Kristin recently enjoyed Red, White & Royal Blue, a charming LGBTQ rom-com that finds America's First Son falling for the Prince of Wales. Here is her review:
Casey McQuiston has given us a big-hearted romantic comedy that will have you crushing on America’s First Son and the Prince of Wales! The story begins by introducing us to America’s First Son Alexander Claremont-Diaz, who is the closest thing to royalty on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. American citizens adore President Ellen Claremont’s two millennial children, especially Alex who is the heartthrob of the nation.
Even though living in the White House and being famous has its perks, international socialite duties and public scrutiny definitely have their downsides. Unfortunately, Alex learns this the hard way when he travels with his sister to the U.K. to attend a royal wedding. During the festivities, Alex accidentally pushes Prince Henry into the wedding cake, kicking off a frantic media frenzy when photos of the confrontation leak to the tabloids, causing people on both sides of the pond to worry about the state of American/British relations. With an election not far away, the POTUS is terribly upset about her son causing negative headlines, combined with a public relations panic, so a plan for damage control is set into motion. Her idea is that Alex must stage a fake friendship with the prince for all the world to see. So, the world’s two favourite heartthrobs are forced to spend time together out in public, even though they have barely spoke to each other before now!
Red, White & Royal Blue will make you laugh, it might even make you cry, but I guarantee you will not be able to put it down!
Surprisingly, an unlikely friendship-turned-romance blooms, as the two realize they have so many things in common and seem to be kindred spirits! Beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer, is a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humour and a precious heart that is yearning to be loved for who he is, both in front of the cameras and in private. As US President Claremont kicks off her re-election campaign, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. Alex was once a guy who thought he knew everything and needed help from no one. He now realizes though that to make the most of his life and to overcome the many challenges on the horizon, he will need a partner that loves and supports him through it all --- even if that partner comes from the most unexpected of places!
Red, White & Royal Blue will make you laugh, it might even make you cry, but I guarantee you will not be able to put it down! This addictive and empowering story that expertly blends LGBTQ representation, politics, the royal family, romance, the power of media and how unexpected love can suddenly arise is the perfect rom-com escapist fantasy we all deserve right now!
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