The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Series: N/A
Published by Grand Central Publishing on April 7, 2015
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Adult
Pages: 454 : Hardcover edition
Source: Checked out from my local library
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The Washington Post and USA Today Bestseller
“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.

Disclaimer: I did not finish this and only got to page 145 before stopping.

Noting the above disclaimer, my review of this is kind of split up. I LOVED part one of the book where it’s all about Bex and Nick getting to know each other. It read as a typical chick-lit/rom com/quirky girl falls for royal guy type of thing and I just eat that up. I even quoted the book a couple times on my Twitter because there were a few one-liners that I really enjoyed but, it was after that section that it started to go into snooze land for me. The next section just started going in circles for me and I would put the book down for a week or so and pick it up expecting to be somewhere else but it just…wasn’t.

I lost interest in the characters, what they were doing, their friends, etc. Plus, I started getting really annoyed with Bex’s sister and Nick (not 100% sure why, they weren’t that terrible). I just kept getting the feeling that this was something I had already read a hundred times and was waiting for the fresh new piece of the story. And don’t get me wrong, I LOVE royalty romance stories (Nichole Chase’s series is phenomenal) but this one was just lacking.

I gave it two stars because while I didn’t enjoy the part of the book that I had currently been reading, I did really love the first half and wished that could have been its own book. Flipping through the rest I just dreaded the idea of having to read anymore of this tome, so I gave up (hides face in shame). I have still been meaning to try out these ladies’ young adult series so we’ll see how that one goes, but as for right now I probably won’t be revisiting this at all.

(And no matter what I am still in love with that cover!)

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