Red, White, & Royal Blue

But the truth is, also, simply this: love is indomitable.

Casey McQuiston
Red, White, & Royal Blue

Format:
Audiobook (library borrow)

Publisher’s Synopsis:
What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?

When his mother became president, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius – his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, US/British relations take a turn for the worse.

Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: True love isn’t always diplomatic.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
Wow! I finally got around to this and I can’t add much to the other raving reviews than just to say I am another person who loved this.

This book was NOT rushed. In an age where authors are churning out audiobooks clocking in at barely 6 hours ~ this was twice that. Yet it was not mindless fluff, repetitive, nor belabored internal monologues. I enjoyed getting to know and love Alex & Henry. An especially amazing feat since this is entirely written from Alex’s point of view. I was cheering for them individually as well as for their relationship. Yet it is all so real. Beyond even Alex & Henry, all these characters are so human. Perfect in their imperfections. Maneuvering the politics was handled in a unique way to the typical “White house” romances I’ve read.

Totally worth the 6 months I spent on the library’s waiting list. 

Narration:
Ramon De Ocampo’s narration is flawless. He swings between male & female, American & Texan & Mexican & British accents with such ease it seems as if they are all his native tongue.

My Favorite Quotes

But the truth is, also, simply this: love is indomitable. – Red, White, & Royal Blue @case_mcquiston narrated by @ramondeocampo

Sometimes you just jump and hope it’s not a cliff. – Red, White, & Royal Blue @case_mcquiston narrated by @ramondeocampo

But the truth is, also, simply this: love is indomitable. – Red, White, & Royal Blue @case_mcquiston narrated by @ramondeocampo

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