At my book club, we were lucky enough to have an author join us for a book discussion. She went through the signs that you are reading a romance novel. The biggest tell is that there is a happy ending. I was on a hunt for a lighthearted book that gave me that. And boy did I find it!
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is young adult fiction but also a love story. It follows Alex Claremont-Diaz, first son and Henry, Prince of England. They start off as enemies and a toppled wedding cake forces them to become friends and eventually lovers. It’s a cute story that follows the pains of a new relationship in the public eye. Considering all the public hoopla regarding Harry and Meghan’s exit as senior royal members of the family, it was really heart warming to read about love prevailing over the odds.
McQuiston said that she developed a love for stories with “big beating hearts” and she has delivered us with one. This debut novel is delightful and I’m excited to see what she comes up with next!