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The Heir Affair

(Royal We #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  15,445 ratings  ·  1,739 reviews
After a scandalous secret turns their fairy-tale wedding into a nightmare, Rebecca "Bex" Porter and her husband Prince Nicholas are in self-imposed exile. The public is angry. The Queen is even angrier. And the press is salivating. Cutting themselves off from friends and family, and escaping the world's judgmental eyes, feels like the best way to protect their fragile, all ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published July 7th 2020 by Grand Central Publishing
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, it took more time for me to finish it because I had to turn back and read the first book to capture the main idea and soul of the book, meeting with characters, their struggles, dilemma ext.
But as far as I see, the authors are real clairvoyants because they can truly see the future. They already guessed an American girl’s introducing to the royal family before Meghan and Harry hit the road and move to Canada ( now we welcomed them to California!)

We were introduced to Bex and Nick’s story
Taylor Reid
A sequel to The Royal We! C’mon. It doesn’t get any better. Nick and Bex’s relationship with the monarchy is somehow even messier than before but just as delightful. Perfect escapism, so much fun. If you liked The Royal We, this is a no-brainer.
I like to think of myself as a modern woman, with modern, high-minded notions of femininity, sex, and relationships. Someone who's long since disabused herself of idealistic, archaic ideas like having a "soulmate," living happily ever after, and needing a man to be happy. In layman's terms, I'm a strong, independent woman who don't need no man (but wouldn't terribly mind having one so long as he doesn't affect my work). But make no mistake, if Oscar Isaac suddenly woke up one morning, no longer ...more
Jamie (the_reading_pup)
Thank you Grand Central Publishing for a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Trigger Warning: on page miscarriage, talk of marital infidelity, talk of death and injury from war

Let me start this off by saying I really wanted to like this book. Like, REALLY wanted to love it.

I just read The Royal We last week and adored it. I rated it 5 stars! But this one...

The Royal We had insane drama, but I ended that book feeling happy and hopeful. And while that was what the authors wanted you to feel
Lily Herman
Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it
It's wild to think how much things have changed since Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan published the first book in this series. Back in 2015, the idea of an American marrying into the royal family was the stuff of wishful fan fiction; it's now 2020, and not only did a very cool American become part of The Firm, she and her royal husband also left The Firm with more flair than even the most imaginative among us could've dreamt up. What. A. World.

The Heir Affair is just as dishy as its predecessor
Larry H
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Royals—they’re more screwed up than we are!!

In The Heir Affair , Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan's sequel to the enjoyably soapy The Royal We , Prince Nicholas of Wales has just married Bex Cooper when scandal breaks, turning the fairytale wedding into a nightmare. The Queen is angry, the public is outraged, and they go into a self-imposed exile and try to live a “normal” life for a while, imagining what it might be like not to have the weight of public expectation smothering yo
Jamie ✨
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LISTEN HERE. I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved the first book, much less how many times I've reread it. I don't have free time not because I'm a busy person, but because I spend most of it rereading the The Royal We anyways. Freddie? Bex? Nick? I'm invested in their lives, thankyouverymuch, and now I get to be even more invested in them? Seriously though, this book sounds (and fingers crossed it is-) like it's going to be more focused on Freddie who's one of my favourite characters ...more
Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
The Heir Affair picks up with The Royal We left off, so if you haven't read The Royal We yet, you'll want to read that before reading this one or you'll be totally lost, and will be missing a lot of context. 

I was excited to jump back into the world Bex, Nick, Freddie, and their friends. The first book ended on a note that left the ending open for readers to use their imagination, but also left it closed enough to where a sequel wasn't necessary, so I was very excited to learn there was a sequel
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-stars, 2020
Freddie got shafted.
Nick and Bex got shafted.
I feel like I got shafted.

I’m going to sit on this one a while before rating and reviewing.

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Four days later:

Okay. I've finally decided to rate and review this book, since even days after the fact, thinking about this book and how things end up for our characters makes me sad.

Every single thing that happens to Freddie in this book broke my heart.

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Jessica | JustReadingJess
The Heir Affair is a great continuation of The Royal We. All the characters you love and hate return. There is more scheming and secrets. Read it to find out what is next for Bex and Nick. I highly recommend The Heir Affair to anyone that enjoyed The Royal We. If you haven’t and want a scheming American commoner falls in love with a prince story I recommend starting with The Royal We.

Christine Lakin did a great job narrating. Her voice is perfect for the story.
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Thanks to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this eARC.

This book was a lot. Like what on earth did I actually just read?

The Heir Affair picks up where we left off in The Royal We. Nick and Bex are hiding out after the disastrous wedding in a teeny town in Scotland, aptly named Wigtown as both of them are sporting particularly heinous wigs in an effort to remain undetected. Fun fact, Wigtown is in fact a real place and it looks delightful! Anyways, back to the story. The rest of the book
Jan 24, 2021 rated it liked it
WOW there was a lot happening in this one. Also, love triangles are stupid but the one in here is REALLY stupid
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
I wish I loved this book as much as some other people did, but I just didn't. After waiting years for this sequel and rereading the first one many, many times, this book not only fell flat, but it somehow has ruined the first book for me, knowing that this is what becomes of those characters I fell in love with.
I think my problems are mostly based around the feeling that this book lacked the heart and escapist nature that the first book had in spades. This book was weighted down with too many s
The Story Girl
This is a sequel to The Royal We, but I was honestly hoping their next book would be about "Freddie" meeting his wife instead!

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Jul 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-books
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laurel [the suspected bibliophile]
After the tumultuous Royal Wedding That Was, Bex and Nick are in hiding. Hiding from the angry public, who feel betrayed by Bex the Scoundrel, and hiding from the wrath of the Queen. But you can't run from your family, and you can't run forever, and so Bex and Nick slap a band-aid on their fragile romance and start their return to public life. Can they make it? Do they even want to?

While I adored The Royal We, I liked this one even better!!

Bex is forced to adapt to her out and open relationship
Sarah at Sarah's Bookshelves
Apr 27, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish-dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
DNF at 31%
I had high expectations for the sequel to The Royal We. I’m so sad this was a DNF. It just dragged…I don’t think the story had anywhere else to go and a sequel might’ve been a mistake. It’s also entirely too long. I felt like I was reading the first 30% for ages.
Erin A. Craig
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was the best sequel I’ve ever read. The characters were beautifully consistent even as they grew and took on new adventures and I savored every moment of being back with Bex, Nick, Freddie and the whole gang. Also, side note— a certain baseball chapter absolutely brought me to the happiest of tears! 😍😍😍
Nov 15, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-releases
Everything I hated about this book is a spoiler but oh my god there were so many things I hated.
A comprehensive list:
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Chelsey (a_novel_idea11)
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways-arcs
Bex and Nick are newly wed and the wedding was about as dramatic as we expected. Clive, holding true to his word, completely sold out on his long friendship with the royal family. Feeling utterly overwhelmed and in a state that could be called anything but wedded bliss, Bex and Nick decide to flee.

Meet Steve and Margot. No cares in the world. No commitments. Certainly not followed by the paparazzi. Nick and Bex embrace their alter egos full swing and for a full several months. That is until the
mindful.librarian ☀️
(free review copy) Fellow royal romance fans, I didn’t think it was possible to top THE ROYAL WE but I loved this one maybe ten times more. LOVE LOVE LOVE 💕 I inhaled and adored this story but am now heartbroken it’s over 😢 It’s the first book I’ve been actually able to lose myself in since February 2020 and an absolutely heavenly comfort in the hellfire that is America right now in May 2020.
This book was... a lot. An oftentimes very enjoyable lot, but boy howdy, there is a lot in there including (view spoiler) I just wanted the book to look in the mirror and maybe take one thing off? ...more
Jen Calonita
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: current
Loved, loved, loved this return trip to England where we get to see what happens next after Prince Nicholas and Bex's royal wedding. The sequel doesn't disappoint! There are royal rumors, deaths, affairs and so much dishy goodness I couldn't put it down. Such a fun summer read! ...more
ʚϊɞ Shelley's ʚϊɞ Book Nook
I did not like this book as much as the first one. Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan lost some of the magic that was in book one. Maybe it is because of the fact that the real royal family has been saturating the headlines lately. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this book, there was just nothing earth shattering about it. The writing was okay, but not spectacular. It was a fun read, but not one I would reread many times as I am prone to doing with an amazing book. My biggest problem with this b ...more
pia (pixiepia)
Jul 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
I'm really sad to say that I really did not enjoy this book. I liked the previous book and that's why I picked it up but this one was really disappointing. There are certain choices and circumstances that come about in this book that were so tired and unnecessary. This also has a lot of tropes like miscommunication and cheating. I personally HATE cheating in books and when it happened in the previous book I couldn't love that book as much as I could if there hadn't been cheating. The problem to ...more
Robin Loves Reading
Well, Bex and Nick barely managed to get married in the first book, The Royal We, but the scandal that came before their wedding caused the couple to flee. The couple are commoner Rebecca Porter and Prince Nicholas, now Duke and Duchess. They manage to spend a couple of months in exile, a decision of their own choosing. Everyone else in the royal family, however, must deal with the ugly aftermath of the events that occurred before the wedding.

After a call that rather terrifies Nick, they fle
Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
Things pick up where The Royal We left off. Nick and Bex had a beautiful wedding, well, except for the rumor that put a dark cloud over their ceremony. The rumor was about an alleged affair between Bex and Prince Freddie, Nick's brother. Cue all the drama as the tabloids pick the story up, which was tipped off from one of Nick's former friends. Obviously, this takes away from what should be a fairy tale wedding, so Nick and Bex escape to Scotland to avoid the public, tabloids, and all rumors. Ho ...more
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, romance, royals
RTC close or on release date
2020 Ripped Bodice Bingo: Cover has a large piece of jewelry on it

Oh my, yes, WAY too much going on. I mostly enjoyed myself, but THIS WAS A LOT.
Jul 27, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As a big fan of The Royal We, I can only ask, “Uhm, what happened?” The plot stands still for much of the book, and then as my sister said, “It turned into Days of Our Lives.”
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