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?

Yes.


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

Review: When It’s Real by Erin Watt || When faking it=never ending headaches

Title: When It’s Real
Author: Erin Watt
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
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Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 416 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: May 30th, 2017 by Harlequin Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Wealth, fame and a real-life romance she never expected—seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett lands it all when she agrees to become a pop star’s fake girlfriend in this smart, utterly addictive novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt

Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths.

There’s nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star’s got Grammy Awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he’s settling down—and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of ordinary.

Posing as his girlfriend, Vaughn will overhaul Oakley’s image from troublemaker to serious artist. In return for enough money to put her brothers through college, she can endure outlandish Hollywood parties and carefully orchestrated Twitter exchanges. She’ll fool the paparazzi and the groupies. She might even start fooling herself a little.

Because when ordinary rules no longer apply, there’s no telling what your heart will do…


This book was so much fun to read. It was exactly what I needed and Oakley and Vaughan were a treat to read!

Oakley Ford’s lifestyle is catching up to him while he hasn’t been productive for a few years. If he remains like that, his singing career will do down the drain. To avoid this situation, his PR team comes up with a plan of fake girlfriend to reverse his party image and that’s where Vaughn Bennett comes in. But when fake starts feeling like real, it’s up to Oakley and Vaughan to decide if they should give themselves a chance at something real.

I’m not going to lie, the plot was predictable but I fell in love with the characters and due to which I enjoyed this book so much more. The fake girlfriend trope is something that I quite love and it was executed perfectly in this book. Oakley hasn’t been able to produce new music in two years and if he doesn’t do anything soon, he’ll soon have to say goodbye to the music industry and on top of that his wild lifestyle doesn’t help his image at all. Not only Oakley but Vaughn is in for a shock when they come to know about the PR team’s plan for the fake girlfriend. I liked Vaughn from the start, she was a simple girl trying to help her family as much as possible after her parent’s death which left them in a crap load of debt and when she learns about the money that she’ll get, she reluctantly agrees to play her part to help her sister out.

It was pretty much hate at first sight for them. And their continuous banter was hilarious. Both of their lifestyles were completely opposite to each other and inevitably when they met, they clashed. I wasn’t a fan of Oakley at first, but slowly he warmed up to my heart as did Vaughn’s. The romance was slowly build up and I really loved the chemistry between them.

Oakley was a party animal and indeed he had some issues but with Vaughn, he was finally able to open up about them. With her, he didn’t have to be the rock star, he could just be Oakley which was something I really loved. Also, it was not that much but I did enjoy the family aspect of this book. I was enraged when the thing with the PR happened but I was glad how Vaughn finally fought for herself and snatched her happy ending in the end.

Overall, When It’s Real was a great read. The plot was executed neatly and I loved the character development throughout the book. I loved Oakley and Vaughan together so much! The writing was beautiful and the pace was even throughout the book. I sooo can’t wait to read more by Erin Watt.

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, what do you think about this book? Excited to read it? Have you read any other book by this author? 

Review: Broken Prince by Erin Watt

Title: Broken Prince

Author: Erin Watt

Series: The Royals, book 2

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Warm

Page Count and Format: 350 pages, Ebook

Published: July 25th, 2016 by Timeout LLC

Source: Purchased

My Rating: 4 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

These Royals will ruin you…

From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.

Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.

What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.

Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.

She might be right.

Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.


My Thoughts

Paper Princess ended with a massive cliffhanger after which it was hard not to pick up book 2 immediately. So that’s what I did and damn I am so glad I did that because it was a great read!

*Contains mild spoilers for book 1.*

Broken Prince picks up right where it left off! Ella is finally back in the Royal mansion but she is not ready to give back her trust this time but she finds it equally hard to stay away from Reed. Also, he’s not the one to give up easily. When truths and betrayals resurface, will Ella be able to hold on to Reed or will she be destroyed forever?

The plot of this book was pretty enjoyable. Although this book wasn’t as intense as book 1, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Ella is back with the Royal boys but she is reluctant to let go of her heart this time. I loooved the angst so much!! It was damn perfect! Reed was a whole new avatar, I loved his character development and I loved the fact that he didn’t give up on their relationship when Ella tried to stay away from him after those “certain” things happened.

I don’t usually love high dramas but this series was an exception. The chemistry between Reed and Ella got impossible to deny and even though things were a bit different between them, it was crystal clear how much they cared for each other. I enjoyed reading about how things proceeded with them. Gosh, I ship them sooo much!

So many truths got revealed in this book. I couldn’t believe that Gideon would do something like that though he had his reasons. Brooke and Dinah were really an evil pair and as much as I was relieved at that end but I was equally shocked!! And that added up to another one which left my mouth hanging open. I’m glad I got to read Twisted Palace because it added up everything perfectly!

Overall, Broken Prince was an enjoyable read. I loved the plot and the character development was on point! I loved the romance between Reed and Ella sooo much! The writing was beautiful and the pace was even throughout the book. Stay tuned for the review of Twisted Palace tomorrow!

Recommend it?

Yes.


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