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Let this heartwarmingly romantic tale—about the son of an American president falling in love with the prince of Wales—be a balm for your political and cultural cynicism.
Much like Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing provided a political fantasy during the early George W. Bush years, Red, White and Royal Blue gifts us a present day alternative to our current political situation which feels like a breath of dizzying hope. The President of the United States is a woman. And her son, Alex Claremont-Diaz, has just fallen for the Royal Prince of England. This is romance at its purest, carrying the reader away on a warm, funny journey that isn’t afraid to shy away from difficult issues like racism and homophobia, but still presents a vision of humanity at its finest. People make mistakes, and recover. Lovers stumble, and then help one another.
When the U.S. president’s son picks a fight with a British prince, damage control requires the two to fake a friendship—and soon it becomes a romance that could be politically disastrous.
Rom-com? A female POTUS? A fake friendship-turned-secret romance between the First Son and the Prince of Wales? Check, check, and check! Casey McQuiston’s debut novel already hits all the right notes for me with its political nuances, a steamy romance, and high stakes that force its characters to reflect and make the right choice… all the while trying to avoid facing political scandal and wreaking international havoc.
I don’t know about all of you, but one of my very favorite things as a reader is discovering an author’s first book and telling everyone I know about it. So many new authors debut every year, but have no fear – I’ve whittled the list down for you. Here are 50 must-read debuts from the first half of 2019 that you NEED on your TBR this instant.
Alex Claremont-Diaz is America’s First Son— AKA the closest thing you’ll find to a prince in the States. But there are definite downsides to being in the limelight. Like, when pictures of a confrontation with his nemesis Prince Henry get plastered all over the tabloids and cause an international scandal.
This past month I was in desperate need of a feel-good book that you just smile through the entire thing. … Pining, enemies-to-lovers, fake relationships—this book has it all wrapped in one beautiful package and I promise you will laugh and cry in equal measure.
We're thrilled to have watched the rise of the romantic comedy throughout 2018, and to know that we'll get our fix of humor and passion in so many of the new romances coming out next year! Equally exciting are new titles by old favorites, retellings of classics, royal romances, and addictive red-hot reads.
Royal watchers, prepare yourselves, because this LGBTQ+ romance is destined to leave you swooning. Casey McQuiston's Red, White, and Royal Blue follows the son of the US president and the prince of England as their animosity toward each other turns into something more.
As all romance readers know, royal weddings are enchanting affairs. But they can also be full of drama, like when a fight caught on camera between First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz and England’s heir Prince Henry turns into an international incident. With his mother up for reelection in the states, Alex agrees to fake a friendship with Henry to calm the media firestorm that erupted after their confrontation. The two have never gotten along in the past, but now that they’re forced to spend time together, Alex finds himself charmed by Henry. Soon their public friendship is masking a secret relationship that could impact their two nations. Fans of contemporary romances and enemies-to-lovers storylines will not want to miss this gem.
Well here’s a romance I never knew I needed. Alex Claremont-Diaz is son of the president of the United States. His nemesis is Prince Henry of Britain. Ten bucks says they hate-makeout in a limo.
Love is complicated, especially when the guy you’re falling for is your archnemesis (even if he doesn’t know that). It’s even more complicated when your archnemesis is a British prince and you are America’s First Son, and you may have overdone some archnemes-ing so now you are forced to spend time together for the sake of diplomacy and your mother’s reelection campaign. So complicated! And yet, Casey McQuiston makes it so fun in her debut novel, Red, White & Royal Blue
This is an enemies-to-lovers story, when the boys are forced to pretend to be best friends, and I am on fire at the thought of it. I love young royals, I love alternate histories, I love improbable gay romance. The only way this book could possibly be more up my strata is if it referenced the historical love letters between Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens – oh wait, it totally does that too.
There’s so much to keep track of these days. Sometimes, it feels like there are *too* much. So it’s a good thing you have this list of spring 2019 movie, TV, and book release dates to help you!
What if Prince Harry was single and fell for an American not named Meghan? This fanfic romp starts with an altercation between Alex Claremont-Diaz, the dashing son of the President, and the princeling. This royal mess requires a serious PR clean-up. The pair are forced to be friends for the sake of the media and Instagram. But is it all fake? A secret same-sex romance starts brewing that has the potential to shake up their respective kingdoms.