Red, White & Royal Blue Review

E-ARC, 432 Pages
NA/ Romance/ LGBT
By: Casey McQuiston
Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ.5

โ€œStraight people, he thinks, probably donโ€™t spend this much time convincing themselves theyโ€™re straight.โ€

๐ŸŒŸ You may have noticed that my rating changed from 4 stars to 3.5 stars! I like the book and it was entertaining but the more I think about it, the more problems I find. Let’s break it down in this review.

๐ŸŒŸ So the book is about The first son , Alexander, and the prince of England, Henry.
As you would expect, they are kind of rivals and this is a haters to lovers kind of book.

More things to know about them: Alexander is bisexual and is the son of the first female president of the USA.
Henry is gay but is closeted because he’s royal family and that is kind of unacceptable.
I don’t want to spoil the story but you have to know that they become friends and then lovers, sounds cool, right?!

๐ŸŒŸ Well, yes it is. I liked that it is New Adult which made the conversations more genuine for guys in this age. There was a strong sexual language, maybe a bit too much for some readers but I didn’t mind it.

โ€œ Here lies Prince Henry of Wales. He died as he lived: avoiding plans and sucking cock. โ€

๐ŸŒŸ There were a lot of funny moments, it was also cute and fluffy. I think that the book was trying so hard at some points. The banter may have been excessive. I get that they are new adults as the genre of the book and that the author wanted them to sound real. But we mustn’t forget the fact that they are royalty and there will be limits and protocols… etc!

โ€œ Man, you just had my dick in your mouth, you can kiss me good-night.โ€

๐ŸŒŸ The book is also long, longer than you would expect for a book of this kind.
All of that did not bother me. But the thing that I have noticed is the thing that I do not care for, which is the politics. I hate politics and I am not an expert when it comes to this. But they consist a major chunk of this book. The author depicts one party to be the good guys and the other as the bad guys but if that was true, why would people support the bad party??
I may have preferred the politics to be more in the background and that could have made the book shorter and everyone would live happily ever after then!

๐ŸŒŸ Summary: I liked the book, it was nice to read an LGBT NA book, it was funny and fluffy which is mostly what I am looking for when I am reading this kind of books. I may have preferred if some things were more accurate. I have seen a huge love for this book and I don’t know if anyone will care about my review but I just can’t go with the flow for the sake of hype!


  1. I have read that this book is amazing but also I am not a fan of the “strong sexual language”… and for some reason, it sounds like Carry On haha but I am sure it is nothing alike XD Great review! I always enjoy your format!

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  2. I have seen the books around a lot lately– and I did like that it had ‘hate to love’ aspect to the story because I love that.
    I don’t think I would be bothered about the politics either knowing myself but when I am in the mood for a NA contemporary I might check this one out. Great review!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I read Carry On… well listen to it and I don’t get the hype… I like Baz… but I think it was the British accent and the sassiness but in general I don’t think it is that fantastic XD

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