New Release… 2017 Favorite + 5 Star Review: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt – The Royals – Book 4

Fallen Heir

The Royals – Book 4

Mature YA / New Adult

Recommended for ages 17 and up…

By Erin Watt 

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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.

Warning: This book has a cliffhanger. The story will be resolved in Cracked Kingdom, due out January 2018.

Michel’s Review

After reading Fallen Heir by Erin Watt I am ROYALLY WRECKED!  

Fallen Heir by Erin Watt is the most anticipated book of 2017.  The dynamic YA Royal Series has captured the hearts of readers of all ages and left them royally ruined.  It’s not a series about royalty or the monarch. It’s a story of a privileged family of boys who are spoiled, damaged, and vulnerable.  Their money is a curse rather than a blessing. It has brought them power within their school, community, and among their peers.  It has not bought them respect or brought them happiness.  It’s a tool that gets them in and out of trouble and feeds their demons. It’s a means of masking their troubles and avoiding their emotions.  They’ve learned to hide behind the almighty dollar rather than earning the respect they think they deserve.  Behind the facade are five very troubled young men angry at the world and screaming to be loved.  The readers have embraced these Royal men with their whole hearts and want them to have the love they deserve.

Readers thought the Royal family was beginning to heal but their wounds were much deeper than they anticipated.  The first three books were merely a bandaid to hold together the wounds that are tearing this family to pieces.

Easton Royal is a mess.  Without his older brother Reed at Astor Prep he’s left to take over the Royal throne.  Unlike both his older brothers, he could care less about ruling the school or maintaining their status.  He’s bored to tears with the whole scene, could care less about his classes, and is still struggling with everything that went down in the last year.  Rather than being productive and making his own niche in his world, he is still playing at his old tricks, partying too hard and avoiding responsibility.  When he meets Hartley Wright in school, something finally sparks his interest.  She’s not like the rest of the students at Astor Prep nor is she impressed that he is a Royal.  What starts out as mere curiosity turns into an obsession to become her friend.  The problem is Easton himself. He’s coasting along on the family reputation and drinking himself into oblivion rather than investing himself into something real.  He’s trying to reach out but doesn’t know how to maneuver in any kind of relationship, whether it be friendship or family.  His soul is tarnished by his family’s past and it’s easier to numb the pain than to feel less than perfect.  He’s afraid to show his true feelings and the one thing he obviously has a passion for is used against him to make him toe the line.  The one thing he does recognize is another lost soul that’s hurting inside.  He sees beyond the surface and understands the pain.  He sees what Hartley is hiding beneath the surface.  He wants to take away her pain and make her life better.  Before he can do that he has to recognize his own issues.  He’s too busy numbing them and his life is spiraling out of control. He’s an addict heading for rock bottom.

Hartley Wright came to Astor Prep with one goal in mind, to succeed in her education.  Unlike the other students in Astor Prep, she doesn’t have an unlimited credit card or trust fund to ensure her success.  She has to rely on her own merit rather than the numbers in her bank account.  She has to work to maintain her academic standing as well as surviving her home life.  She’s got very real issues that most of these privileged kids couldn’t deal with.  She doesn’t have the time or the inclination to deal with Easton Royal. He’s a spoiled boy with too much money and time on his hands.  He’s irresponsible and careless with his life. He’s determined to become her friend. His determination has made her a target for the new group of mean girls ruling the school.  It’s made her a problematic student with the school staff. It’s left her far more vulnerable than she was when she started class.  Rather than helping her, it’s isolating her even more.  The problem is that there is something irresistible about Easton.  She’s beginning to see there’s more to this hopeless, spoiled boy.  He has good intentions and a pure heart but he’s like a bull in a china shop.  An accident waiting to crash.  He’s his own worst enemy and having him as a friend could take her down with him.  She can’t help liking him as much as she hates him. Nothing good could come from this friendship but he’s the only one offering it.

Meanwhile back at the Royal palace things are still a mess.  Reed has gone off to college and Ella is struggling to adjust to the new path of their relationship while trying to deal with the upcoming trial.  Callum is still hasn’t fully grasped the job of parenting and is struggling. Gideon has started getting his act together but is still somewhat removed from the Royal household.  The twins are wrapped up in their own little world that is anything but perfect. Steve is still trying to outmaneuver the Royals at every turn.  Trouble is brewing and when that happens the results can become explosive.  In the middle of it all is Easton and he is about to crash and burn.

The ending was explosive and left my jaw on the ground.  We thought the Royals were a mess but the final pages may just leave the Royals completely ruined.  It’s going to kill all of us commoners to wait for the conclusion of this story! Cracked Kingdom will release in January 2018.  I am already counting down the days!

 

*****

 

The Royals

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Paper Princess

The Royals – Book One

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Synopsis

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

*****

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Broken Prince

The Royals – Book 2

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Synopsis

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.

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Twisted Palace

The Royals – Book 3

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Synopsis

The hotly anticipated conclusion to the Royals series begun in the #1 New York Times bestselling novels Paper Princess and Broken Prince.

“This generation’s Cruel Intentions.” Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Twisted Palace was an awesome conclusion to the Royals trilogy. Readers are in for an absolute treat. I eagerly await the next book from Erin Watt. —New York Times Bestselling Author Samantha Towle

“Erin Watt’s words are addictive brilliance. If you haven’t let these Royals ruin you yet, what are you waiting for?”—USA Today Bestselling Author Meghan March
These Royals will ruin you…

From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.

Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.

Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.

No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.

They may be right.

With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.

 

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About Erin Watt

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About Elle Kennedy

Elle-KennedyA USA Today bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a BA in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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jen frederick bioJen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She’s been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at jensfrederick@gmail.com

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