Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Review: American Queen by Sierra Simone

Rating: Five stars
Series: American Queen Trilogy #1
Date published: October 25, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Political

Synopsis from Goodreads:
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 devoured American Queen. The beginning hooked me and the rest of the novel just wowed me. This is my very first Sierra Simone book, and let me just say, it will not be my last.

The cover is what first drew me in but the writing is what kept me hanging onto every one of Simone's words. The woman can write. I absolutely loved Greer's narrative. A lot of authors seem to have trouble writing in first person narrative and you can tell by stiff writing, but that was not the case here. Every single word flowed and there were no awkward sentences. I really felt like I was in Greer's head and I loved every moment of it.

American Queen is unlike any other book I've ever read. It follows Greer's romance with Ash, who also happens to be the president of the United States, but it's also much more complicated than that, because she also has feelings for his best friend and the vice president, Embry. And let me just say that this is not your average love triangle. It's not the story where two guys fawn over the one girl and the girl has to choose. Instead, all the parties involved love each other and the dynamic is much more complicated than the average love triangle.

I don't want to say too much more about the plot, because I don't want to give it away, but I will say this: American Queen is a tale of love and lust, with a lot of smutty scenes that are incredibly well-written. You can expect a ton of drama, a hint of BDSM, and even a menage scene. If you're uncomfortable with any of that, consider this a warning, but if you're okay with those things, then I suggest picking up this book. It was a great read and I can't wait for the next novel in the series.

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