Title: Fallen Heir (The Royals #4)
Author: Erin Watt
Genres: Romance, New Adult
Release Day: August 28th 2017
AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
ARC was kindly provided from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
“I’m the design flaw in the Royal family, the one who isn’t quite like the others, the one who crashes and burns more often than not.”
After the disaster that was Twisted Palace, Fallen Heir was a nice reminder that this series was epic and just perfectly addictive. Twisted Palace wrapped things too quickly for my liking and everything happened so fast that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped. Fallen Heir is Easton’s book which makes me so happy since he didn’t get much page time is that a thing like screen time but for books? Well I’m making it a thing now so. Easton is the resident Royal after Reed left for college but he’s not running things like the rest of the Royals did before him, he’s struggling with his addictions and being a dick most of the time.
It was weird seeing the Royal world through his eyes, he has a different opinion about people we met through Ella’s POV which was interesting to see since a lot of people I enjoyed reading about, Easton wasn’t very fond of, like Lauren.
“I don’t know why I latched onto the idea of being friends, but it sits right with my gut. I want Hartley in my life and if being friends is the way that happens, then friendship is what we’ll have.
It’s different, but maybe that’s not a bad thing.”
Easton meets Hartley and she becomes yet another person who he immediately becomes obsessed with, sort of like he did with Ella a few books ago. There was a pattern here, Easton as a character even though he was childish, he still carries a lot of grief over his mom’s death and given the fact that he sees himself as the middle child, there was a sense of loneliness that he tried to fill with fighting and casual hook ups – this sounds like I’m psychoanalyzing him or something. When he meets Hartley she becomes his whole focus, he gets involved in her family affairs and generally makes it his mission to become her friend which only complicates her life even more especially by the end of the book.
“I might be small, but I have the lung capacity of a whale, so if you don’t move I’m gonna have to release the oral Kraken until the entire school is in this hallway rescuing me from you.”
Hartley as a character was pretty much the opposite of Ella but at the same time they both had to stand on their own two feet at some point in their life, she was shy and going through a lot of stuff with her family, add an overeager Easton trying to insert himself into every aspect of her life, work, home, school, and things literally blew over.
I loved being back into this universe and seeing the characters again, even though with the weekly Tarnished Crown updates, Gideon and Savannah’s story, I feel like I never left them. Fallen Heir felt ike a big reward for the let down that was the previous one so if you are anything like me felt like you wanted more from Twisted Palace, Fallen Heir balanced that out pretty nicely. Although there was cliffhanger at the end I’m hoping things turn out good otherwise I’m rioting, I’M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW.
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about the author
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.