Red, White & Royal Blue ~ Review

Alison here ~

Title: Red, White & Royal Blue
Series: N/A
Author: Casey McQuiston
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance/ LGBT
Blurb: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.

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*****My Review*****

Characters ~ 9
Atmosphere ~ 8
Writing ~ 8
Plot ~ 8
Intrigue ~ 10
Logic ~ 9
Enjoyment ~ 9

Continuing with the short reviews while I catch up! I’m slowly making progress….

*****4.5 Stars*****

I have to say that this book was definitely better than I expected. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t enjoy politics in my romances, but I had seen so many great reviews on this one that I had to read it regardless. So glad I decided to pick it up. It was good from the start, but about a quarter of the way into it it became addictive. I so fell in love with Alex and Prince Henry. They were a perfect slow burn and it was so much fun being inside Alex’s head and watching him work through all of his thoughts. The absolute only thing that kept me from enjoying this further was when the politics came across as a bit ugly to me, which fortunately didn’t happen often. Otherwise, it would have been a definite 5 star read for me.

Challenges: Popsugar, Beat the Backlist, Wizarding World Tour, Goodreads

Have you read Red, White & Royal Blue? If not, are you going to? Have a recommendation for me?

Happy Reading,


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