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Red, White & Royal Blue

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  1,237 ratings  ·  795 reviews
A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends...

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 beaut
Paperback, 432 pages
Expected publication: May 14th 2019 by St. Martin's Griffin
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شيماء ✨

Ah yes. My favorite: enemies to “ugh I can’t believe I have to be in the same vicinity as you” to “ugh we're forced to work together to save our countries' reputations but it’s not like I like you or anything” to “wait, we actually connect pretty well and have a lot of things in common but don't read too much into it” to “I would lay down both of my kidneys for you but that doesn’t mean anything alright” to “I’ll fistfight the moon for you and kill anyo
[Edit 4/7/19] Hi, Casey's mom. The book world loves your child & their debut.

ARC provided by St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review.

“Is it possible you willfully forgot about the biggest international event of the year because you don’t want to see your arch nemesis?”

I honestly do not think that any book has made me happier than Red, White & Royal Blue, ever. I laughed, I swooned, I cried, but, most importantly, I finished the last page and felt such a powerful amount o
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
It may only be February but I’m calling it now: this will be my #1 favorite book of the year. Possibly even of all time???? This is all I’ve ever wanted in a QUEER AS FUCK romance and my heart is soaring. Alex & Henry are the OTP of my dreams and I will never, ever be over them. Casey McQuiston is a national treasure and needs to be protected at all costs bc I want to read their queer romances for the rest of my life. God fucking bless America. Also: I would DIE for Nora
Whitney Atkinson
I’ve been weeping for an hour and a half, that’s how good this book is. I’ll update with a full review later today when it’s not 4:30 AM and i cant breathe out of my nose bc snot and emotions.

14 hours later
Okay, hi.
Not gonna lie, I woke up, cried in the shower about this book, cried on the way home from Rosalie's vet appointment, then cried again while filming a vlog clip about how much I loved this book. I don't doubt I'll cry typing this review.

I adored this book. So. Much.

First and foremos
Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
“But the truth is, also, simply this: love is indomitable."


My heart is so entirely full, it's nearly overflowing. This book was in a word; matchless. I laughed, I loved, I cried but mostly loved every beautiful little thing that led up to the last page. Now, having finished, I wish for nothing more but to go all the way back to the beginning and start again. As readers, sometimes -very rarely- you come across a book that quintessentially becomes a mantra, a new sense of hope and a burst of som
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
History, huh?

To be honest, I wasn't expecting to love Red, White & Royal Blue. I mean, this is Casey McQuiston's first book, and it's written in present tense (ugh), but love it I did. I loved it HARD.

Red, White & Royal Blue was everything I was looking for and more.

My reading experience was simply me laughing, crying, or swooning in a continuous cycle. Sometimes all three at once. It's been a long, long time since I've wanted to melt into a puddle of goo on the floor because the rom
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-five-stars
5 stars

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

It’s been a while since I’ve read a debut novel that was THIS GOOD. I foresee this book being one of my very top favorites of the year, I loved it that much! This is a story about the first son, Alex and the Prince of England, Henry. They aren’t friends, in fact, they hate each other. Enemies to lovers… I’m always here for it! I seriously could not have loved this book more. It was perfection.

Let’s start with Alex. Alex’s mo
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
Alex, the First Son, has one arch-nemesis: Prince Henry of England, the Crown’s golden boy. After their long-held feud escalates to a disaster at the Royal Wedding, the two are forced to fake a friendship in the spotlight to smooth international relations, and it’s going to be absolutely terrible. After all, Alex hates Henry! … doesn’t he?

Okay, look, I don’t even know how to start this review so I’m just going to apologize in advance for my fangirling, because honestly, it’s really just NOT fa
Larry H
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley

Oh. My. God. I couldn't have loved this book more.

It was sweet, it was romantic, it made me cry, it made me hopeful, it made me bitter that there weren't books like this when I was growing up, but it made me so happy there are books like this now for those who need it.

Alex Claremont-Diaz is the First Son of the United States. His mother is finishing her first term as president and is gearing up for a bruising re-election fight, and his father is a congressman from California. Alex is quite a ce
Lily ☁️


I RECEIVED AN ARC OF THIS BOOK, I AM IN TEARS. This is basically a wholesome enemies-to-friends-to-lovers-tale featuring wholesome friendships and sibling relationships, and a whole lot of swoon-worthy scenes, witty banter, and … well, some things are best kept a surprise. ;)

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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
A gay British prince and the gay son of the president of the USA falling in love?
Say no more!


I need to have this in my life! Immediately!!! Why do I have to wait so long? T_T

The 2019 releases will be the death of me! XD

P.S: It sounds gay but hey, maybe there'll be a decent bi representation?! I guess I'll just have to find out once I read it. ;-)
☆ Todd
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, favorites

Wow, this book was EVEN BETTER than I had dared hope. : )

I'd initially held off on requesting this book until early reviews hit Goodreads because:

1.) Royal*anything* usually bores me to tears.

2.) So do books involving politics of any shape or form.

But this story was a delicious mix of drama, angst, excitement and, most importantly, hope.

I loved both First Son Alex and HRH Prince Henry right from the get go, as they first snarked their way into my heart, then as feelings began to develop, gave
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone, consider yourself spammed with my rec


full review now posted~ Sometimes you gotta decide to be happy and Red, White & Royal Blue is dying to do just that, so fucking let it, alright? As for me, I'm gonna keep it in my handbag just in case I ever need cheering up, with the absolute certainty that it will never disappoint.

"Sugar, I cannot express to you how much the press does not give a fuck about who started what," Ellen says. "As your mother, I can appreciate that maybe this isn't your fa
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Thank you netgalley for the review copy!

OMG. If you're wondering if this book is worth the hype, IT'S WORTH IT. This book is EVERYTHING.
From the loveable, complex, diverse cast of characters, to the heart-stopping enemies-to-lovers romance, to the political aspects that absolutely break your heart because of what could have been, this book stole my heart and ran away with it and got a tattoo of this book cover on it's ass.

C.G. Drews
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious, thoughtful and devastatingly heartfelt. Like I just really really enjoyed reading this?! I've been struggling to focus on books lately, but dude I stayed up very late reading this -- and also possibly sprained a rib from laughing so much. But perfect banter and adorable romance...what really took me was how heartfelt the book was, the characters were. It's a story about being brave enough to admit you are worth fighting for, for wanting things, and for chasing after those ...more
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED loved loved this!!
Buddy read this with Amy @acourtofcrownsandquills & Kristin @superspacechick
✨    jamieson   ✨
Mar 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: anticipated-2019
son of the US president having to work with the prince of wales even though he doesn't want to, to save their countries reputations, only to end up falling in love with him?? this is what I have deserved all along
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Rep: bisexual biracial (white-Mexican) main character, gay love interest

Release date: 14th May 2019

I received an arc from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

[Henry] is definitely not sweaty or disgusting. He is, instead, bathed dramatically in a sweeping and resplendent sunset, wearing a crisp black jacket and riding pants tucked into his boots, looking every inch an actual fairy-tale prince.

I don't even know how to start th
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰

🎵 Plenty of heart and plenty of hope

OooooooooCaseyM-C, whose fresh voice comes sweepin' down the plain
And the sparkling banter, sure smells sweet
When the wit slashes down like a blade

(IDK what's gotten into me here, just go with it)

OoooooCaseyM-C, ev'ry word made me wish for a world
Without an Orange One whose
Makin' a fool of himself while
We all know we can do better for this land
This land we belong to is grand!

And whether we say White House Trio or Super Six!
Or Alex and Henry-AY!
We're only s
Apr 16, 2019 marked it as to-read
I just couldn't hack the constant glowing reviews this book was getting any longer. It was driving me bonkers.
So I pre-ordered it.
"Do either of y'all know what a viscount is? I've met, like, five of them, and I keep smiling politely as if I know what it means when they say it. Alex, you took comparative international government relational things. Whatever. What are they?"
"I think it's that thing when a vampire creates an army of crazed sex waifs and starts his own ruling body."

I can't even tell you how happy I am that this book was everything I wanted it to be -- and a million things more.

"Oh my god, this is like all those
IT'S BEEN 15 HOURS SINCE I FINISHED THIS AND I NOW REALIZE THAT I PROBABLY NEED LIKE A YEAR TO PROCESS AND RECOVER FROM ALL THE AMAZING IN THIS BOOK. BUT I WILL SAY THIS: FAVORITE ROMANCE IN LIKE FUCKING EVER. I hardly ever (re: only have once or twice before) give 5 stars to romance books so this is a big fucking deal, my good friends.

Other important points of note: biracial (half-Mexican, half-White) and bisexual (own voices) main character with a diverse cast in terms of both racial and sexua
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC Provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review

This was very good!
I know it will be making many readers favorite list :)
RTC later!
Sasha Smith
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to have gotten an early copy of this book and OH BOY guys, get excited. This book is The Royal We meets My Date With the President’s Daughter with the heart and soul of Parks and Recreation.

Following an international incident at a royal wedding, Alex, The First Son of the United States, and Henry, Prince of Wales, are forced to pretend to be best friends to avoid an international scandal. Which wouldn’t be a problem, except Alex has despised Henry since an unfortunate inciden
How tf did this extremely cute Romance make me cry 3 times? Ugh, that was really good in ways I extremely did not see coming but am so happy about, particularly the bi rep.
Amy Risner
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All the stars! RTC!
me, awkwardly watching all the raving reviews for this book and being scared to give my pretty negative, highly unpopular yet ultimately very honest opinion:

Seriously though, I'm clearly, very deeply in the minority in my opinion and I don't know what to make of that. Maybe I'm just heartless? Maybe this book isn't actually that great? Both are possibilities. I've ruled nothing out!

Probably controversial review to come! How fun!
⚔ Silvia ⚓
Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐ by: Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
*These quotes are from an ARC and are subject to change before the publication date*

Alex throws his head back and laughs handsomely, loud and false.
“Go fuck yourself.”
“Hardly enough time,”
Henry says.

I’m just going to hit the ground running here by saying that this is now one of my favorite books of all time. I honestly don’t even know how I’m supposed to review this?? Other than to just do my usual fangirl flail and
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
will you please excuse me while I leave the room and cry? I need to recover from the perfection that is this book. To recover from the otp of my dreams that are Alex and Henry, because I make it official now: I love these two to pieces!

overall: this book is everything I didn’t know I’ve ever wanted and needed in this life. It’s even, probably, my favourite book of the year!

*trigger warning for the overuse of the word “love”, I’m unstoppable, so... be ready

”In an instant of sudden, vivid clarit
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Casey McQuiston grew up in the swamps of Southern Louisiana, where she cultivated an abiding love for honey butter biscuits and stories with big, beating hearts. She studied journalism and worked in magazine publishing for years before returning to her first love: joyous, offbeat romantic comedies and escapist fiction. She now lives in the mountains of Fort Collins, Colorado, with a collection of ...more
“But the truth is, also, simply this: love is indomitable.” 4 likes
“But he thinks about Henry, and, oh. He thinks about Henry, and something twists in his chest, like a stretch he’s been avoiding for too long.” 4 likes
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