20 Best Books Like Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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Casey McQuiston’s Red, White and Royal Blue is a charming contemporary romance that has captured the hearts of many readers. Between McQuiston’s witty writing and the swoon-worthy love story between Alex and Henry, it’s impossible not to love. So if you’re looking for books like Red, White and Royal Blue, you’re in the right place.

From scandalous secret affairs to forbidden royal romances to enemies-turned-lovers, there is a book on this list for everyone. Prepare for an unforgettable and wild journey with these Red, White and Royal Blue read-alikes.

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The Unlikely Heir by Jax Calder

Following a cataclysmic royal scandal, Californian insurance claim operator Callum Prescott is whisked off to England to fulfill his birthright as the Prince of Wales. What would be a fairy tale for many becomes a media nightmare for the accident-prone and all too affable Callum. Add in some unexpected feelings for Prime Minister Oliver Hartwell and things become a lot more complicated.

The Unlikely Heir is the perfect follow-up to Red, White & Royal Blue. It has royalty, a forbidden romance, political intrigue, a secret affair, and a litany of sweet and utterly swoon-worthy moments. Prepare for an unforgettable read.

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Amid a tabloid scandal, Luc O’Donnell needs a fake boyfriend to clean up his reputation. Enter Oliver Blackwell, a barrister with a squeaky clean image. It’s the perfect arrangement. Of course, it would be even better if Luc and Oliver had something in common. But it’s not like it’s a forever relationship. Right?

Like Red, White & Royal Blue, Alexis Hall’s Boyfriend Material gives you all the feels. Get ready to swoon and fall in love with these two opposites as they jump into a fake relationship that becomes a little too real.

Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper is a sweet YA romantic comic that tells the story of Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson, two classmates who develop a friendship that slowly turns into more. Fans of Red, White & Royal Blue should pick up Alice Oseman’s bestselling series and watch the Netflix adaptation for a heartwarming coming-of-age journey.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

All it takes is a chance meeting at a community swimming pool for a life-changing friendship to develop between the introspective, perpetually unhappy Aristotle and the kindhearted, quick-witted Dante. 

It is no secret that Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a literary masterpiece. With its heartwarming exploration of identity and the moving relationship between Ari and Dante, Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s novel is a must-read for readers deciding on what to start after Red, White & Royal Blue.

The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

Charlie Winshaw never thought he would become the newest bachelor of reality show Ever After, but a damaged reputation has him stepping completely outside of his comfort zone. Luckily, producer Dev Deshpande is there to ease Charlie into the role. However, some unexpected feelings lead to complications neither ever saw coming.

The Charm Offensive is a sweet and utterly enchanting romance that is perfect for fans of The Bachelor and Red, White & Royal Blue.

We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian

Next up on our list of books like Red, White & Royal Blue is Cat Sebastian’s We Could Be So Good, an irresistible love story that follows stoic reporter Nick Russo and affable scatterbrain publishing heir Andy Fleming. 

Nick never expects to strike up a friendship with the accident-prone disaster who’s set to inherit the newspaper he works at, but fate has other plans.

American Royals by Katharine McGee

In an alternate world, democracy did not follow the Revolutionary War. Instead, a new aristocracy was born—the American Royals. Scandals, drama, forbidden love, and political intrigue meet in this RW&B-esque royal romance.

They Hate Each Other by Amanda Woody

There is no love lost between Jonah Collins and Dylan Ramírez, much to their friends’ dismay. But after Jonah gets wasted at Dylan’s homecoming party and ends up crashing in his bed, rumors circulate, pushing them to take matters into their own hands and fake a relationship to get their friends off their backs. However, things do not go as planned.

They Hate Each Other is a YA enemies-to-lovers romance perfect for readers looking for books like Red, White and Royal Blue.

The Controversial Princess by Jodi Ellen Malpas

The Controversial Princess is a much spicier version of Red, White, & Royal Blue. Similar to the dynamics of Prince Henry’s parents, a princess falls for Hollywood royalty, leading to a secret affair that has the power to change history.

Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid

Shane Hollander and Ilya Rozanov are the stars of the NHL. Their rivalry is legendary and their hatred, public. No one would ever believe that the golden boy of the hockey league and the talented, cocky Russian were anything but rivals… Looks the season is about to get heated, so grab your fan and get ready for a wild and utterly mesmerizing ride.  

When it comes to finding books like Red, White and Royal Blue, some readers might be searching for a royal romance while others might be wanting an enemies-to-lovers storyline with a secret affair. If you’re in the latter group, you will absolutely love Rachel Reid’s Heated Rivalry.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

From the author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes One Last Stop, a sweet romance about what should be an impossible love story between two girls from different eras. If you can’t get enough of Casey McQuiston’s swoon-worthy romances, then I definitely recommend reading this page-turner.

Secret Service by Tal Bauer 

A relationship between a secret service agent and the president could never work. But the moment Reese Theriot walks into the oval office, President Brennan Walker knows resisting the pull he feels towards him may just be impossible.  

If you loved the political aspect of Red, White & Royal Blue, then you’re in for a wild ride with Tal Bauer’s MM political suspense Secret Service. Packed with high-stakes, non-stop action, realistic political elements, characters that jump off the page, and a slow-burn romance that sweeps you off your feet, Secret Service is an absolute must-read. 

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Following a meet-cute at the post office, Ben and Arthur know they want to get to know each other more. However, that proves to be a bit difficult considering they have no way to get in touch. Is it meant to be? 

Fans looking for books like Red, White and Royal Blue should check out What If It’s Us. With an adorable meet-cute and the awkward innocence of young love, Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera’s novel makes for an enchanting follow-up.

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich

Being in the USA’s hottest boy-band isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be—not when you’re secretly pining for your bandmate. If This Gets Out is a charming YA romance that explores the dynamics of a boy-band and the pressures they can face from the media, their fans, and themselves.

American Royalty by Tracey Livesay

After a chance meeting between rapper Danielle “Duchess” Nelson and Prince Jameson, they are swept into a whirlwind romance reminiscent of real-life events. So, if you’re in the mood to read another royal romance after Red, White & Royal Blue, American Royalty is a wonderful pick. 

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

Millie Quint needs a change of pace and a boarding school in the Scottish Highlands is just the answer. Of course, Millie gets more than she expected when she learns her new roommate is none other than a princess. Maybe all Millie really needs is a royal fling.

Her Royal Highness is a sweet sapphic royal romance perfect for readers looking for similar books to Red, White and Royal Blue.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

After being kicked out of Eton, Henry “Monty” Montague sets out on a Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend and the object of his endless pining, Percy. Monty plans to make the most of the tour, but when things go awry, their trip takes a wild turn. 

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a sweet and unputdownable historical romance that’s perfect for anyone who loves forbidden romance, witty dialogue, and entertaining road trips.

Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross

Red, White & Royal Blue may be a contemporary romance, but for those looking for a romantic fantasy with the enemies-to-lovers trope and two rival journalists who find love in the most unexpected of ways, Divine Rivals is the perfect follow-up. 

In Memoriam by Alice Winn 

In this poignant coming-of-age tale, Henry Gaunt and Sidney Ellwood, two friends who have no idea of their mutual feelings towards one another, are forever changed by the devastating tragedies of WWI. 

If you loved the poetic elements of Henry and Alex’s letters, then I would recommend checking out In Memoriam by Alice Winn. However, you should know that it is an incredibly emotional and harrowing read, so if you are looking for a more lighthearted read, I would save it for later.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

In the NYT bestseller The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller reimagines Homer’s classic work, The Iliad. Turning to Patroclus and Achilles, Miller paints an honest and insightful portrait of their intimate friendship and all-consuming devotion. 

The Song of Achilles may not have the warm and fuzzy vibes of Red, White & Royal Blue, but it does have a romance that transcends time. So I would definitely recommend adding it to your bookshelf.