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Review: American Prince by Sierra Simone

Oh my goodness this book RUINED, WRECKED AND BROKE ME. I love Sierra Simone and the American Queen series so much oh my goodness American Prince seriously ripped my heart out. Embry is literally one of my favorite male characters and I can relate to him a lot which I think is one of the main reasons I was so emotionally invested in this book. On top of that Sierra is a goddess with her amazing writing, CRAZY plot twists and sensual characters. This review will contain spoilers and ratings of a crazed book lover/reviewer, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

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The Cover: The American Trilogy series has some of the best covers in the romance genre I think and American Prince is gorgeous. Greer’s cover (American Queen) was blue and Embry’s (American Prince) is this gorgeous red and I am hoping American King will be white. A red, blue and white combo book covers would fabulous on my bookshelf! So here’s hoping! Anyway love this cover A++

Basics: American Prince is the second book in the American Queen trilogy and it is 330 pages. 

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Description: I’ve been many things.

I’ve been a son and a stepbrother. An Army captain and a Vice President. 

But only with him am I a prince. His little prince.

Only with Maxen and Greer does my world make sense, only between them can I find peace from the demons that haunt me. But men like me aren’t made to be happy. We don’t deserve it. And I should have known a love as sharp as ours could cut both ways.

My name is Embry Moore and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States…for now.

This is the story of an American Prince.

***This is the second book in the American Queen Trilogy***

Overall thoughts: When I read American Queen, I didn’t expect to love it so much and I most certainly didn’t think that three people would be able to truly fall in love and truly love one another. I was very wrong and immediately fell in love with Greer, Ash and Embry’s story and how they all connected to one another and fell in love. American Queen ended on a cliff hanger and I knew that somehow Ash and Embry would save Greer without a doubt, HOWEVER I did not expect what would happen in the rest of American Prince. Sure, a hostile, enemy country is one problem but when your own family and friends are turning against you in your own country…I tend to think that is a bigger problem than Mewlas. The plot twists in this book, holy mother of chocolate..they just kept coming! First there were some small twists with Embry when they were soldiers, I didn’t think that they had such a hard time. I knew Embry said no to marrying Ash, but SEVEN years of going and forth? Yikes. The fact that Abilene was working with the Carpathians didn’t surprise me, but when she took it a step further and released her and the video of Greer and Embry? Seriously? AND SHE DID IT AGAIN when she blackmailed Morgan and Embry…seriously? One of the plot twists that made me really, really angry was the fact that Merlin told Embry not to marry Ash. So to recap: Merlin told Greer over and over (from when she was little girl to a teenager) to stay away from Ash and now we find out that he also told Embry to basically stay away from Ash? SERIOUSLY?! I don’t trust that dude AT ALL. Now the biggest plot twist and truth bomb of all…Ash has a child, a son…with his sister. What the heck? Abilene is blackmailing Embry and is apparently pregnant with his child, Ash is in shambles over the news of finding out he’s a father and Embry is quitting his Vice President position and is planning to run against Ash in the next election? AND WE HAVE TO WAIT TILL AUGUST/SEPTEMBER FOR AMERICAN KING? I just can’t. I haven’t been this upset over a book since JK Rowling killed off Dumbledore from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince six years ago. 

Biggest. Book. Hangover. Ever. 

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Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 +++++++++++++++++++++
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Favorite Quotes: “You’re sick. “No sweetheart, you’re sick. “I am, I know I am.” “We both are.” “That’s why he likes us.” Greer & Embry

“Little Princes couldn’t play with kings. They’d be destroyed.” -Embry

“I’m done running from you. I tried and it didn’t matter–you haunted me everywhere I went.” “And you haunted me. My little prince.” -Embry and Ash

“One, my king was broken. And two, I didn’t know how to fix him.” -Embry

“I have to become more than a prince. I have to become a king myself.” 
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Final thoughts: I have so many questions but most of all, with the way American Prince ended…I have NO CLUE how anyone (mainly Greer, Ash and Embry) will be happy, together, not together or at all. I seriously have no clue how Sierra is going to fix all of the messes that occured but I’m hoping she will!!! My biggest question for this book is this with the ending quote: “I have to become more than a prince. I have to become a king myself.” I am SO confused. So that obviously means Embry is running against Ash for President…BUT instead of the three of them together, does Embry running against Ash mean he just wants Greer for himself? Is the love story between Greer, Ash and Embry officially over? It needs to be August like right now because until then I am going to be dying waiting for the next installment in the American Queen series, American King

My Rating:   5/5 +++++++++++++++++++++
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Buy American Prince:
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Nook: https://goo.gl/zi8V8D
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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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Review: American Queen by Sierra Simone

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The Cover: I adore this cover! I enjoy where most romance books have couples on the cover and they are very beautiful, intriguing and hot; but at the same time I’m loving the direction where a lot of romance books I’ve seen this year have been a cover of one person. Whether that’s the heroine of the book or the leading man, I like the change. American Queen’s cover is gorgeous and it’s always nice to see a picture of the heroine on the cover. This is who the story focuses on right? So why not put the leading lady on the a book cover? Bam! Seriously, American Queen is probably one if not my favorite book cover this year. 

Basics: American Queen was released on October 24 2016 and I am happy to say is book one in a planned trilogy. It is available on Amazon and Ibooks. American Queen is 392 pages long. 

Description: 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.

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Overall thoughtsWOW is literally the word that comes to mind when I think of American Queen. I was not expecting a lot of things such as how beautifully Sierra Simone writes, the way she easily weaves words together just takes my breathe away. The characters and story of American Queen had me setting down my kindle because I was so mesmerized by them and I honestly didn’t want the book to end. I was very, very happy to find out that there would be two more books but I had such a hard time finishing because I did not want this book to end. Ever. 

But enough of me gushing! Let’s move on to some of the the surprises I was discussing earlier. Now when you look at the book’s description, it obviously talks about Greer being in love with the President of the United States and how there’s some sort of love triangle going on in the book. What I did NOT expect was for Greer, Ash, the President of the United States and Embry, the Vice President of the United States loving one another. All three of them in love with each other. I was shocked and in a good way, because usually in romance stories are between two straight people. It’s 2016 and I was so happy to see a different style romance being put into words and it’s something different. It’s been done before sure and I have read similar stories like American Queen with a couple involving another person but nothing beats the writing of this book.

I am a military wife so I really appreciated reading about about both Ash and Embry’s background serving in the military and how they basically fell for one another fighting and protecting each other. I also really liked how Simone broke up the book into sections because Greer, Ash and Embry’s story doesn’t just happen overnight, it spans years. Again, something I really like reading about because most romance books see couples falling for each other just out of the blue with no history between them. Which is completely fine but it means so much more when there’s background between characters. 

I have NO IDEA where the story is going to go next but I’m so excited to see where and how takes the story of Greer, Ash and Embry next!

I just want to make a small note before I finish this section of this post: Fictional or not, everyone falls for each other differently and attractions vary. I like reading romance books because every character is different and each couple or couples have different relationships. Again, it’s 2016 and it’s so refreshing to read about something different because each character and person in this world deserve to find happiness regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, again both fictional and real. Love is love. 

Favorite characters: OH MY GOSH. I adore Embry! I really love Ash too but ah! Greer is also fascinating to me because she has so many different sides to her and I think she is very relatable too. I also really liked her Grandfather although he had minimal parts in American Queen. 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Bad character awards: Abilene. Just…read American Queen and you’ll find out why…but seriously, she is the reason why women hate and have issues supporting one another. 

Favorite Quotes: I had SO MANY favorite quotes from this book! So I apologize if it’s a lot more than I usually post but it was seriously that good. 

“I’m not just walking down the aisle to the man I’ve been in love with since I was sixteen, I’m walking down the aisle to marry the President of the United States.” -Greer

“You barely know me.” “You’re a war hero and the President of the United States. If I can’t trust you, I can’t trust anybody.” -Ash and Greer

“You’re with me. You’re not with him. You’re giving this to me.” -Embry (I mean..holy hell. All the heart eyes.)

“I love you. Surely you already know that. You must know.” -Ash

“This was supposed to by my fairy tale, with me as the princess and Ash as the prince, but there’s a third person ere, a person we both want and who wants both of us.” -Greer

Final thoughts: I loved American Queen and I will be waiting with bated breath for the sequel! I highly, HIGHLY suggest checking out American Queen if you are wanting to read something sexy and swoon worthy, but also fun and truly showcases what true love is and how far people are willing to go for the people they love. I hope you enjoyed this review and I hope you check out American Queen and Sierra Simone! 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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