By Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Review by Marisa Stokley
ABOUT THE BOOK
An American girl finds her prince in this “fun and dishy” (People) royal romance inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton.
American Bex Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister Lacey was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess. But it’s adventure-seeking Bex who goes to Oxford and meets dreamy Nick across the hall – and Bex who finds herself accidentally in love with the heir to the British throne.
Nick is wonderful, but he comes with unimaginable baggage: a complicated family, hysterical tabloids tracking his every move, and a public that expected its future king to marry a Brit. On the eve of the most talked-about wedding of the century, Bex looks back on how much she’s had to give up for true love… and exactly whose heart she may yet have to break.
Published in the heyday of Prince William- and Kate Middleton-mania, The Royal We is perfect for those who love to follow everything and anything about the royals. As an ardent fan of William and Kate’s, when I came across this book in my local Barnes & Noble, it took nothing more than this cover to ensure it was coming home with me. Regardless of whether or not the story would be a retelling of my favorite prince and princess’s or something new, I was confident that I would enjoy the story.
Readers, I was correct.
I devoured this book in one weekend and have since reread it multiple times. The Royal We is comfort reading at its best. From a plot line that every royal fan dreams of happening for themselves, to a cast of friends and family that is hilarious and heartwarming, to vivid descriptions of British royal life, and to drama that is both relatable and of fairy tales, this book makes royal dreams come true. The research behind the story supports the plot line in a way that demonstrates authors Jessica Cocks and Heather Morgan realized the significance of the accuracy needed for this story to be believable yet also approachable. Undoubtedly, these two knew that their readers would want perfect details of royal life displayed on the page–and would go to no end to research those details for themselves after reading this book–but would also want to believe they themselves could be Bex or Nick.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough to readers who enjoy royal fiction. To make your reading experience even more royal-esque, consider reading The Royal We while drinking a cup of tea and eating a scone.
Disclaimer: I purchased a copy of The Royal We. I was not required to write a review, and this does not influence my review, positive or otherwise. All opinions expressed are mine alone. Readers should be aware that The Royal We is a general market fiction book and contains a few scenes of an intimate nature.