‘The Royal We’ Was a Royal Rollercoaster

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“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.”

WARNING: You should be prepared for the 100 pounds of drama that this book contains. 

Characters

Rebecca, in the beginning of the book, is this carefree American who comes to Oxford in search for adventure and art, let just say she gets more adventure than art. She’s feisty and isn’t afraid to say what’s on her mind but all that later changes when she and Nick become serious. Towards the end, I really started to pity Rebecca. Her life was turning upside down and worse of all she was going through all this alone. It was just so bad, I felt like when she went through a breakup I did too. Towards the very end of the book, she slowly stars to find herself again. I like Rebecca but sometimes instead of staying the in toxic relationships she, she should have left.

Nick was probably one of my least favorite characters. In the beginning, I thought “Oh this guy is so sweet.” But don’t be fooled he becomes a real jerk. An event in his life makes him paranoid about the paparazzi and that really takes a toll on his and Rebecca’s relationship. He chose to pursue his dreams at the worse moment. He was a little selfish when it came to his and Rebecca’s relationship he kept her hidden from everyone because that was best for him. I didn’t like Nick.

Plot

The whole book is basically Nick and Rebecca’s love story, from when they met to the day there together. Everything was split up by seasons, like summer and winter. While I didn’t mind it but I wasn’t the biggest fan of it. It would start a new chapter and it would be like “Nick and I have been together for two years.” and I just felt a lack in detail in some parts because it would be skimmed through.

Romance

The relationship between Rebecca and Nick was sweet but toxic, especially towards the end of the book. Nicks family is a problem, the press is a problem, all their friends is a problem in their relationship. Nick started to blow Rebecca off towards the end of the book, to the point where Rebecca felt like she was going crazy but Rebecca should have been more open about her feelings and told Nick how she felt. I wasn’t a big fan of this relationship. It got to the point where I was hoping that Nick and Rebecca didn’t end up together, which never happens when I read a book.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I rate this book a 3 out of 5. Yeah, this book was entertaining and if you’re looking for a book with drama this is definitely a good choice. I just wasn’t a big fan of the skips in the plot or the relationship between Nick and Rebecca.

 

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