Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Red, White & Royal Blue
By Casey McQuiston
Romance, LGBTQ Fiction
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.
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. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?
“Should I tell you that when we're apart, your body comes back to me in dreams? That when I sleep, I see you, the dip of your waist, the freckle above your hip, and when I wake up in the morning, it feels like I've just been with you, the phantom touch of your hand on the back of my neck fresh and not imagined? That I can feel your skin against mine, and it makes every bone in my body ache? That, for a few moments, I can hold my breath and be back there with you, in a dream, in a thousand rooms, nowhere at all?”
I was super late to discover this book. It’s been all over the place and I saw such great reviews. I finally got it as an add-on through BOTM and ended up binging the entire book in 2 days! First off, the characters are so adorable and they were written perfectly. Their growth from enemies to friends to lovers was done at the perfect pace and even though they were both royals they had very real-world problems. The only thing I would change is the fact that it’s a standalone and I wanted to see more about Alex and Henry!