The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Published by: Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date: April 7, 2015
Format: hardcover | Source: gift
Genres: adult, contemporary romance
“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.
I finally read The Royal We!!! This has been on my tbr (and in my possession) for SO long. It was one of those books I convinced myself I needed perfect conditions to read so I kept saving it. Overall I really enjoyed it but not quite as much as I had hoped.
My favorite parts were definitely at Oxford in the beginning, I loved the meet cute and Nick and Bex’s growing friendship/relationship. I also loved that there was a friend group!! Cilla and Gaz were particularly awesome and funny. Plus Bex’s parents! Her dad was the best; I loved when he talks to Nick on the phone for the first time, it was adorable and really funny.
There were a couple twists I wasn’t fond of and it felt perilously close to real life people sometimes, which made it a little side-eyeish to read. It also felt more serious at parts than I expected and did drag at times.
I did really like the characters, plus the “insight” into the royal family. The book made me smile a lot and the end was very cute. And I definitely need that Freddie sequel, although I guess he can’t end up with an American now!
Have you read The Royal We? Do you enjoy reading about royalty? What are some of your favorite books featuring royals?