Det händer inte så ofta men nu läser jag en bok som hör till genren Romance, nämligen Rött, vitt & kungligt blått av debutanten Casey McQuiston
Boken handlar om hur Alex,son till USA:s president, blir kär i Henry, Prinsen av Wales…
Jag läser boken på engelska, därför är titeln länkad till det amerikanska förlaget, men titeln finns redan utgiven på svenska.
“Tonight, she´s sitting on her living room floor in a glowing circle of screens like some kind of Capitol Hill séance.
To her left, her campaign laptop is open to an indecipherable page of data and bar graphs. To her right, her personal computer is running three news aggregators at the same time. In front of her, the TV is broadcasting CNN:s Republican primary coverage, while the tablet in her lap is playing an old episode of Drag Race. She´s holding her iPhone in her hand, and Alex hears the little whoosh of an email sending before she looks up at him.”
“The entertainment for the night is a British indie rocker who looks like a root vegetable and is popular with people in Alex´s demographic for reasons he can´t even begin to understand. Henry is seated with the prime minister, and Alex sits and chews his food like it´s personally wronged him and watches Henry from across the room, seething. Every so often, Henry will look up, catch Alex´s eye, go pink around the ears, and return to his rice pilaf as if it´s the most fascinating dish on the planet”