Hi Everyone! It’s Becky, again. I’m constantly reading “Best Of” list and when a book keeps appearing on all these I know I have to read it which is how I found myself listening to the audio book of Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. This book was funny, flirty, and more than a little steamy. Here are my thoughts:
Title: Red, White & Royal Blue
Author: Casey McQuiston
Note: I listened to the audio book.
Summary: Alex Claremont-Diaz is the ideal first son. He is beloved by his mother’s, The President, constituents, and he is the perfect magazine subject. Alex is on the cusp of graduating Georgetown and he is planning on taking on the political world by fulfilling his dreams of becoming the youngest senator in the history of the United States. There’s only one thing stopping him. Alex has a deep hatred for the youngest member of the English royal family, Henry. Alex can’t stand Henry but when the two cause a major scene at Henry’s brother’s royal wedding they are forced to stage a fake bromance. However, as the two spend time together their feelings begin too grow and soon the fake bromance is becoming a real romance.
Review: There is a part of me that will always be that fifteen-year-old who cried at the end of every romcom as the two loves worked out their problems and get the characters get their happily everafter and it was that part of me that just really enjoyed reading about Alex and Henry falling love. Their story is filled with these perfectly flirty moments where they are just adorable enough to make you want to say “awwww”. They are sweet, and cute, and completely adorable while also have fabulous steamy moments. The book just kind of worked as a great romance. However, McQuiston also added a glimmer of social commentary and depth. Red, White & Royal Blue moves beyond the cute moments of romance where there are also moments of parents being accepting and of society shipping a homosexual relationship. It is how McQuiston marries the perfect steamy relationship between Alex and Henry and the way their “forbidden” love is embraced and celebrated that make this a great book.
Final Rating: 4.5 out of 5