Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Review:  Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuistonRed, White & Royal Blue on May 14th 2019
Genres: Romance, Bisexual M/M
Format: eBook
Source: Amazon
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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?

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4.5
REVIEW: I read this book last week while on vacation. I was so into it, that I read it in a day. It is fresh, witty and fitting for the times. One of the things I enjoy the most about the story is how engaging and fun it was.

The story revolves around the First Son of the president of the USA and the Prince of Wales. The story was entertaining and it follows along the line of the 2016 presidential elections, certainly it does not carry the crazy angst and asinine theoretic that the country went through but it certainly carried the weight and the important of a presidential election.

As we get into the story we meet the first son Alex, an enigmatic young man with his eyes set in a future in politics. But as the son of the first female president of the USA, Alex has the weight of the world on his shoulder, he knows it, he expects it and is ready to tackle it. Alex is fun, young, good looking and very smart. He is slowly making his name in the world of politics as a young man who understand policy and knows how to rile the crowd. But not all is fun for Alex, when he is forced to put a face for the sake of international relationships Alex is brought face to face with the one guy he hates – the beloved Henry – Prince of Wales.

Henry is everything one expects nobility to be, educated, sarcastic, well behaved, insufferable. But one hardly expects nobility to carry a ton of baggage. Henry is also beautiful, sweet, loving and caring. He is everything Alex didn’t know he wanted & needed, yet slowly these two characters come together in the sweetest and most unexpected ways.

This story is absolutely wonderful. I found myself reading this book nonstop, these characters face very difficult times and are forced to make very difficult decisions, but at no point does it feel that the consequences were forced upon the story without being well throughout.

The story explores the difficulties and struggles that come with accepting who you are. As Alex came to term with his identity and his attraction for another man, he realized and understand the reality of his situation. The author does a great job showing the different phases Alex went through after realizing his was Bisexual.  While at times he felt confused, other times he felt more sure of who and what he was. The author does a great job exploring Alex & Henry’s difficult situation and she did it beautifully by exploiting not just the emotional side of their story but  also by exploring the support system that surrounded each of them. The implication of their attraction and relationship felt real and with real consequences.

The feelings are all there, the attraction between Alex & Henry is absolutely divine and oh so swoon worthy. Read it today!

Do I recommend this book? YES YES!
Can’t wait to read it? Buy it now!


Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

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