The Royal We (The Royal We (1)) Hardcover – April 7, 2015
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"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)
"Pages of biting humor and breathtaking glamour rewrite a fairy tale into something more satisfying than a stack of tabloids."―Kirkus
About the Author
- Hardcover : 464 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781455557103
- ISBN-13 : 978-1455557103
- Item Weight : 1.8 pounds
- Publisher : Grand Central Publishing (April 7, 2015)
- Product Dimensions : 6.4 x 1.7 x 9.1 inches
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 1455557102
- Best Sellers Rank: #173,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
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!
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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.