Saturday, September 19, 2020

Date Night with a Book: Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

  Date Night with a book is the new After Dark series of posts on my blog, books posted for Date Nights contain Adult  Romance themes and scenes. From now on I will keep my reviews of all books I read that have explicit scenes in them for Date Night posts for those of you who prefer to avoid them or easy to find for those of you who seek them out ;)

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Synopsis: "First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations.

The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down. But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer, there’s a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him.

As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. And Henry throws everything into question for Alex, an impulsive, charming guy who thought he knew everything: What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?"

My Review: I have heard really great things about this book so finally decided to give it a try. At the beginning I wasn't so sure if I would like it, Alex wasn't my favorite character at first but I am so glad I continued with it. I loved the character development of both Alex and Henry throughout the book. You knew something big was going to happen, it kept building up to an utter disaster but I love the way it was handled with that big clash came. Seriously, Alex and Henry are total relationship goals! The family elements in this book, especially with the First family was great, the way they work together, argue and resolve issues even with everything in their lives, you could still see the love they hold for each other. I enjoyed the bits of political and campaign glimpses, along with the royal expectations. The amount that image matters in today's society is sad but so true. I believe this is a standalone but I need more of the White House Trio!

My Rating: This was such a fun book, I know everyone has been raving about it but I didn't believe the hype, until now.  It was cute, it was romantic, it was funny, it had turmoil, it had everything I could have wanted in a contemporary romance.  I give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!

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