The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.
Synopsis from Goodreads
I randomly came across this title in a school library and was in the mood for a bit of royal romance! When school gets really stressful, I often find myself wanting light stories to read so that I can have something to enjoy that doesn't overly weigh on my mind. This was exactly the cute, light love story the synopsis makes it sound like, and I was totally fine with that.
Cute Story (With Some Real Life Inspiration?)
I really can't be the only one who felt like this story could have easily been about Pippa Middleton, right? I adore the Middletons and how they are able to remain above the drama and chaos of their daughter marrying a prince, but that definitely had to take a toll on the whole family. The Wales family does not seem like one that is particularly welcoming to outsiders, but Kate and Pippa are able to stay above the gossip. Royals was both a romance and a sister story, as Daisy has to juggle her way through Ellie's new life, trying to figure out what her role is while also realizing that Ellie is giving up so much for the man that she loves, so the least Daisy can do is be supportive.
Nothing Too Dramatic
When we meet Daisy, she's in the midst of some classic teenage angst, but even though it was a bit far-fetched, I honestly felt her frustration. I think everyone can connect with having to give up something we love for a family member, or feel like we're constantly be relegated to the "other child" when it seems like a sibling is always coming first. What I liked it that Daisy has literally no jealousy towards her sister becoming a princess; the drama in this story really comes from the unnecessary secrets that are discovered.
A Fun and Easy Read
This was a really cute story. I will say that there wasn't as much kissing as I would have liked (come on, Daisy, go for it!) and I wish we had more time with Isabel (bff) and Ellie (sister) to develop those relationships a bit more, but I was still happy with what we were given. Daisy's story is actually pretty easily relate to (minus the royals) because it's about a girl trying to understand her older sister's new life, and ends up completely out of her depth. It's something that I think everyone goes through at some point in their life, and it's fun to see the story play out when a fake Scottish royal family is involved.
Overall, this was a fun read! It's not dramatic or overly emotional (at least for an adult reader), but it was cute and I read it at a time when that's exactly what I needed. I also found out that the sequel, Her Royal Highness, comes out in May and I'm really hoping that we get to see or hear more about Daisy. If you read or have read this, let me know what you think!
FINAL RATING: 3.5/5
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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