Red, White, and Royal Blue review

What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales? When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius – his image is pure millennial – marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./ British relations take a turn for the worse. Heads of state, family, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instagramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love survive the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through?

Alright. I am not a contemporary or romance reader. However, the hype got me on this one. I will be honest. This was so cute and funny, but it just seemed to drag for me and was a steady 3 star read for awhile. Then a certain character did a certain thing. Y’all I’m telling you…I was pissed lol I’m a character driven person and when that happened, I was ready to fight. That incident on through the end of the book raised my final rating to a 4 star read.

Alex and Henry have officially joined Simon and Baz, Simon and Blue, Aristotle and Dante, and Mare and Denna. They know have a place in my heart.

I absolutely loved June and Nora! I need them as friends! I love how the story also gave them focus as well and not just background side characters.

Overall I really enjoyed this story. Like I said it did start kind of slow for me, but picked up after a certain event took place. Plus it did play on my emotions which is great for me because I’m an emotional/character driven reader. I will definitely read this again and more from this author.


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