The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
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.
Let’s just come out and say it, shall we?
Yes, this is basically William + Kate fanfiction (I mean… just look at the cover!). Yes, I loved every second of it #noshame.
Beyond the obvious William + Kate factor, this book can actually hold its own. It’s a good ol’ classic romance story. Girl meets boy. Girl and boy fall in love. There’s some serious complication and some drama. Girl and boy figure out a way to make it work. Swoon. This is a funny and overall feel good story.
Judge me all you want but I could not – COULD. NOT. – put this book down. I think I read it in two days – which considering I can only read when I’m not with Joey or working, that’s impressive, if I do say so myself. If I’ve had the time, I probably would’ve read the whole thing in one sitting, one single afternoon.
If you’re not into the swoon-y, make me feel all the feels, escapism kind of story. This isn’t for you. But if you are? If you love a good old romance with all the swoons, all the “please just work this out!” and falling in love right along with the protagonist? If you’re into funny, well-written, total escapism books – WHY haven’t you read this? Read it, read it now!