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"Smart, funny . . . [Cocks and Morgan] write like the pros they've become."The New York Times, Janet Maslin
"The characters should all be familiar: the heir to the British throne, his mischievous younger brother, his granny and the pretty commoner he meets in college. But in this version by bloggers Cocks and Morgan (a.k.a. the Fug Girls), the girl is American. Nick and Bex's love story is so fun and dishy, you'll hope for a sequel--with royal babies." People
"In the grand tradition of Curtis Sittenfeld's American Wife . . . A breezy, juicy novel that's like The Princess Diaries with fewer made-up countries and more sex-the kind of book you can imagine Pippa sneaking into Kensington Palace."Entertainment Weekly
"Hysterical." Entertainment Weekly, "The Must List"
"Every bit as engrossing as the real Kate and Will. . . . The pages turn as easily as a tabloid feature on the royal couple-and you'll end up just as obsessed with Bex and Nick as you already are with Wills and Kate." Glamour
"Cute, well-written, and perfect for summer. . . . I loved it." Buzzfeed, "29 Books You Should Definitely Bring to the Beach This Summer"
"The authors hit all the right notes in this funny, smart, emotional tale that will definitely appeal to fans of Jojo Moyes." Library Journal (Starred Review)
"An entertaining read-but also a sharp critique of how we treat celebrities and what happens to people always in the paparazzi glare . . . Cocks and Morgan also know that daydreams should stay daydreams because the reality is much harsher. That's what elevates The Royal We from just a good beach book to a beach book with a message--while remaining entertaining enough to keep your butt in your beach chair." Philadelphia Inquirer
"The perfect summer read . . . a confection of a tale, but a satisfying one, a romantic romp carried by Cocks and Morgan's storytelling." Metro (Canada)
"Pages of biting humor and breathtaking glamour rewrite a fairy tale into something more satisfying than a stack of tabloids." Kirkus
"THE ROYAL WE is full of love and humor, and delicious in too many ways to mention in one little blurb. I read this novel as quickly as I could, relishing any few minutes I had to turn back to its pages. An absolute delight."Emma Straub, New York Times-bestselling author of The Vacationers
"A heartfelt exploration of a life lived in the spotlight, THE ROYAL WE balances dishy decadence with an honest look at the sacrifices required to stay princess to Prince Charming."Courtney Maum, author of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
"THE ROYAL WE is as engrossing and deeply satisfying as any royal wedding documentary, and it's a thousand times more fun, from the fairy tale to the inevitable foibles. You will want Bex Porter to be your best friend. You will feel the same way about Cocks and Morgan, who are warm, witty, hilarious, and moving in their depiction of a very complicated relationship indeed."Jen Doll, author of Save the Date
"Readers should prepare to lose their hearts to THE ROYAL WE, a loving satire that is scandalously funny and wonderfully romantic."-Bookpage
"Underneath the frothy exterior is sharp look at the clash between modern women and the ways they are portrayed. It's not a fairy tale, but thatdoesn't mean it's not a great story."-The Millions
"A joy from start to finish. THE ROYAL WE is that rare novel that makes you think, makes you cry, and is such fun to read that you'll want to clear your schedule until you've turned the final page. But be warned--Cocks and Morgan have created a world so rich, a romance so compelling, and characters so funny and alive, that you'll be terribly sad to see them go." J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of The Engagements and Maine
"Cocks and Morgan tackled their first dip into mainstream fiction for adults and nailed it. THE ROYAL WE is a wonderful tale of young love, peppered with animated characters, difficult hardships, and selfdiscovery."-RT Book Reviews
"Cute, well-written, and perfect for summer . . . I loved it."-Buzzfeed.com
"The authors hit all the right notes in this funny, smart, emotional tale."-Library Journal, starred review
About the Author
- ASIN : B00MEMMWGM
- Publisher : Grand Central Publishing (April 7, 2015)
- Publication date : April 7, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1279 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 497 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #16,076 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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The heroine is stereotypical - tomboyish, doesn’t give a damn about love or boys and is, therefore, considered different from the rest of her sex until she unexpectedly falls in-love with a rich, powerful, seriously attractive wannabe Mr Darcy and a soap opera is born. Same old, same old.
This book could be entertaining in the hands of a gifted writer and wouldn’t suffer the common plot, clichéd characters, and pointless ramblings. The verbose authors couldn’t hold my attention so I knew I shouldn’t have bought it but I did against my better judgment. I’ll either throw it out, give it away or sell it for a penny.
Bex Porter is studying abroad at Oxford and finds herself living in Pembroke, the same place as Prince Nicholas and his friends. She quickly finds herself a part of the their group and forming a close friendship with the prince himself. I thought the build up to Bex and Nicholas' relationship was well done. It really showed them getting comfortable spending time together - Night Bex and Night Nick are hilarious - and kept the romance from feeling rushed.
As I moved through each section of the book, I connected with Bex. The American girl who seems to be living the dream so many girls have of falling in love with a prince. However, their road to happily ever after is bumpy, and Bex struggles with loving Nick the man when he is also destined to become King.
These characters felt flawed and real. Interesting to read about and with the authors' wonderful writing they truly came alive on the page. I felt like I was right there in England with Bex.
The Royal We is witty and fun with excellent banter and romance that made the book hard to put down even a second time through. I am really excited to read the sequel, The Heir Affair when it releases later this summer!
Though Bex and Nick stay together, and Bex even moves back to London to continue their relationship, Bex remains a secret from the Crown and from England. Years pass this way and eventually the media catches wind of their relationship. Bex is crucified by cruel reporters and people around the world hiding behind their computers. Typically independent and unabashedly herself, Bex is beginning to see how much she's already given up for Nick, and how much more of herself she'll have to reshape and redefine if she's to stay with him.
Will the drama prove to be too much for Bex and Nick? Can a future King even have a real relationship with a commoner from an entirely different country? As these questions are explored, we grow up with Bex and Nick and their friends, and watch them mature, grow in and out of romantic relationships, and become their own individuals.
The character development is central to the story and each character is perfectly flawed and human. By the end of this first book, I felt as though the characters were friends, and the detail in which they were brought to life added a real layer of depth to the book. Though the novel felt a little longer than it needed to be, I can't actually think of any part of the story that could (or should) be cut!
I definitely recommend this one and I'm very much looking forward to the second in the series!
Top reviews from other countries
I’ll say now that I’m very, very glad I did.
It’s not my usual type of book, though the writing style did sometimes remind me of Penny Reid, whose books I love, but I was very quickly swept away by it all – not by romance but by the realism. The characters, I could actually believe were real people. The scenarios described, I could completely imagine happening behind closed doors at Oxford or a similar university.
There’s a thin line between fact and fiction that the book was careful to tread, though once or twice it got a little close to the knuckle for me. The ending was left open but hopeful, which I liked, and the relationships between all of the characters and not just Bex and Nick were given a proper chance to develop and change over the years the novel covered, which I loved. As much as I adore the romance aspect of a book I’m reading, the friendships and family relationships are always a big draw for me.
It’s a long read but one I did over two days and thoroughly enjoyed, so I’d definitely recommend it.
accurately represent the English royal family- because oh yes that's it the book is fiction and therefore doesn't need to be accurate! It's a story!
I actually really enjoyed the storyline , however it wasn't quite the perfect romance I thought it would be after I read some of the reviews- it was a very bumpy and rocky relationship Bex and Nick had. I also felt that the book ended very quickly and I would have like to have seen the final issues be resolved especially as there is not a sequel.
Overall a good read but left me feeling a little unsatisfied with the ending, i would love for the story to continue and I felt like it gave a little insight into what life might be like for a member of the royal family (and made me very glad I wasn't one of them!)
The heroine is an irresistible American (cf Notting Hill & Four Weddings) and her suitor is an Englishman whose upper lip has acquired maximum stiffness (cf Notting Hill & Four Weddings - again). Oh, and he happens to be heir to the throne.
The story is every bit as charming and witty (and snarky) as those rom-coms with a superbly-realised supporting cast. A great, breezy, holiday read.