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.
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.
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.
Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 +++++++++++++++++++++
(I use three gif's for Greer, Ash & Embry!)
Bad character awards: I cannot stand Abilene or Merlin. They honestly both remind of dementors from Harry Potter, creatures that literally suck the happiness out of you and eat your soul. Yeah, I went there.
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."
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 +++++++++++++++++++++
Buy American Prince:
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2kqWPof
Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/l3tVTs
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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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