Escape with a bit of royal fun when you dive into one of these romances.
Once upon a time… well… not so very long ago were some fantastically fun royal romances. These novels are such a fun escape and they are great books to pick up when you’re in the mood for some light and romantic reads.
I dived into the world of modern royal romance novels and these are my favorites of the ones I’ve read. Hopefully you’ll find one or two or a few that you’ll want to read too.
Let’s get reading!
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The Best Modern ROyal Romance Novels
The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan took a lot of inspiration from the love story of William and Kate when they wrote this fun romantic comedy. In The Royal We, American Bex Porter travels to Oxford for school and finds herself living across the hall from Nick, who happens to be the heir to the British throne. And, of course, they fall in love.
But, as we all know, it’s not easy falling in love with a prince. Modern day royalty is full of rules and gossip and the never dimming spotlight. Can Bex survive all the royal baggage and is it all worth it for love?
This book is funny and engrossing and even though it’s a thick one (at almost 500 pages), it’s a quick read. It’s perfect for rom-com lovers and anyone fascinated by William, Kate, Harry, and Megan.
Red, white, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
It’s hard enough being the son of the President of the United States. But, it’s even harder when you fall in love with the Prince of Wales, especially when all of America expects you to marry the girl of your dreams. But, the heart knows what the heart wants.
In Red, White, & Royal Blue, Alex and Henry find themselves and each other in this fun romance. But, while these two find love, they also find a world full of royal & political intrigue, gossip, and the expectations of the world that they also have to handle. Can they make it through all these obstacles and still find happily ever after?
I don’t often find overly-hyped books that live up to all the hype, but this is an exception. I loved it and read it all in one sitting – I just couldn’t put it down. This book is perfect for anyone who’s looking for a romantic binge read or a fun enemies-to-lovers romance.
Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
Royal Holiday is more royal adjacent rather than full on royal, but it still thoroughly fits in the modern royal romance category. In this story, Vivian Forest accompanies her daughter on a work trip to England over the holidays. And, since Vivian’s daughter is working as a stylist to a royal family member, the two get to spend their holidays living like royalty.
Vivian didn’t expect to met a man on her vacation, nor did she expect that man to be the Queen’s private secretary. Can a whirlwind vacation romance turn into something more?
I loved this sweet romance and I especially loved that the main character, Vivian, was a woman in her 50s who was smart and secure. It’s a holiday read that can be read any time during the year.
This book is part of a series, but it can be read as a stand-alone. (Although after you finish it, you’re going to want to find more by Jasmine Guillory!).
Reluctant Royals series by Alyssa Cole
The Reluctant Royals series by Alyssa Cole is what introduced me to the fun world of contemporary royal romances. This is a fun, romantic, and completely satisfying series.
The first book in the series, A Princess in Theory, tells the story of busy grad student Neladi Smith who has no idea she’s actually betrothed to an African prince. Prince Thabiso is determined to win her over and bring her home to his kingdom.
The series continues on with others in Neladi and Thabiso’s circle of friends and each one is as fun and flirty as the rest. This is a great choice if you’re looking to get lost in a good series and enjoy reading romances featuring strong, independent women.
Runaway Royals Series by Alyssa Cole
Even though I haven’t had a chance to read the Runaway Royals series, which is the latest series by Alyssa Cole, I still wanted to include it on this list. Why? Well, I completely trust Alyssa Cole to write an amazing and fun royal romance.
In the first book, How to Catch a Queen, Shanti Mohapi weds the king of Njaza in a marriage of convenience. Despite her position, Shanti has difficulties getting anyone to listen to her as an outsider and even though she’s always wanted to be queen, it’s nothing like she imagined. Soon turmoil erupts in both the kingdom and her marriage. Can they lead and heal a marriage?
This book is definitely high on my summer reading list!
Do you have any recommendations as to what I should read next?