Thursday, June 4, 2015

Romance Review - The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Hey y’all, 

Today I’m reviewing The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. 

Summary from Goodreads: "I might be Cinderella today, but I dread who they'll think I am tomorrow. I guess it depends on what I do next." 

American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it's Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain's future king. And when Bex can't resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit, under a spotlight she is not prepared to face.

Dating Nick immerses Bex in ritzy society, dazzling ski trips, and dinners at Kensington Palace with him and his charming, troublesome brother, Freddie. But the relationship also comes with unimaginable baggage: hysterical tabloids, Nick's sparkling and far more suitable ex-girlfriends, and a royal family whose private life is much thornier and more tragic than anyone on the outside knows. The pressures are almost too much to bear, as Bex struggles to reconcile the man she loves with the monarch he's fated to become.

Which is how she gets into trouble.

Now, on the eve of the wedding of the century, Bex is faced with whether everything she's sacrificed for love-her career, her home, her family, maybe even herself-will have been for nothing.

More after the jump!

Review: I am an unapologetic royal enthusiast. I remember setting my alarm at the freakish hour of 3am so that I could get up and watch all of the #RoyalWedding coverage of William and Kate, and when Royal bundles 1 & 2 were announced I was all over Twitter's #RoyalBabyWatch!  So when I came across this book on Netgalley, I had to request it. Based on the plot, I was hopeful for a good  read, but I was honestly surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. It is a little long, but did not feel like it at all! The authors took great care in developing all of the characters and not just focusing on Bex & Nick. I highly recommend this book to fans of Rainbow Rowell and Libba Bray, who wil certainlyl enjoy these smart and funny characters as much as I did. Bonus: If you have always dreamed of traveling to England or attending an English University (Who am I kidding, HOGWARTS FTW) you will also enjoy the peak into English culture that this book provides. #AnglophileWin

Rating: 5/5 Stars 

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