Review: Her Royal Highness

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
Series: Royals #2
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Genres: YA contemporary
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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?

This book follows a plot / trope I’ve read before, a few times in fact, except there’s one important difference, it’s super gay. 

This book follows, Millie, an intelligent teenage girl who wants to be a geologist. When she sees her girlfriend making out with someone else, she decides to attend a boarding school in Scotland. I loved reading about her passion for geology. The passion was always present, she even had her collection of rocks, it was super endearing.

Millie and Flora had a hate to love relationship. It’s not until weeks of being roommates that they start to open up and eventually, become attracted to each other. I kinda wish we got a few chapters in Flora’s POV, I think it would have really rounded her character out, and added an extra layer to the book. Flora starts out a little rough around the edges, but by the end of the book I was completely in love with her.

The pacing and writing needed some polishing, in my opinion. But these characters more than made up for it to me. I do wish the ending had been more satisfying, it was a bit too abrupt for my taste.

While not the perfect book, this was one of the most adorable and fluffy romance I’ve read this year.

four stars

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