Monday, October 31, 2016

Book Review: AMERICAN QUEEN - Sierra Simone

Sierra Simone
Self Published
Contemporary Romance

American Queen is the first in a new series from Priest author Sierra Simone. Greer Galloway is no stranger to politics growing up the granddaughter of a former vice president. Two chance encounters over the course of 10 years shape her life in ways she never though possible and thrust her front and center in Washington. 

After reading "Priest" I had very high expectations and hail to the chief "American Queen" met and then exceeded them. From the first chapter I was spellbound and could not put the book down until I had all the pieces of the puzzle and learned how they all fit together. "American Queen " truly has something for everyone. Second chance love story? Check. Powerful  (as in most powerful man in the world) Alpha male? Check. Best friends to lovers? Check. Love triangle? Let's add 2 checks there. I honestly can not think of a way to describe this book other than it is everything. 

We meet Greer as a 7 year old girl who received some mysterious advice that haunts her as she grows older. Heroine Greer is smart, well rounded and most important true to herself which was refreshing but also heartbreaking at times. At 16 she has a chance encounter with a military officer 10 years older named Ash that gives her her first kiss and takes part of her heart. Meeting again 5 years later he unknowingly breaks her heart. That same night looking for comfort she runs into Embry who gives her a night of firsts and renews the hope for love she had abandoned. Her renewed hope is short lived as what remains of her heart is shattered when she doesn't hear for Embry again. 

Fast forward 5 years and Embry re enters the picture as the Vice President of the United States sent by Ash (who is his best friend ) to bring Greer to him. The story that unfolds as the three of them discover just how intertwined their lives have been without them knowing for the past 10 years is all encompassing,  captivating and filled with such raw emotion you will need some time to sort out your feelings after you are done.

American Queen left me desperate for more, lucky for all of us the second book in the series, "American Prince" releases in 2017!

Eliza Wise is a Travel Planner, and mother of 4 school age kids who started reading as an escape from reality and is now an active member of the Indie Romance Community.

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