His True Queen (The Smoke & Mirrors Duology #2) by Jodi Ellen Malpas

The breathtaking conclusion of The Smoke & Mirrors Duology.

His True Queen – Jodi Ellen Malpas


His True Queen – Jodi Ellen Malpas


His True Queen

by Jodi Ellen Malpas

(The Smoke & Mirrors Duology #2)

Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 400 pages
Published August 7th 2018

His True Queen – Jodi Ellen Malpas


His True Queen – Jodi Ellen Malpas



All Hail The Queen!

Queen Jodi is reigning supreme this year! The drama. The angst. The complexity of the plot. I was on the edge of my seat the entire read! This duet is sheer and utter perfection!

Here’s what you need to know:

The beginning is so emotional. It sets up the action of the book superbly. Adeline and Josh’s struggle is so poignant. The middle of the book will keep you guessing, wondering what on earth can happen next. It’s so delicious!! And the end…GAH, the end! Totally unexpected.

What I loved:

For starters, the sexy, hot, and possessive alpha. That’s sort of my kryptonite and one of the main reasons why JEM is an auto-buy author. Her male leads are the men you dream about. So hardcore alpha and completely obsessed with the women they love.

“You’re the beginning and end of everything.”

Josh Jameson is exactly that. He puts the A in alpha-male.

Adeline is one of my all-time favorite characters. She’s fiercely independent, sassy, impulsive, but also caring and feels so much.

“Empathetic, zealous, and real.”

She’s such a paradox. A Queen who is submissive to no one, but her man. This dynamic was SO much fun to witness. I could not get enough.

The plot twists, secrets, and unconditional faith exhibited gave me so much pleasure. The writing is superb! The pace was spot on. Typically, longer romances feel overdone and repetitive which weighs down the plot and pace. That did not happen here. It’s an expertly crafted work of art. I had only 1 ticky little nit-picky issue. In the grand scheme of things, it didn’t affect how I felt about the book.

In case you’re wondering….I LOVED IT. Highly recommended!


ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

His True Queen – Jodi Ellen Malpas


The breathtaking conclusion of The Smoke & Mirrors Duology.

A beautiful, defiant princess. A renowned, sinfully gorgeous Hollywood actor.

A love affair that is sure to rock the British Monarchy…and the world.

Their love affair began intensely and passionately. Princess Adeline and Josh Jameson knew any future together was impossible—her status as a princess and his standing as a Hollywood heartthrob dictated that. But the heights of pleasure they could take each other to were wildly unanticipated by them both. Josh’s absolute disregard for Adeline’s status quickly drew her into his hedonistic world. And her perfectly worn mask and false façade captivated Josh to the point of obsession. The boundaries became blurred. The physical became emotional. Their hearts became entwined.
But a cruel turn of events rips their worlds apart and Adeline is more bound than ever by the protocol and expectations her title commands. The army of royal advisors who guard the secrets and scandals of the Monarchy will go to unthinkable lengths to keep the smoke and mirrors in place…and Josh away from Adeline. She knows the power she possesses comes with agonizing sacrifices. Walking away from Josh devastates her…but it keeps him safe from the corrupt institution that has ruled her life.
Yet Josh refuses to lose the woman who has consumed him so completely, distorted his boundaries, and stripped him of all sensibility.
Will the power of the British Monarchy triumph? Or will their fierce love for each other change the course of history?

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Jodi Ellen Malpas wrote her debut series, The This Man Trilogy, in secret, worried about what people might think if they knew what her imagination was capable of. She was shocked herself. But she finally found the courage to unleash her creative streak and self-published THIS MAN – the first book of the This Man Trilogy – in October 2012. She took a chance on the story with a hero who soon became one of modern day fictions most prolific alpha male characters. Jesse Ward – also affectionately known as The Lord of The Manor, sparked incredible reactions from women across the globe and catapulted Jodi into the world of women’s fiction.

She was soon signed by Grand Central Publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group, and the third book of the trilogy, This Man Confessed, took Jodi to the top of the bestsellers lists, earning her the proud title of #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. This Man has since been voted one of the top romance novels of all time. With so much love and enthusiasm for her words, Jodi suddenly wasn’t afraid of her imagination anymore and has since let it run riot. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion–a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her real-life man, her boys, and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a Converse and mojito addict, and has a terrible weak spot for alpha males.  Her work is now published in more than twenty-five languages across the world.

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3 thoughts on “His True Queen (The Smoke & Mirrors Duology #2) by Jodi Ellen Malpas

  1. Omg your review has me salivating to read this duet. I’ve been waiting for it to be completed ever since EVERYONE started racing about The Controversial Princess. I hope I can get to it soon enough. Fantastic review!😘

    1. Ari, the twists and turns slated me. I read so many books and can figure out how they’ll end. Never with JEM! That’s why she keeps me coming back for more!

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