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* Instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller *

What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?

Alex Claremont-Diaz is handsome, charismatic, a genius--pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House ever since his mother first became President of the United States. There’s only one problem. When the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an altercation between Alex and Prince Henry, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.

Heads of family and state devise a plan for damage control: stage a truce. But what begins as a fake, Instagrammable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon they are hurtling into a secret romance that could derail the presidential campaign and upend two nations.

'Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. It is romantic, sexy, witty, and thrilling. I loved every second.' - Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

©2019 Casey McQuiston (P)2022 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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"Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. It is romantic, sexy, witty and thrilling. I loved every second." (Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times best-selling author of Daisy Jones & The Six)

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Romance with important message

It took a fair share of chapters to grab interest in the story. I almost returned it because of that. I'm quite glad I didn't.
The love story would not have this much impact without the context of the world we live in.
I cried. Twice.
But not so much for a couple, so for the hope that one day this HEA could've happened. Hope for a more tolerant and open-minded world.

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Couldn’t finish it

I gave up half way through, something I don’t often do, but I just couldn’t take cringing through the rest of the book. Too political, too much uncomfortable smut and didn’t care for any of the characters.

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Very UScentric

Story was fine, a few mistakes with royal etiquette but that can be overlooked since the whole thing screams USA. The prince is a supporting character, the whole thing revolves around Alex and his family and friends in the US and its clear that this was not written with a British audience in mind, which is fine, but thought I may have enjoyed it more if the characters were given equal page time and background.

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Love the book, hate the English accents

I absolutely adore this story, but the English accents really aren't great, I wish they were just more believable and sounded less awkward and forced.

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Brilliant

Awesome narrator, great story I wanted something light and witty after some recent heavy reading and I laughed I cried story line is excellent

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A Brilliant Queer Fairytale

This book was brilliant. Each character well developed and realistically thought out.

I became very invested in the main characters and felt quite moved during the ups and downs during the progression of the story.

Highly recommend if you wish to be swept up in a queer modern fairytale.

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Excellent story

I hesitated to get this audiobook at first as I'd heard it was slow at first, I didn't agree with that when I started listening, the establishing chapters offer a useful basis for learning about why Henry and Alex shouldn't work. Absolutely loved it.

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Great book ….

Great book, shame about the narrator. His voice just simply didn’t fit the characters, especially Henry

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Pride, Passion and Politics

Alex is a handsome mixed race Latinx man who is son to the first female president in this "fiction echoing fact" novel. Along with his other siblings, he's talented, smart, passionate and supports his mom in her re-election campaign as 2020 approaches.
His previous boss and political idol is openly gay, Mexican politician Rafael Luna.
He loves the work he does, in fact loves almost everything - apart from visits to and from the UK royal family and his nemesis Prince Henry.
They're at an important wedding when they get into another conflab, and both grasping each other, fall on top of the £75k wedding cake.
Apart from the icing, there's still a helluva mess to clean up, so the first sons have to play nice and play friends, pose for photos, do fake friendship, PR, but as they get to know each other feelings change.
That's all I'll say for now in terms of story.
First off, it's done in part epistolary form, with emails, group chats, texts and letters.
It's hilarious, romantic, sexy, funny thrilling and also features the kind of presidency many of us wishes for.
Henry is adorably geeky, naive and flustered whilst Alex is cheeky, also cute and funny.
This is by far the best rom com I've read this year and it will make my top ten of all time.
I have high hopes for the series too.
Pez is a great support character, Liam and Spencer are cute as hell, Nora is superb, as is B.
An altogether fabulous whirlwind of a novel.
Ramon de Ocampo completely nailed the narration.

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Top notch!

Fantastic performance, you really feel the up's and downs as these two fall in love and feel their path.