Will these long-lost twin princes be able to take on high school, coming out, and coronations together—or will this royal reunion quickly become a royal mess?
Edward Dinnissen, Crown Prince of Canada, loves getting the royal treatment at his exclusive Manhattan private school and living in a fancy mansion on Park Avenue. But despite living a royal life of luxury, Edward is unsure how to tell his parents, his expectant country, and his adoring fans that he’s gay.
Billy Boone couldn’t be happier: he loves small-town life and his family’s Montana ranch, and his boyfriend is the cutest guy at Little Timber High. But this out-and-proud cowboy is finally admitting to himself that he feels destined for more . . .
When Edward and Billy meet by chance in New York City and discover that they are long-lost twins, their lives are forever changed. Will the twin princes—“twinces”— be able to take on high school, coming out, and coronations together? Or will this royal reunion quickly become a royal disaster?
This book was so much fun! I love stories about unknown twins reuniting, and this one did not disappoint, especially given that it follows two gay twins. The story itself is rife with hijinks, high drama, coming-out angst, romance, royal intrigue, public humiliation, jealousy, and sabotage, which kept me glued to my kindle throughout the book. I enjoyed how the story is told via each twin’s POV, so we get to see the situation from each of their perspectives, rendering each of them relatable to the reader.
I loved how realistic all of the characters were. But what I most enjoyed was the outrageous silliness, resulting in plenty of laugh-out-loud moments for me. The two protagonists each take a delightful journey, resulting in superb character arcs and personal growth that is near-inspirational. I quickly fell in love with both of the quirky, vibrant, and sometimes sullen and confused main characters and enjoyed their moments of self-discovery. I also enjoyed how the tone shifts from light to dark, snarky to serious, happy to sad, and back again.
I was in a bit of a reading slump, and this was the perfect feel-good story to pull me out of it. Snappy dialog, stellar worldbuilding, sweet and relatable characters, hidden family secrets, and a touch of romance make A Tale of Two Princes a standout. I legit had a huge smile on my face from start to finish as I worked my way through this engaging book, and it stole my heart.
A huge thank you to Netgalley for providing a review copy of this book.