Fallen Heir

Fallen Heir

by Erin Watt


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635765502
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Series: Erin Watt's Royals Series , #4
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 98,467
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

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. You can contact them at their shared inbox: authorerinwatt@gmail.com

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Fallen Heir: A Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5.0 stars!!! Erin Watt does it again!! This time they bring us a much darker, more heartbreaking story in book #4, "Fallen Heir" which follows middle brother, Easton Royal's descent into a self-deprecating path of self-destruction and self-damnation. The story was hard hitting and at times heart wrenching as Easton succumbs to his vices to cope with his hurt and his inner demons. I appreciated the honesty that the dynamic duo of Erin Watt brings to the fore with issues of addictions and the behaviors that are linked to these. Although this is a fictional story the power of Easton's battles are REAL! I'm glad these were not glossed over and that the story wasn't rushed along for a quick fix because let's face it folks, dealing with addictions and overcoming these takes time! There's no quick fix! I loved Hartley, the love interest in Easton's life. She is the perfect match to go toe-to-toe with Easton. There's a lot of mystery surrounding her past which leads readers guessing throughout the book which I found added a nice subplot to her story. Hartley is more than the girl Easton has his eye on! She has her own story to tell which makes her that much more intriguing to us and Easton. We also get glimpses of our other favorite Royal boys, including Callum, Ella, Val and a new fierce enemy in Felicity. Overall, the book takes off like a bullet train and never stops! It brought back ALL the feels, the laughs, the jaw dropping sass and all that Royal sexy that I've come to love from Erin Watt's writing! Can't wait for the next book, "Cracked Kingdom" to see where Easton's story ends! Loooove those Royals!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked Ella and Reed's story better. Boy, Easton is one messed up dude. His logic is crazy. I was waiting for him to get alcohol poisoning or his liver to completely fail because who can drink that much? Where was Callum? I mean, his liquor cabinet is being emptied and he just replenishes it. Hello...rehab, anyone? And Hartley needs to run far, far away from him. He has made her life so very much worse. I also didn't care much for the ending. I hope this doesn't mean she thinks she owes Easton or something. I know it sounds like I didn't like the book. But I actually thought it was okay. Just not near as good as the first three were to me. I will say that it seems Easton has hit rock bottom. There can't be anywhere to go but up, right? Let's hope so. I had no idea there was going to be a sequel. I will be purchasing that one to find out what happens next. 3.5 to 4 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series
sweet_cherry69 More than 1 year ago
I am so happy to have an ARC of this novel! Though it doesn't change my review as I am always honest in them. Easton just wants to have fun his senior year and that means hooking up with his hot young teacher. Though that action sets him down a path he would never have guessed. Then he meets Hartley... things go from bad to worse in his life and he has no one to blame but himself. Will he finally wise up and grow up? Well, Easton is definitely not Reed and I found myself missing Reed so much. I'm that person that gets so attached to characters that it is hard for me to let go of them. Though I really enjoyed reading about Easton. I love reading about not likable characters as it's something that I don't see everyday. You can tell he has a good heart... you can also tell he's going to get a redemption ARC in the next book. At least, I hope he does. He deserves it. As always, the writing is great. The authors make the characters feel like real teenagers and I like that a lot. Some YA books make them feel like adults and while I like that too, it's nice to see teenagers in a young adult book. I love the pieces of Reed and Ella we got and wished for more so many times. I loved getting to know Hartley! She's so brave and not scared to stand up for what she believes in. Also I think it's wonderful how much she loves her sister. I can't believe that cliff hanger though! Are the authors trying to kill us with the wait?! How will I make it till January? I enjoyed this book, you like the first three in the series and love Easton this is for you! The book is on sale today! Get your copy ASAP and enjoy the drama-y goodness.
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BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
Oh beautiful broken Easton, this book was a rollercoaster of emotions for me and that just proves how invested I am in this characters and in their happiness/future. Easton was always a wild card, I never knew if he was serious or joking and just having fun with people but in this book he more than proves that he is a good kid who is dealing with a lot and doesn’t really know how to cope and sadly he feels like he is alone, I think that we saw him grow up a lot in this book and that I really liked. The ending of this book was shocking to say the least and I can’t wait for the next one in this series!
Momscookingthebooks More than 1 year ago
I have been trying to put this review together and I keep starting and stopping. Did I like it? Yes, I did. Was it what I expected? Yes and no. I have loved Easton from the beginning and I couldn’t wait for his book. I was happy that Reed only had a small part in this book, as he had his story. Ella and Val are involved in all that is Astor Prep as Ella is the reigning royalty since Reed left for college. Easton wants no part in ruling the school and is leaving it to Ella. My love for Easton still stands and my heart hurts for him. He is so misguided and has good intentions, but he still screws it up. He has addiction issues, fighting, alcohol and sex. When he met Hartley, I thought he would get a handle on it, however, he continued to flounder. He is tormented by his past and present. Hartley is an enigma to Easton. He can’t figure her out. He’s attracted to her and she shoots him down and he just keeps coming. He figures he can wear her down. There is a lot of push and pull going on. Secrets add to the intrigue as well. Easton is left to his own devices. What a tangled web and what a mess! I certainly didn’t expect that ending! Holy crap! Cliffhangers of all cliffhangers! Now what is the difficulty I was having? I felt that it dragged in a few places. Felt repetitive. I still love these authors and love the characters and I can’t wait for Cracked Kingdom!
maganbagan More than 1 year ago
Once again, these ladies absolutely delivered! Even though Twisted Palace came out a little less than a year ago, I was excited to once again join the Royals and see what craziness Erin Watt had in store of us with Easton. I loved getting to read Easton's story and getting to understand him better, since we really only see him from Ella's POV in the first books. Erin Watt show's us there's so much more behind his bad boy, partier exterior that we first met. I officially adore him even more now and just want to hug him and tell him everything will be all right. Hartley Wright is our new heroine and just like the description says, she's the only girl who tells Easton no. Maybe favorite part, beside just getting to read about Easton, was watching their relationship unfold and how they help one another. I don't want to give anything away because you just have to read it for yourselves, but after finishing this book I definitely can't wait for the next! *grabby hands* I have to know what this all means. So if you are every bit as excited for this as I am, hold to your seats. It's going to be a bumpy ride!
TheBookNerd5 More than 1 year ago
Fallen Heir by Erin Watt 3 Stars Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. Characters: Easton- Oh Easton, this guy needs structure and a hug. I feel like everyone writes him off and figures he won't amount to anything but that's just not true.  Hartley- Sadly, I didn't vibe too well with Hartley. I did feel bad for her situation and hope everything is somehow magically solved in the next installment.  Quotes: “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.” “I get it – you want to see me without my shirt on. You know what? Let me give you a sneak peek. It’s awesome, by the way. You might want to close one eye to reduce the effect.” “I’m Easton Royal, superficial and only interested in how to have a good time. I don’t want to look deep into my being and see the bottomless, black, boring pool of nothingness. I want to live in blissful denial.” Overall: I couldn't believe I received an early copy of Fallen Heir. I was beyond excited. However, it didn't quite meet my expectations. Here's the thing, I love Easton. He is my favorite Royal. I feel he just needs some attention/guidance and maybe some therapy to work through his issues. You can't expect someone to be a-okay after everything this family has gone through. This family has a tendency of throwing money at things and ignoring the rest. We start off with Easton getting caught doing something "Easton-like". The girl who caught him was Hartley. Hartley is supposed to be an average girl who has her head down just trying to get through school. I felt like the only reason Easton pursued this girl was because she just wasn't into him like everyone else is. I didn't feel any kind of connections between these two. MAYBE......MAYBE they could've been friends at most, but I don't see anything more than that between the two. Easton relentlessly pursued this girl even though she repeatedly asked him to leave her alone. It was quite hard to "watch". I feel like all the issues that Hartley was going through, PLUS all the issues with Easton and the previous books.... it felt like overkill. I also missed seeing the other characters such as Reed, Callum, Wade, etc. I really enjoyed their characters and was sad that they made very few appearances in this book. The ending was jaw dropping. I can't believe I have to wait until January 2018 to find out what happens. EEK!!  I'm thankful for the opportunity to have an advanced copy and I did enjoy it for the most part. I think maybe I set my bar too high and it couldn't measure up to my expectations. I will continue with the series and still recommend it to other readers. This just wasn't a home run for me.
Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
After devouring the first three Royals books this summer, I was beyond ecstatic to receive an ARC of the highly anticipated forth book Fallen Heir. I was excited to see Easton finally get his own story, and even more importantly, his chance to find "the one." The result? I wasn't disappointed one bit! Over the course of the first three Royals books I feel in love with Easton's character. I always find his constant problem of putting his foot in mouth hilarious as well as oddly charming. I also admire his loyalty and dedication to the people he loves...sometimes he's not very good at showing it but he always pulls through at the end. Seeing his POV first hand in Fallen Heir allowed for his character truly grow and develop. To be honest, I didn't always love him. Sometimes I just wanted to reach through the pages and punch him. He was occasionally egocentric, vastly rash, and incredibly bold. He made the worst decisions at times. However, I felt like that made him more real in my eyes, and I liked that he wasn't perfect, that he didn't always say or do the right thing. It was especially interesting to see him struggle with addiction in this novel more so than what previous books had addressed in the past. He was the prime example of a troubled hero, and over the course of this book, I became fully dedicated to seeing his path of redemption to the end, especially when he did incredibly caring and thoughtful things for Hartley. Hartley is similar to Ella in many ways. She's resilient and sassy. She knows what she wants, and she knows what path will get her there. She's had a rough life, but she hasn't let her stop doing what the right thing. From the first page, I liked Hartley. I loved that she was the first person to really tell Easton no, to push him to be the better person, the better friend and maybe even the better boyfriend. She was a tough cookie, and I'm sure many readers will come to like her as much as Ella. The plot in this one was addictive as Erin Watt's past books (seriously, it's getting to the point where I think they could rewrite the dictionary and still find a way to make it juicy). Through Hartley's family drama there's a big mystery introduced, one that is consistently developed over the course of the book. I don't want to say too much about it; however, I will say it included lots of good twists and turns, and while I could figure out some of it, other parts left me fully shocked. I also enjoyed seeing Hartley and Easton's relationship develop over the course of the book. I found it sort of refreshing to see them as friends for the majority of the book. It added a good "will-they-or-won't-they" component to the story. I will admit, though, I didn't find Hartley and Easton's relationship as hot and steamy as Reed and Ella's, but there's still more books for me to feel that area grow. I also enjoyed catching up with past characters in this one. It was fun to see how everything was doing and how much certain things had changed since Twisted Palace. Addictive, romantic, and suspenseful, Fallen Heir is sure to make Roayls fans incredibly happy, especially ones like me who've been dying for Easton's story! BUT.....word of warning....the ending is INSANE. Seriously, your jaw is going to drop, and you're going to be screaming for the next one. So with that the countdown for Cracked Kingdom begins!
Jill__D More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars for - Fallen Heir - book four in The Royals series by Erin Watt. This is only the first part of Easton's story and it does end in one heck of a cliff-hanger so consider yourself warned. While this book can technically be read as a stand-alone I personally fell in love with Easton during the first three books in the series and think you would get a much better understanding of him if you read those first. Easton Royal is starting his senior year of high school and with Reed away at college he is the eldest of the Royal siblings at Astor Park Prep and at the very top of the proverbial totem pole. Easton couldn't care less about popularity, but instead enjoys finding outlets for his other vices. Getting caught in a crazy situation has never mattered to him before but the person who caught him this time is so different from anyone else in his life so of course he is a bit intrigued. Hartley Wright is a new transfer to Astor and wants nothing more than to keep her head down and focus on graduating. Walking into a classroom and discovering a crazy situation is the least of her worries, but the guy in said situation doesn't seem to realize she won't say anything. He is determined to befriend her and won't take no for an answer. After relentlessly pursuing her to become his friend she finally agrees then things start to get rather interesting when she discovers he is way more than a pretty face and incredibly hot body. The dynamic author duo of Erin Watt only scratch the surface with all the angst, pain, and emotional turmoil that flows through Easton's fractured soul. With many questions arising about Easton that reach way beyond anything he ever imagined we are left wondering about so many things. Hartley's world is also left in shambles as her father threatens to make good on his promise to send her little sister away to boarding school among so many other things. Lives are on the line as we are left on the end of our seats until the next installment.
Arys More than 1 year ago
Fallen Heir by Erin Watt continues The Royals series (#4). Picking up where Twisted Palace let's off, Easton Royal is now a senior and is the playboy Royal of the school. Hartley is not his typical choice when it comes to girls. She also seems rather unfazed by his charm and pursuit of her. Thus, making Easton very intrigued. Add in the fact that while she may find him attractive she isn't interested in being with him and that makes her the nut, which while hard to crack, is all the sweeter on the inside. I liked the continuing of the Royals, as I liked Easton in the previous books. I do find it realistic that he has kind of fallen back a little now that things are more settled between Ella and Reed. I really enjoyed Easton's interactions with Hartley. The verbal bantering that they do is great and how Hartley is a complete mystery. The scenes between the two characters allows us to dig deeper into why Easton is the way he is. As we learn more about Easton, we also get to find out more about Hartley. Both these characters are layered, and it's going to take more than one book to get to the core of them. Overall, I liked Fallen Heir by Erin Watt. It was a good beginning to a new section of the Royals series, as I have said before, this series has it all and there will be more secrets revealed and I can't wait to find out more. (I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received for free from the author in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
tradermare More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Wow! That was some ending! Fallen Heir is Easton Royal's book. With Reed and Gideon away at college, he's now the oldest at home. He's led a life of privilege and money gets him out of any of his many situations that usually involve sex and / or drinking. He's cocky and has a fairly high opinion of himself -- at least until he strips away some of his bravado and we get to see the real Easton. Easton becomes interested in Hartley, the new girl at school. It starts off more as a challenge because Hartley really doesn't want anything to do with Easton. But he slowly worms his way into her heart. The book is entirely in Easton's voice, which I liked. I actually found myself liking Easton, even though I wanted to whack some sense into him most if the time and he kept repeating the same mistakes. But when he showed some vulnerability, especially with Hartley, I really liked him. As for Hartley, she got on my nerves at times mostly because I didn't quite believe her circumstances, which were very sad when revealed. She did have some backbone and I did like her self sufficiency and sense of honor, especially in contrast with all the morally bankrupt adults in the book. This book follows a similar pacing as the previous books in the series. There's a very slow build to the story and at times I found myself getting frustrated with that, but then toward the end the pace speeds up and hits like a freight train. In Fallen Heir, I never saw that train coming and I absolutely loved that about this story! I was blown away by the cliffhanger ending (it's a doozy) and now I can't wait to see what's going to happen next. Loved the big bang ending, so I'm giving this 4 1/2 stars in spite of the slow build. This really is not a standalone read, and I do recommend reading the first three books in the series before tackling Fallen Heir. If you are a fan of intrigue among the wealthy, then you may like this series. An ARC was provided for review.
ReadingFrenzyBookBlog More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars. The first three books in The Royals series blew me away! I read them a year ago, and I’m still recovering. Adding Fallen Heir to such a wildly successful series must have been an intimidating task. Fear not. Erin Watt picked up the baton of expectations and ran all the way to a successful finish line. I’ve always been drawn to Easton Royal, the middle child with a troubled soul. Now that Reed Royal is away at college, the focus turns to Easton, who has a reputation for being an easy going trouble maker and player. All his true insecurities, arrogance, vulnerability, and demons are brought to light, though. Easton can be a frustrating contradiction. Deep down he is perceptive and generous. He tries to follow his conscience, but frequently stumbles. His reckless and hurtful behavior—towards himself and others—broke my heart throughout the book. Heartley Wright is a mysterious newcomer to Astor Park Prep, and her obvious immunity to Easton’s charm makes her a fun challenge for him. She’s prickly and reveals very little about herself, but there’s an intriguing love/hate dynamic between the cautious girl and impulsive boy that is quite enjoyable. Bram is the school’s new quarterback, and I loved his addition to the story. He seems to be truly decent and humble, which makes him a refreshing anomaly in a school filled with backstabbers and liars. The egotistical Mean Girl crew is still alive and well, and their antics create some entertaining and alarming moments. Fallen Heir has all the angst and heart I craved. I’d say the book ends on a cliffhanger, but it’s more like several cliffhangers rolled into one jaw-dropping climax. The next book can’t be released soon enough.
Natshane More than 1 year ago
Rating: ♛♛♛♛♛ Easton Royal does not only #royallyruined me, he transformed me into a shrieking, crying, I'm-a-mess fangirl with obsessive tendencies (CLIFFY ALERT - and that cliffy killed me!) I NEED THE NEXT FREAKING EASTON ROYAL BOOK!!!! Easton is my favorite Royal to date, funny, bubbly with a side of smart-ass mouth, he can charm the pants out of anyone, but that also meant he invites trouble wherever he goes. Hartley Wright is a mystery of her own. The last thing she expected is for a Royal to be barking up her tree, she is the Plain Jane of Astor Park and trouble is not in her vocabulary. So when Easton Royal is suddenly thrust into her life, forming a friendship with Easton is nearly impossible, not to mention the inevitable storm that follows Easton Royal wherever he goes. The book is told is Easton's POV (IKR! WE GET AN ENTIRE BOOK OF NOTHING BUT EASTON, EASTON AND MORE EASTON) and although I'm not much of a Hartley fan, mainly because there's just so much more to her that we still do not know, but I can understand why Easton liked her, she has that magnetic aura that even Easton himself couldn't resist. I'm intrigued by her backstory and loved the effect she has on Easton, so I'm definitely looking forward to discovering her character in the next book. Now Easton may be my favorite Royal, but in Fallen Heir we get to see the vulnerable side to his usually happy-go-lucky persona. It was an indescribable feeling to be experiencing his insecurities and loving him for his flaws. He made so many mistakes that at times I wanted to slap him awake, this is why I adore Hartley for making him real. I CAN'T WAIT FOR JANUARY. That ending though. Brace yourself Royal Fans, you are going to be royally screwed! I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of Fallen Heir.