“Red, White & Royal Blue”: by Casey McQuiston. New York: Wednesday Books, Copyright 2019, 432 pages. $11.59, paperback and $9.99, Kindle.
America’s golden boy is Alex Caremont-Diaz, First Son of the United States. He’s good-looking, smart and determined to be elected to Congress by the age of 30. Despite what the tabloids claim, Alex spends little time chasing women and is instead focusing on helping his mother win re-election.
What the media does correctly report is a confrontation with nemesis Prince Henry of England that leads to a toppled wedding cake at the biggest social event of the year. In order to improve diplomatic relations, Alex and Henry stage a bromance.
A few staged photo-ops later, the fake friendship becomes real as they both begin to see