Author: Casey McQuiston
Genre: New Adult/Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: May 14, 2019
Book Description: A big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends…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. Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down. But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer, there a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him. 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. And Henry throws everything into question for Alex, an impulsive, charming guy who thought he knew everything: What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?
Rating: 5 Stars
Review: Red, White & Royal Blue was exactly the book I needed right now. Personally I have taken a break from politics, to give my emotional state time to recover. This book is exactly what the doctor ordered. McQuiston wrote such a hopeful novel about where she sees the potential of this country. Oh, and by the way, did I mention there is also a romance with two totally hot guys.
YA and New Adult is something that I have stepped away from as I have not always jived with that genre as of recent, but this book is definitely the exception. There is ton’s of humor, a lot of sexiness, and at times, you might even want a tissue. This really did feel like a new adult, as the main characters are falling in love for the first time, while trying to navigate a very public life.
This novel, is long, but did not feel that way, lots of portions with texts, emails, speeches and newspaper articles. I really enjoyed this one immensely and for a feel good read, highly recommend this one.
Bonus: Loved all the Austin references in this one. I love reading about my hometown.