Red, White & Royal Blue
Updated: Jul 13, 2021
Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
"First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince.
As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?"
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is a standalone contemporary romance novel of royal proportions.
So, I love me a good hate-to-love romance, but when when the hate starts from a misunderstanding taken way out of proportion, I tend like it less. That is exactly what happened here, and due to the misunderstanding, our MC Alex judges Henry and acted like a brat which got on my nerves.
Thankfully though, everything turned out well as I did enjoy reading this. I was afraid I wouldn’t since the reviews were good and I tend to end up hating books that are well-liked. Alex and Henry were an adorable (and cheesy) couple and I really liked that this included a lot of women in power. Will say though, would not surprise me at all that America would vote for someone who did what Richards did.
As a side note, was not expecting for there to be a casual mention of Namjoon in this. However, spelling his name as nam-june was not the best move whether it was intentional or not. Either someone didn't look up how to spell it properly or they thought it would be fun to misspell his name (it wasn't).
If you're looking for a cute LGBTQ+ romance and possibly just watched The Princess Diaries, try this out!