The only problem: Mille's roommate Flora is a total princess. She's also an actual princess. Of Scotland.
At first, the girls can barely stand each other--Flora is both high-class and high-key--but before Millie knows it, she has another sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend. Even though Princess Flora could be a new chapter in her love life, Millie knows the chances of happily ever afters are slim . . . after all, real life isn't a fairy tale . . . or is it?
This second book in Rachel Hawkins' fun, flirty Royals series brings a proud perspective to a classic romance.
Synopsis from Goodreads
I'm a sucker for royal romances! It's so bad, but I'm definitely way to invested in the British royal family and all the drama surrounding them (also, obsessed with the names Charlotte and Archie. Huge fan of these mini royals). Rachel Hawkin's Royals was the first in this series and I thought it was a cute, light story with fictional Scottish royals causing chaos for the protagonist. In the second book, the Scottish royals are back, and this time we're seeing the chaos that Princess Flora can bring to a story.
So Happy To Get More of Flora
Flora was such an interesting character when we first met her through Daisy's perspective, and I really liked getting to know her through Millie. While still beautiful, Millie has zero patience for Flora's attitude and isn't afraid to say so, which is awesome! That said, we really only get the surface level of what Flora's life is really like. The Queen is not interested in understanding that Flora is gay, but it's so briefly talked about! This is clearly a big problem in Flora's life and we never really get to see her unpack it with Millie. And while the ending of the book is adorable, I'm more interested in what happens directly after. How does the Queen respond? The press? Flora's story seems very underdeveloped and like a missed opportunity.
More Flora/Millie Relationship-Time Wanted
My biggest complaint with this book is that we simply don't get enough time with Flora and Millie as a couple. There is tons of cute romantic tension between them, but the actual time that they're together is really short, especially since they then have a falling out. I didn't have the chance to fall in love with Milora (or should we call them Fillie?), so it was more frustrating instead of heartbreaking when they end up in a fight.
Next Book: Sebastian?
I think it's pretty clear that we're going to be getting a Sebastian story soon, and my hope is that it pairs him up romantically with Nicola. She seems down to Earth and fearless (the girl is the only female Royal Wrecker!) and clearly a match for Brother Seb. I'm also hoping that we finally get the wedding of Alex and Ellie! There doesn't seem to be any news about another Royals book coming out, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we eventually get Seb's love story...and hopefully get to see him get his life together a bit, because that boy is a mess!
This was a cute story, but I didn't end up enjoying Millie's story as much as I did Daisy's. While "the American in Scotland" storyline is still adorable, the romance in this book seemed too fast and we didn't really have the chance to fall in love with this couple. That said, I still enjoyed this romance (I can picture Flora and Millie just being super cute together for years to come!) and light stories like this are always a lot of fun to read! What did you think about Her Royal Highness?
FINAL RATING: 2.5/5
Hi, I'm Alexandra! I love reading (largely YA fiction, but sometimes I'll read "adult" books), playing board games, Nutella, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix with my husband.
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