Review: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt || Where my expectations crash landed

Title: Fallen Heir
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals, book 4
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 295 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: August 28th, 2017
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:


Blurb (from Goodreads):

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.

Guys, I’m going to say this straight out, this book didn’t meet my expectations. 😦 I fell in love with Paper Princess, which made my expectation level go way up and beyond and Easton is my favourite character, so I was eagerly waiting for his book but damn… this book had its moments, that’s why I’m giving it a three instead of two but overall I am disappointed.

Easton Royal has it all, money, fame and a long list of conquests and all his attention shifts to Hartley, a.k.a the new girl in town. Hartley has too much on her plate right now and she can’t avoid any more distractions but Easton is not someone to give up easily. Despite the attraction, Easton settles on being friends with her but he wants her, can he woo someone like Hartley who doesn’t even want him back?

The plot of Fallen Heir was intriguing enough to keep me reading but at the same time, there was nothing new. Easton is a notorious playboy and all his attention shifts to Hartley when she accidentally catches Easton in a compromising situation. Despite her promise of not saying anything, Easton doesn’t leave her alone. At first, she’s just a conquest to him when she keeps on saying no but slowly he discovers a friend in her as well and I loved that. He was not willing to let go and he really came to care about her. I enjoyed the chemistry between Easton and Hartley though they didn’t act upon it until the very last.

I fell in love with Easton so bad in the previous books. There was a reason he stood out among all the Royal boys and why most of us readers adore him the most. But I felt that Easton was missing, he was still the same person, the most charming and notorious Royal but something was different about his personality. I understood his issues but he seriously irritated me sometimes, especially his impulsive decisions. I wish we got Hartley’s POV too because sometimes it got monotonous. But that ending though!!! I don’t think anybody saw it coming, it was like BAMN! Straight in the face! I sooo need to know what happens next!

Overall, Fallen Heir was a good read. The plot although cliched was executed neatly. I wanted more character growth and I really hope I get that in the next book. The writing flowed smoothly and the pace was even throughout the book. I am definitely going to be picking up the next book in this series!

Recommend it?


So, guys what do you think about this book? Are you eagerly waiting for it? have you read the previous books in this series?

7 thoughts on “Review: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt || Where my expectations crash landed

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  2. I’m sorry that it didn’t met your expectations! So far, I’ve read only two books in this series but I’m planning to binge read Twisted Palace and Fallen heir. I think I need to lower my expectations before going into this book.

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  3. I just wrote my review today (not posted yet) and I told “Easton fell from the pedestal I put him on”. I do agree with you. But I think that’s what the authors are looking for. He has to grow up and it will happen the hard way (that’s my belief). They are also very accurate on the addiction problem, on the ADHD problem (my son has ADHD) so I gave it 4 stars especially thanks to the cliffy.

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    • Yes, I kind of agree what you are saying but I just didn’t find anything to seperate Easton from other romance hero novels with a dark past. He had this seperate aura which made me love him more than Reed in the pervious books but I just didn’t find that in this book. 😦 But I’m glad you enjoyed it more than me and I hope we’ll both love the next book!

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