Book Reviews

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

So, a month or so ago I was looking through the Kindle book charts and downloaded a few books from there, mostly ones where the cover caught my eye. I figured if it looked pretty and it was in the charts, it had to be good! I don’t get through many books so I don’t keep in the loop with what’s on trend, if I did I would amass a to-read list that I wouldn’t get close to finishing! The point I’m trying to make is that I had no idea what kind of book Red, White & Royal Blue was until I got stuck into it.

It’s an adorable romance centered on Alex, the President’s son (FSOTUS) and Henry, Prince of England. It wasn’t love at first sight, not quite anyway. Alex can’t stand Henry, and an argument gone wrong leads the two of them falling into a cake at a huge event, sparking a PR nightmare. The two are forced to spend time together and flaunt their (fake) friendship in front of the press in order to calm the controversy – but their hatred for each other turns to love.

I’m a sucker for the enemies to lovers trope, it’s my guilty pleasure so I adored that aspect of this book. I just wasn’t a huge fan of the rest. The characters are really well written, they’re so easy to love even though they aren’t perfect people, and the dialogue is sharp and witty, I laughed out loud at a few of the lines. It was when the politics took a bigger presence that things went a little wrong for me.

Maybe it’s because I’m just not into politics, but it just felt like everything else took a back seat and I just wasn’t as interested in it. Still, it was a great read and like I said, the dialogue is so great – I’d love to see this turned into a movie!

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