New Release Review ~ The Controversial Princess by Jodi Ellen Malpas! TOUR

The Controversial Princess by Jodi Ellen Malpas is such an exciting start to her new Smoke & Mirrors Duology, and it is NOW AVAILABLE!

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Her father is The King of England.

She is The Controversial Princess.

Regarded as down to earth by the press and rebellious by The King, Princess Adeline refuses to bow to the royal expectations her title carries. She knows better than anyone that the united front of the royal family is nothing but smoke and mirrors – lies and secrets masked by power and privilege. She wants no part of it, and she will never surrender to The King’s demand to marry a man she does not love. But despite Adeline’s determination to retain her free will, she remains deeply unfulfilled, feeling caged and suffocated.

That is until she meets Josh Jameson. Drawn in by his confidence, Adeline is soon captivated by the scandalously sexy American actor. His ability to penetrate her defences overwhelms her – his touch is pure fire, and his allure overpowering. Nothing has ever made her feel so alive in a world where she’s otherwise slowly drowning. However, while Josh may be Hollywood royalty, he’s not actual royalty, and Adeline knows The King and his advisors will do everything in their power to keep them apart.

But Josh Jameson becomes the princess’s ultimate vice.

And although she bows to no one, she bows to him.


MyReviewSeriously, how can you go wrong with any book by Jodi Ellen Malpas? She is amazing at creating passionate and consuming romances, and this was such an exciting start to her new Smoke & Mirrors Duology! The Controversial Princess was a captivating and suspenseful royal read, and the sizzle between Princess Adeline and her sexy American Boy? Smoking hot!

Princess Adeline and Josh Jameson’s characters were so complex with their truly complicated lifestyles. They both lived in the spotlight, yet in two totally different worlds.

‘Rumor has it that Adeline Lockhart is the unruliest royal that’s ever lived.’

Adeline had a sassy and defiant demeanor about her, and she was determined not to conform to the royal ways. I wasn’t really sure what to make of Adeline in the beginning, but in the end, my heart really went out to her. There were so many pressures that came along with being a princess, along with the extremely suffocating lifestyle that accompanied it. The scrutiny of her by the press, as well as her own family, was quite hurtful and cruel, and their demands left Adeline with no flexibility to be herself. She longed for her freedom, but everything about her life was already predetermined with no escape.

‘Twinkly blue eyes that harbor mischief and pure sex, permanently roughed-up brown hair, and scruff to match. He’s perfectly rugged and dangerously handsome.’

Josh Jameson, the sexy American actor, was just charming as all get out and certainly demanding in knowing what he wanted from Adeline. What I loved about him was that underneath all of his dominance was such a gentle, sweet, and caring man. Josh understood Adeline so well, and he was the perfect knight in shining armor to come and rescue her from misery. He was determined for sure, but getting through the royal family and their palace walls wasn’t going to be easy, and no one was on their side.

‘He has made me want. Really want. He has made me desire something because I really want it for myself, not to be disobedient and defy the rules. It both surprises me and scares me.’

I loved Adeline and Josh together! Their relationship blossomed like a dance, a slow and tantalizing tease with a steady rhythm, and then it crescendoed into such a passionate romance. Josh and Adeline’s sexy scenes were scorching, and their story was incredibly sweet, yet oh-so-angsty, really pulling on my heartstrings!

Jodi Ellen Malpas has created such an intriguing story, which was completely captivating from beginning to end! I always love storylines surrounding the royal lifestyle, and her details and descriptions were perfect in submerging me in this complex and scandalous world of pomp and circumstance. The story was told from Adeline’s point of view, which revealed everything both good and bad that went on behind the scenes amongst the royal family, and only enhanced my feelings and compassion for her even more. The suspense and plot twists were surprising and heartbreaking. The ending? Oh my gosh!

I’m sitting on pins and needles for more of this Smoke & Mirrors Duology, and His True Queen is coming August 7th!


ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.




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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.

Jodi went on to self-publish the second book in the trilogy, Beneath This Man in Jan 2013, just before Grand Central Publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group, picked up the popular trilogy and the unknown Jodi. 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, enthusiasm and a thirst for her words from her readers, Jodi suddenly wasn’t afraid of her imagination anymore. She went on to write The One Night Trilogy with the delectable and mysterious Miller Hart, and stole the hearts of her readers once again. Her first stand-alone novel, THE PROTECTOR, released in September 2016 and has since been nominated for a Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award. Jodi’s next stand-alone novel. THE FORBIDDEN, is set for release in August 2017.

All seven of her published novels have hit the New York Times best sellers list – as well as the Sunday Times list and various international best seller lists. Her work is now published in over 24 languages across the world.

Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a mojito addict, is famous for her obsession with Converse, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

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11 thoughts on “New Release Review ~ The Controversial Princess by Jodi Ellen Malpas!

  1. I am a huge fan of Jodi’s work. I am over halfway through The Controversial Princess and loving it! I have to say though that my heart still belongs to Jake. The Protector was my favourite JEM book but I’ve loved them all.

  2. Oh Daisy you make me want to read it now even if I had decided to wait for the second book! So you needed some time to warm up to the princess? Well based on your description I need it now (love Hollywood + Royalty)!

    1. I love Hollywood/Royalty too! Yes, it took me awhile to understand her, but that’s one of the things that JEM is so amazing at with her characters! It’s a tough call, but I would probably wait if you can. It’s a pretty good cliffy!

  3. I’m dying to read this. But am I going to? Absolutely not. Not until the next book is out. I cannot tolerate anymore cliffies🙈

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