American Prince by Sierra Simone

April 9, 2018 Book Review 0 ★★★½

American Prince by Sierra Simone three-half-stars
American Prince by Sierra Simone
Series: New Camelot Trilogy #2
Also in this series: American Queen , American King
Published by Self-published on March 7th 2017
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 330
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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***

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

By Lily

American Prince is essentially Embrey’s story. In essence it is about the ongoing sacrifices he makes for the ones he loves. Suggestion, coercion and manipulation are steering Embrey down a painful path of nobility echoing his selfless determination to protect the people he loves.

The story is told through past and present chapters as well as multiple PoVs from both Ash and Greer. While the depth of detail continues to flesh out the trilogy building a steady supply of suspense, it began to frustrate me. Repercussions from each new twist in the story blocks Ash, Greer and Embrey’s happiness.

I questioned again who was running the country and reminded myself that facts can be stranger than fiction. Maybe my expectations of elected public figures are higher than the reality if there is an ounce of realism to be found in this story. Therefore, the setting is of no consequence to me and remains focused on the tangled relationship heavily influenced by the desire of others to have the people they want making the decisions.

Being Embrey’s book, there’s a heavy MM take on the romance. Then with the ménage aspect placed on hold, there is a heavy air of unrequited love. All in all, I became a tad frustrated with the void created by the bitter behaviour of one character in particular. I love the trio together, but in isolation or paired the heat level went begging. For a lover of dark reads, I started to slip into a sombre mood the further I ventured into American Prince.

And yet even with all my frustrations, I am dying to know who and what is behind the growing list of sinister plot twists. I’m waiting to see if my suspicions will be confirmed when the manipulator/s toying recklessly with Ash, Embrey and Greer’s hearts is revealed! So after a suitable recovery period, I will be reaching out for American King to sate my hunger for a much awaited conclusion to this forbidden tale.

What I struggled with:

  • Being taken back to the past
  • Military focus
  • Morgan’s nastiness
  • The brutality was not entertaining me – hopefully it wasn’t meant to be

What I enjoyed:

  • The writing style
  • Strong characters
  • The suspense

3.5 Stars

 

 

three-half-stars

About Lily

An Angel with the devil inside… a Good Girl that can be bad or a Bad Girl trying to be good…who knows!

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