I received an advanced copy of Red, White & Royal Blue from Griffin. I’ve seen this book popping up all over #bookstagram and had to find out if it lived up to the hype…it did!
Check out my rating and review of this must-read new release, out now!
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Author: Casey McQuiston
Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Romance | LGBTQ
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Summary: In Red, White & Royal Blue, Alex, the first son of the United States, and Henry, the Prince of Wales, are forced to spend time together in an urgent attempt to mend political images after a very public altercation happens between them.
During their staged bromance, Alex and Henry build an unlikely friendship, surprised to actually enjoy each other’s company. Alex has always been sharp-witted and quick to speak his mind, but when he pulls his usual antics on Henry, his seemingly stuffy and boring arch nemesis, he finds he’s bitten off more than he can chew. What Alex thought was just a blooming new friendship turns into a relationship he didn’t even realize he wanted.
Now, Alex can’t get enough of Henry. He yearns for him, wanting every inch of him at every moment of the day.
But image is important—especially when you’re two of the biggest figureheads in the world. Coming out is not in line with the crown or Alex’s mother’s current campaign for re-election.
When Alex realizes his idyllic “love is all you need” mentality has been nothing but a farce, his entire world comes crashing down. But the real question is—will Henry be there to help him mend a new one?
Why This is a Must-Read: There are so many things to love about this book!
The romance between Alex and Henry is an ooey-gooey love story to die for, mixed with so much grit. Their relationship is steamy and turbulent but also gentle and sweet.
While I loved all the characters, my very favorite was Henry, the Prince of Wales. He’s deep, relatable (and that’s saying a lot since he was literally a prince!) and very surprising. I’m not sure if I’ve ever rooted so hard for a fictional character!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️—Add this to your must-read list immediately. This is an important and moving book. I highly recommend.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️—This book was entertaining, well-written, and worthwhile. I definitely recommend.
⭐️⭐️⭐️—This book was decent and a good read. I recommend, but do not consider it a must-read.
⭐️⭐️—This book had one or two positive qualities, but overall I do not recommend.
⭐️—This book fell flat in several ways. I do not recommend.
????—Half star used for books sitting in the middle of two ratings.