In honor of the beginning of pride month I want to review Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. I love, LOVE this story. I enjoyed this book start to finish. I laughed, I cried, and I was completely riveted by this story. This kind of reminded me of a modern high-profile Romeo and Juliet tale. Every character was interesting and had brilliant personalities. The story itself is about the first son of the first woman president and the royal prince of England falling in love. What makes this such a great story? Well for one it was not cliché at all. Our main character, Alex, hates his royal highness Henry so much that he acts out at the royal wedding and gets them both into trouble and they have to pretend to be best friends for the press. When they accidently become best friends and then realize that it’s more that. The sex in this book is hot, hot, hot and the love is even hotter. I can say this was out of my norm when I chose to read this book and I am so glad I did. I loved that this wasn’t just a story about coming out to parents that weren’t supportive, when in fact the families were so supportive it was heartwarming. The story is such a great coming out account that shows you how important it is to respect people’s privacy and how toxic the paparazzi and politics can be. Alex is a wonderful character along with his sister June and best friend Nora they are a truly fantastic trio rivaling other famous trios on my list. Alex’s love for politics and ambitions are so exciting. Alex’s fight for love and Henry will give you such hope. This book is honest, electric, and fresh. Anyone that that needs a heartwarming and breathtaking romance should read this.
Favorite Quotes –
“I’ve always thought of myself as a problem that deserved to stay hidden. Never quite trusted myself, or what I wanted. Before you, I was all right letting everything happen to me. I honestly have never thought I deserved to choose.”
“Like countless others, I was afraid to say this out loud because of what the consequences might be. To you, specifically, I say: I see you. I am one of you. I am and I am bisexual. History will remember us”
“Give yourself away sometimes, sweetheart, There’s so much of you.”
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