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When it comes to royalty on this side of the Atlantic, First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is as close as it gets. His mother, President Ellen Claremont, has a great millennial marketing campaign in place with him, his sister, and the Veep’s brilliant granddaughter: the White House Trio. However, there is a disadvantage to becoming a global celebrity, and that is when the tabloids publish images of him fighting with his lifelong enemy Prince Henry at a royal wedding. Damage control strategy: have the First Son and the Prince act like best buddies.
Just as President Claremont’s reelection campaign gets underway, Alex is swept up in a scandalous affair with Henry that threatens to bring down not one but two governments. Why should we make this kind of effort? How do you manage to accomplish as much good as possible?
About The Author Casey McQuiston
Author of romantic comedies and pie fanatic Casey McQuiston has made a name for herself on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Her stories typically have an educated but rude couple falling in love. She was raised in southern Louisiana, but today she and her poodle-mix personal assistant Pepper make their home in New York City.
Red, White & Royal Blue Book Summary
This book is the cutest thing ever. This is the book for you if you want to indulge in a double-double of super-gay, only-sort-of-politically-related sugar and then wash it down with a double-double of enemies-to-lovers romantic banter. In Red, White, & Royal Blue’s parallel reality, a Texan woman is the current president, and her bisexual son has just fallen in love with Prince Henry of Wales as she prepares for a reelection campaign.
As the story progresses, we see Alex and Henry go from being mortal enemies to falling head over heels in love with one another. Alex and Henry’s relationship is in the spotlight as the 2020 reelection campaign heats up, and the ensuing drama compels them to examine their feelings for one another under the microscope of politics and public opinion.
This book is absolutely adorable; I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I was prepared for a simple but gay romance tale, but it didn’t stop me from laughing out loud at Alex and Henry’s witty banter and waiting impatiently for their first kiss. The sexual tension and scenes were sizzling in the best possible way, especially at the beginning and the middle of the novel. Important progressive topics, such as bisexuality’s favourable portrayal and the straight-washing of various historical characters, are woven throughout the novel by Casey McQuiston.
This book only gets four stars from me because I was left wanting more. The novel focused a little too much on Alex and Henry’s relationship and could have gone deeper into other aspects, but that may just be because my expectations differ from what I can anticipate from the romance genre. Even though Alex’s pals June and Nora are major plot points in the book (and both deserve their own spotlights), they spend very little time in the spotlight apart from Alex and Henry.
Moreover, there were chances for some substantial character growth or introspection, such as a scene in which Henry and Alex argue about the practicality of their relationship, but these chances are so quickly resolved, and usually by Alex and Henry making out or texting one another. Again, I recognise that my hopes may not be realistic for the genre, but I believe the book might have flourished without all the fluffy text messages and steamy makeout sessions. One book that I think does a good job of blending romance with issues of interpersonal connection and societal justice is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
In sum, if you’re looking for something lovely and queer, I highly recommend this read. This is not a complex book that will make you feel real emotions like A Little Life or Speak No Evil. I can understand why, in these difficult circumstances, people would want to read something that is upbeat, positive, and optimistic to the point of being unrealistic.