Title: Red, White, & Royal Blue
Author: Casey McQusiton
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: May 14, 2019
“But the truth is, also, simply this: love is indomitable.”
I have no idea why I was such a bitter bitch the first time I tried reading this a few months ago, it honestly feels like a fever dream. But this proves that it’s not a bad idea to give a book a second chance because you may end up loving it. Red, White, & Royal Blue follows Alex, the First Son of the United States, and HRH Henry, Heir to the British throne, as they are forced to spend time together after a highly publicized tiff at the Royal Wedding forces the two spend time together to save face.
Things I Liked
Don’t let the sappy, romantic quote at the beginning of my review fool you, this story is freaking hilarious. The wonderful banter, the genuine sibling conversations, and the perfect emails and texts between Alex and Henry are all so hilarious and real.
The most perfect and wonderful family dynamics that are both 100% realistic and 100% dramatized. And work so incredibly well for the story. Alex’s dad is a treasure and his mom is kinda cluelessly perfect (her powerpoint is iconic). Plus, I love the little White House family that’s around Alex too.
The romance is so tooth achingly adorable. Like I freaking loved them together and literally cried happy tears like 3 separate times because that’s the kinda person I am.
Things I Didn’t Like
Alex was a bit much for me at times. He just has such a big personality that it can be a lot to take at times, but seeing more heart and emotion – and not just the laughs- makes him so endearing.
I’m so happy I gave this book another chance. I could use a thousand different adjectives to describe how wonderful this was, and how happy it made me feel. But hundreds of other people have already said the same things, so I guess we all can’t be wrong can we. Red, White, & Royal Blue is a hilariously charming story of finding yourself and finding love, and I couldn’t be happier to have given it another chance.