Red, White & Royal Blue

Red, White & Royal Blue

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER that is a *MUST-READ BOOK* for US WEEKLY, VOGUE, NPR, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, OPRAHMAG.COM, and more! 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? Casey McQuiston's Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn't always diplomatic. "I took this with me wherever I went and stole every second I had to read! Absorbing, hilarious, tender, sexy—this book had everything I crave. I’m jealous of all the readers out there who still get to experience Red, White & Royal Blue for the first time!" - Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners "Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. It is romantic, sexy, witty, and thrilling. I loved every second." - Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six
Publisher: [S.l.]: St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2019.
ISBN: 9781250316783
Characteristics: 432 p.
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esrobbins
Sep 07, 2020

Witty, fast moving conversations and the portrayal of an America that is more hopeful and open minded is the heart of this novel and made it an enjoyable read. I hope we too find that America is a place of hope and promise this November and not a country that solely functions from a place of fear and hate.

JCLEmilyD Jun 30, 2020

SO freaking cute is this queer romance between the son of the POTUS and the Prince of England. I know, I wish it was real too.

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dishongnb
Jun 23, 2020

this should be a movie!! such a good plot, i loved it!!!!

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lenoragoessling
Jun 21, 2020

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Red_Chair_Reading
Jun 01, 2020

Fantastic book! I saw it everywhere and I'm so happy I finally got a chance to read it! I don't often give a five star rating to many books, but this one is definitely deserving! It was a great story with very compelling, fully realized characters. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

This was just way too sickeningly cute. Sometimes I wonder at my own ability to fully immerse myself in these books, because I do often think I'm somewhat dead inside, but with this one, I found myself laughing out loud at numerous points, and despite the *spoiler * happily ever after ending, *spoiler* I did really enjoy the time I spent listening to it.

Alex is the First Son of the American President. Henry is the Prince of Wales. And they hate each other. As in, sworn enemies. Except that Alex has also always been fascinated by Henry, in a way that he can't seem to shake. After a scene at the Royal Wedding, the two are forced into a farce friendship in order to satisfy their respective countries and the media. But, naturally, their friendship develops further than anyone intended, with consequences that both men will be forced to face, whether they're ready or not.

So, this is hilarious. It's genuinely funny, and heart-warming, and adorable. The writing is so spot on; the hilarity is just so natural that I couldn't help belly laughing at multiple points. Both Alex and Henry are so real-feeling that their banter and flirting and ultimate declarations of love have stuck with me long after I finished their story.

Story-wise, though, this is pretty simple. It's escapist fiction to the utmost degree. It has some scary American politics as the backdrop to Alex and Henry's story, but really, it's a book you read in order to forget about the state of the world. It's LGBTQ+ romance that reads simultaneously like a guilty pleasure but also like a story that the world needs right now when everything feels like garbage.

One last thing that I need to mention is the narrator of the audiobook. Ramón de Ocampo was the absolute perfect choice to bring these characters to life. He is so talented and made everything pop so much. He IS both Henry and Alex in my mind, and the way he chose to personify them through their accents and ways of speaking was just so on point.

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fantasyqueen
May 05, 2020

Such a fun read!
I love the author's writing style and imagination. And I adore her chutzpah - the fictional prince is very very close to an actual prince - that was a bonus fun part of the book.
I'm hoping for more stories from this author soon

Edwamau Apr 26, 2020

The Baltimore Sun highly recommended this title after the royal breakup this past year. So I gave it a try. It is a story about a romance between the US president's son and the Queen of England's son. It does emphasize how the children of high power officials have some difficulty living their own life. And how these young adults try to live up to their mother's (the president and queen) expectations even if it cost their happiness. For the most part it is a fun, light read.

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spiritedaway
Apr 03, 2020

Uplifting, heartwarming, and touching. I absolutely adored this book.

WCL_Rosie Mar 23, 2020

Red, White & Royal Blue is smart, spicy, and a great deal of fun. Alex is the son of the president of the United States, and has ambitious political goals of his own. Getting in the way of these goals is a childish rivalry between himself and the handsome Prince of Wales, Henry. After a dramatic and publicized squabble involving a wrecked wedding cake, the Queen and the President decide Alex and Henry must pretend to be great friends, for the sake of international political appearances. Neither of the two young men is prepared for when that friendship turns into something much deeper.

This is fun, escapist fiction at its best, which despite the fluffy moments has an intriguing plot with the re-election of the first female U.S. president, and the political machinations of the powerful. A standout, humorous, and diverse supporting cast is another strength that sets McQuiston’s novel apart from other light romances. Also available in ebook and audiobook formats.

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MustInvolveEggs
Sep 11, 2019

As your mother, I can appreciate that maybe this isn't your fault, but as the president, all I want is to have the CIA fake your death and ride the dead-kid sympathy into a second term.

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Sep 11, 2019

Straight people, he thinks, probably don't spend this much time convincing themselves they're straight.

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