Blog Tour + Review: American King by Sierra Simone

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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.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

American King is the outstanding conclusion to an epic trilogy! There are no other words to qualify what magic and beauty all these three books bring.

" My love for the two of you exists inside your love for each other – when you love each other, you are loving me"

I have a confession to make: I was scared shitless to start this one. And I keep pushing back the moment I would read it. I feel so ridiculous because it is just a book right? Moreover I wanted to know what would happen and how would it end for Greer, Embry & Ash! My heart needed answers after the way American Prince ended. I knew I would be in Ash's head and I was eager to know his inner thoughts but I was so anxious I didn't know if my heart could survive all the angst. There was already a ton of angst in the previous two books so I knew American King was going to be a massive angst fest.

To make things worse, Sierra Simone sent a few days before release day a newsletter saying this is the place where I say thank you thank you and also I am so fucking sorry. What? Sorry? What do you mean you are sorry? Saying I was nervous, anxious, scared is not enough to express how I felt before I even turn the first page.

All of this to say, this is ok if you feel an ounce of what I was feeling, just trust the author, let you captivate by her words, by her incredible storytelling and just dive in this one blind. If you didn't read American King already, you shouldn't even read reviews, I didn't and the experience was even better.

"I am not every man. I require the whole world, and one person alone never could have given it to me"

American King was told in multiple pov, and rest assured that it wasn't overwhelming; each point of view serves a purpose and comes at the right time. Being in Ash's thought especially was pure delight. Being the President of the United States is already a huge responsibility but everything around him feels like his responsibility. Being a Dominant only adds pressure to it all. It felt good to know what he felt and to know what drove him the most is love . No matter what's happening around him, no matter the obstacles he loved fiercely and he always will.

Embry, Greer & Ash's story has never been an easy one. They will need to fight for their love. At some point I was terrified of how everything would end! Sierra Simone put doubts in my mind more than once to the point where several times I couldn't breathe while reading but it was also the best feeling ever!

" There's only what should have been from the beginning, which is this love the three of us have found like a city in the desert, strange and holy. Empty and waiting for us."

It's a sure fact by reading the New Camelot series you'll feel a vast range of emotions. But why are you reading? Just for that reason right? Then you shouldn't doubt too much by picking this series.

Now I really hope Sierra consider writing books in the same sphere. I'm very curious about Lyr, and you?

~I voluntary read a copy of this book provided by the PR company ~

"Enthralling and drop dead gasp-worthy."

- CD Reiss, New York Times Bestselling Author



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.

Excerpt:

When I was twenty-two, I met a prince. He seemed to be the exact opposite of everything I was—loud where I was quiet, smiling where I frowned, careless where I was careful, careful, careful. Embry joined the Army because Vivienne Moore wanted her son to craft the perfect politician's resume. I joined because it seemed like the place to continue my never-ending quest for honor; because becoming an officer in the Army had a certain cachet in my neighborhood; because I wanted to somehow cosmically return the favor for my college scholarship; because the structure and rigid hierarchy of military life appealed to me. Most importantly, I joined because I knew Carpathia was the most dangerous place in the world at the time, and I felt needed there in a way I can't describe. It was like a barometric pressure that made my bones and teeth ache when I tried to resist it. I knew that I was supposed to be there in the same way I knew that God was real or that I was bisexual. It was a fact, even if it couldn't be seen. And after all that, then I see this lieutenant refuse to break up a fight? When we were there on the brink of war and responsible for safekeeping innocents nearby? No. I wasn't an angry person, but I was a disciplined one, and the one thing I couldn't tolerate in other people was a lack of it. I only meant to shake some sense into him, to tell him clearly and unmistakably that he wouldn't get away with that shit while I was around, but then he turned, and I saw his face for the first time. And it was over. Done. One look at those winter-blue eyes and those delicate lips and I was finished. One glance at his lean, long body, and I was falling. Every part of me responded with heat and flush and wrenching want, like a hook had been fastened somewhere in my chest and was now giving an almighty tug, and the only thing to ease the ache would be to get closer, closer, closer. I'd never seen a boy so beautiful. Haughty as he was, overindulged and so obviously dissolute, he was the loveliest person, boy or girl, I'd ever seen. I still pinned him against the wall, though. And it was when I had him against the wall with my forearm on his throat and my body trapping his that he sealed his fate. As I was choking him, he looked at me with his whole world in his eyes.

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About the Author:

Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

Connect with Sierra:

Twitter: @TheSierraSimone

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