Series: The Royals #4
Published by Self-Published on August 28th 2017
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
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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.
The first three books in The Royals series blew me away! I read them a year ago, and I’m still recovering. Adding Fallen Heir to such a wildly successful series must have been an intimidating task. Fear not. Erin Watt picked up the baton of expectations and ran all the way to a successful finish line.
I’ve always been drawn to Easton Royal, the middle child with a troubled soul. Now that Reed Royal is away at college, the focus turns to Easton, who has a reputation for being an easy going trouble maker and player. All his true insecurities, arrogance, vulnerability, and demons are brought to light, though. Easton can be a frustrating contradiction. Deep down he is perceptive and generous. He tries to follow his conscience, but frequently stumbles. His reckless and hurtful behavior—towards himself and others—broke my heart throughout the book.
Heartley Wright is a mysterious newcomer to Astor Park Prep, and her obvious immunity to Easton’s charm makes her a fun challenge for him. She’s prickly and reveals very little about herself, but there’s an intriguing love/hate dynamic between the cautious girl and impulsive boy that is quite enjoyable.
Bram is the school’s new quarterback, and I loved his addition to the story. He seems to be truly decent and humble, which makes him a refreshing anomaly in a school filled with backstabbers and liars. The egotistical Mean Girl crew is still alive and well, and their antics create some entertaining and alarming moments.
Fallen Heir has all the angst and heart I craved. I’d say the book ends on a cliffhanger, but it’s more like several cliffhangers rolled into one jaw-dropping climax. The next book can’t be released soon enough.
Recommended for fans of:
Lifestyles of the rich and famous
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**