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? (Goodreads)
I received Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I give it 5/5 stars.
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is the kind of sweeping, endearing, sexy romance I've been craving. I hadn't expected to find all those things in this book if I'm being honest, but as soon as I started reading, I was hooked. The voice, characters, and banter are hilarious, smart, and sincere. I felt like I knew these people--and sadly, at the end of the book, I realized they weren't real and that I wasn't living in their world--and I fell in love with each of them for different reasons. They are whole and complex, flawed, but perfect. The romance is swoon-worthy, addicting, and it digs deep under the surface. At various parts, I wanted to cry from happiness and sadness, but in the end, I was practically cheering. I even really loved the politics involved! This is not a book to miss if you love love that defies the odds.
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston will be published May 14, 2019.