Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Weekly Reads: The Royal We
I received an e-ARC of The Royal We to review and/or promote to library customers if I liked it. It is co-written by the authors of the website Go Fug Yourself, a site I'm not familiar with. I was excited to read it after all the buzz it received.
It's being called Kate Middleton fan fiction, and I admit that woke up early to watch the royal wedding, but I'm far from an expert on Kate and William's relationship, so I have no clue which portions are erring on fact vs. fiction.
The book was very entertaining, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great read. It did get a little long, as it went through the entirety of their relationship. I would've been ok if it was 100 pages shorter, although I have no clue what could've been cut to make that happen.
Check it out!
My rating: 4 stars.
Summary from goodreads:
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.