REVIEW: Her Royal Highness

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Her Royal Highness Royals #2 Rachel Hawkins Young Adult Romance G.P. Putnam’s Sons 7th May 2019 Audiobook 288

Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. Heartbroken and ready for a change of pace, Millie decides to apply for scholarships to boarding schools . . . the farther from Houston the better.

Soon, Millie is accepted into one of the world’s most exclusive schools, located in the rolling highlands of Scotland. Here, the country is dreamy and green; the school is covered in ivy, and the students think her American-ness is adorable.

The only problem: Mille’s roommate Flora is a total princess.

She’s also an actual princess. Of Scotland.

At first, the girls can’t stand each other, but before Millie knows it, she has another sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend. Princess Flora could be a new chapter in her love life, but Millie knows the chances of happily-ever-afters are slim . . . after all, real life isn’t a fairy tale . . . or is it?

My Thoughts:

I have to say when I first started this book I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. I found millie at times a rather annoying narrator. I personally really found the setup scenes boring just take me to Scotland already! Besides the ex and one of the friends the other friends introduced at this point don’t make any major contributions to the book as we go on.

But then I kept reading. OMG! I am so glad I did because as this book unfolded it became cuter and cuter. I mean I’m a sucker for an enemies to lovers plotline. I really enjoyed that Flora’s many plans and plots to be expelled or get out of something always failed. Millie was there to point out her being an idiot.

These two are a perfect duo in that Flora shakes up the overly serious Millie. Meanwhile, Millie grounds Flora and reminds her of the world outside her castle life. The alternate universe where Scotland has its own royal family is so wonderfully well done I kept forgetting that’s not how the United Kingdom works.

Sakshi is an excellent secondary character who I loved fit outside expectations being tall and all-around hilarious. Through the humour and laughs, there are beautiful touching moments and by the end of this book, I too was in love with Flora (despite femmes totally not being my type)!

I did find the end of this book a bit rushed but overall loved every bit of it. Also if you are like me and haven’t yet read book one(Prince Charming) do not fret everything you need to know is explained and not once did I feel lost.

I give Her Royal Highness 4 out of 5 Stars.

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins was published 7th May 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. You can purchase your own copy at Mighty Ape, Whitcoulls, Booktopia, or wherever you like to purchase books.

*Note I have recently after much consideration decided that I can no longer in good faith link to Amazon or Book Depository. Please check out your local bookstore or shop locally.

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Brooklynne is an American born, Transgender Feminist who adores books. She currently resides in Wellington, New Zealand with her Boyfriend, Best Friend and Dog, only one of whom is not named Ryan. She enjoys all kinds of books and can often be found curled up in a corner with one glaring at said dog who refuses to cuddle.
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