Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Sierra Simone’s latest, American King. It’s the final book in her amazing, book-crack-tastic New Camelot Trilogy. If you’ve been waiting to read this one until it was all published, now’s the time.
American King by Sierra Simone
Series: New Camelot Trilogy #3
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 31, 2017
Format: eARC, 454 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
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.
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.
Y’all, I have to be perfectly honest with you — I am not ready to write this review. I’m not ready to let this series or these characters or this amazing story go just yet. I’m not sure I ever will be. This series was all-consuming from the moment I picked up American Queen over a year ago. At first it was because of the wickedly hot and filthy sexy times, but it became so much more than that as I fell in love with these characters and Sierra’s writing simultaneously.
This is one of the toughest reviews I’ve ever had to write, not only because I’m not ready to do it, but also because I’m not even sure what to say. My words cannot do this book, this series, justice. I also want to be really cautious not to ruin any part of this conclusion for you, because MY GODS this book did so many things to my heart. Ash, Greer and Embry have a special place in my heart and will continue to for a long time to come. I’m not sure I’ll ever forget their story.
I went into American King expecting feels and preparing to be totally wrecked, but I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. I thought the first two books were hot, but this one… holy hell. I’ve never read anything quite like it before. I really thought my iPad (or I) might overheat while reading it. But that’s such a small part of what I loved about this book. It really came down to the characters and the gorgeous writing. American King was the perfect combination of beautiful and gloriously filthy. I swooned, I cried, I thought my heart was actually breaking. This book put me through so many ups and downs, so many highs and lows, that it was beyond a book. It was an experience.
If you’ve been reading the New Camelot Trilogy from the beginning, don’t stop now. Brace yourself, but keep going. You might want tissues and wine (or whatever coping device you prefer) when you read it. But when it’s all said and done, you’ll be glad you did. I can’t imagine a more perfect conclusion to this series or to the story of Ash, Greer and Embry.
I am a man who loves. A man whose love demands much in return. And I will survive this.
I will love her until the stars burn themselves out and hang like cold rocks in the lightless sky.
It’s indecent, I recognize that, obscene and maybe even sinful, but it is the way the three of us were made, and in this moment, I’m ready to forsake everything else I believe just to have this forever.
The way I love Ash and Greer is not the kind of love that fades into a dusty memory, it’s not the kind of love that can be fenced in and patrolled. And tonight will feed it, nurse it, make a strong thing even stronger, and how we aren’t all going to be crushed to death by this, I don’t know.
“All I’ve ever wanted, from the first moment I saw you, was to cuff you to my bed and keep you forever. To trade my heart for yours, so that wherever we went, we were inside each other.”
My love for the two of you exists inside your love for each other—when you love each other, you are loving me.
Have you read or do you plan to read the New Camelot Trilogy?