American Queen (New Camelot Trilogy #1) by Sierra Simone

American Queen – Sierra Simone


American Queen – Sierra Simone


American Queen

by Sierra Simone

(New Camelot Trilogy #1)

Paperback, 392 pages
Published October 25th 2016

American Queen – Sierra Simone


American Queen – Sierra Simone


4.5 stars

I’m super duper late to this party!!!

Two years after being released I finally managed to pick up American Queen and OMG – OMG – OMG!!! This book is addicting, HOT, and just unputdownable!!!

Even though I don’t like to read about BDSM or any other version of dominating sex anymore, my taste has changed a bit over the years, this book had me spellbound. The feelings between all three main characters literally BURNED my kindle pages. The desire, love and sizzling attraction between all three was all consuming.

The story alone was amazing. The author truly had me glued to the pages. The set up and execution was phenomenal. A truly emotional and unforgettable book.

I don’t think I need to go further into detail, since this series has been reviewed through the roof. (also read TJ’s review below it’s AMAZING!!!)

What I loved the most about this book were the feelings it evoked in me while reading. If I had a choice I would have loved more interactions between the main characters, more day to day life and less sex that left me all kinds of uncomfortable and aroused – lol what a combination!!!

Nevertheless I finally know what all the fuss and hype is all about  – and I can definitely say picking it up was worth it!!!



5 stars

reviewed Dec 11, 2016

Before I dive into a rambling review that will no doubt turn into a mushy confession of my love for all things romantic, I have to divulge that my lovefest actually began with a graduate class on Arthurian legend. This book modernizes ideals I fell in love with years ago and I enjoyed every single second of it!! I loved this one so hard!!

Greer Galloway, our present day Guinevere is torn by her love of two very powerful men. The President of the United States and his Vice President. Talk about aiming high, right?!

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Here’s what I LOVED:

The biggest win here for me is the storyline, but I also liked the main characters. Ash is a strong dominate force, Greer is smart and brave enough to go after what she wants, but Embry stole my heart. He’s beautifully tortured and selfless. I can’t wait for book two, which will be told from his perspective.

I really enjoy books that manage to put a spin on the classics and retell them in a new and refreshing way. My absolute favorites in YA and romance this year have both been books where authors were successful in taking something old and modernizing it. American Queen excels at that; it feels completely different but also remains authentic to the original storyline. The idea of mixing courtly love and elements of BDSM blew my mind.

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The passion exemplified in this book is sensual and raw.

It’s an emotional journey that left me panting for more. I will refrain from discussing all the elements of the Arthurian legend that I found fascinating because no one wants to read a dissertation in book review format, right? I will only say, that they are many, true to form, and very well done. I’ll sum up my likes by saying this book is smartly written, raw, gripping, articulate, masterly executed, and entertaining. It’s all the things a great love story should be.

A few minor issues:

There were some minor editing issues, but I was so engrossed in the story they didn’t detract from my enjoyment at all. Also, I try to steer clear of cliffhangers, but this one was so worth it. So, in all honesty, there were no major issues. I loved it, completely and thoroughly.

Overall, American Queen is a brilliantly constructed modern day retelling of the Arthurian Legend. While a love of all things Arthur heightened my experience, it is in no way a prerequisite to enjoy this gem of a book. On a basic level this book will entertain any romance reader who enjoys a well written romance with elements of BDSM. I was utterly engrossed from the very first page. Sierra Simone has a new number ONE fan, ladies and gentleman! I was on the edge of my seat, swatting at my kids and husband if they tried to speak to me, considered ditching a family outing to read, ENGROSSED! Sierra Simone, much like Morgan le Fay is a sorceress willing me to read everything she’s ever written. And I, like a willing submissive will comply. I highly recommend this book, but with a cliffy warning. 🙂

American Queen – Sierra Simone


It starts with a stolen kiss under an English sky, and it ends with a walk down the aisle. lIt starts with the President sending his best friend to woo me on his behalf, and it ends with my heart split in two. It starts with buried secrets and dangerous desires…and ends with the three of us bound together with a hateful love sharper than any barbed wire.

My name is Greer Galloway, and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States.

This is the story of an American Queen.

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Sierra is a voracious reader of all things including the smuttiest smut, young adult, piles of non-fiction for research, and everything Bill Bryson (especially on audio).

She loves writing the dirtiest things that she can think of, King Arthur, sparkling water, Tarot, coffee, leggings, and learning new words daily.

Her previous jobs have included firing ceramics, teaching living history lessons in one-room school house in full, 1908-approved school marm attire, and working as a librarian for several years—not in that order

She lives in the Kansas City area with her hot cop husband, two children, and two giant dogs. (And two cats, but they’re so naughty we don’t talk about them.)

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