This book is written by two bloggers. They may have co-authored The Royal We, but Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan are best known for their successful celebrity style blog Go Fug Yourself. I had never heard of this blog, but that doesn’t say much, because I don’t follow fashion (especially now that I can’t fit into my old skinny jeans from my pre-baby days). You can probably guess that this book isn’t a serious literary novel, but I still enjoyed it, especially because it’s summertime, which is the perfect (and only time) I will read ‘chick-lit’ and not feel guilty. This is the season this genre was created for! download

Although the protagonists’ names are Nick and Rebecca, I quickly realized this was a book loosely based on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s romance, very loosely based: it’s a fun re-imagining of what their courtship might have been, with some twists thrown in for good measure (and to avoid any libel suits, I’m sure). Rebecca, or “Bex” is an old-fashioned American girl. She comes from a wealthy family who made their money in couches, and she’s a tomboy through and through. She literally stumbles into the path of the King-to-be, and they quickly find themselves falling deeply in love with each other, despite the difficulties of romancing a royal.

I didn’t have any jaw-dropping revelations while reading this, but I did thoroughly enjoy it, and I laughed out loud quite a bit, the dialogue in particular is hilarious. I suspect this wouldn’t be surprising to anyone who regularly follows Go Fug Yourself, Cocks and Morgan are obviously a funny pair, and have translated this charisma into a successful novel. The publicist for this book called it ‘good frothy fun’, and I couldn’t agree more.

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