Published by Grand Central Publishing on April 7, 2015
"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.
I’m back again with yet another book review. I’m still planning on writing a real post here on how life is once it calms down because in reality my life went from holiday crazy to real crazy in about a month just when I was adjusting to 2018 *sigh* I will be coming back to post on here in the interim of me getting my computer fixed or at least that is the plan.
This book review is going to be for the Creating & Co Book Club readathon called the Enchantathon. Unfortunately this is the only official book that I read for that readathon. I did manage to also start The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern , but I still have yet to finish that. That is another review that will be coming soon. As you can probably tell this review is going to be about The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.
In this book we meet Rebecca Porter, an american student from Cambridge that does a study abroad exchange with Oxford. It is on her first day in London that she meets the Prince if England Sir Nicholas, who also happens to be a student at Oxford. It takes a while for Rebecca and Nicholas to fall madly in love, but along the way we also manage to fall in love with their friends and the complicated lives that they lead. I love that this story is told from the near end and recounted backward up to the moment and is openly compared to the unauthorized biography of Rebecca Porter.
While the book is a complete work of fiction, one can’t help but compare it to the real life love story of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s story. It was truly so beautiful and lovely to see those two fall in love and soon we will be getting another royal wedding with Prince Harry marrying Megan Markle. Overall I really did love this book and would really like a sequel about Freddie, the younger brother. The ending of the book was an elopement to save face from the scandal that their friend was about to bring upon them *not quite spoiler* It was truly a lovely story, but I would like to find out more about what happens next.
Let me know if you have read this book and what you thought. I also added a Currently Reading section in my sidebar instead of the usual books I’ve read. If you have any recommendations for books I should read this year, let me know 🙂 I’ll see you soon with another post.