Red, White & Royal Blue pdf book Summary
Red, White & Royal Blue pdf book is a 2019 LGBT romance novel by Casey McQuiston.
Red, White & Royal Blue pdf book centers around the character of Alex Claremont-Diaz, the First Son of the United States, and his romantic relationship with Prince Henry, a British prince.
Alex Claremont-Diaz is the son of America’s first female president, who is getting ready to run for re-election in 2020. After an incident at a royal wedding, Alex has to pretend to be friends with Britain’s Prince Henry, to prevent it becoming a full-blown diplomatic and media crisis that would distract from his mother’s election bid. While the effort is initially to control the damage, the two actually do become friends. They eventually become romantically involved when Henry reveals he is gay and Alex realizes he is bisexual. They have to reconcile this with their positions on the world stage, while trying not to endanger his mother’s re-election.
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Red, White & Royal Blue pdf Book Author – Casey McQuiston
Casey McQuiston is the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue pdf book; as well as a pie enthusiast. She writes books about smart people with bad manners falling in love. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, she now lives in New York City with her poodle mix and personal assistant, Pepper.
Red, White & Royal Blue pdf book Information
- Publisher : St. Martin’s Griffin (May 14, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 448 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250316774
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250316776
- Item Weight : 12.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #22 in Holiday Romance (Books)
- #22 in LGBTQ+ Romance (Books)
- #147 in American Literature (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars 24,376 ratings
Red, White & Royal Blue pdf Reviews
“[An] exquisite debut… It’s hard to watch [Alex] fall in love with Henry without falling in love a bit yourself ― with them, and with this brilliant, wonderful book.” – The New York Times Book Review
“[A] fireworks in the sky, glitter in your hair joyous royal romance that you’ll want to fall head over heels in love with again and again. A+” – Entertainment Weekly
“A rivalry between the son of a U.S. president and the Prince of Wales turns into a whirlwind romance in this charming story about true love.” – Us Weekly
“[An] escapist masterpiece… It’s a truly glorious thing to live inside the world of this book and to imagine it becoming reality, too.” – Vogue
“The super specific love story you never knew you needed.” – Cosmopolitan
“Effervescent and empowering on all levels, Red, White & Royal Blue is both a well-written love story and a celebration of identity. McQuiston may not be royal herself, but her novel reigns as must read rom-com.” – NPR
“In between sweet and steamy love scenes, Red, White & Royal Blue allows readers to imagine a world where coming out involves no self-loathing; where fan fiction and activist Twitter do actual good; and a diverse, liberal White House wins elections. This Blue Wave fantasy could be the feel-good book of the summer.” –Booklist, Starred Review
“The much-loved royal romance genre gets a fun and refreshing update in McQuiston’s debut… The love affair between Alex and Henry is intense and romantic, made all the more so by the inclusion of their poetic emails that manage to be both funny and steamy. A clever, romantic, sexy love story.” –Kirkus, Starred Review
“With a diverse cast of characters, quick-witted dialog, and a complicated relationship between to young people with the eyes of the world watching their every move, McQuiston’s debut is an irresistible, hopeful, and sexy romantic comedy that considers real questions about personal and public responsibility.” –Library Journal, Starred Review
“[An] outstanding debut… with quick wit and clever plotting. The drama, which involves political rivals, possible betrayals, and even a meeting with the queen, is both irresistible and delicious. Readers will be eager to see more from McQuiston.” – Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Red, White & Royal Blue is funny and fun, and the family and political dynamics feel spot-on, but it’s the frank and unforgettable romance between these two young men that will compel readers to start it all over again when faced with the last page. It’s that hard to say goodbye to this couple.” – BookPage, Top Pick
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“Let this heartwarmingly romantic tale―about the son of an American president falling in love with the prince of Wales―be a balm for your political and cultural cynicism.” – Oprahmag.com
“It’s the ideal summer read, one that melds the hilarious crass-mouthed sarcasm of HBO’s VEEP with supremely steamy scenes.” – Bustle
“It’s moving, it’s relevant, it’s OH-SO romantic…” – Natasha is a Book Junkie
“Royal watchers, prepare yourselves, because this LGBTQ+ romance is destined to leave you swooning.” – Pop Sugar
“Casey McQuiston dazzles with Red, White & Royal Blue. Passion characterizes every moment of this smart, mischievous, gratifying and sensitive novel.” – Shelf Awareness
“This is romance at its purest, carrying the reader away on a warm, funny journey… a vision of humanity at its finest.” – Dazed
“This is an enemies-to-lovers romance that will give you all the feels! You won’t want to miss this one – it’s been a favorite of mine this year.” – She Reads
“Casey McQuiston reboots the royal romance with a joyful, clever, quick-witted and totally irresistible debut.” – Vilma Iris
“I took this with me wherever I went and stole every second I had to read! Absorbing, hilarious, tender, sexy―this book had everything I crave. I’m jealous of all the readers out there who still get to experience Red, White & Royal Blue for the first time!” – Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners
“Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. It is romantic, sexy, witty, and thrilling. I loved every second.” – Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six
“I tore through Red, White & Royal Blue as if it were a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. By turns hilarious and angst-ridden, buoyant and strikingly real, this novel is a surefire bull’s-eye for any devotee of classic romance, slow burn fanfiction, or heartfelt storytelling. A political love story too timely and too genuine to miss.” – Lyndsay Faye, internationally bestselling author of Jane Steele and The Gods of Gotham
“This book is like that perfect dessert you allow yourself only on the really good or really bad days. And I loved every deliciously satiating page of it.” – Julia Whelan, author of My Oxford Year
Reviews from Amazon Buyers
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet (and sassy) political romance.
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2019
Alex is First Son of the United States and Henry is the Prince of Wales. Living on opposite sides of the Atlantic means they don’t see each other often, but over the years they’ve managed to have some memorable and tense run-ins. Alex doesn’t quite understand his fascination with Henry, but he knows that Henry wants nothing to do with him. When the two are forced to meet again at a royal wedding, drunk and irritated Alex accidentally pushes Henry, who then grabs onto Alex, sending both men tumbling down a grand staircase in front of hundreds of guests and tabloid reporters.
Their parents are less than thrilled with the altercation, and in an effort to smooth over the politically embarrassing moment, Alex and Henry are forced to orchestrate a fake friendship for the next few months. Only the “fake” friendship begins to become something more as both Alex and Henry realize the other isn’t exactly what he seems. Friendship morphs into…romantic feelings? Kind of? Maybe? Which is especially confusing for Alex since he’s (mostly?) sure he’s straight. The two men must navigate their intense and complicated relationship, all while Alex’s mother campaigns for reelection in the States and the Queen scrutinizes Henry’s every move from the throne.
So. This was an interesting experience for me. I don’t usually read gay romance, but I have to say this was a really lovely book. Alex and Henry both are extremely well-developed characters. It didn’t take me long to feel like I knew them and was invested in their stories. The plot line itself is sweet and not as predictable as I was expecting. Plus, there’s a lot more going on here than “will they or won’t they?” That dilemma is solved pretty early on, and the second half of the novel is devoted entirely to delivering a much more nuanced message about the ethical boundaries of social media and politics, as well as the efficacy of how we interact with and support the LGBTQ community.
In sum, Red, White, and Royal Blue is a really charming book, and (can I say this without sounding ignorant?) I feel like I caught a glimpse into a life I know relatively nothing about and ended up learning a lot. I finished this one feeling happy, yes, but also a little more understanding and knowledgeable. What’s not to love?
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book That Became the Death of Me
Reviewed in India on June 18, 2020
The only qualm I have about this book is that the first chapter wasn’t good.
It read like a bad wattpad book and rattled the expectations I had from the hype surrounding the book.
And then, it took me on the most fantastic rollercoaster of emotions that left me curled up in my bed, clutching my kindle to my heart. All because of Alex and Henry.
This book tugs at your heart, creeping in slowly like a puppy who only wants to be loved and in a matter of minutes, you come to this realization that you will go above and beyond for the puppy.
I am not a fan of enemy-to-lover relationships. Not sure why but I’ve never seen a realistic one that I could really buy. But this just knocked that dislike out of the ballpark and turned me into a fan.
(From this point on, there are very mild spoilers)
I shipped them the second they started bickering. Alex with his stupid ‘I secretly have a crush on you but will pretend to hate you’ remarks and Henry with his ‘I’m supposed to be stoic but you’re so freaking cute’. They made me laugh so hard, especially when they had to pretend to be friends and then when they realized they’d actually become friends. That scene with the turkeys left me gasping for air because it was just so hilarious.
The progression of their relationship was so well-done, especially with how they slowly came to a point where they were just comfortable being themselves with each other. And this was all without them even meeting.
And when they were going to meet again, I was clutching at my pearls with excitement. When I tell you that this book took me back to when I was a thirteen year old obsessed with reading, it was amazing how, as an adult, it is now rare that I find a gem of a book that leaves me sleepless, unproductive, and unwilling to do anything except reading.
My final note: those emails were the DEATH of me. Every chapter in the second half made me emotional and I will die for Henry and Alex. I will die for them.
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