First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down. But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer, there’s a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him. As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. And Henry throws everything into question for Alex, an impulsive, charming guy who thought he knew everything: What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?
What I Liked:
- It was really, really funny and I actually laughed out loud at several points
- I was smiling through about 80% of the book
- One of the love interests was Mexican-American, I believe?
- ENEMIES TO FRIENDS TO LOVERS TROPE!!
- Alex and Henry worked so well together, they really complimented each other, but they were also great characters independently as well
- The romance was really fluffy, which helped ease the heavyness of the other topics written in the book
- The narrator on the audiobook had a British accent and it was wonderful
- The sex scenes were really good – vague, so not too detailed to make me go “ew” (asexuality yay lol) but enough detail to make me really feel their love and how much they enjoyed one another
- This book is just…happiness, and I felt pure joy for a majority of the book
What I Didn’t Like:
- Political, but I knew that going into the book, it just stresses me out and triggers my anxiety so it ruined the experiance of the book a little
- The very very very long chapters
- One of the characters was forced to come out and, although the ending of this was mostly happy, it was really uncomfortable
So, what did you think of it?! I know pretty much everyone has read this before me, and the hype for this has long since died down, but I am late to every trend so why not this one as well?
Anyway, I already want to re-read it again and buy a physical copy so I can destroy it with how much I re-read it. I haven’t felt such strong happiness reading a book in a really long time. 5/5 stars. Obviously.
Until next time,