Also in this series: American Queen , American King
Series: New Camelot Trilogy #2
Published by Self Published By Author on March 7, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, BDSM, M/M Romance
Source: Self Purchased
Reading Challenges: Books N' Tunes Reading Challenge 2019, Romance-Opoly Reading Challenge 2019
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***
American Prince is book two in the New Camelot Trilogy and this book was just as terrifying, intense, beautiful and captivating as book two. Now I do want to point out that this review has spoilers, so if spoilers ruin your enjoyment of a story, go below to see the overall view.
And if I ever thought Ash held all the power in their relationship, I see it clearly now. Embry holds my husband’s heart in his hands and he doesn’t even know it. He’s too busy looking at the details of Ash’s faces to see the expression, too busy being in love to see how loved he is.”
So now onward to this delightful story. I am so entrenched into this threeway love affair that we have going and never have I felt so consummed by a menage love tale or even a romance to be honest. There is something so intense and gratifying that we see between this couple and boy the SEX….first off I want to point out that that sex scenes that occur here are HOT, I didn’t think they could get hotter than book one but I was wrong. There was definitely more of an edge to them and they won’t be everyone. We see the light and the dark of human nature and that sometimes we need to push out the bad memories with something so intense and wild. This is something we see but we also go forward with the Arthurian legend and this is the part of the legend I was REALLY dreading. I knew it was coming up, you see the story slowly lead up to it but we also see the intensity, the powerful love between them all and we also see that there are times we hurt those we love even when it kills a part of us inside in the depths of our souls.
It was the purest heavens in the midst of the worst hell, and I loved every minute of it, even though it was all underpinned by a lie–my lie—and I knew one day it would burn down around me
American Prince is our story told in two points of view….Greer at times, but most of it comes in the view of Embry, our American Prince. We get those delicious flashbacks into his past, seeing him begin his military career, fighting Carpathia, falling in love with Ash and the unevitable way he pushes Ash away so that he can go forward with his career, a destiny that leads him to becoming The President of the United States and one of the best leaders the country has ever had. Embry hates having to hurt Ash through the story, we see how it breaks a part of him, but we also see that Embry is ashamed too and takes it out on Ash at times. Embry is learning to become the knight he was destined to be, even when his knighthood might make him enemies with the two people that he loves more than life but we see how much he is willing to sacrifice for Greer and Ash.
Another part of our story is the present day timeline that we see happen. Now this book starts off right off after book one here. Where our beloved Greer, right after the perfect wedding night with the two men she loves (and yes it was blissfully perfect, one of the best love scenes I have ever read) she receives a text from her pain in the booty cousin and finds herself kidnapped and taken to the horrid leader of Carpathia who wants her. Greer knows that some horrible things are about to happen to her but she knows that she just has to stay alive until her men can come for her. She isn’t the normal damsel in distress, she makes her escape attempts when she can but its fruitless but she is then rescued by Embry who comes for her. This is where I loved the alpha in Embry. He normally doesn’t have it when around Ash, but he forces Ash to see that because of his position as President he can’t rescue his wife. But Embry would risk everything for both Ash and Greer. But while during the rescue, he is a bit too late. Now I want to point out that Greer isn’t raped fully, but there is some groping and abuse a bit that we see. And there is an intense scene of play that we see happen between Greer and Embry. But it proves to be what Greer actually needed to help her cleanse from what she had to suffer while in the enemies hands. But there are secrets to be revealed, blackmail of enemies to happen and the story turns down south when Embry has to face up to some facts and truths and the secrets that may destroy what they have forever….
I wanted to tell Ash that loving him was like a scar, like a disease, it would always be there, I’d never be cured of it, and I didn’t want to be.
THIS BOOK!!! It tore me to shreds and yet I couldn’t put this story down. I simply loved everything about this story but I really wanted more from the ending and I am hoping that we see all the goodness that I need in this couple in book three. I am really curious to see what happens between the three here in the conclusion of the series. And honestly I am coming to really despise Greer’s cousin with a passion. She is horrid and really I have never EVER liked her, she treats Greer so horribly and we see how she has been helping their enemies and she wants to cause Greer so much pain and grief and I am really REALLY hoping that she gets the justice that she deserves in the conclusion because really there is no excuse in what she does.
We get some pretty powerful moments in this story as we see the love story between Embry and Ash unfold, we see the hidden depths in their relationship and also the downfalls in their love tale and what really brings them back together. We see a side of Ash though and it really breaks my heart to see how much he has gone through, but we also see the strong man he is. I love how fiercely he loves the people in his life and never gives up on them no matter how much they hurt him. He has this solid strength that we begin to see the depths of here.
Overall I found American Prince to be a delight….a tasty delectable pleasure that seeps into your bones and into the heart of the reader and twists all sorts of emotion and feels. I am so addicted to this trilogy and to this three way pairing that is compelling, raw and heartbreaking at times. I can’t wait for American King and the beautiful conclusion to their love story and hope they get the fairy tale ending they all deserve!!!
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