Red, White & Royal Blue
A big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince 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 Veeps genius granddaughter, theyre the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsidesânamely, 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 mothers bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down. But beneath Henrys Prince Charming veneer, theres 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? Praise for Red, White & Royal Blue: âI took this with me wherever I went and stole every second I had to read! Absorbing, hilarious, tender, sexyâthis book had everything I crave. Im jealous of all the readers out there who still get to experience Red, White & Royal Blue for the first time!â - Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Love and Other Words and Roomies âRed, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. It is romantic, sexy, witty, and thrilling. I loved every second.â - Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Maybe in Another Life
Red, White & Royal Blue is a captivating and heartwarming novel by Casey McQuiston that explores the complex and forbidden romance between Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of the first female President of the United States, and Prince Henry of Wales. Set against the backdrop of a modern and diverse America, the story delves into themes of love, identity, and the power of breaking down barriers.
The novel opens with Alex, the charismatic and charming First Son, and Henry, the charming and duty-bound Prince, meeting at a royal wedding in England. Despite their initial animosity, they soon find themselves drawn to each other, sharing laughter, secrets, and stolen moments amidst the glamour and pressure of their respective positions.
As their friendship deepens, Alex and Henry realize that their feelings go beyond platonic affection. However, their love is forbidden, as the world is not yet ready for an openly gay President's son and a British prince to be in a relationship. They must navigate the treacherous waters of public scrutiny, political implications, and their own personal struggles with identity and acceptance.
With each stolen kiss and every secret rendezvous, Alex and Henry's bond strengthens, but the stakes grow higher. The media and the public clamor for answers, and their families and advisors pressure them to conform to societal expectations. Despite the challenges, Alex and Henry's love remains defiant and resilient, inspiring those around them to embrace their true selves and fight for what they believe in.
Red, White & Royal Blue is a powerful and moving story that celebrates the power of love to transcend boundaries and break down barriers. Through its rich characters and engaging narrative, McQuiston weaves a tale of hope, resilience, and the enduring power of human connection.