American Queen by Sierra Simone
Release Date: October 25th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le
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.
Rating: 4 stars
I love Sierra Simone's books. She combines taboo, kinky and passion into her books that I cannot help falling in love with you. When I read the blurb of American Queen, I was so excited. I said to myself that I had to read it. I was so stocked when I got the book but after I finished reading, my thoughts were so split up. I had to really think on what I felt about the book. American Queen was an truly interesting and unique book.
American Queen started off really well. I really loved the storyline of the book. It was different and that made me become captivated to the story. I did not expect to be so hot. And wow, it was so hot that I thought my kindle will burst into flames. There were some sizzling scenes that definitely made my ovaries want to explode. Sierra Simone definitely knows how to write a sex scene. She added so much sensuality and passion. American Queen not only had amazing sex scenes but it was kinky, taboo. emotional and so intense. I was pulled into the story. There were parts that were angsty and it gave the story an edge. However, there were parts that left me underwhelmed. I felt that a key facts needed to explained more. There was a plot hole that felt needed to be clarified that I got so confused. Some parts were so not necessarily to be added because they did nothing to the plot. I did love the storyline. It was perfectly executed. I was left wanting more.
In American Queen we are introduced to three characters who play a central role to the story. We meet Greer, Ash and Embry, who I felt they were different and unconventional. Greer was a bit weak for my liking. I felt she was a pushover and needed to be a bit strong. I did like that she was caring and loving. Ash, hmmm, a bit of an asshole. I liked him but he was a douche most times. But he made me swoon with his dominant side. Oooo, I would love him to dominant me. Hahahaha. Embry was actually likable but he needed to fight for what he want. He needed to speak up on his feelings.
American Queen was definitely intriguing even though most parts were underwhelming. Of course I cannot wait for the next book. I do want to find out what happens next.
“I kept thinking about what I wanted to give you today for our wedding day, and honestly, Greer, there isn’t really anything I couldn’t give you. Jewelry or exotic vacations or rare editions of the books you love, anything I could have dreamed of, I could get for you—but they were just things. I didn’t want to get you a thing for a curio cabinet or a jewelry box. I wanted to give you something that you could carry with you through our new life together. Something that would make you a promise.”
The best man’s hand brushes up against my stocking-covered ankle and I gasp.
“What is it, princess?” Ash's low voice comes over the phone line.
“Embry…I mean, Ash, I—" I can't find the words just then, because Embry’s hand slides up my calf and everything stops. My thoughts, my feelings, my guilt—my world shrinks to Ash’s voice on the phone and the fingers moving past my knee and Embry’s face, so controlled. But lust and anger and determination are fissuring across that control, and I can see his wide pupils and the pulse pounding in his neck and the trembling of his lips.
What is happening? I think distantly to myself. What am I letting happen…and all while I’m on the phone with my soon-to-be husband?
And then the world slams back into motion, and I make a strangled noise, stumbling backwards, away from Embry. He starts to stand and come toward me, and I hold out one of my hands, moving backwards until my back is pressed against the floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the skyline.
Embry looks down at my shaking hand and then back up to me, those fissures in his control now full-on fractures, and he says, “Greer…”
“Don’t test me,” I whisper, not sure if I'm whispering to the groom or the best man. “Don’t test me like this.”
This isn't happening. I missed a connection somewhere, misunderstood something vital, because there is no way, no fucking way, that Ash is offering his best friend to me as some sort of wedding present. This is my wishful thinking turned toxic, this is my darkest fantasies turning into delusion--
“I want you to let Embry give you my gift,” Ash tells me. “While I listen. That’s what you’ll give me in exchange: every single moan, pant and cry will be for me.”
“You can’t be saying what I think you’re saying,” I say.
"Oh, don't worry, angel. I'll get something out of this for me too."
I hear the dark roughness in his voice and I realize I'm so very, very wet.
“Close your eyes,” Ash orders.
I do, my panting somehow louder in my head when I can't see anything. The glass window against my back is cool and strong, just like Ash’s words in my ear.
“I know you’re wet. I know it like I know Embry is hard right now, just from the mere thought of touching you. You want it, don’t you? You want it so much that you’re shaking with the effort it’s taking to hold yourself back.”
“But I don’t want to hurt you.” It's my final plea, my final argument, my final grasp at some semblance of sanity. My skirts are almost up at my waist now, and I know the moment Embry catches sight of my delicate, hand-embroidered French panties because he takes in a sharp breath, as if punched in the gut.
“It all hurts,” Ash says. “It hurts watching you two watching each other. It hurts watching him with other people. There’s no part about this that doesn’t hurt, but what’s the alternative? Living without the pain means living without each other.”
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About the Author
Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk.) She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City
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