Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Genre: Contemporary Romance, LGBT
Heat Rating: 🔥🔥
I’ve been holding on to Red, White & Royal Blue for so long and I wish I would have picked up this book sooner! I absolutely loved the relationship between Henry and Alex. They were so cute together, but also had a realness about them that I really appreciated. The love notes that they wrote to one another had my heart catching. I can read and re-read those scenes over and over again. If you’re even thinking about picking up Red, White & Royal Blue – just go for it! The audiobook was amazing if you have access to it!
Alex Claremont-Diaz is the First Son of Madam President Claremont. His life is busy busy and by now he knows how to play the long game in politics. But there’s always one thorn in his side and this is Prince Henry. Henry just rubs Alex the wrong way and he’s not even quite sure why. So when Henry and Alex make headlines at a royal wedding there’s some serious PR needing to be done! Henry and Alex have to pretend to fake a friendship so that the media doesn’t hound them both.
What starts as a fake friendship, slowly morphs into a sweet sweet romance. I absolutely LOVED the relationship between Henry and Alex. The funny quips, the banter and the romantic love letters that they write one another had me swooning!
I really enjoyed all of the secondary characters in Red, White & Royal Blue as well! Each and every one of them added a different layer to this wonderful romance. From the Whitehouse Trio to the security guards – I feel like no character arc was wasted and they were all woven together so wonderfully.
I feel like the topics of sexuality and grief were handled very well in Red, White & Royal Blue. There were some very serious undertones in the book that were broken apart with well placed humor that really rounded out the book!
I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook of Red, White & Royal Blue. I feel that Ramon de Ocampo did such a wonderful job voicing the different characters. His narration of Henry was spot on and I loved it when he narrated his father or even Madam President! I look forward to listening to more books narrated by him!
If you are looking for a romance with really witty and fun dialogue with a swoon worthy romance – pick up Red, White & Royal Blue! Can’t wait to read more of what Casey McQuiston writes next.