Title: His True Queen (Smoke & Mirrors, #2)
Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic
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?
Jodi’s books always leaves me feeling shattered. From her very first book This Man to her latest, His true Queen, Jodi Ellen Malpas has cemented the fact that she is the Queen of Romance!
If you have read my review on The Controversial Princess, you will know that I was waiting for this book with baited breath… 2 long months of re-reading book 1 of the Smoke & Mirrors duet, torturing my soul. I can sigh with relief now… His True Queen is spectacular!
His True Queen was nothing like I thought it would be… Brace yourself for one heck of a ride!
As I write this, my fingers are itching to spill everything! From the sheer frustration, the unbelievable angst..oh my lord, the angst! The chemistry and love between Adeline and Josh is something we all dream about having..
The weight of the crown and Adeline and Josh’s love is a constant battle. The push and pull of lies and secrets of the family, the responsibility of being under the limelight..Adeline and Josh’s story creates a love story we all crave to read about: Forbidden, turbulent, frustrating, infuriating, heartbreaking and filled with so much love that it leaves you stunned and breathless.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Jodi has a knack for writing some amazing secondary characters. Damon, Her bodyguard/driver is ever faithful, loyal and a strong shoulder to cry on..I love Damon!
Adeline and Josh’s relationship feels almost impossible with so much hurdles and shadows of never ending troubles.. but the quest between duty and love makes for an amazing read.
I am so happy with this duet! Jodi Ellen Malpas is truly an amazing writer and I can’t wait to see what she plans on writing next.
I hope you get to read this series because I highly recommend it.
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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