[Review]: Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

*I received a copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Title: Her Royal Highness (Royals #2)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication Date: May 7, 2019

Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. And because Millie cannot stand the thought of confronting her ex every day, she decides to apply for scholarships to boarding schools . . . the farther from Houston the better.

Millie can’t believe her luck when she’s accepted into one of the world’s most exclusive schools, located in the rolling highlands of Scotland. Everything about Scotland is different: the country is misty and green; the school is gorgeous, and the students think Americans are cute.

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?divider_line (1)Review:

This was the perfect follow up to the first book (Royals, AKA Prince Charming) and I was so happy that Flora got her own story. Her Royal Highness is a fun, flirty, drama-filled romance that starts off with Millie rooming with a princess who acts like a total princess, but I loved how much their relationship changed throughout the book.

Millie Quint: perfect student, lover of rocks, and dealing with heartbreak. On her first day at her new school in Scotland, she somehow manages to annoy her new princess roomie. Not that she realizes Flora is royalty until after insulting her. Scotland has always been her dream and she can’t afford to lose her scholarship and get kicked out over some rivalry.

Luckily, Princess Flora is treated like any other student. She doesn’t have any pull at the school and she was sent there because everywhere she goes, drama follows. Her plan is the total opposite of Millie’s and she does everything she can think of to get sent home. Flora is totally charming and cunning at the same time, but I loved getting to see some vulnerability as well.

I was so happy that the Royal Wreckers appeared in this book! Where would we be without their charming antics and tomfoolery? There was this one scene and I couldn’t stop myself from laughing, even though I was reading in public. It was great to see more of Seb as well and I’m crossing my fingers that he gets his own book too.

If you’re into slow burn romances, definitely check this one out! This book is filled with tons of long looks and obvious chemistry that is smothered in dislike, but it’s eventually replaced by friendship and more. There is also a ton of shenanigans and wild adventures as well as fun secondary characters. All I can say is that I need more queer royal rom coms ASAP!

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