His True Queen by Jodi Ellen Malpas is NOW AVAILABLE!
With this thrilling conclusion to Josh and Adeline’s scorching romance, the Smoke & Mirrors Duology is one not to miss!
His True Queen by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Series: Smoke & Mirrors Duology Book 2
Publication Date: August 7th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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 Adeline and Josh’s fierce love for each other change the course of history?
After the jaw-dropping cliffhanger in Jodi Ellen Malpas’s The Controversial Princess, I could not wait for the next book in the Smoke & Mirrors Duology! I honestly had no idea what would be in store for Princess Adeline and her American boy, and if there was any possible way for them to be together and share their true love. His True Queen was a thrilling conclusion, full of suspenseful twists and sizzling passion, making this incredibly sweet love story into a scorching hot romance!
I absolutely enjoyed seeing Adeline fall into her new role! She had such a charming and graceful demeanor about her, but I was most impressed with her backbone of steel when she was fighting for what she believed in. As the world now bowed to Adeline, there was still one man who would not, and it was one of the many things that I loved about Josh. With his compensatory for using bad language, his character was just honest and real and not about the ‘show’ as you might expect an actor to be.
‘Fuck right now. I want forever, and I want it out there in the big, wide, terrifying world.’
Josh’s determination in finding a way for them to be together and professions of love for Adeline were so completely romantic. Yet he refused to see her as anything more than the woman he simply loved and adored, his queen.
‘To the world you are the Queen of England… But to me, you are everything.’
Although everything had changed, and the odds were completely stacked against them, the love and desire between the new queen and her American boy never faltered. It actually smoldered until it could no longer be contained!
‘You and I will only ever live in the moment, because that’s the only choice we have.’
I have to throw kudos to Adeline’s bodyguard, Damon, because I absolutely adored his character and loyalty! Professionally, he protected her come hell or high water, but I loved the lengths that he would also go in ‘keeping the boss lady happy.’ Damon knew what the Monarchy required but also understood what Adeline needed in order to survive living in it.
“Love doesn’t change because the world does, ma’am,” Damon says gently.
Whether it was reinforcing her confidence, having a much-needed cigarette and anti-bacterial hand soap on hand when she was at her wit’s end, or even respectfully putting her in her place when necessary, Damon was more than a bodyguard. He was Adeline’s only true friend, and she could count on him to always have her back!
Jodi Ellen Malpas has scripted an incredible storyline within this creative British Monarchy, full of lies and deceit. Her descriptions and settings submerged me into the world of royalty, which was very intriguing and engaging. The complex story was filled with emotion along with twists and turns that kept me flying through the pages. I also loved the witty dialogue between the characters, which gave the story a realistic feel and made for really fun read as well!
I absolutely enjoyed the exciting Smoke and Mirrors Duology! I’m also a bit of a sucker for sequels and spin-offs, so perhaps there might be a tale for Eddie or Damon as well? Regardless, I can’t recommend this enough!
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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