The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

imageRebecca 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, Britain’s future king. And when Bex can’t resist falling for Nick, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit.

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 far more suitable ex-girlfriends, and a royal family whose private life is far 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.

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.

Ok, we all know who this story is about.  The names have changes and some of the circumstances as well but we all know it’s a spin on Kate and William.

The fact that Bex is American puts a bigger spin on this story. Sure there are a lot of books out there with an American gal who accidentally runs into a prince somewhere in the world and it becomes a whirl wind romance that the prince’s father can’t stop, because it’s always the father that puts up a stink.

What I liked about this book was the way it was written, strong characters, a strong background of the places and for the fun of it, a quasi love triangle between the two princes and Bex.  I thought it would be a nice light, but long read.  Something fun that I would be able to put down and pick up later on.  Instead I found myself sitting on the couch, guzzling coffee and flew through this book in a day!  So much for a light read.  I will hold my hands up and say that I enjoyed this one much more than I thought I would and probably more that what most will.

I was surprised to read that this is a fan fic book written by two Americans.  As far as fan pic goes this is miles better than the most famous fan fic of all, 50 Shades.  Being an American living in England I found this book a good read.  Having had watch Kate and Wills story play out here on the news and in the rags and then to watch their wedding, it was all a bit romantic.  Who doesn’t like a romance like this once in a while?  It was a guilty pleasure book, one that will make some peoples eyes roll at the cheesy thought of it.  Trust me though, the writing is good enough to grab you and the pages fly by.  I dare you to not read it in one sitting, go ahead and prove me wrong.

4/5 stars

Crash

Buy:Amazon

Buy:Amazon UK

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