Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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, U.S./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.

My Review

This book isn’t at all what I was expecting from the title. I know I didn’t exactly read the blurb either. I put this on my summer reading list thinking it was gonna be an Independence Day romance. However, the story will pull you in and out of your comfort zone. I don’t read a lot of LGBTQ+ romance, but so far, this book is intriguing. This book is very political, but the moments of slow-burn romance are page-turning. This book is riddled with an alternate reality that could be real but isn’t. The book battles between political and personal acceptance and truth and being in the public eye. I struggled to read this; it just wasn’t enough romance for me and too much politics for me; however, it was a well-written story. 

This book begins with the president son Alex sharing a White House Secret. He is an intelligent college student but still in the public eye along with his sister June. A lot of this book’s witty comment and humor is tongue and cheek.

One oops lands him back in England with the Prince with whom he seems to have a rivalry. Their weekend appears to end in a bromance of sorts with a lot of sarcastic and witty commentary.

The characters in this story are both in a political mess with it dictating their lives, family drama, and of course, their issues. This book gets steamy, and I wonder what will happen now? 

This book is half political and half slow-burn LGBTQ+ romance between two people who struggle to be together due to duties and politics and have a forbidden love. Of course, things hit the fan, and how they react is a testament to the non-reality you find in this story. I liked the ending, even if I didn’t understand all the author was trying to impart with this unrealistic story. 

If you would like to read Red, White, and Blue by Casey McQuiston you can find this book on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn on qualifying purchases.

If you like this book you may enjoy books with these tags and categories Politics, Royalty, and Slow Burn Romance.


Published by Tanya

I am an avid reader who loves amazing romance, fantasy, or paranormal books. I spend as many hours reading as I can and love to find a fantastic story,

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