One of my goals for this summer has been to read a lot more for pleasure and I have been so much better than in previous years. A few days ago I finished The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan so I wanted to write up a quick review since I have moved onto all of my summer reading books and won't have another book review up for a while. Like many Americans I have quite the obsession with the Royal Family and ever since my friend Clare recommended this book I knew I needed to read it.
The Royal We is essentially a spoof on the story of Prince William and Kate Middleton that is a bit more dramatic and a total page turner. The story follows Rebecca Porter, an American student at Cornell, who has done an exchange program at Oxford. She unexpectedly befriends Prince Nicolas on campus and finds herself amongst a core group of students with royal ties. The two friends hit it off instantly; they meet up at the bars by their university, binge watch TV while enjoying American food, and escape the body guards to free Nicolas of royal realities. As their relationship progresses from friends to a serious couple, Rebecca faces overwhelming scrutiny from both the media and the royal family. Her life is exploited in tabloids and she loses herself in learning to cope with the spotlight and manage her complicated relationship. Despite the national controversy of the future King dating an American, Nick gains a new senses of trust and opens up to Rebecca in a way he has never done before, leading Great Britain to grow fonder of him and the rest of the royal family. Though the book is rather long (477 pages), you will quickly get hooked on the royal romance, family drama, and extravagant planning for the royal wedding of the century! I highly recommend reading The Royal We, especially if you are on the hunt for a good beach read for the end of the summer.
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