Hey everyone, it’s Sarah!
This book won last year’s Goodread’s Choice Award and Becky couldn’t stop talking about it before that. The great pause has been a time for me to catch up on some reading and I finally got around to reading this novel. I am so glad to have read it during Pride Month and I hope you will get a chance to too.
Title: Red, White and Royal Blue
Author: Casey McQuiston
Alex is the son of the first female president. Like his mom, he loves the world of politics and plans on making it his career after he graduates from Georgetown later in the year. Alex is a witty charismatic guy, who quickly becomes the life of any party. Growing up, he always had a secret obsession with young English Prince Henry. After finally meeting Henry in real life, he realizes Henry is a jerk and the two become arch enemies. Every time they interact, some new drama occurs. However, no drama is as big as Alex and Henry knocking into the wedding cake at Henry’s older brother’s wedding. This causes a major scandal, especially because the two guys are fighting. In attempt to save face, the two are forced to appear as best friends, and in the fake friendship, they begin to develop real and romantic feelings for each other. This impossible relationship is unavoidable, but will they be able to keep it?
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ My review was going to consist of only heart emojis, but I thought I actually needed to use words too. I quickly fell in love with Alex, he was so magnetic that I was completely invested in his story. I was laughing out loud throughout this novel. Henry’s stereotypical British dry wit paired with Alex’s dirty mouth couldn’t have been done any better. This book was super steamy, I blushed a bit as I rolled into my library’s parking lot with the audiobook cranked up. Since the story discusses politics and press related to LGBTQIA themes in nation leaders/families, it made this novel a perfect fit for Pride Month. Also, I totally needed a down and dirty romance that was cute and fun. While it had drama, it wasn’t over-the-top melodrama. I really freaking needed this book right now.