The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (review)


Title: The Royal We

Author: Heather Cooks & Jessica Morgan

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Pages: 454

Favorite Quote: “I’ve wanted to do this ever since you showed up and started talking about syphilis.”

Synopsis: “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.

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Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5

I actually went into this book mostly blind. I didn’t read the synopsis, I just dove in. I saw that Kristina from PrettyShinySparkly had recommended this book so I mean, what else was I going to do? The overall story was great and easy to read, but in one too many places the scenes were drawn out. Some chapters could have been shorter, but in the end I was still drawn to the story and found myself wanting to read more. Although we get introduced to these characters, I didn’t feel as if I KNEW them by the end of the novel. I think most of the characters weren’t fully developed and would have enjoyed seeing more of the relationship between Bex and Nick. For these reasons I did have to take a star off my rating.

I have to admit I know absolutely nothing about the royal family so I can’t really appreciate  any real similarities, but if you love the royal family and that kind of atmospheric read, this is totally for you.

The writing was great and kept me interested to fully read through, again some parts did drag but it was easy enough to get through and continue the story. Nothing in this book made me want to put it down, I was entertained and found myself wanting to pick it up quite often during the day. And although the characters were not developed in such an intricate way, I appreciated their stories and how they did ultimately flow together.

The overall story really was great, it was a break in reading what I normally gravitate to and was easy to understand. During finals, I love easy books that I don’t need to put a lot of thought into and can just enjoy as is, and this definitely was what I needed. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to read something light and fun, you contemporary lovers this is for you. This would be a great beach/summer read too!

Happy Reading!

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