Fallen Heir (The Royals #4) by Erin Watt – eARC Review

Fallen Heir (The Royals, #4)Publication Date:

August 28th 2017


Timeout LLC

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.


*I was provided a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review

As you might know last month I read The Royals first three books and while the books had their faults I still loved every single one of them. Obviously I was super excited to read Fallen Heir, since Easton was one of my favorite characters, and I was so excited when I got an ARC that I started it almost right away. However, this book ended being a little bit of a disappointment.

One of my main problems were the characters. I had a big problem with the characters, especially Easton. Here’s the thing, the book is told exclusively from Easton’s POV so I really wanted to like him but in the end I was so mad at him. First of all, I knew Easton was an a**hole. However, I thought that was only from the outside. It looks like I was wrong because he’s really an a**hole. He thinks he’s the best just because he’s rich and every girl wants him but he keeps doing the same mistakes over and over again. I didn’t like that all. I especially didn’t like the way he treated Ella. I didn’t like he kept thinking he was the first kissing her and he felt like Reed took something from him and I didn’t like how he talked to her every time she tried to give him an advice when she saw he was destroying himself. I also didn’t like how he treated Hartley in the beginning and how he would never do what she asked to. I did like that he ended up trying to pursue a friendship with her when he found out why she was keeping away. He was still not the Easton I grew to love and that made me so mad. I liked Hartley a little bit better but she still did a few things I didn’t like at all. I just had so many problems with the characters and the lack of development. You know what I would have loved?? More Ella, more Reed and more Val. There was not enough time with these three (especially Reed). Maybe then Easton would understand he actually has friends… even when he keeps saying he doesn’t -_-‘. We also had the “villains”. I don’t know how these authors do this but they have such unlikable characters. Every time Felicity, Lauren or Steve appeared I wanted to throw my phone in the wall because they always made me so mad. I hated them.

One thing I did like was the writing. It flew really fast and both authors have a way to write that make you addicted to their books. They also have a way with their cliffhangers. I really need the next book in the series, first because I need to know everything will be fine for everyone and secondly because I need East to redeem himself. He better grow up or I’ll be a furious girl in a few months.

Overall, while this book was addicting it still had a lot of flaws, especially in the characters and the lack of development. I really hope the next one is way better because I don’t want to stop reading these books.


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?

3 thoughts on “Fallen Heir (The Royals #4) by Erin Watt – eARC Review

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