Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Her Royal Highness
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Series: Royals #2
Format: Audiobook from Scribd
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?
I initially heard of this book on Chelsea Dolling Reads’ Booktube channel, and since she mentioned that it could be read as a standalone (and that she didn’t love the first book as much) I decided to go ahead and read this one since I found it over on Scribd.
I’m so glad I did.
I haven’t found a F/F romance that I love just yet… until I read this book.
This book had a lot of Anna and the French Kiss vibes and I was absolutely loving it.
The hate to love in this book made it just that much more epic. Usually bitchy characters like Flora annoy the crap out of me, but for some reason, I didn’t hate Flora. Probably because she was more misunderstood rather than unnecessarily mean for no reason like some antagonists tend to be in YA novels.
I’m not usually into the whole royal trope, but this book definitely is one that defies my typical preferences. It made the dynamic between Millie and Flora that much more interesting.
If you love enemies-to-lovers YA romances – this is absolutely the book for you!
Audiobook Performance: 4 stars
Butterfly Rating: 3 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: Maybe
Bookshelf Placement: Yes
Book Girlfriend Rating: 4 stars