I loved the Camelot series, I cried more than my fair share of tears too... damn you Ms Simone. So it was with relief and enjoyment that I saw American Squire released and after reading it I can attest that this installment was terrific, witty, smoking hot and short enough to devour in a lunch break.
I loved Ryan Belvedere, and just wanted to hug the hell outta him. I felt his pain because despite knowing the ending to American King, I cried ( err howled my eyes out) along with him when Ash 'died'. I absolutely, no doubting at all, felt how adrift he was in the wake of American King, and thankfully Ms Simone took him in hand and gave him a purpose.
I really loved Sidney Blount particularly as seen through Ryan's eyes, Holysmokes Batman, Ryan's voice was terrific, witty, engaging, poignant, all full of yearning, the way he saw and fantasied about Blount, hands down made Blount sexier, if it even was possible.
I loved this book so much I bought it, and it's a damn shame I finished reading it. Good news is, I can read it again and again. 5 Camelot stars!!
Gah, how does this author make me fall in love with a story that only felt like a handful of pages?
This is the story of Ryan Belvedere who is devastated and adrift after the death of his beloved president and boss, a man he more than admired. On a mission to retrieve a rare book, he encounters the sadistic dominant Mr Sidney Blount who happens to be everything he has craved and wished for. Fortunately, destiny has a plan for them as Mr Blount has been waiting for his own boy to discipline and care for…
“I want to be the one, Ryan,” he says in that crisp, elegant voice of his. “The one you begin to try with, and the one you open up to. I want you to be mine, like you were his.”
Set amidst the snowy, historical English village of Thorncombe, you can’t help but be swept away in the magic of it all. I felt nostalgic reading this and I adored these characters with their special kinks, that only Sierra Simone could dream up. Although American Squire can be read as a stand-alone, it is a bridging book between The New Camelot and The Thornchapel Series.
This was such a delicious treat. A bite sized HEA for Ryan who I had grown to love in the New Camelot series. He deserved his Prince Charming, even if it comes in the form of a ruthless dominant Mr Blount. Yum!