American King by Sierra Simone
Series: New Camelot Trilogy #3
Also in this series: American Queen , American Prince
Published by Amazon Digital Services on October 31, 2017
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They say that every tragic hero has a fatal flaw, a secret sin, a tiny stitch sewn into his future since birth. And here I am. My sins are no longer secret. My flaws have never been more fatal. And I’ve never been closer to tragedy than I am now.
I am a man who loves, a man whose love demands much in return. I am a king, a king who was foolish enough to build a kingdom on the bones of the past. I am a husband and a lover and a soldier and a father and a president.And I will survive this.
Long live the king.
A shocking and seductive tale!
Thank goodness for the cues to what has occurred in the story so far. Needing a breather between reading the first two books in series, I appreciated the subtle references that refreshed my memory of the current state of affairs at the end of American Prince. Ash and Greer’s outlook looks bleak with Embry’s commitments keeping them apart.
Having watched a couple of Arthurian movies and television shows, I wondered if I was at a disadvantage when it came to picking up on the similarities in Ash’s story to that of Arthur’s. What I didn’t miss out on was a great story with its familiarity not being pivotal to becoming lost in Ash, Greer and Embry’s lives.
How dare he be him when all I can be is me?
Littered with dysfunctional families, the lines crossed were far from shocking. The ramifications of past indiscretions were taking its toll on the three. Just when I thought they had endured it all, another crack would appear in their armour. Each blow weakened their stance but not their resolve. I on the other hand started to wonder how on earth they could continue. I needed them to be together, they needed to be together but fate had other plans.
Again I struggled with what was possible when it came to the goings on between the President and the other politicians. My eyes popped out of my head in shock with the candid sordid phone conversations and hoped for their sake they were not being tapped. If a transcript or recording landed in the wrong hands it would have been catastrophic.
“Sex is a spectrum of activities that far exceeds the narrow boundaries of intercourse”
Apart from a particular convenient moment that felt a little bit contrived and an easy fairytale fix in a cut throat political stage, I found American King to be on par with American Queen. It had the same fast pace story along with a good balance of steamy action and mystery. Stolen moments together were hot and when it was the three of them, the heat level intensified. Seduction outside of their realm was pointless and it took a lot for a certain vixen to accept she was never going to be able to compete with what Ash, Greer and Embry shared.
The story was as much about sacrifice as it was about survival. Ash knew the calibre of trust that had been placed upon him. His success was a well-planned and fated journey he had no choice but to continue with. Doing so with his beloved Greer and Embry was a challenge he maintained as a close second. For me it was a case of one for all and all for one, but that’s another story altogether 🙂
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