This book has snapped me out of my “avoiding my blog” funk.
After a glorious quarantine I returned to teaching at the end of July and I’ve been nonstop ever since.
I may have not been doing a lot of writing, but I sure have been doing a lot of reading. I’m back to tell you about some of my favorite books worth mentioning!
Closing in at my 60th read of 2020, we have Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. You know I love me a good romance and this one takes the cake.
Red, White, & Royal Blue takes place right after Obama’s second term. Our first female president, President Ellen Claremont is up for reelection. FSOTUS, her son, Alex Claremont-Diaz is the classic American boy we all know and love, as well as the shining star in our book.
Alex surprises the readers, as well as himself when he ends up in a love affair with royal Prince Henry of Wales! Y’all the relationship between FSOTUS Alex and Prince Henry are up there with Mickey and Ian from Shameless, David and Patrick from Schitt’s Creek and Elio and Oliver from Call Me By Your Name. I just adored these characters, and was so sad when I got to end of the book and couldn’t read more of their witty antics.
The Readheads book club (amazing by the way, totally recommend their podcast) said that this book was more for escapists because their is so much happy that it’s almost unbelievable. I can agree with that to an extent, because I was so happy every time I opened this book and was transported into the word of the White House and Buckingham Palace. I read to escape though, so I can certainly get down with all of the happy in this book.
Red, White, and Royal Blue had everything I could ever want in a love story: handsome men, witty banter, a decent plot, and some SPICE!
By the end you’ll be screaming LOVEISLOVEISLOVEISLOVEISLOVE.
This was a 5/5 stars for me!
Grab your copy HERE, and let me know how you end up liking it!
“I was young and full of hope, and you let me embody the American dream: that a boy who grew up speaking two languages, whose family was blended and beautiful and enduring, could make a home for himself in the White House.”
“Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day, I guess. And you too. I kinda wish people still wrote like that. History, huh? Bet we could make some.”
“Every person who bears a legacy makes the choice of a partner with whom they will share it with, whom the American people will hold beside them in hearts and memories and history books. America: He is my choice.”
I’m just surviving until further notice. Get some bubbles, find a face mask, grab anything with sugar that sparks your attention at Wawa, then get in..and read.