The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
The Royal We – 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.
Review The Royal We
Smart, funny . . . [Cocks and Morgan] write like the pros they’ve become.―Janet Maslin, The New York Times
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
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
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 that doesn’t mean it’s not a great story. The Millions
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.
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan are the creators of the Internet’s wittiest celebrity fashion blog, Go Fug Yourself, which draws millions of readers and made Entertainment Weekly’s Must List and The Guardian’s list of 50 Most Powerful Blogs. They are the authors of two young adult novels, Spoiled and Messy, and have written for publications ranging from New York magazine’s web sites to VanityFair.com to Grazia UK. They both reside in Los Angeles.
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