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Publisher's Summary

Regal romance abounds in this flirty, laugh-out-loud companion novel to Prince Charming, by New York Times best-selling author Rachel Hawkins.

Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. Heartbroken and ready for a change of pace, Millie decides to apply for scholarships to boarding schools...the farther from Houston the better.

Soon, Millie is accepted into one of the world's most exclusive schools, located in the rolling highlands of Scotland. Here, the country is dreamy and green; the school is covered in ivy, and the students think her American-ness is adorable.

The only problem: Mille's roommate Flora is a total princess.

She's also an actual princess. Of Scotland.

At first, the girls can't stand each other, but before Millie knows it, she has another sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend. Princess Flora could be a new chapter in her love life, but Millie knows the chances of happily ever afters are slim...after all, real life isn't a fairy tale...or is it?

New York Times best-selling author Rachel Hawkins brings the feels and the laughs to her latest romance.

©2019 Rachel Hawkins (P)2019 Listening Library

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  • Lissette C.
  • 20-06-20

LOVE IT!!!!

Absolutely loved this book! Could not put it down. I wanted to keep listening to it but I either had to work or sleep. The characters had depth, the story was raw, and the performance was impeccable. Great story and great job all around!!! Would highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a beautiful lgbtq+ romance and feel-good book. It has all the emotions in it. Give it a listen or a read. You won’t regret it. If you love love, you’ll love this.

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  • Tiffany M
  • 22-10-19

Quick listen

It felt like a lot happened in a short period of time.
It is pretty unusual for a book with many characters to stand out and be recognized as individuals to me but this did that spectacularly.
All the characters besides Jude felt like good genuine people, and that level of realism was greatly appreciated.
The story didn't feel rushed.
The characters weren't inconsistent and the pacing was quite fast.
I was shocked in a good way at the intermediate level vocabulary / mature dialog.
My Only real problem was the lack of build up or background on sacks and Perry's relationship.

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  • Brooke
  • 03-02-21

Cliché, but in the right way

Overall: It's heartwarming and a great love story. Would definitely recommend.

Yeah, it's cliché sometimes, but it's done in a way that I don't really mind. I could see a lot of the drama points coming and knew how it was goinf to be resolved. However, I didnt mind it because it was woven in quite nicely rather than added for the sake of content.

I wished certain things were tied up better. The side characters were well written, so I had hoped for more. I used to never like epilogues, but I really wanted on in this case. There were a lot of news article/blog inserts so I thought a news article to tie up the ending with their relationship in the near or far future would've been a nice touch.

Performance wise: Amazing! Life is brought to every character and I was chuckling throughout. There was never a confusion with who was speaking.

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  • Emily
  • 18-08-19

Sweet princess romance

I found it to be a bit repetitive at times but that was a minor issue. Overall, it’s a fun romance! I love that it takes place in Scotland!

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  • Billy
  • 09-04-21

👍👍👍

this book was amazing, i accidentally read it in a day and was very sucked into it.

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  • Annmarie
  • 26-03-21

Although it was a good book the ending wasn’t for me

As being apart of the lgbt community the ending wasn’t that great in my opinion. Solid 3/5 build up is great and the flirting too but there’s not much character development or relationship development they just sort of seem to get together

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  • Amanda
  • 23-03-21

Beautiful, but...

Honestly, I was super invested in this story. But be aware that there is a lot if build-up and way less time with the coveted queer romance than I'd like. Follow up story, please?

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  • Caitlin Machado
  • 13-03-21

Best Book Ever!

I finished this book in 2 days and let me tell you I’m still giddy! This book had me laughing and crying and my emotions were flowing with the girls with all the excitement and nervousness. I adored this book and a paper back copy will find its way into my personal library

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-12-20

Sweet

I thought the story overall was very sweet really enjoyed the voice and the accents. Finished it in one day

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  • JJ Mitchell
  • 08-08-20

LOVE IT!!

This book is extremely cliche, but cute none the less. I really like that each of the characters had layers to them and weren’t just “the blonde one” or something as simplistic as that. I just wish it were longer, because my heart is melting.

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  • Pootlemcpootle
  • 18-06-19

Great Story but Insulting Accents from Narrator

I recommend you buy this book in paper or ebook format. The narrator's ham-fisted attempt at multiple Scottish Accents (weirdly the posh English accents were closer to Scottish) is so far off that all the Scottish characters sound like they look like Shrek and Fiona. She paints 'ugly' with her voice quite effectively but totally ruins the characters as a result as they're supposed to be beautiful young royals. Respect all Rachel Hawkins' hard work and put some effort in yourself and actually read the story. It's a great story beyond Karissa Vacker's insulting and wholly distracting attempt at Scottish accents.

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  • Laura
  • 06-06-19

A very cute romance!

Her Royal Highness was a very cute book. I love romances and I love Scotland, so put the two together and that's an amazing book for me. I loved the sapphic romance too: it was hate to love, which is one of my favourite tropes. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for a sweet sapphic YA romance!

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  • Sienna-Rose
  • 14-03-21

Queer Treasure

In short, Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins, is a queer treasure.

Others have said this, but I want to reiterate; I thought I didn’t care for romance - especially YA romance. I was wrong. The reality is that I’ve seen enough heterosexual couplings and romance tropes that all I can do is roll my eyes. Seeing a common romance trope applied to queer relationships, with bisexual and lesbian representation, is refreshing and enjoyable.

I would especially recommend this for late bloomers, who never had the opportunity to explore their own teen romances and young loves due to the iron padlocks on the closet door.

I would also recommend this for teens who have never had the chance to see a same-sex relationship presented in that same typical and romantic context as the many straight versions of this story. I would also recommend this for those looking for something fun, uplifting and romantic to take your mind off the horrors of day to day life.

The characters feel like real people, not just stereotypical stand-ins. The chemistry between the main characters didn’t feel forced, as I often find it in other similar stories. The narration by Karissa Vacker was engaging and fluid. She seamlessly switched between American and Scottish accents, which brought the book to life.

While this is technically the second book in the 'Royals' series, you do not have to read the first one to read Her Royal Highness. They are two separate novels that stand on their own.