Review: Crown Me (The Royals #3) by Geneva Lee

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Title: Crown Me
Author:  Geneva Lee
Publisher/Year:  Westminster Press 2/10/15
Length:  266 Pages
Series: The Royals Saga #3

Overview

As the world tried to tear us apart, Alexander fought for me, claiming me as his own. I belong to him—body, heart, and soul. I found strength in his dominance. In his control. In his love.

Still I could always feel it: the darkness creeping toward our joy, threatening to overcome us. But I never imagined it would end like this. I thought I knew what marrying Alexander meant to my life. To my independence. To us.

I was wrong.

Ripped apart by tragedy, fighting for love, Clara and Alexander face their darkest hour in the stunning conclusion to their saga…

My Thoughts

Well, we know that things had to get worse before they got better and while we know that they are DEEP in love and that they are potentially meant to be together, we’re left to wonder if they will be together and how many people are going to get in their way.  From the teaser at the end of book 2, we get the sense that someone’s buying a gun to kill Clara and/or Alexandra, and my assumption at least is that – and that it’s Daniel, but we go through the story wondering when the attempt will happen.

Not only do we have that level of anxiety throughout the story, we also wonder what’s going to happen with the happy couple to keep them together and pull them apart.  We know that the king really does NOT want Clara as part of the family and will never accept her – yet i’m curious what the true motivation there is – since there has to be more than her American accent and the fact that she’s not the one that he chose for Alexander to marry.

There’s also the question of what’s to become of Edward’s happiness and if he’ll find happiness.  i think that we’re all rooting for him since he’s the ‘touch stone’ for Clara when she’s going out of her mind with issues that Alexander has.  I really like how the royal family is so diverse, but i wonder if it’s really too much to be real.  The eldest son who’s not just marrying a commoner (like the real prince did), but that she’s also semi-American, and the younger son who’s in love with another man, and a wife/mother who passed away at a young age.  All cliche things when you look at it rolled together but some how it works.

On top of all the royal family issues, we also have the underlying story of Belle and Phillip since things just don’t seem settled there, and i’m not surprised at all where we go with them.  there’s also Pepper – the gift that keeps on giving, and then there’s also the new girl Georgia that we meet, and whom i guessed her role in Alexander’s past even before it was voiced.  What she’s been hired to do however, that i’m still trying to understand since i’m not sure that i follow how she’s able to do what she’s being paid to.

In any event, through the roller coaster of emotions, we get some of the steamiest scenes between the lovers that you can possibly imagine.  We know that they are VERY in love and that translates to passion that leaps off the pages and it hasn’t seemed to die down at all through any of the 3 books.  I keep hoping that there will be a bit of dimming at one point or another, and there’s not.  They are going strong, still in the honeymoon phase with how they can’t keep their hands and lips etc off each other and i don’t know about any one else who’s reading, but i actually had to read quickly through a few pages since i was on a plane and i didn’t want to have someone look over at how hot it was.

What i didn’t expect necessarily was where the end of this story took us, and i won’t give spoilers so have no worries.  I was hoping that some of it would happen, maybe not in the manner that it did, but i feel like there were conversations that had to happen to get some of the resolution.  the other bit though is that there are deaths in this story.  Some of course are necessary to keep the story going, but i feel like i wish that some didn’t happen since there was unfinished business.  The epilogue though takes us to a great point in the future, not terribly far but far enough to give us a glimpse into what may be one day….and what it will look like to those who remain with us.  So, all in all, one of my top series – i think that all 3 books were GREAT and our author Ms. Lee did a great job in keeping us engaged, intrigued and really really hot.  Enjoy!

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