American Queen by Sierra Simone ~ Review & Swoon Thursday

Looks like I've found a new series to get addicted to! I picked this one up not expecting to be as hooked as I was! I'm looking forward to American Prince and more of Sierra Simone's work!
American Queen (New Camelot Trilogy, #1)
Title: American Queen
Author: Sierra Simone
Series: New Camelot Trilogy #1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: October 25th 2016

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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.

I didn’t realise what I was getting into when I grabbed American Queen, but boy was it amazing! It was raunchy, it was intense and it was beautiful... it is going to be a read that will sit with me for a long time to come and I know I’ll be grabbing the second book soon!

This book was told from Greer’s perspective. I was able to see her as a young girl, the loss she suffered and the environment she was raised in. She was the grand daughter of an ex-vice president and mingled at parties where she gathered information. It was at one of these parties when she was sixteen that she met Maxen (Ash) who would one day become president of the United States. They formed a connection, and he brought forward feelings and desires that she wanted to explore. However, it would be years before they would cross paths again, and circumstances changed between them. Meeting another man was monumental for Greer and it looked like things were looking up for her... the passion and desire between them was off the charts as well. It would eventually bring the three together as they try to sort out their feelings, their relationships and the intense sexual attraction they want to explore.

With dating the president, there always is a sense of danger, as he deals with aspects of politics that he’s passionate about. This sat in the back of my mind as Greer attended parties and with certain conversations that she had. I could see that throughout it all that Ash and Embry would move heaven and hell to ensure Greer was safe.

This story was far from over, and I have been left dumbfounded as to how impressed I am by Sierra Simone! This is the first book I have read of hers and I know I will be reading more. The characters weren’t perfect, and had their faults, but made up for it with passion and determination. I am excited to get my hands on Embry’s book, I’m sure it will leave me shattered!

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

Three little quotes that take you inside Greer's mind, and the world she wants to be in.
These aren't exactly swoons, but moments that really stood out to me and were pivotal in the growing chemistry between the three.

I don’t want boring, common ways of being bad. I want ways that rattle me to my bones, that send me to my knees in repentance, I want to be the kind of bad that leaves me wrung out with bite marks blooming purple on my body. I want to go to the brink of not knowing myself, I want someone to take me there and hold me by the neck and make me stare at an entire reckless realm of possibility. What’s the point of sex if you don’t feel like every dark crevice of your soul has been exposed to the light?

Kindle Page 56

I fell in love with Ash, only to watch him marry another woman. I slept with a different man, only to never hear from him again.

Kindle Page 68

“I suppose I’ll never know if it was your hair or seeing you on your knees that captivated me at first. I’ll also never know if it was you noticing my sleeplessness or watching you bleed for someone you loved that made you unforgettable to me.”

Kindle Page 100
Originally inspired by YA Bound
Sierra Simone
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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