Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is an incredibly heartwarming, funny and romantic story, as well as a timely reminder of the importance of understanding, acceptance and love in these turbulent times.
Featuring two unlikely friends – Alex Claremont-Diaz, the charmingly awkward son of the American president and Prince Henry, the rebellious but loyal son of Britain’s reigning monarch – whose love story threatens to disrupt international relations between the US and UK.
This book captures readers’ hearts with its clever dialogue, hilarious moments and heartfelt scenes that will remain with readers long after they’ve finished reading.
The story begins with Alex Claremont-Diaz attending his sister’s wedding in London where he meets Prince Henry for the first time since their childhood encounter at a state dinner gone wrong.
It turns into an international scandal that forces both young men to get to know each other better as part of a damage control mission as they pretend to be friends.
But what starts out as fake friendship quickly turns into something more real as Alex and Henry build a genuine bond that leads them on an exciting journey to save their respective reputations while testing their own boundaries.
Along the way, they discover unexpected truths about themselves and each other which ultimately leads them towards their happy ending.
The characters in this novel are some of the most complex and interesting ones I’ve ever come across. Alex is an awkward yet charming young man who isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes in or challenge societal norms when needed.
Henry is also a well-developed character who is a bit rebellious but deeply loyal and protective of his family. Both characters are flawed yet admirable in their own ways which makes them relatable to readers from all walks of life.
McQuiston’s writing style is highly entertaining with witty dialogue and humorous moments dotted throughout the novel that will keep readers entertained until the very end.
The narrative also moves along at a fast pace without feeling rushed so there aren’t any dull moments or unnecessary details bogging down the story line.
McQuiston has also managed to capture various emotions throughout this book from lightheartedness to heartache so readers will be able to feel what Alex and Henry are going through every step of the way on their journey together.
Overall, Red, White & Royal Blue is an unforgettable novel with an inspiring message about true love being able to overcome any obstacle if you just have enough faith in yourself and those around you.
With its endearing characters, clever writing style and captivating plotline it’s definitely one book you won’t want to miss!