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Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Posted on Mar 9, 2021 by in Casey McQuiston | 0 comments

RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE

Casey McQuiston

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* Instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller *
* GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER for BEST DEBUT and BEST ROMANCE of 2019 *

* BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR* for VOGUE, NPR, VANITY FAIR, and more! *

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 the 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 family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable 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 save 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? Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic.

★★★★

Red, White & Royal Blue is a MM romance about America’s First Son, Alex, and the Prince of England, Henry. It starts out as an enemies to lovers who quickly turn into friendship. The story is cute.
I really wanted to love this book as much as so many of my friends but it just didn’t hit the spot for me. I did enjoy the story so I’ll call that a win.

Audiobook source: Hoopla
Narrator: Ramon de Ocampo
Length: 12H 15M

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