Red, White & Royal Blue

by Casey McQuiston

A *MUST-READ BOOK* for OPRAHMAG.COM, POPSUGAR, BUSTLE, BUZZFEED, and more!

What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius―his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.

Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic.

Available May 14, 2019

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Editorial Reviews

In between sweet and steamy love scenes, Red, White & Royal Blue allows readers to imagine a world where coming out involves no self-loathing; where fan fiction and activist Twitter do actual good; and a diverse, liberal White House wins elections. This Blue Wave fantasy could be the feel-good book of the summer.

Booklist, Starred Review

Red, White & Royal Blue is funny and fun, and the family and political dynamics feel spot-on, but it’s the frank and unforgettable romance between these two young men that will compel readers to start it all over again when faced with the last page. It’s that hard to say goodbye to this couple.

BookPage, Top Pick

Royal watchers, prepare yourselves, because this LGBTQ+ romance is destined to leave you swooning.

Popsugar

I took this with me wherever I went and stole every second I had to read! Absorbing, hilarious, tender, sexy―this book had everything I crave. I’m jealous of all the readers out there who still get to experience Red, White & Royal Blue for the first time!

Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Love and Other Words and Roomies
[An] outstanding debut… with quick wit and clever plotting. The drama, which involves political rivals, possible betrayals, and even a meeting with the queen, is both irresistible and delicious. Readers will be eager to see more from McQuiston.

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

It’s moving, it’s relevant, it’s OH-SO romantic…

Natasha is a Book Junkie

This is romance at its purest, carrying the reader away on a warm, funny journey… a vision of humanity at its finest.

Dazed

This is an enemies-to-lovers romance that will give you all the feels! You won’t want to miss this one – it’s been a favorite of mine this year.

She Reads

I tore through Red, White & Royal Blue as if it were a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. By turns hilarious and angst-ridden, buoyant and strikingly real, this novel is a surefire bull’s-eye for any devotee of classic romance, slow burn fanfiction, or heartfelt storytelling. A political love story too timely and too genuine to miss.

Lyndsay Faye, internationally bestselling author of Jane Steele and The Gods of Gotham

The much-loved royal romance genre gets a fun and refreshing update in McQuiston’s debut… The love affair between Alex and Henry is intense and romantic, made all the more so by the inclusion of their poetic emails that manage to be both funny and steamy. A clever, romantic, sexy love story.

Kirkus, Starred Review

Let this heartwarmingly romantic tale―about the son of an American president falling in love with the prince of Wales―be a balm for your political and cultural cynicism.

Oprahmag.com

Casey McQuiston dazzles with Red, White & Royal Blue. Passion characterizes every moment of this smart, mischievous, gratifying and sensitive novel.

Shelf Awareness

Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. It is romantic, sexy, witty, and thrilling. I loved every second.

Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

This book is like that perfect dessert you allow yourself only on the really good or really bad days. And I loved every deliciously satiating page of it.

Julia Whelan, author of My Oxford Year