Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin • Published On: May 14, 2019
I feel like I’m one of the last people to read this book, and I’m not sure why I waited so long because I loved it! It was the perfect book to get me out of my reading slump and it is the type of book where the characters stay with you long after you finish the final page. If you haven’t read it yet, do yourself a favor and pick this book up!
Alex Claremont-Diaz is America’s first son and he despises Prince Henry of the British Royal family. When an incident occurs at the royal wedding for Henry’s brother that leaves Alex and Henry in a bit of a mess, they have to fake a friendship to repair relations. As Alex and Henry spend time together and get to know each other, they end up falling for each other and have a secret relationship. With Alex’s mother up for re-election and Henry’s family not knowing anything about his sexual orientation, if anyone catches them, it can not only ruin what they have, but threaten everything their families have worked for.
Alex and Henry are a perfect pairing and I was rooting for them throughout the book. I loved their banter and how they each learned so much about themselves from each other. If I had to pick a favorite between them it would be Henry, I felt for him in each chapter as he dealt with being an heir to the throne and having to hide who he loves. All of the secondary characters were fantastic as well, and the ending in my opinion was perfect.