Book review: American Queen ~ Sierra Simon

Posted November 2, 2016 in Reviews by Marieke/ 2 Comments

Book review: American Queen ~ Sierra SimonTitle: American Queen
Author: Sierra Simone
Series: New Camelot #1
Release date: October 25, 2016
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 392
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
Rating: four-stars
I received this book from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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.

American Queen by Sierra Simone is the first book in ‘the American Queen Trilogy’. It tells the story of a young woman falling for the American president. And while it’s a love story at its core, it’s not your normal love story. It’s erotic, sensual, intense and not all is what it seems.

“This is real life, Greer. Say no. Say no to Embry, and for God’s sake, say no to the President. I breathe in. Fire and leather. Blood and kisses. I breathe out. “I’ll see him. Tell him I’ll see him.”

Greer Galloway is no stranger to the political world. As the granddaughter of a former vice-president she grew up right in the middle of political Washington DC, being her grandfather’s unsuspected little spy. Nowadays Greer works as a Professor in Literature at Georgetown University, at job she has studied hard for, a job she deserves. Having spent so much time in the study books Greer doesn’t have much experience with dating and men, but she isn’t completely innocent. Seeing Embrey after ten years steers up old feelings and opens old wounds. His question, or better Ash’s demand, changes everything.

“I’ll take care of you, Greer. You don’t have to be afraid of me.” Oh, but I am. And not a little bit afraid of myself.”

Maxen ‘Ash’ Colchester and Embry Moore have been through hell as young soldiers. After their military careers, the men went into politics, and not unsuccessful. Ash is the youngest elected president in the American history, Embry is his vice-president. Ash is a dominant Alpha, sure in his ways; knows what he wants and how to get it. Embry is a ladies man, popular with the women and never short of a beautiful date. Both men are important to Greer, both men hold a piece of her hart.

“There’s too many thoughts, too many questions, all contradicting each other, all fighting each other. I’m aroused. I’m angry. I’m curious. I’m betrayed. I don’t ever want this moment to stop.”

Greer has known Ash and Embry for a long time. Unknowingly to them, throughout the years the men have played a role in Greer’s life, have shaped her dreams and desires. When Greer sees Embry after so long she’s full of questions, his request doesn’t make it easier. Seeing her teenage crush Ash again is just as confusing. While Greer spends time with Ash, Embry is never far away. Slowly, Greer and Ash settle in a relationship, in which Ash’s dominant side takes control. The men confuse Greer, she has had feelings for both in the past, and her heart tells her the feelings for both men are still there. Can it be that easy, does Greer even have to choose?

As already said, American Queen is the first book in Sierra Simon’s new trilogy. When I read the synopsis, I knew I had to read this book, and I can say it’s much more than I expected. Alternating from past to present and vice versa the connections between Greer, Ash and Embry are told, all from Greer’s point of view. You see Greer as a young girl meeting the mysterious Merlin, who later becomes Ash’s most important advisor. You see Greer when she meets Ash and Embry, and what they mean to her. I love how all comes together in the final part of the book; it’s explosive, erotic and very steamy.

One little rant; I only found out I was reading the first book of a trilogy when I was half way through American Queen. I love a good trilogy, but I would like to know up front.

I haven’t been able to stop wanting to meet you for ten years. Because I want you. I want to kiss you again. I want to learn everything about you, everything about what you love and hate, what you study, what you want for your future.” “I want you to be mine.”

I’ve enjoyed reading American Queen, and I can’t wait for the next book, American Prince. I give the first part of the trilogy 4 stars.


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