In their first adult novel, authors Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan take on a story of romance and rivalries inspired by today's most talked-about royal couple: Will and Kate.
"If I'm Cinderella today, 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 was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess. But it's adventure-seeking Bex who goes to Oxford and meets dreamy Nick across the hall - and thus Bex who accidentally finds herself in love with the eventual heir to the British throne. Nick is everything she could have imagined, but Prince Nicholas has unimaginable baggage: grasping friends, a thorny family, hysterical tabloids tracking his every move, and a public that expected its future king to marry a native. On the eve of the most talked-about wedding of the century, Bex reflects on what she's sacrificed for love -- and exactly whose heart she may yet have to break.
- Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction (2015)
I have been in a reading dry spell lately. So, a fluffy romance was just what I needed.
The Royal We was a perfect choice; I had been eyeing the book on audible for awhile, and I finally decided to give it a try.
I found that the Royal We captured my attention at the beginning of the story and held on until the end. I had a difficult time putting the book down at night. The plot to this book a blatantly obvious parallel to Will and Kate.
The plot to this book is a blatantly obvious parallel to Will and Kate; which, as a Royal Family enthusiast, I found wonderfully charming to read.
The characters were quirky, and appealing to the reader. My only complaint with the characters is that I found Bex's twin to be irritating and narcissistic. However, it was not enough of an issue to ruin the book.
Additionally, I believe that Christine Lakin did an excellent job narrating the story. I would listen to more books narrated by her.
Overall, this was a cute story that didn't have a deep or complex plot; perfect for summer.
I would, without a doubt, recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fluffy, fairytale romance.
My Rating: 4 out of 5
Published by Melissa Rose