Review: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (Spoiler Free)

the royal we

Title: The Royal We

Author: Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Genre: Adult Romance

Number of Pages: 464

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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’m sitting here, writing this post at 1 AM, still completely in awe of how much I loved this book. I knew I was probably going to like it, but I LOVED it.

There honestly was not one thing about this book that I disliked. All of the characters were memorable, and even the horrible, nasty ones were lovable in their own way. Bex, Nick, and all of the rest of the crew will definitely stay with me for quite a while.

Obviously, the main focus of the book is the romance between Bex and Nick. It’s SO well done. You’re not just seeing one year of this relationship. No, you’re seeing this relationship develop and change over YEARS. You watch these two characters grow as both their own people and as a couple. I’ve not read a book where you get to see a relationship like this develop over such a long period, but I really appreciated to insight that this kind of time line gives you. This is real life, real world kind of love (if one half of your relationship happens to be heir to the throne, of course).

Other than the romance, you get to see just how difficult it is to be with someone that is always in the public eye. When Bex and Nick decided to be in a relationship, Bex is thrust into this world that is SO different from what she has ever known. She’s a simple girl from America, and she now has to deal with the fact that she is under the watchful eye of an entire nation. Dating the heir to the throne isn’t exactly something that people take lightly. Bex’s internal struggle with this newfound celebrity status is also interesting to read about. You get to see just how much she will deal with to be with the man she loves.

Overall, I highly recommend this title. I want to basically buy a copy for everyone I know. I want to just hand them out to random people on the street. That’s how much I love this. I know it’s a bit obvious at this point, but I give this book a massive five (million) out of five stars.

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