Book #1 of The Smoke and Mirrors Duology.
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.
This edition contains a bonus scene from Josh’s point of view.
Another Great Read by JEM
Loved this book - love all of Jodi’s book. Can’t wait to read the second book!
All I can say is meh.
While JEM is one of my favorite authors, this book left me confused. The female lead was childish and dominance was thrown around in the book just for the sake of it.
Saucy, but Adeline needs strength
I liked the book. It provided a good weekend read. But, like other reviewers, I too skipped through large chunks of the book due to the main character’s immaturity. She doesn’t read like a 30 year old at all. Also, I was hoping Adeline would find a way to show her ability to rule and enforce change rather than everything working out for her. Josh was the more intriguing character and I wish more chapters were written from his point of view.