True Love isn’t always diplomatic.
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?
Hiya bookish people! It’s me, Emma!
I forced Beth, the wonderful author for today’s post, to read this book and so it was fitting to have her review it too! Beth has been my friend for ages and ages, and so I know you guys will leave some love for her!
I’ll see you bookish people soon!
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Red, White and Royal Blue is the type of book you read and then buy in a hard-cover to display on your prized bookshelf. We all have one. It reminds me of a comfy blanket on a cold winter’s rainy day, the sound of the pouring rain with a cup of hot tea that brings a certain warmth to the soul. No matter how many times you read it you go through the works: tears, smiles, giggles and all.
Having read a fair share of romance novels, ( I swear I’m not lonely ) with underdeveloped characters who have traits that really should send them to a therapist, my standards were albeit low. But to my sweet surprise, I ended up falling in love with the characters as they fell in love with each other. The main characters, Alex and Henry, lived for the characters they were rather than the roll they were supposed to be. Alex was your “straight-but-not” gay, which came through in the story but wasn’t his main character trait. Instead he followed his path of academic success with a great witty sense of humor and fear of turkeys which would lead to a deeper love for Henry. Henry was your typical English prince, impossible not to love. Hello! He’s British! Though he followed his own path, an insomniac with a quick witt who loves running away like a Disney princess.
These characters made the book and path instantly loveable, with a romantic plot that made you feel in love and not question their sanity.
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