The Cover: I never say this about covers but I really and I mean REALLY do not like this cover. Personally I don’t think it represents Ash at all and I wish really wish they would of given his character justice because he is KING and this cover is just horrible. But you know the saying ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’? That saying presents American King folks, hold onto your seats because this review is gonna get a bit crazy!
Basics: American King was released on October 31st, 2017 and is 456 pages long. Genre wise American King belongs to contemporary, contemporary romance, angst and drama.
Description: They say that every tragic hero has a fatal flaw, a secret sin, a tiny stitch sewn into his future since birth. And here I am. My sins are no longer secret. My flaws have never been more fatal. And I’ve never been closer to tragedy than I am now.
I am a man who loves, a man whose love demands much in return. I am a king, a king who was foolish enough to build a kingdom on the bones of the past. I am a husband and a lover and a soldier and a father and a president.
And I will survive this. Long live the King.
Overall thoughts: I can’t believe the New Camelot series is over. I started American Queen last November and fell so in love with Sierra Simone’s beautiful writing, great characters and crazy off the wall, hair pulling, toe curling plot. I just can’t believe it’s over. We started with a Queen, learned more about a Prince and the story ended with the King. Where do I even begin? To be honest with you I thought this series was going to end horribly and ruin my life, no I’m serious. Dead serious.I haven’t been obsessed or more heartsick over a series like this since Harry freaking Potter. Greer, Embry and Ash will hold a piece of my heart for my entire life…that is how much I love this series. So let’s dive in this stunning conclusion! Warning: spoilers ahead!
With the way American Prince ended,(you can read my review here<–) I had the worst feeling ever. Everyone was torn apart: Ash found out he had a secret son with his SISTER, Embry left Ash and Greer so he can run against Ash for the Presidency, Abilene was supposedly pregnant with Embry’s child and our trio relationship seemed to be in ruins. So how the heck was ANYTHING supposed to be fixed or worked out? I don’t know how but Sierra Simone wrapped up things quite nicely and even added a little bow!
Things were strained for several years between our Queen, Prince and King but they all worked out! I guess you could say the main thing about the trio’s relationship was that they persisted. Abilene married Embry and had his child, even so the love between Ash, Greer and Embry was strong. You would think that would be the main issue between all of them, but that wasn’t the case; it was the whole Ash vs Embry presidency that caused the main problems. Embry left Ash because he thought he failed protecting Greer so he decided to run against him, little did he know that our King had a plan to take down Melwas all along. All Embry had to do was be patience, but of course our little prince is anything but.
There were three shocking revelations in American King, one the first one that involved Abilene. Her suicide bothered me more than I thought it would. When Sierra Simone mentioned writing a chapter from Abilene’s point of view in her group on Facebook, I was annoyed. Why did we need a chapter from the evil red haired demon that caused so many problems throughout this entire series? Why Sierra?! Haven’t you tortured us enough?! I’m kidding! Kind of. But yes, I felt sad and I felt sorry for Abilene because haven’t all of us cared for someone who didn’t feel the same way? We weren’t manic or crazy about it I’m sure but still, I felt bad for her.
The second shocking thing about American King was Merlin! I seriously thought he would end up being the bad guy but nope! Merlin was team Queen-Prince-King all along!
And the craziest, shocking, out of left field part about American King? Greer, Ash and Embry are reincarnations of Queen Genevieve, King Arthur and Knight Lancelot. The biggest kicker of them all though? Merlin IS Merlin AND this entire thing has happened before and he’s SEEN it. Greer, Ash and Embry loved each other in another life and came back again to love each other once. Mind. Blown. I saw hints of Merlin actually having magical powers in American Prince and some hints in American Queen but the fact that Sierra actually went through with this in a contemporary romance book and officially making it a fantasy love story? She is seriously the best.
I loved this story and these characters that made my toes curl and made me cry for hours on end. So much. I’m going to miss the crazy twists and turns that turned my world upside down! I HIGHLY recommend this series and can guarantee that you won’t regret it! Thank you Sierra Simone for writing such an amazing, crazy, life ruining story because I will cherish it forever. Long live the King, Queen and Prince!
Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
Favorite Quotes: “And now here we are in a tragedy of our own. Except we probably do deserve it.” -Embry
“I love you, and that will always be the end our story.” -Embry
“I hate you.”
“I love you and I’m going to make you cry tonight if you don’t say no to me.”
-Embry and Ash
“I will find them again and I will love them again. And if I have to, I will die for them again.” -Ash
My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Sierra Simone is a 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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