This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence. American Queen by Sierra Simone
Series: New Camelot Trilogy #1
Publisher: self-published
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
Genres: Bossy Men, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Naughty, New Adult, Political, Romance
Pages: 392
Format: kindle book
Source: purchased
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Purchase/Pre-order: Amazon

It starts with a stolen kiss under an English sky, and it ends with a walk down the aisle. It starts with the President sending his best friend to woo me on his behalf, and it ends with my heart split in two. It starts with buried secrets and dangerous desires…and ends with the three of us bound together with a hateful love sharper than any barbed wire.

My name is Greer Galloway, and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States.

This is the story of an American Queen.

This story. THIS FREAKING STORY!! What an intricately layered, complex book of feels. I will be honest, that cover is what first piqued my interest, but then all the reviews overflowing with flails and fawning sold me on it. And then I got the vibe it was a bit love-triangular-ish (which I normally run from as quickly as possible) but this time I decided to take my chances because I’l be honest…it sounded more sexy than love triangle. ifyouknowwhatimeanandithinkyoudo

Before I talk about how much I loved Greer, Ash and Embry I have to disclose what I didn’t like. I have to straight up say it my friends, there is some serious BDSM stuff in here and I did not know that. It’s probably part of my spoiler-phobia disease where I don’t read too many details before starting a book. I try to go off a feeling. I knew it was steamy, outrageously so, but not in the way of hitting. I just am not a fan of hitting. Ever. It’s bizarre to me. Sooooo that element of the book failed big time for me. And that horribly painful thing at the end. ICK. However, apparently it’s a thing that a lot of readers enjoy ….. so, ahem, have at it. But be warned it is not for the faint of heart.

Now that we got that out of the way let’s discuss what I did like. The characters. All of them were perfect. But it was the chemistry that magnified everything. It was like everything was bland, but together so vivid. The longing, the want….it was the slow burn that I could not devour fast enough. All three were strong personalities, with Ash being the strongest. But each one was such a cohesive part of the other, it just flowed. And the complicated way they worked??? Amazing! I can’t say anything more.

The romance was undebatable. Not only was there chemistry, but there was a deep love. The sexy times. ON FIYAHHH. (Except for the parts I didn’t like, but skipped over). The filth that comes out of their mouths = glorious.

I did not like Greer’s cousin at all. I don’t think the author expected us to. The main story was obviously the romance, but the secondary stories that ran in the background always niggled at me. I’m not sure if how they played out was supposed to be a surprise, but none of it was.

The ending was a big cliffie, but totally expected. While I liked it, I don’t like where it’s going and I don’t normally go for these storylines…yet I’m so curious that I have to read the next one.

Rec it? If you enjoy writing that sings to you, love stories, talk that is so D I R T A Y!! and some crazy sh*t, this is a must for your TBR.

Happy reading!

Book Rating Breakdown
Cover
Writing
Characters
Plot
Pacing
Swoons
General Book Feels
Dirty Talk Ability
Brooding level of the hero
Angst Me So Good
Smut Hotness
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