Published May 30th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books
Format read: ARC via publisher
It’s a social circle that just so happens to include handsome seventeen-year-old Prince Edward, heir to Britain’s throne.
If there are any rules of sisterhood, “Don’t fall for the same guy” should be one of them. But sometimes chemistry—even love—grows where you least expect it. In the end, there may be a price to pay for romancing the throne...and more than one path to happily ever after.
I went to graduate school in the UK, and Courtney's book, in all honesty, did a pretty poor job of making the characters sound like they were actually from Britain. Instead, I got a distinctly L.A./OC vibe from all of them, and it really took me out of the book.
With that being said, I did the responsible thing before writing this review, and I reread the book. While I did still find myself cringing over how Californian Libby and Charlotte sounded, along with some clear research mistakes by Courtney - Oxbridge = two schools, not a group of schools, damn it! That's the Russell Group - I also found myself appreciating the latter half of the book, a little more.
Without giving spoilers away, Courtney does a solid job of reiterating the idea that:
1) Solid romantic relationships are nice, but
2) You don't need a romantic relationship to feel fulfilled, and
3) There are other types of relationships that will help with that fulfillment.
It's actually a nice way to close out what I felt were weaker initial chapters, and it's a good life lesson for all readers to have. All in all, I won't recommend Throne with my usual heartiness, but I will say: if you're interested in it, you'll likely enjoy it.