“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 can count the number of books on my two hands that left me in a paralyzed state after reading them. The state of pure contentment; looking around at everyone just carrying on with their lives as though I didn’t just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback. I wish I was clever enough to think of that phrasing myself, but I saw it on a meme years ago. It’s always stuck with me. These books tend to put them in a “book hangover”, feeling sad for the books to come after because I just know they will have trouble meeting the standard of what I just finished reading. The Royal We was just added to the list of those books.
I’ll be the first to admit that this book is a complete cheese ball. But you can’t help but fall in love with Nick & Bex. It was hard not to loosely compare the overall storyline to William + Kate, which made me love the story even more (big fan of them).
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The provided summary for The Royal We can be found here.
★★★★★: Unforgettable, one of a kind. A book that will be hard to forget.
★★★★☆: A good read with little to no flaws.
★★★☆☆: A decent read, but not one I would put on the top of your “To Be Read” pile.
★★☆☆☆: Needs major work, did not enjoy but was able to finish.
★☆☆☆☆: Did not finish.