of loneliness in their lives.
I OH SO Loved this story.
I am extremely glad that The Royals soap opera saga is not over.
Looking forward to the next book coming out early next year.
Purchase it NOW!
Parental warning: Active swearing, discussion and crude talk regarding sex, active participation of sexual acts, active drinking, fighting, bullying. Encouraged for ages +17
Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun–and sometimes crazy–ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up.
Have you read the Ella and Reed’s story?
Did you read the first three books in The Royals Series?
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