Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Page Count: 421 pages
First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations.
The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down. But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer, there’s a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him.
As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. And Henry throws everything into question for Alex, an impulsive, charming guy who thought he knew everything: What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?
I finally read this book and it’s even better than I expected it!! It’s heart warming and funny and hopeful and I loved every second of it!
Enemies to lovers and pining and drama and smut. This book deserves all the stars. The writing is so gorgeous. I love Alex and Henry so much! This is one of those books I’m going to re read over and over.
“But he thinks about Henry, and, oh. He thinks about Henry, and something twists in his chest, like a stretch he’s been avoiding for too long.”
The emails. Especially the post scripts. Swoon worthy!! Their friendship is beautiful. I absolutely loved Henry and sometimes I just wanted to wrap him in a blanket and hug him!! Also he’s a Stars wars fan and a Wolfstar shipper??!!!
I love every single secondary character in this book. They are so amazing. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator did an incredible job.
“Sería una mentira, porque no sería él.” It would be a lie, because it wouldn’t be him.