Series: New Camelot Trilogy #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 7, 2017
Format: eARC, 330 pages
How I got it: From the author
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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.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Ok. If you’ve not yet read American Queen, DO NOT READ ANY MORE OF MY REVIEW. There will be spoilers for that book. You’ve been warned. Also, what are you waiting on? If you like your books SUPER DIRTY HOT with M/M, M/F, M/F/M — and you can handle a little mind-fuckery along the way — just go buy American Queen. I’ll be here for you when you need to talk. Now, on with my review of American Prince.
I… am still fairly speechless over this book. If you read American Queen, or even just read my review, you know that it ended on a pretty brutal cliffhanger. Thankfully this one picks up right where the first left off, with Embry waking to realize Greer was missing and then subsequently being sent on a mission to rescue her because obviously Ash couldn’t go… since he’s the President and all. What ensues is a mix of the suspense and action of trying to free Greer, as well as a heavy dose of the connection and relationship between Greer and Embry. Which, of course, is heightened due to the stress of the situation. There’s also a pretty hefty dose of backstory between Ash and Embry and even Embry and Greer. It was, as you would imagine, fairly angsty.
Honestly, I had so many conflicting emotions throughout this one. I won’t get into spoilers, so you can feel safe in continuing to read my review. What I will say is that I was pissed at literally everyone except Greer at various times during the book. I expected to be put through the wringer while reading this one, but holy hell. No way I could’ve predicted the myriad of emotions I felt as read. And even more so maybe afterwards as I discussed it with a friend. There’s no doubt this is Embry’s book. He is the star of the show — for better or for worse. (Better or worse depended, to me, on what was happening at any given time.) I did love spending time inside his head. He’s such a complex character. I wasn’t sure how much depth he had as I was reading the first book, so I found this look inside his head completely fascinating. I had sympathy for him at times… and other times I wanted to punch him in the throat and walk away. So, in short, prepare yourself.
As with the first book, this one was HOT AF. The chemistry, the emotions, the passion… it left me short of breath at times. It was intense and raw and real. There’s no doubt there’s a special kind of connection between these characters. So far my review makes it sound like there’s not a whole lot of Greer/Ash in this book. That’s not entirely accurate. There is. I found myself thoroughly entwined with the lives of these three characters as they navigated the trickiness of their situation and the things coming at them. I should mention there is a BRUTAL (yes, all caps) cliffhanger to this book. It was one of those that left me frantically trying to turn the last page on my iPad, only to find there were no more pages. The wait for American King just might kill me. I’m not sure where my three loves will go from here, but I can’t wait to find out. When the time comes, I will have lots of wine on hand. I have a feeling it’s going to be a damn bumpy ride… or bumpier than it’s been so far anyhow.
Brilliant. Just fucking brilliant.
He looked like a man from a different era, a man who should have been riding horses through thick forests, rescuing damsels and slaying dragons. Noble. Heroic. Kingly.
I was bound to them like rust to metal, a collision of particles and forces that changed us all irrevocably. There was no going back.
“As far as I’m concerned, both you and Greer belong to me. Your safety is my responsibility, as is your pleasure and your pain.”
If it weren’t for Greer all those years ago, I wouldn’t have believed myself capable of love again. If it weren’t for Greer, I wouldn’t have Ash again. If it weren’t for last night, for the vows we spoke to each other and the promises we made with our bodies, then I wouldn’t have my own soul.”
“You’re going to feel ever inch of me inside you. You are going to know that you belong to me.”
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