on October 24th 2016
Genres: Political Romance
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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
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 24, 2016
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“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.”
My Thoughts on American Queen…
Oh. My. God!!! Sierra Simone…. YOU KILL ME!!! This book!! Wowza! I haven’t found a book in several months that just BLEW ME AWAY and American Queen did just that!!! It literally rocked my world. It made me a mad women sneaking in reading whenever I could. I could not get enough of this story. Ms Simone knows about taboo and writing stories that will push your limits of comfort and make you question your sanity. That is how I felt while reading Priest and now again with American Queen. I JUST LOVED IT!! There is nothing like a good political scandal on the brinks of an epic election. Oh how I wish the President and Vice President were as sexy and hot as they are in this novel! We would all be in trouble though if this was the case! This is a must read and one I would highly recommend.
Can one women love two men? Greer is found herself for years loving two men in two very spate ways. She will meet one man on her sixteen birthday, the other will take her virginity. Little does she know these two men are best friends and soon to be President and Vice President.
Ash Colchester quickly made his way to President of the United States after being declared a war hero. His running mate and best friend Embry were both saw battles and was there by his side every step of the way but Ash commands everyone’s attention. He is definitely all alpha and knows what he wants and when he meet a sixteen year old Greer, he knew she would be the one some day. There was just something about her that rocked him to his core. They say timing is everything and the ten years age difference was something that Ash could not look past at this time. He knew he would have to wait and it there time was right, they would meet again.
What Ash doesn’t know is he isn’t the only one who has falling in love with the young Greer. Years later, Ash and Greer’s path will cross but this time, Greer is the one left thinking what could have been. Embry is there to console her and one night of passion he falls for the girl of his dreams.
Fast forward to the present and the ghost of their past come full circle. It’s shocking, its scandalous, and it’s juicy!! And have I mentioned its HOT. Holy smokes the pages of my kindle here smoldering with the heat coming off of it! This was such an amazing tale and I cannot wait for more! This was a HUGE 5 star read and one that I’ll be adding to my Best of 2016 list!! This is how amazing it is!! Go one click and find out for yourself just how scandalous it is!!