REVIEW ✧ FALLEN HEIR

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“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.”

☆☆☆1/2

 

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.

This series is definitely one of my guilty pleasures because I know it’s not one that’s for everyone. Funny story though, when I started this series last year I thought it was a different series that KIND OF sounded the same so you could say I was in over my head. But regardless, it turned out fine because I ended up enjoying it. I wasn’t sure if I actually wanted to read a book about Easton when I first heard of this but the synopsis actually sounded really good so I decided to give it a shot. All things considered, I liked it! I can’t say I loved it but due to the fact that I read it insanely fast, like less than 24 hours fast, it’s safe to say I enjoyed it. A few things here and there bothered me but overall it still receives a solid 3 and a half stars from me.

THE GOOD

  • The thing I liked most about this book was the fact that there was more of a focus on a friendship building between Easton and Hartley rather than going straight for the romance like we saw with Ella and Reed. It was actually pretty refreshing to see this kind of writing from the authors after going through such an intense relationship and allows for a nice change of pace. You could see with this kind of writing that Easton was really able to change and develop and actually come to respect Hartley more as a person than some kind of conquest. That being said, Easton still needs a lot of work and help but I think we’re getting somewhere with him and I can’t wait to get there.
  • I LOVED that Hartley didn’t put up with any of Easton’s crap at all. Sure, we saw this with Ella and Reed at first but it was definitely different with Hartley. She never gave into whatever Easton was saying, never backed down from their fights, and always held her ground. She was obviously doing this to protect herself in general, but I admired that for Hartley it was more important not to get involved with Easton and go beyond a friendship. I think we need more female characters like this, especially in NA, so I’m glad we now have a character like Hartley.
  • I like that we’re getting more insight into Easton’s addiction problems and more of an understanding to how it all started. Part of me feels like this is gonna be the major plot point for the next book and I hope I’m right because this is definitely an important thing that needs to be explored.
  • THAT CLIFFHANGER WAS INSANE. Honestly that was the craziest cliffhanger I’ve ever read and I can’t believe they ended it like that. I just…..wow.

THE BAD

  • Oh god, I hated the whole thing that went on with Easton’s teacher. If there’s one thing I hate more than an abusive relationship it’s a student/teacher relationship. It makes my skin crawl. So even though it wasn’t the main focus of the book I still hate that it happened and how it came up a couple more times in the plot. In my opinion it was just super unnecessary.
  • Another thing I thought was relatively unnecessary was Felicity’s character. I didn’t understand why she did what she did and why she was so hellbent on “being at the top.” I guess I don’t really understand why her and the other girls like her act the way they do but all I know is that I’m not a fan.

THE BOTTOM LINE

  • While there are some minor problems here and there, it’s a refreshing change from Ella and Reed’s story with nice development for Easton and a cliffhanger that leaves you speechless and wanting more immediately.

BONUS: how this book made me feel in a GIF

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Fallen Heir (The Royals #4)
Author: Erin Watt
Release Date: August 28, 2017
Pages: 300 (eBook)
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Until next time,

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3 Comments

    1. You’re so sweet, thank you!! Yes, Easton is definitely a “one step forward, two steps back” kind of character but I’m still rooting for him. The next book is going to be crazy, I can’t wait!

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