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Book Review: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Title: Red, White & Royal Blue

Author: Casey McQuiston


First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince.

As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?


Rating: 4 out of 5.

It’s officially the eleventh day of New Year 2021 and get this, this is only the first book I’ve read.

To be honest I wasn’t really in my usual reading mood so I needed something fun and light to pick me up. This was just the book for that.

If you don’t know, this is a contemporary romance about the son of President of USA and the prince of England. Although at first they hate each other soon they start their steamy romance. But it’s not as easy as it seems, especially when you have to hide the obvious 24/7.

I’m a sucker for enemies to lovers and this is a perfect one for those of you who don’t like books where the hate part is extreme. But still, the moment when they hooked up for the first time I was basically dying. This kind of has a feel of those very well written Wattpad fanfictions, and I personally love that. It’s such a swoon worthy book.

This was a breath of fresh air because it was such a light and funny book, with steamy romance and talking about kind of an unusual topic such as politics. To be honest I usually don’t care about politics, especially of a country that is not my own, but I was pretty invested in this one.

In my mind I imagine Henry as Harry Styles (and I don’t even care if you don’t agree with me lol). It’s worth all the hype and I am obsessed!

The reason why I didn’t rate this 5 stars it because at some points the politics stuff and those letters were kind of dragging out a bit and those were not as interesting to me, especially towards the end. I found myself skipping paragraphs because I just wanted to get to the spicy stuff.

All in all, this book is 10x better than most of the romances I’ve read in a past few months and I really enjoyed it. These days, books of this genre kind of seem to merge together but this one is so different from all of them. I love it!

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