Just popping into our Oscars coverage to let you all know that Goodreads is currently giving away fifteen autographed ARCs of The Royal We! (ARCs, for those of you who don’t know, are advance reader copies. It’s basically the second to last version of the book, printed early to go out to reviewers and librarians and book sellers and whatnot, from the draft that happens before our final pass. Which means they’re in short supply and they’re very slightly different from the final copy, which makes them nifty collectors items. Our ARC, for example, has got one section where a VERY IMPORTANT WORD is missing. [Don’t worry, we fixed that for the finished copies.])
In case you haven’t heard, The Royal We is our forthcoming novel, which comes out on April 7th.
You can read all about the book here — including all the info you could possibly need about pre-orders — but real quickly, here’s the jacket copy to answer all your questions about what this book is actually about:
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.
So far, Kirkus has said that “pages of biting humor and breathtaking glamour rewrite a fairy tale into something more satisfying than a stack of tabloids,” while RT Book Reviews has noted that we “nailed it,” adding that “The Royal We is a wonderful tale of young love.” J. Courtney Sullivan called it, “a joy from start to finish,” and Emma Straub said that it’s “an absolute delight.” But find out for yourself! (FYI, if you need further convincing you can also download the first seven chapters for free here.) The contest runs from today through March 9th. For more info, and to enter, please visit Goodreads. (As a note, this contest is open to US residents only, and I am VERY SORRY about that. We unfortunately don’t make those rules.)
And now…back to Oscars coverage! So many outfits to discuss, you guys.