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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE BY CASEY McQUISTON REVIEW

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Release Date: May 14th 2019
Source: Purchased
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 423
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

        A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends...

        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?

"If someone like that would ever love me, it would set me on fire"
        HAPPY PRIDE MONTH EVERYBODY! I figured I would kick off my pride month with the book that everyone cannot stop talking about, Red, White & Royal Blue. The First Son of the United States falling for the Prince of England...this book is just filled with America's favorite past times! I will try to keep this review coherent, but after reading this book I am filled with so much glee and happiness.
        When Alexander Claremont-Diaz and his sister June fly to England for Royal Wedding, Alex drunkenly pushes his rival Prince Henry into the $75,000 wedding cake. The events at the Royal Wedding grabs the media's attention, leaving people on both sides of the Atlantic worried about relations between the two nations. As these two enemies are forced into damaged control, (photo ops, hospital visits, social media posts, etc.) the hatred between them turn into understanding. When feelings begin to develop, Alex starts to question his sexuality –– and the ramifications of a taboo relationship during his mother's re-election for her second term as president.
"He wants to match the new freckles along Henry's nose to the stars above them and make him name the constellations."
        This story is not just about love, but the hopes and dreams of these two young men aspiring to make the world a better place. They are both driven individuals who see their position as a way to make positive change. With "more reasons to fight than ever," these two make an iconic dream team that I wish was real in the world today. It is seen in not only Alex and Henry, but additionally in the people they surround themselves with. June and Nora are both unapologetically themselves, following dreams of their own, despite what others expect of them.
        McQuiston writing is optimistic and refreshing. A beautiful portrait of humanity that celebrates individuality in all of its glorious colors. Effervescent and empowering in every sense of the word. This story pulls you in and holds you with an enthralling maelstrom of breathtaking prose. This book made me laugh, it made me cry and I will FOR SURE be picking it up again. 5 out of 5 stars!

What are you reading for Pride Month? Let me know in the comments down below!


Thanks Hons,
Lee Chand

22 comments :

  1. The drawing of Alex and Henry is soooo cute! I might make it my background on my phone mwah

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  2. I must pick up this book! Doesn;t sound like your ordinary LGBT contemporary. This story fascinates me! Next up on my shelf

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    1. YES LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! I CANT STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS BOOK!

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  3. Firmly glad to say that I LOVE this book just as much as you do! Great Review as usual!

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    1. Thank you! I am glad people are loving RWRB

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  4. I am very excited to read this . This is gonna be my best book

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  5. Great review! Looking forward to your reviews in the future

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  6. Great review! I loved this book too

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  7. This book was perfect in every way. I felt such a connection with Alex and the emotions he was feeling. Even though I’m not the presidents child (thank god) I still knew what he was going through. Great review Lee! I loved that quote about the constellations!

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    1. HAHA YES! Alex is somehow so relatable even though he is put into this extreme situation!

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    2. i think because im dramatic and like to blow things out of proportion

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  8. OH MY GOD I NEED TO READ IT, LIKE, YESTERDAY. WHY IS LIFE A THING. I DENAMD FREE TIME TO FULLY INVEST INTO THIS GAY PIECE OF LITERATURE.

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    1. YOU MUST! honestly disappointed you havent already

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  9. This book honestly hasn't been on my radar at all, but you hyped it up so wonderfully that it's going on my tbr pronto.

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    1. IM SO GLAD! everyone needs to experience this! easily my top read of the year thus far

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  10. I CANNOT wait to read this one. It sounds so good, and I’m really glad to hear that you loved it so much. Alex and Henry sound fantastic, and I like that they get together relatively quick – it means more of them navigating their relationship and that’s awesome!!!

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    1. yes i love a story that explores a relationship rather than waiting till the end for them to get together!

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  11. Lee you should add the makeup you did for this book to this post! it was perfect and gorgeous <3

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