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Review: ‘The Royal We’ by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Review: ‘The Royal We’ by Heather Cocks and Jessica MorganThe Royal We by Heather CocksJessica Morgan
Published by Grand Central Publishing on April 7th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Love & Romance
Pages: 454
Format: eBook
Source: borrowed from the library
four-stars
The Washington Post and USA Today Bestseller
"I might be Cinderella today, but I dread who they'll think I am tomorrow. I guess it depends on what I do next."

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.

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review

If there’s anything I’m not interested in, it would be being royal. I believe that a country still being ruled in monarchy is archaic, and this book showed the reasons why. Yes, you have your prince and the love of your life, but you’re giving up your entire identity, your nationality just for a title. You don’t get to make decisions about anything and everything must be approved to what you wear, to what you eat and to what music you listen to. You might as well be a trained monkey… So sad 🙁

Bex goes through all of these. She starts off as this strong independent woman and then it starts to unravel. I kind of liked her slow descent and all of the mistakes she makes. It felt so real and raw. Even the tabloids stating fake stories and how they’re portrayed, I feel like it’s a good interpretation of what it’s like to be royal and having all these insults thrown your way. I was waiting patiently for Nick to man up the entire time. I loved that this wasn’t just about her relationship with Nick, but with her friends, her family and her twin sister. The royal family closely resembles Britain’s and in a way I strongly imagined them as these characters.

I just have to say how dragged out and extended the story is. It’s very very slow so you’ll have to patient for anything to happiness. It’s also incredibly long, so I had to knock a star for those low points.

I enjoyed The Royal We and I had fun reading about an American falling in love with Britain’s prince. It reminded me a lot of the movie The Prince and Me.


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rating

4/5

four-stars

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