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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 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.


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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 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.

30 review for The Controversial Princess

  1. 4 out of 5

    Shh moderator

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! The Controversial Princess, book 1 of 2. Utter perfection! On the surface it sounds like Hollywood meets British royalty, but that is just scratching the surface on everything that is Josh Jameson & his princess! “Josh’s grin is almost angelic, contradicting the devilish intensions in his eyes.” Books in Smoke & Mirrors duet should be read in order: Book 1: The Controversial Princess Book 2: His True Queen “He’s my weakness. My American boy. Yet he i ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! The Controversial Princess, book 1 of 2. Utter perfection! On the surface it sounds like Hollywood meets British royalty, but that is just scratching the surface on everything that is Josh Jameson & his princess! “Josh’s grin is almost angelic, contradicting the devilish intensions in his eyes.” Books in Smoke & Mirrors duet should be read in order: Book 1: The Controversial Princess Book 2: His True Queen “He’s my weakness. My American boy. Yet he is formidable strength in me too.” The Controversial Princess (book 1) is a whirlwind forbidden, against-all-odds love, filled with stolen moments and secret rendezvous, between wild-child British princess Adeline Catherine Louisa Lockhart, Addy and Hollywood heartthrob Joshua Jameson, Josh. It’s a love that can never be, yet Josh and Addy find a connection with him thriving on control and her craving to let go. Their sex is electric, the impossible aspect only heightening the intensity of their encounters and amplifying their feelings and need for each other. It’s a love story not meant for the big screen, yet it’s played out in front of the world. Royal life strict on protocol, hiding untold truths and well-kept secrets, clashes with scandalous Hollywood as Josh and Addy gear up for the biggest roles of their lives. The Controversial Princess, told from Adeline’s POV, is thick on plot, rich in character development with Kindle-melting sex and the perfect blend of twists and turns, shockers and villains! It ends leading right to book 2, His True Queen for the conclusion of their saga. Their love inevitable! Their destiny inescapable! Their future history in the making! “Sweet dreams, Your Highness.” “Sweet dreams, my American boy.” *** Hero: ★★★★★ Heroine: ★★★★1/2 Plot: ★★★★★ Storytelling: ★★★★★ Sexual tension: ★★★★★ Sex scenes: ★★★★★ Story ending: ★★★★★ ****************************************** OVERALL RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Angst: | MEDIUM FOCUS | Darkness: | MEDIUM FOCUS | Humor: | MEDIUM FOCUS | Kink: | HIGH FOCUS | Romance: | HIGH FOCUS | Sex frequency: | HIGH FOCUS | Suspense: | HIGH FOCUS | ARC provided to me by author Jodi Ellen Malpas in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shabby -BookBistroBlog

    Battle of Wills between Claringdon Palace and Kellington Palace A scintillating journey that scales the high & mighty walls of the castles and palaces, diving in deep to peep into the lives of Kings & Queens, Heirs & Heiresses. Their shams of marriages, forced alliances & Crown allegiances, with statutory Ostrich-ian, burying head in the sand and not reading the writing on the thick stone walls!!! If only these walls could talk, Oh the stories we would have😮 “No one can challenge the Monarchy w Battle of Wills between Claringdon Palace and Kellington Palace A scintillating journey that scales the high & mighty walls of the castles and palaces, diving in deep to peep into the lives of Kings & Queens, Heirs & Heiresses. Their shams of marriages, forced alliances & Crown allegiances, with statutory Ostrich-ian, burying head in the sand and not reading the writing on the thick stone walls!!! If only these walls could talk, Oh the stories we would have😮 “No one can challenge the Monarchy when it comes to their public image . The smokescreen is too thick to penetrate.” My old man is a stickler for tradition, values, and rules. Antiquated rules, and frankly, unreasonable rules. The modern age apparently bypasses kings and queens. Even as the modernities are creeping forward and trying to push the boundaries of crusty outdated traditions, egos clash, heated words are exchanged, heads roll. The atmosphere becomes stuffy. Which leads me to believe that the fairytales we grew up on, where the Princess gets her HEA with her Prince, maybe the biggest sham of a Love Story ever to be propagated. What happens when the Princess doesn't like the Prince? Does she get to choose differently ? What if the Dragon was protecting her from the Prince? The entire Royalty is hiding behind the Smoke & Mirrors of projected Unity, merely to strengthen the Crown. What a crock, since we've forever associated Prince & Princesses with true love ! Our family’s first marriage is to the throne, not our spouse, and rarely our heart. Happiness is only an illusion. While behind this dark veil hides common problems. Homosexuality, Blue Blood Snobbery, Class divide, Debauchery, Deceptions, Manipulations and Arm Twisting . All this is a BIG FRAUD, to keep the fairytale alive. They are a bunch of frauds. The whole bloody family is an institution of frauds. Just to reach out within the family you have to go through the stiff as board protocol !! It’s utterly ridiculous for my mother’s private secretary to call my private secretary. Why can’t my mother simply call me? Jodi has managed to outshine even her previous books in the sense that though the base of the story is still True Love, it's forbidden and Tabboo, which has been written with such honesty and finality, it just shows her growth as a writer. She's breaking boundaries and her bravery is gaining strength. She is NOT a one series wonder which is rampant in Erotica. She's picking up new themes and topics and redefining Forbidden trope with her mighty pen. The BEST thing I loved was, the realistic mood she created. It's claustrophobic! I could feel the thick air choking me, wanted to shake the living dead Royalty by the shoulders, to open their eyes. But some things are set in stone and the frustration Jodi manages to generate in the readers is a testament to how true and alive her writing is. She creates a Royal family “His Royal Highness King Alfred of England.” Prince John Lockhart, is the saint of the King’s three offspring. The arse-licker. The Heir Apparent, and the perfect prince. Then is Prince Edward Lockhart. A party animal and soldier in the Royal Army Then there's the Rogue Princess Adeline Catharine Luisa Lockhart. Rumour has it that she's the UNRULIEST ROYAL that's ever lived. Beautiful, sexy, flirtatious and fun loving woman who's feeling stifled in the stuffy Royal family. She finds her sneaky ways to have fun though. Damon keeps guard over her and Felix fixes and cleans up her messes, which are many. Her life mate already chosen, she's been assigned her usual Princess-ish tasks of attending Charity Functions, answer correspondence, keep up appearances, till she marries the suitably provided Blue Blooded Match and goes to produce offsprings. All this while killing her heart, her dreams her passions. I say I'd never trade places with a Princess if this is their everyday existence !!! A scene so touched me early on in the story. Adeline does a walkabout to meet the supporters lined up to meet her and she is talking to a young girl of 6 . They have a barricade separating them. The picture Jodi draws, as to who is behind the bars and who's free brought tears to my eyes. Freedom is just an illusion and the most expensive commodity in the Royal Houses !! So, Adeline meets Josh Jameson, ruggedly handsome & dangerously sexy Hollywood actor & Oscar winner, and it's instant sparks! She goes about her with her usual agenda of strictly fun, no strings attached, but his touch stirs awake dormant emotions in her. He somehow crashes through her uppity attitude and starchy demeanour and touches her heart ! He makes me feel good about me. He knows me without even really knowing me. He sees me. Not the painted princess. He sees me. The woman. The desire. The need to have a man tell me that this is how it’s going to be Omg!! What has Jodi gone and done........or made Adeline and Josh done!! Their coupling is doomed from the first kiss. Their "relationship" already has a deadline before it has even taken faulty steps. The clouds of despondency and disconsolateness are threatening to cloak them and I was so resentful of the whole situation. They weren't supposed to meet, kiss, fall in love. YET THEY DO !! The sexual chemistry is off the Royal charts! Though their clandestine rendezvous, mere moments stolen to be together, require elaborate planning, But those stolen moments are steamy and flaming hot. He skates his palms onto my arse and helps me forward until my entrance is lined perfectly with his mouth. “Your throne awaits, Your Highness.” 😮😮😮 I could be the Princess just to sit on JoshThrone ! Holy Smokes !! Or as the British would say Goodness gracious Me ! and he's a kinky bastard too..... I need a fan, a pink hanky and a crown !! I'm so bummed, what's gonna happen to them, how can they fight against the Monarchy, the press, the political storm, cause it's going to be an International Incident of the Titanic proportions!!!! AND. THE. END.......the MoFo End!! The hopelessness, the dejection, the setback was too much for me. I felt like I climbed the Everest and found out it wasn't! There's a whole mountain range to climb MORE to get to the Everest!! I close my eyes and work hard on bringing myself back down to earth after my short time floating on clouds. You’re a princess first, Adeline. A woman second. Heart be damned. I need the second book now Jodi, please, please, please find a way for them to be together !! I beg you...i can't take their heartache and anguish . I'm shaking my head No..No...No..No. What a breathtaking build up of words and emotions, culminating in a climax so outrageous and melodramatic, it left me aghast. So build a tunnel, or cannon the walls, whatever it takes to get them together Jodi cause my heart is gasping it's last breaths in the Garden Maze !! 5 "Good Little Princess" stars #BookBistroBlogApproved Follow us on : FB - https://www.facebook.com/groups/BookB... Blog -https://bookbistroblogcom.wordpress.com Blog -https://bookbistroblogger.blogspot.com Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/BookBistro Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/BookBistroBlog

  3. 4 out of 5

    Laura Lee

    The Controversial Princess (Smoke & Mirrors Duet #1) By: Jodi Ellen Malpas 5 Royalty Stars When I picked up my first Jodi Ellen Malpas book way back in June of 2013, I devoured the book. Now here we are 5 years later and I just finished reading The Controversial Princess. This book was written perfectly, flowed at a perfect pace and kept me engrossed from the first page until the last. You can see the maturity and growth that this author has gained in her writing talent with this book. I can not re The Controversial Princess (Smoke & Mirrors Duet #1) By: Jodi Ellen Malpas 5 Royalty Stars When I picked up my first Jodi Ellen Malpas book way back in June of 2013, I devoured the book. Now here we are 5 years later and I just finished reading The Controversial Princess. This book was written perfectly, flowed at a perfect pace and kept me engrossed from the first page until the last. You can see the maturity and growth that this author has gained in her writing talent with this book. I can not recommend this author’s books highly enough!! Celebrating her 30th birthday, Princess Adeline is the royal family controversial child. Just wanting to be free and to do things she wants to do, live a life full of love instead of fake love. Trapped is what she feels like. Unable to get out from under the Kings demands, she finds herself in compromising situations. She has plenty of people under her to clear the Royal name when she is caught. Always getting caught though… One day though, she dreams of living life to the fullest with no threats of being punished for her behavior. Josh Jameson is the Hollywood star. Currently in London with his father. The King and Josh’s father served in the military and have remained friends. Since in London, they were invited to come celebrate Princess Adeline’s birthday. From that day in the maze, the Princess Adeline and Josh have been inseparable, living life to the fullest. At least the fullest possible when one is royalty. But when together, Adeline feels the way she has longed to feel. At Peace. In Love. Your Highness, do you feel like you’ve met your match? Indeed, she does. Josh gets Adeline. Knows what she needs. Gives her what she desires. But when you are Royalty you are told who to date. Who to marry. You need permission for everything. When the love advances and the world around these two collapses, will it be possible for the Princess to keep her American Man? Or will the two-different set of rules, for who a person loves, keep them apart? OMG!!! What an ENDING… Need book 2 NOW… #BookBistroBlogApproved Follow us on: FB – https://www.facebook.com/groups/BookB... Blog -https://bookbistroblogcom.wordpress.com Blog -https://bookbistroblogger.blogspot.com Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/BookBistro Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/BookBistroBlog

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sophia Triad

    5 “you are closer to the throne that you think” stars “When I’m done with you, Your Highness, you’re going to be questioning who your true king is.” I just love Josh! He is good-looking, smart, playful, dirty-mouth, a bit kinky, the perfect Hollywood star with his Oscar and his fans and his perfect playboy reputation. “Why me?” “Maybe I want to violate a princess.” “I assure you, Mr. Jameson, I need no violating.” “Oh, I have no doubt....But you’ve never been violated by me. So, 5 “you are closer to the throne that you think” stars “When I’m done with you, Your Highness, you’re going to be questioning who your true king is.” I just love Josh! He is good-looking, smart, playful, dirty-mouth, a bit kinky, the perfect Hollywood star with his Oscar and his fans and his perfect playboy reputation. “Why me?” “Maybe I want to violate a princess.” “I assure you, Mr. Jameson, I need no violating.” “Oh, I have no doubt....But you’ve never been violated by me. So, what do you say, Your Highness?” “Are you trying to get me into trouble, Mr. Jameson?” “Most definitely.” And I love Adeline of course! She is attractive, sharp-witted, playful, sassy, the perfect rebellious princess with her strict daddy and a patient fiance-to-be who has been waiting for years and years for her. She knows how to have a good time, but she cannot have a good time often because she is not allowed. “Thanks for playing,” he mumbles against my wet cheek, biting it. I feel him smile around his mouthful of my flesh. “Have you not marked me enough without putting teeth marks in my face, too?” “Be quiet and give me a hug.” I laugh, utterly amused. “You have thrashed me to within an inch of my life, and now you want a hug for it?” “Are you questioning me again?” “No.” I reach around his shoulders and hug him, smiling into the crook of his neck. “It was fun.” “Wasn’t it.” Yes, Jos and Adelaine will most certainly have fun together. Maybe because she wants to have another rebellious act. Maybe because he likes a challenge. Maybe because they both have found their match. If you love royal theme lovestories If you love stories with a few scandals in them (...okay maybe too many scandals. Until the last page of the book actually.) If you think that an actor and a princess can fit together "like two peas in a pod" If you were swayed and thrilled with the marriage of the girl next door Meghan and the most eligible bachelor Prince Harry ...well, then this book is for you! “Agree to play with me again.” “You sound desperate.” “I am. I want you and me to be a rumor, Your Highness.” ♡ Just be warned that you have to wait for a few months for the second part of the story: “His True Queen” ♡ Enjoy ;) ---------------------------------- (view spoiler)[Oops... This reminds me of something... Is the true and secret name of Prince Harry, Princess Adeline? Does Jodi know something that we don't know? hahahaha (hide spoiler)]

  5. 4 out of 5

    Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

    Live Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Controversial-... 5 HOT STARS I can't even express how much I enjoyed The Controversial Princess!This is by far my favorite book from Jodi Ellen Malpas!It is an incredible mix of awesome characters,some plot twists and a forbidden,passionate and heavy romance. Josh and Adeline have an amazing chemistry from the beginning!Josh is charming and dominant and Adeline is strong.I love their passion and intensity!They have some really sensual,erotic and hot moments to Live Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Controversial-... 5 HOT STARS I can't even express how much I enjoyed The Controversial Princess!This is by far my favorite book from Jodi Ellen Malpas!It is an incredible mix of awesome characters,some plot twists and a forbidden,passionate and heavy romance. Josh and Adeline have an amazing chemistry from the beginning!Josh is charming and dominant and Adeline is strong.I love their passion and intensity!They have some really sensual,erotic and hot moments together! So many things happening in this story.I like the plot, it was brilliant!I'm intrigued,excited and anxious for the next book!The Controversial Princess was such a nice surprise, I didn't expect to like it so much!     

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    **** 4.5 Stars!!!! **** Wow!!! That was some ending!!! Some major reveals happened during the last 5% of the story! I was hooked before all of the explosive ending; but now I absolutely MUST read the second part right away!!! Thank goodness this duet of books are already out, or I would have been a mess having to wait!! Lol! This is not the first time I have read this author’s work.. and one thing I have loved in her past stories was the intense all consuming love and passion her couples have for **** 4.5 Stars!!!! **** Wow!!! That was some ending!!! Some major reveals happened during the last 5% of the story! I was hooked before all of the explosive ending; but now I absolutely MUST read the second part right away!!! Thank goodness this duet of books are already out, or I would have been a mess having to wait!! Lol! This is not the first time I have read this author’s work.. and one thing I have loved in her past stories was the intense all consuming love and passion her couples have for each other! I was pleasantly surprised to find that same intensity between Josh and Princess Adelaine in this story! I adored this forbidden couple and the sex between them is kinky and had major sizzle!!! I was actually not expecting the story to be as hot and erotic as it was... mainly because it had a Royal theme to it.... Boy was I wrong with that assumption!! Lol! I’m totally not complaining either! I’m dying to begin the next book, so I must go and read! If you are looking for a more unique read that will keep you on your toes, then give this a try! It is more than worth it!!!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} I'm hauled closer to him, my legs curling around his waist, my hold of him solid as our tongues dance, swirl, and plunge over and over. He tastes divine, feels divine. He is my heaven. Get ready to go on a thoroughly scandalous and steamy journey with England’s most beloved and rebellious Royals…Princess Adeline Lockhart. She has got to be one of Jodi Ellen Malpas’s most strong-willed and bad ass Heroines! There hasn’t been a man yet who has *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} I'm hauled closer to him, my legs curling around his waist, my hold of him solid as our tongues dance, swirl, and plunge over and over. He tastes divine, feels divine. He is my heaven. Get ready to go on a thoroughly scandalous and steamy journey with England’s most beloved and rebellious Royals…Princess Adeline Lockhart. She has got to be one of Jodi Ellen Malpas’s most strong-willed and bad ass Heroines! There hasn’t been a man yet who has managed to tame her, including her father, King Alfred of England. Fans of this amazing author are in for loads of her signature angst and fever-inducing steam. Not to mention another sinfully gorgeous, domineering alpha who is sure to get your hearts racing! Princess Adeline is turning 30 and her father, the King, is demanding that she marry a man that he has deemed suitable for his daughter. The problem is, Adeline wants no part of this marriage. She refuses to marry a man she is not in love with and she’s not afraid to stand up to her father. She’s definitely one of her father’s biggest headaches'! Adeline jumps from one man to another. Never attempting to have a serious relationship because she knows anyone who is not considered an appropriate suitor will be chased off by the King and his minions. No man has ever been able to make her pulse race or to lose her composure until she meets Josh Jameson, Hollywood’s biggest and Oscar-winning actor. From the moment they meet there is no denying the out of this world attraction between them. They waste no time in becoming intimate with each other. I have to admit I was shocked that a proper Princess would let an almost complete stranger debase her so quickly. Josh likes to dominate and Adeline is all too easily submitting to his will. This does end up freaking her out and she pushes Josh away to try and hold on to some form of control but after just a taste there is no way Josh is giving up on Adeline. Forbidden fruit is always the most tempting. Adeline struggles with her overwhelming desire for Josh. He’s the first man who has sparked so many intense feelings inside of her and it scares her. She’s never allowed herself to get close to any man because she knows her father will ensure they disappear from her life. Not only is she afraid of losing Josh, she knows he’s only in England for a short time and is convinced that he sees her as another notch on his bedpost. But Josh truly seems to be a man with an out of control addiction when it comes to Adeline. He’s hooked and he will do whatever it takes to spend time with the beautiful Princess. King Alfred always has eyes on his daughter. She’s never been able to keep secrets from him for too long. Will the two lovers be able to keep their romance from the King? Does Josh have genuine feelings for Adeline and if so, is there any possible way they can have more than a few stolen moments when their relationship would surely be condemned by the King? Here are my overall ratings Hero: 4 Heroine: 4 Plot: 4 Angst: 4 Steam: 5 Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5 THE CONTROVERSIAL PRINCESS is currently available. Amazon US ➤ https://amzn.to/2FyEtXU Amazon UK ➤ http://bit.ly/Princess-Amz-UK Amazon CA ➤ https://amzn.to/2vOysqB iBooks ➤ bit.ly/Princess-iBooks Nook ➤ http://bit.ly/Princess-Nook-US Kobo ➤ http://bit.ly/2wX3JZ7

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sentranced Jem

    Be still my beating heart..... ok.... How does she do it? How can a person write such amazing books..All The Time! For me, Jodi can do no wrong. For me, if you haven't read her books, you haven't lived my friend. The Controversial Princess is simply put, a temptation. Every since word written by Jodi is heavy on romance, passion and angst. I don't really really books based on Prince and Princesses unless: 1- it's a historical fiction based on real life events. 2- You are Jodi Ellen Malpas. I'd re Be still my beating heart..... ok.... How does she do it? How can a person write such amazing books..All The Time! For me, Jodi can do no wrong. For me, if you haven't read her books, you haven't lived my friend. The Controversial Princess is simply put, a temptation. Every since word written by Jodi is heavy on romance, passion and angst. I don't really really books based on Prince and Princesses unless: 1- it's a historical fiction based on real life events. 2- You are Jodi Ellen Malpas. I'd read anything this woman reads. She hasn't let me down.... Yet 😉 This book is brilliant...it's packed with two characters who's passion and chemistry is wild, sensual and forbidden. The Controversial Princess will leave you breathless! I need book 2 like I need air to breathe. NO SPOILERS except.. Josh will intoxicate you with his charm and Adeline will bring out the adventurous side in you. Together, they will ignite your rebellious desires of your heart.

  9. 5 out of 5

    MELISSA *Mel Reader*

    4 I Only See You Stars! (BR with Sharon) -“Every girl needs something bad for them now and then, Your Highness.” Princess Adeline Lockhart of England is a free-spirited, headstrong woman known for being wild and rebellious. She’s not one to conform, and is always tempted to defy the rules. She lives in a world where everything centers around representing the British Monarchy & the crown. She’s third in line to the throne, and wants no part of it. Her life in the palace is all about reputation, 4 I Only See You Stars! (BR with Sharon) -“Every girl needs something bad for them now and then, Your Highness.” Princess Adeline Lockhart of England is a free-spirited, headstrong woman known for being wild and rebellious. She’s not one to conform, and is always tempted to defy the rules. She lives in a world where everything centers around representing the British Monarchy & the crown. She’s third in line to the throne, and wants no part of it. Her life in the palace is all about reputation, expectations, and appearances. As a member of the Royal Family she’s to be appropriate, obedient, and enter into a loveless, arranged marriage. She won’t comply with tradition, and just wants to be free. On her 30th birthday she attends a party in her honor where she meets the gorgeous, American, Hollywood actor Josh Jameson. He’s in London for a short period of time, and makes his interest in the princess known. He’s cocky, sexy, and genuine. By her father’s standards, he’s also unsuitable, but Adeline never gets attached, and figures why not have some fun. He wants to play, and he’s too delicious to resist. The princess who is known for her bad decisions and often scandalous behavior has met her match in Josh. He’s ignited something in her, and she wants something she can never have. She likes him way too much, and soon this irresistible man owns her heart. She wishes they were just two ordinary people who could be free to be together, but she is fully aware of her reality. As others around them try to tear them apart will Josh be her downfall or her salvation? I really enjoyed this story. It was full of passion, romance, intrigue, and opulence. It had many twists and turns, and I look forward to seeing how book two plays out. I also really hope we get a book for Prince Eddie! ***NOW AVAILABLE*** https://amzn.to/2HvNNxt

  10. 5 out of 5

    Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)

    She obeys like a good little dog and she’s kneeling before the hero. I’m a strong woman and if you ask me to kneel ohh, I will be kneeling... to punch your balls out. You can be sure of that. Plain and simple.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nicola

    I’m not a huge reader of royal romances, all these perfect princes and princesses in their posh castles and meh, have you met our Royal Family? When I’m done with you, Your Highness, you’re going to be questioning who your true king is.” With a sexy Hollywood actor and a party-girl princess I’m not suggesting any similarities to any particular members of the actual royal family *coughMeghanHarrycough*, but some of the content was a little tongue-in-cheek and on-point and I’m all for that. T I’m not a huge reader of royal romances, all these perfect princes and princesses in their posh castles and meh, have you met our Royal Family? When I’m done with you, Your Highness, you’re going to be questioning who your true king is.” With a sexy Hollywood actor and a party-girl princess I’m not suggesting any similarities to any particular members of the actual royal family *coughMeghanHarrycough*, but some of the content was a little tongue-in-cheek and on-point and I’m all for that. The romance is hot, steamy and forbidden, the family dynamic is dysfunctional and thankfully I can dive straight into His True Queen after a bombshell of an ending.

  12. 5 out of 5

    ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

    This morning when I turned on the radio – the first song I heard was “Human” from Rag'n'Bone Man – and to be honest – it shocked me how well it fitted the book I just spend an allnighter with. When I finished my last read yesterday and went to check for my next book I noticed that I had a new arrival – I was gifted with “The Controversial Princess” (Smoke & Mirrors, #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas and I thought why not directly start … Well I can tell you it was a good and a bad idea – the bad part bei This morning when I turned on the radio – the first song I heard was “Human” from Rag'n'Bone Man – and to be honest – it shocked me how well it fitted the book I just spend an allnighter with. When I finished my last read yesterday and went to check for my next book I noticed that I had a new arrival – I was gifted with “The Controversial Princess” (Smoke & Mirrors, #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas and I thought why not directly start … Well I can tell you it was a good and a bad idea – the bad part being that it was a Sunday and I needed to work on Monday. If there ever was a perfect time to release this book at the moment than Ms. Malpas sure found it. But I am getting ahead of myself. .. I love the books by this author since I read This Man when it was released several years back so it was no question that I would at least love her writing style. But I have to admit when I read the blurb of this book I wasn’t to sure if the plot was for me. I am not even sure if there ever has been a book like this – I doubt it. On the other hand I usually do not read books with princesses and it is really only the unique way of writing that this author is able to get me to dive into a plot like that. Also I am trying to remember when I first heard about the book if I knew that it would be a duet – or if that came up later – not that it would have mattered – because I also trust her to be one of the few authors that I will start a series without all books being released. Well back to the issue of the music – so this song “human” really is the essence of this book for me. Adeline is such a contradiction. She knows what is expected of her – and she follows the rules ! … mostly ! …. Sometimes ? … well lets be honest … when she is forced to. Deep down I feel she would follow many of the rules if she had some room to breath but as this is always refused her reactions to that are only logical – rebellion in any way that is possible. So when I heard that song on the radio – it felt like Adeline. Not sure if Ms. Malpas listens to music when she is writing but I could imagine this song to be an inspiration for the character. Then there is Josh – I am not sure I can get a clear picture of him yet. And that is my only problem with this first part of the duet and the reason why I am at 4.5 Stars just now (I always reserve the right to change my mind when a series is complete). So about Josh – The whole story is in the beginning basically Adeline’s struggle with life. And believe me it IS a struggle because I feel deeply sorry for her. So when Josh enters the story he is like a beacon, he shouldn’t be there – yet he is, she shouldn’t be interested – yet she is, he shouldn't talk to her like that and MOST definitely he shouldn’t touch her like that. He is everything she can not have and maybe in the beginning that is the reason that he is all she wants. As the story moves on Adeline gets more desperate by the minute her life is not only a cage - it becomes a prison, the walls are closing in on her and her few ways to escape are shut down one after the other – and her desperation feels very real. Usually when I read books I am very connected to the male leads but in case of this book I felt truly connected to the Princess because even though Josh has a remarkable presence the plot doesn’t give the reader much of his intentions. He felt like the calm right in the middle of the storm without giving away anything of himself to the reader and maybe that was on purpose because he was like a quiet source of strength – while I grew more and more desperate alongside of Adeline. And while we are at that point – there are some very well written secondary characters in this plot – both in the good and bad way of the storyline. Believe me you are going to dislike some people very deeply. I know I did. Oh and – yeah true to Ms. Malpas wicked sense of ?shall I call it humor? … she placed some cruel twists and turns you will not see coming – (well that’s not entirely true because if you read books from her you know what you are in for – so no mercy for us fans) … Yes you are a cruel cruel Woman Ms. Malpas and I mean that in the most loving way ever. Because I am sitting here thinking about what I read and there really isn’t much that I can add to my review as that would add spoilers which I will under no circumstance give away. My thoughts on book one : Just let me say. If you think you know the story – forget about it. There is nothing familiar about this plot. And I officially want to state – that “the Lord” now has a Highness at this side in the bookshelf and this women really bows to no one. My hopes for book two : I want to see more of Josh to understand him better. And all the other things I hope for are too much of a spoiler so please just cross your fingers together with me because I know you will want the same things. ═══ PLEASE SUBSCRIBE / LIKE / FOLLOW US ════ Blog : https://www.jerisbookattic.com FB Page : https://www.facebook.com/JerisBookAttic Twitter : https://twitter.com/JeriTRyan Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2... Bloglovin : https://www.bloglovin.com/@jerisbooka... Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/jeris_book_...

  13. 4 out of 5

    -S♡

    ★5 Stars! The Controversial Princess... A phenomenal, enthralling, controversial, forbidden, sensual and royal tale filled with scandal, suspense, rebellion and love! “When I’m done with you, Your Highness, you’re going to be questioning who your true king is.” Here are my top favorite quotes. 1. “He’s even more striking in the flesh. One is a little speechless. Twinkly blue eyes that harbor mischief and pure sex, permanently roughed-up brown hair, and scruff to match. He’s perfectly rugged and da ★5 Stars! The Controversial Princess... A phenomenal, enthralling, controversial, forbidden, sensual and royal tale filled with scandal, suspense, rebellion and love! “When I’m done with you, Your Highness, you’re going to be questioning who your true king is.” Here are my top favorite quotes. 1. “He’s even more striking in the flesh. One is a little speechless. Twinkly blue eyes that harbor mischief and pure sex, permanently roughed-up brown hair, and scruff to match. He’s perfectly rugged and dangerously handsome” 2. “Josh Jameson is about as far from grace as I could fall. And, worse, I want to fall” 3. “I can’t even begin to explain how into you I am. Don’t try to fool me that you don’t love the sense of freedom you get from me restraining you, of letting me have all control over you.” 4. “Fuck me, Adeline. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a superb vision. You, restrained, a crown upon your head, and your ass glowing.” 5.“The pressure, the commitment, the life-long burden. It’s the one thing that won’t come with it. The one thing I can’t be without. My American Boy”

  14. 4 out of 5

    Olga therebelreader

    I loved this book, much more than I thought I would. The author has provided a dazzling read fit for a princess. The book as a whole felt very realistic as I read it... it didn't feel like I was reading this made up fantasy story set in this modern day world. I highly encourage you to check out The Controversial Princess. You'll be in for a beautiful story with darling characters and a lovely theme. The two main characters, Princess Adeline and American actor Josh Jameson, just captured my heart I loved this book, much more than I thought I would. The author has provided a dazzling read fit for a princess. The book as a whole felt very realistic as I read it... it didn't feel like I was reading this made up fantasy story set in this modern day world. I highly encourage you to check out The Controversial Princess. You'll be in for a beautiful story with darling characters and a lovely theme. The two main characters, Princess Adeline and American actor Josh Jameson, just captured my heart right from the beginning. This book was funny, sweet, sexy, high in angst and drama! Adeline and Josh are people whose love story you will want to read. 4.5 stars from me! In short: Hero 5/5 | Heroine 5/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 5/5 | Writing Style 4/5 | Steam 4/5 | Romance 4/5 | Angst-Suspense 5/5 | Darkness 0/5 | Humor 3/5 | Secondary Characters 4/5 | Drama-Conflict 5/5 | Mystery 1/5 | Twists 5/5 | Pacing Steady | Action 4/5

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger

    I love Hollywood. 🎬 I love London. ️👑 So together? It was a freaking HOT story! 🔥(with a British accent 😂) This is a forbidden love story between an English princess and an American Hollywood actor. They both know their love is not possible, but they cannot stay apart. 📚 "𝑰'𝒎 𝒂 𝒑𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒕 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕, 𝒂 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅. 𝒏𝒐 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒔 𝒎𝒆. 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕 𝒉𝒊𝒎. 𝒎𝒚 𝑨𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒐𝒚." 📚 🎵 Put this song and get into the vibe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic5vx... ▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️ 📖 ᖴOᒪᒪOᗯ ᗰE Oᑎ IᑎᔕTᗩGᖇᗩᗰ: 🎉 https I love Hollywood. 🎬 I love London. ️👑 So together? It was a freaking HOT story! 🔥(with a British accent 😂) This is a forbidden love story between an English princess and an American Hollywood actor. They both know their love is not possible, but they cannot stay apart. 📚 "𝑰'𝒎 𝒂 𝒑𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒕 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕, 𝒂 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅. 𝒏𝒐 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒔 𝒎𝒆. 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕 𝒉𝒊𝒎. 𝒎𝒚 𝑨𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒐𝒚." 📚 🎵 Put this song and get into the vibe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic5vx... ▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️ 📖 ᖴOᒪᒪOᗯ ᗰE Oᑎ IᑎᔕTᗩGᖇᗩᗰ: 🎉 https://www.instagram.com/the_romanti... 📖 ᐯIᔕIT ᗰY ᗷᒪOG ᖴOᖇ ᗰOᖇE ᖇEᐯIEᗯᔕ: https://books-romance.com/

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alexis

    Yeah, I’m in the minority on this one. First off, the instalove was just too much for me. They literally only knew each other a few weeks before declaring their love. And the majority of their courtship was sex and not really getting to know each other. And I really could’ve done without all the ridiculous alpha male, Christian Grey-esque behavior from the male hero. I was literally salivating for this book and was let down. Like a lot.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

    4.5 wonderfully Royal Stars “Aren’t you prepared to fight for it? To fight for happiness? To fight for me?” he asks….”Because I’m ready to fight for you, Adeline. I’m already armored up and set for battle, and I’m pretty fuckin’ determined to win. Because the prize is you.” We’ve been in the grip of Royal Wedding Fever these past few months, and in the days leading up to the Wedding, we were craving a royal romance, excitedly jumping in to devour The Controversial Princess, book one in the Smo 4.5 wonderfully Royal Stars “Aren’t you prepared to fight for it? To fight for happiness? To fight for me?” he asks….”Because I’m ready to fight for you, Adeline. I’m already armored up and set for battle, and I’m pretty fuckin’ determined to win. Because the prize is you.” We’ve been in the grip of Royal Wedding Fever these past few months, and in the days leading up to the Wedding, we were craving a royal romance, excitedly jumping in to devour The Controversial Princess, book one in the Smoke and Mirrors Duet by Jodi Ellen Malpas, and it didn’t disappoint. We loved it! JEM delivered all that we love in this theme. A royal falling in love with a commoner, the forbidden aspect of their love, the richness and splendour of royal life, and the personal sacrifices being born into that world entails; the lack of privacy, and duty before love, at all costs. Not only did Jodi Ellen Malpas deliver all that, she also injected a bit of mystery, had us gasping over some intriguing family secrets, and introduced us to a fabulous willful Princess, who sees her only ‘job’ in royal life as marrying ‘the right man’ and providing an heir. However, our Princess Adeline, wants to make a difference, and she wants to marry for love, and won’t settle for anything less. Certainly not the man her father has chosen for her. As a result, Princess Adeline enjoys many dalliances with men, much to the exasperation of The King, her security detail, and PR people who are always hand to keep her indiscretions out of the press. For Adeline, duty is to be put first, being a woman, second. “Tell me. What are your dreams, Adeline?” “Freedom,” I answer honestly. The free spirited Princess can’t bear the stuffiness of royal life and won’t conform. Adeline may be strong willed, but she didn’t stand a chance against Josh Jameson when he entered her life. Ladies, you need to prepare your hearts for the romantic, commanding, kinky, confident and oooohhh so sexy hero Josh Jameson who will make you weak at the knees with his Southern charm! This sexy, American Hollywood heartthrob was deeeelicious! His charisma and confidence was the perfect match for the wayward Princess in every way, bringing out the fun, sensual side of Adeline. ‘Josh Jameson isn’t approaching me like the delicate princess, pampering and fussing over me. It’s a new feeling to me, one of liberation.’ Jodi Ellen Malpas really does know how to write a sexy hero that’s for sure, because Josh Jameson was written to perfection! Whenever he spoke, we got goosebumps, such was the convincing way she brought him to life. We can only imagine the affect he had on Princess Adeline…geez, she didn’t stand a chance against Josh’s charm and his dirty talk! Wow! Did this man know how to bring it! “Please, ma’am, will you remove your knickers.” “I will.” “That’s a line I never imagined I’d say,” he muses quietly… We loved the heat, the humour and the romance of this story. The interactions with Adeline and her security guard, Damon were particularly witty and sweet. Did that man have a job on his hands keeping Adeline in line! We adored this working relationship that had morphed into friendship. The Controversial Princess provided us with the romance our hearts needed, the passion our hearts craved, with jaw dropping twists and turns that kept us guessing, and eagerly flipping the pages. To say we’re desperate for the conclusion, His True Queen, when it releases on 7th August, is in understatement! What an ending! “You have completely derailed me, Adeline I struggle to think past you.” If you’re suffering from a royal wedding hangover, this book will fill that void. If the royal wedding didn’t get your hearts racing, then rest assured The Controversial Princess will. A big thumbs up! “I just want to take you away from this madness, baby. I want to kiss the ground you walk on for the rest of my life. I want to look at you every day and know that you are mine. Kiss you. Make love to you. Fuck you. Spank you." “Bring it on….” Available to purchase below THE CONTROVERSIAL PRINCESS Amazon US Amazon UK PRE ORDER HIS TRUE QUEEN (The conclusion) Amazon US Amazon UK Come visit and follow us at: ✲ TotallybookedBlog ✲ TB on Facebook ✲ TB on Twitter ✲ TB on Pinterest

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    5 stars! You know that feeling you get when you're reading an amazing book in the middle of the night? You look at the clock, then at the percentage left on your e-reader, and you have an internal struggle- wishing you could just finish the book already so you can finally get some sleep, but also not wanting to finish because it's OH SO GOOD? For me, that is The Controversial Princess. I'd even go as far as saying this is my favorite book of 2018 so far. This book was so unexpectedly amazing. Oth 5 stars! You know that feeling you get when you're reading an amazing book in the middle of the night? You look at the clock, then at the percentage left on your e-reader, and you have an internal struggle- wishing you could just finish the book already so you can finally get some sleep, but also not wanting to finish because it's OH SO GOOD? For me, that is The Controversial Princess. I'd even go as far as saying this is my favorite book of 2018 so far. This book was so unexpectedly amazing. Other than seeing the cover, book description, and the Goodreads rating, I went into this blind. I'm not sure what I was expecting, I guess I thought it would to be an easy, fluffy, predictable, lighthearted romance. I certainly wasn't expecting the sharp turn into kink-town. Not that I'm complaining. As I'm always saying, get to the Good Stuff. And this book got there, and quick. WOW were there ever some steamy scenes. I've never read Jodi Ellen Malpas books before. Why have I never read her books before? Is this a typical level of heat for her? I will have to check out her catalogue to see because holy hell. I also LOVED the characters. Josh was the perfect mix of alpha dominance and sweetness. Throughout the book he was steadfastly pursuing the heroine without wavering once, despite some serious complications with them being together. But Adaline was the real star of the show. She was such a well developed character. Her struggle to keep her impulsive, rebellious nature in control while living within the tight confines of her royal life was so believable. Her headstrong personality also gave a great source of friction when she meets Josh, and his very surprising....preferences. Her inner struggle reconciling her desire to please Josh and submit to him, with her desire for her freedom, something she fought for her whole life, is perfect and so real. More than once she's just like, "What the f*ck am I doing and why do I like it??!". Her journey to understanding and embracing that side of herself is believable and filled with some amazing angst. The story goes in some unexpected places, avoiding the obvious (boring) choices and ends on a cliffhanger. I didn't realize this was a duet and now I'm dying to pick up where I left off...but I have to wait until AUGUST. I soooo hope it will be worth the wait and the second book will be just as amazing as the first.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Melanie (mells_view)

    “Temptation to defy the rules is almost too much to resist” Ok. So all I can say is that I just died reading the ending of this book. This was my first book from this author, and it definitely will not be my last. A controversial princess who just wants freedom from being royalty, and an American actor who just wants to break some rules with a certain princess. That’s how this story starts, but it is NOT how it finishes. It becomes quite the forbidden love story. I don’t want to ruin anything, so “Temptation to defy the rules is almost too much to resist” Ok. So all I can say is that I just died reading the ending of this book. This was my first book from this author, and it definitely will not be my last. A controversial princess who just wants freedom from being royalty, and an American actor who just wants to break some rules with a certain princess. That’s how this story starts, but it is NOT how it finishes. It becomes quite the forbidden love story. I don’t want to ruin anything, so I’m not going to say much. What I will say is that during so much of this book I just wanted to punch certain characters. I swooned for Adeline and Josh. I cried for them. I got a little hot and bothered by them. It does end on a cliffhanger, it is a duet, so I expected it. And let me tell you it will definitely GUT you. It gutted me. I need the next book. RIGHT. NOW! I think anyone who enjoyed following the royal wedding, or watched the show The Royals will enjoy this book. There’s definitely lots of scandal and intrigue within the pages. https://instagram.com/p/BjPpwUqA1aF/ ^a fan edit on IG!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mindy Lou's Book Review

    For me, this is the first time I've read a royal story where it is the female that is the royal member out sowing their wild oats instead of a male. It's a nice change to the norm. Josh was still portrayed as a womanizer. At first, I didn't like his approach with Adeline. He didn't seem smitten. He came off more as just wanting bragging rights but I also think that was the authors intention. Gladly, that did change and very quickly. I liked Adeline. I wasn't sure if I would like that she partied For me, this is the first time I've read a royal story where it is the female that is the royal member out sowing their wild oats instead of a male. It's a nice change to the norm. Josh was still portrayed as a womanizer. At first, I didn't like his approach with Adeline. He didn't seem smitten. He came off more as just wanting bragging rights but I also think that was the authors intention. Gladly, that did change and very quickly. I liked Adeline. I wasn't sure if I would like that she partied so much, especially with her being 30 but she still came off as a very likable person. She wasn't spoiled or snobby. The author did a good job of showing how suppressed her life was and that she rebelled to just have some control in her life. When Adeline meets Josh and once you get past the initial meeting, you start to see how drawn together they are and how hopeless their situation is. It seemed so hopeless that I wasn't sure how this was going to work. After that ending, I really can't wait to find out. I wasn't expecting that ending and it seems these two really don't have a chance. There are quite a few unlikeable side characters in this and I was happy to see how this ending effected a few of them but then it did make things worse for Adeline. I really want to know what happens next. Onto book 2.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)

    Oh my goodness, I loved this book so much!!! I've been craving royal romances in recent weeks and JEM just delivered a whopper. For me, royal romances mean opulence and duty and they're typically rife with longing and impossibility and secrecy. The Controversial Princess has it ALL. This new romance by Jodi Ellen Malpas packs so much into these pages, family scandal, secrecy and deceit, the most sensual romance, a forbidden love story, impossibility and heartache, all rounded out in the most JAW Oh my goodness, I loved this book so much!!! I've been craving royal romances in recent weeks and JEM just delivered a whopper. For me, royal romances mean opulence and duty and they're typically rife with longing and impossibility and secrecy. The Controversial Princess has it ALL. This new romance by Jodi Ellen Malpas packs so much into these pages, family scandal, secrecy and deceit, the most sensual romance, a forbidden love story, impossibility and heartache, all rounded out in the most JAW DROPPING ending that I ABSOLUTELY DID NOT SEE COMING. The Controversial Princess is utterly fantastic. Josh Jamison is an American movie star. But when the woman in his crosshairs is the Princess of England, he might as well be a mailman, for she's as unattainable to him as she is to everyone else. She's a caged bird, albeit a rebellious one, but caged nonetheless. Her future is clearly mapped out for her, her royal obligations clear. So it's unsurprising that her inconvenient attraction to the Hollywood actor is absolutely forbidden. The Controversial Princess is SMOKING HOT. This is the story of a princess who's been told who to be her entire life, a woman who only begins to discover her true self as she submits to a man she can never have. Their encounters are steamy and kinky and forbidden. And as the fierce attraction between Princess Adeline and Josh Jameson evolves from sexual and elicit to so much more, the impossibility of their relationship becomes all the more apparent. The feels in this book are epic. The heartache, the jealousy, the longing, the infuriating injustice, the hope and the hopelessness, I felt so much. But what stands out most starkly is the sweet romance, the deliciously giddy feels I got in the most tender moments, hearing the most lush declarations amidst so much impossibility and uncertainty. This was just everything. This story is decadent and delicious, what with the clandestine dynamic between two people in the public eye. But there's something so much BIGGER at play when you throw in a royal family. I'm fascinated by the real life monarchy and in my anticipation of the impending nuptials between a British royal and an American celebrity, I was so unbelievably anxious to sink my teeth into this fictional world Jodi Ellen Malpas crafts between characters that seemed to mirror real life. However this story couldn't be more different than anything we've ever seen before. The Controversial Princess is forbidden and improper and it breaks every rule. And I couldn't get enough of it. The Controversial Princess has it all: forbidden romance, royal duty, familial obligation, paparazzi fodder, pomp and grandeur and power that all come together to create the most lush backdrop for a scintillating love story between a rebellious princess and an alpha Hollywood movie star. All that evolves in this book, the secrecy and the deceit, the steamy sensuality, the fierce attraction, it makes for a delicious royal romance and I couldn't put it down. But throw in Josh Jameson's own brand of celebrity, and you have the added element of angst and jealousy that come with any good Hollywood romance: celebrity gossip rags, paparazzi photos depicting salacious deeds, and career obligations that will undoubtedly separate the pair even more. Jodi Ellen Malpas crafts the most impossible romance, a story of characters who can only truly be themselves with each other because the whole world is watching them. It's so good. So so good. And it twists and turns in way that you'll never see coming. His True Queen just became my most anticipated sequel of the year, I can not wait for more of this royally delicious story!

  22. 4 out of 5

    TJ *Book Twins Reviews*

    5 “I only see you” Stars Unexpected. Sensational. Sinfully Sexy! "She's the one in control. She is the one calling the shots. She's the one men bow to." Adeline, princess of England is a phenomenal character. When I think of princesses and fairytale type romances, I think of something sweet and fun. This isn't your typical "princess" story!! Adeline lives to break rules and longs to live her life free of the burden she faces as a royal. I immediately fell for her. I loved her tenacity! However, Jos 5 “I only see you” Stars Unexpected. Sensational. Sinfully Sexy! "She's the one in control. She is the one calling the shots. She's the one men bow to." Adeline, princess of England is a phenomenal character. When I think of princesses and fairytale type romances, I think of something sweet and fun. This isn't your typical "princess" story!! Adeline lives to break rules and longs to live her life free of the burden she faces as a royal. I immediately fell for her. I loved her tenacity! However, Josh stole the show! "I owned you the second you dropped to your knees for me, Your Highness." Josh Jameson, American actor and heartthrob is a take charge sort of man. That's putting it mildly. When he sets his sights on Addy, all bets are off. I loved the chase and absolutely loved the ending! The Controversial Princess is simply AMAZING! Adeline and Josh’s story was completely unexpected! I loved every minute of it! The immediate chemistry between the characters, Adeline’s strong-willed personality, and Josh’s steadfast pursuit drew me in and didn’t let go until I read the last page. I’m in book hangover heaven right now. I can’t get the next one fast enough! Highly recommended! For more of my reviews: My Blog: Book Twins Reviews Facebook Blog Page Twitter Subscribe to Blog

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞

    3.5-4 ★'s ♥ BR w/Melissa! ♥ I happily gobble up almost anything Jodi Ellen Malpas writes so when I heard this story was going to be about a headstrong royal female character, I couldn't wait to read it. I think I almost choked on my words because let me tell you, this book takes a left turn into kink land extremely quickly and I was in no way prepared. After Fifty Shades, there were a lot of dom/sub books...some good and some - not so much. But the bottom line is I've read A LOT. Too much, that's 3.5-4 ★'s ♥ BR w/Melissa! ♥ I happily gobble up almost anything Jodi Ellen Malpas writes so when I heard this story was going to be about a headstrong royal female character, I couldn't wait to read it. I think I almost choked on my words because let me tell you, this book takes a left turn into kink land extremely quickly and I was in no way prepared. After Fifty Shades, there were a lot of dom/sub books...some good and some - not so much. But the bottom line is I've read A LOT. Too much, that's for sure so immediately, I was not a happy camper. The good news is that the story was interesting enough for me to continue to read it. And I have to say that I really enjoyed the tender and sweet moments between Josh and Adeline...the American boy and his Highness. They are quite the pair and you never really know what's going to happen. Throw in a pretty terrible father, aka The King, and her brother, The Heir Apparent, along with a few minions and there is a villain overload. They were all horrible! Adeline has always fought against the system. She doesn't like the loveless marriages all throughout the royal family so she sticks to one night stands. Quick in and quick out before there can be any damage...for the most part. Besides, her father won't let her have any fun and he's already picked out her future husband, one she wants nothing to do with. So, she's shocked at her feelings for Josh and their interactions are fast and furious and yes, with a side of kink that Adeline didn't know she wanted, much less needed. And just when things get hairy, all hell breaks loose and I mean ALL HELL. I did not see that twist coming and it is a doozy...shakes things all up. (Thanks to Melissa for pointing out some possibilities!) So what started off as a relationship with some dom/sub tendencies has evolved into "What the hell do we do now?" Thank goodness the next book, His True Queen, is coming out August 7, 2018.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️

    4 “American Boy” Stars I love the Royals......everything about them is fascinating!! So when I heard about this book, (yes I know it’s fiction) I was super excited because it’s about a Royal Family and a rebellious Princess. A match made in heaven. Her Royal Highness Princess Adeline Catherine Luisa Lockhart is 30 yrs old and a bit of a trouble maker. Josh Jameson is the American movie star whose father is friends with the King. When Josh and Adeline meet, the games begin. They have an attraction 4 “American Boy” Stars I love the Royals......everything about them is fascinating!! So when I heard about this book, (yes I know it’s fiction) I was super excited because it’s about a Royal Family and a rebellious Princess. A match made in heaven. Her Royal Highness Princess Adeline Catherine Luisa Lockhart is 30 yrs old and a bit of a trouble maker. Josh Jameson is the American movie star whose father is friends with the King. When Josh and Adeline meet, the games begin. They have an attraction and a connection. It’s cocky, playful, dominant and submissive. And it develops into something more. But The Royal Family doesn’t do things normally. Josh and Adeline can’t happen. The King will never give his blessing because they adhere to rules and to their obligations. Josh, American, Playboy, ..... those are no things Royal. Josh and Adeline’s relationship has its up and downs. The downs are her family, her responsibilities, and the life that has put constraints on her life. Meeting Josh is freeing and awakening. She feels alive and finally with someone who really understands her. And for Josh, Adeline is the first woman who has made him want more. This first book lays out all the royal protocols and the dynamics of the royal family. There are some mysteries and intrigues while reading. All the members in and surrounding the royal family are addicting. The ending is very unexpected. There are certain aspects of the story that I did figure out but it only heighten the story. So now I must patiently wait for the next book. I’m excited to see how things play out. I love that Josh and Adeline have a fierce and powerful connection and love. I just hope that the Royal Family can see that as well. *advanced copy provided by Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review*

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tasha Mahoney

    Rating: 4 stars Oh my! Jodi has undoubtedly penned another stratospheric best seller with The Controversial Princess. I have read and enjoyed all of Jodi's previous books and had very high expectations of this one, did it live up to those expectations? it did I am 95% happy. I am not overjoyed  about the cliffhanger and having to wait for the second instalment in the Smoke and Mirrors Duology, His True Queen until 7th August is not making me a happy blogger. After meeting Josh at her 30th Birthday Rating: 4 stars Oh my! Jodi has undoubtedly penned another stratospheric best seller with The Controversial Princess. I have read and enjoyed all of Jodi's previous books and had very high expectations of this one, did it live up to those expectations? it did I am 95% happy. I am not overjoyed  about the cliffhanger and having to wait for the second instalment in the Smoke and Mirrors Duology, His True Queen until 7th August is not making me a happy blogger. After meeting Josh at her 30th Birthday party (a posh palace garden affair that held no interest to her)  frustrated and rebellious Princess Adeline finds that she is in over her head for the King would never allow the Princess to enter into a relationship with a Hollywood actor and renowned playboy. In fact the King already has chosen a husband for the Princess and does not care that it will set her up for a life a misery. Ok I said I was 95% happy and the reason for the missing 5% is more than Jodi Ellen Malpas Leaving me hanging! It took me a quiet a while to warm to Josh and I didn't much like their first 1 on 1 private encounter but as the book progresses Josh Jameson really grew on me and if my main love of Jodi's alphas had not already been taken by Jake Sharp then I do think that Josh would have a shot at the top spot. I should warn readers that Jodi writes hugely sexy books so expect some hot scenes, but they are always appropriate to the story and not vulgar. The book has a well developed plot and a really 'must see what happens next!' pace.  Jodi Ellen Malpas has done it again!!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Donna ~ The Romance Cover

    This was a DNF for me. I hate to DNF a book and I think this was more a case of me than the book. Maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind to read it, but I just couldn't connect with the characters at all and it just seemed a tad unrealistic. Maybe it is just the Brit in me. “If you can’t behave, be disgraceful,” This was a DNF for me. I hate to DNF a book and I think this was more a case of me than the book. Maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind to read it, but I just couldn't connect with the characters at all and it just seemed a tad unrealistic. Maybe it is just the Brit in me. “If you can’t behave, be disgraceful,”

  27. 5 out of 5

    MissDemeanor

    Loved it! Can’t wait for the next one. Review soon.

  28. 4 out of 5

    1-Click Addict Support Group

    Princess Adeline knows she hasn't met her match and since she is the back up to the backup heir to the throne she does what she pleases, that is until the King put his foot down. Josh Jameson is Hollywood Royalty and the only one that seems to be able to "tame" Princess Adeline or so he thinks ;-) He truly believes that he can snap his fingers at Princess Adeline and she will drop everything for him and let's just say that I was shocked of what really happened. As Josh does his best to "impress" Princess Adeline knows she hasn't met her match and since she is the back up to the backup heir to the throne she does what she pleases, that is until the King put his foot down. Josh Jameson is Hollywood Royalty and the only one that seems to be able to "tame" Princess Adeline or so he thinks ;-) He truly believes that he can snap his fingers at Princess Adeline and she will drop everything for him and let's just say that I was shocked of what really happened. As Josh does his best to "impress" Princess Adeline, I got to see a glimpse of what the royals' lives might really be like in real life and what non royal people go through to be even close to them. Kuddos to Josh for sticking it through. Josh & Princess Adeline's relationship from the beginning seemed doomed and I didn't know if they would ever get the break they were desperately needing. Despite everything that was thrown in their way they were able to keep a step ahead until the truth comes out and all hell breaks loose. Y'all, this ended in a cliffy and that ending, I truly didn't see it coming and I can only hope that.... well you will have to read it to see what I mean :-) This was an Amazing Love Story that has me needing to find out how it will end up for everyone! Kara~5 Amazing Stars

  29. 5 out of 5

    Gitte TotallyBookedBlog

    4.5 Royal Stars “Aren’t you prepared to fight for it? To fight for happiness? To fight for me?” he asks….”Because I’m ready to fight for you, Adeline. I’m already armored up and set for battle, and I’m pretty fuckin’ determined to win. Because the prize is you.” We’ve been in the grip of Royal Wedding Fever these past few months, and in the days leading up to the Wedding, we were craving a royal romance, excitedly jumping in to devour The Controversial Princess, book one in the Smoke and Mirro 4.5 Royal Stars “Aren’t you prepared to fight for it? To fight for happiness? To fight for me?” he asks….”Because I’m ready to fight for you, Adeline. I’m already armored up and set for battle, and I’m pretty fuckin’ determined to win. Because the prize is you.” We’ve been in the grip of Royal Wedding Fever these past few months, and in the days leading up to the Wedding, we were craving a royal romance, excitedly jumping in to devour The Controversial Princess, book one in the Smoke and Mirrors Duet by Jodi Ellen Malpas, and it didn’t disappoint. We loved it! JEM delivered all that we love in this theme. A royal falling in love with a commoner, the forbidden aspect of their love, the richness and splendour of royal life, and the personal sacrifices being born into that world entails; the lack of privacy, and duty before love, at all costs. Not only did Jodi Ellen Malpas deliver all that, she also injected a bit of mystery, had us gasping over some intriguing family secrets, and introduced us to a fabulous willful Princess, who sees her only ‘job’ in royal life as marrying ‘the right man’ and providing an heir. However, our Princess Adeline, wants to make a difference, and she wants to marry for love, and won’t settle for anything less. Certainly not the man her father has chosen for her. As a result, Princess Adeline enjoys many dalliances with men, much to the exasperation of The King, her security detail, and PR people who are always hand to keep her indiscretions out of the press. For Adeline, duty is to be put first, being a woman, second. “Tell me. What are your dreams, Adeline?” “Freedom,” I answer honestly. The free spirited Princess can’t bear the stuffiness of royal life and won’t conform. Adeline may be strong willed, but she didn’t stand a chance against Josh Jameson when he entered her life. Ladies, you need to prepare your hearts for the romantic, commanding, kinky, confident and oooohhh so sexy hero Josh Jameson who will make you weak at the knees with his Southern charm! This sexy, American Hollywood heartthrob was deeeelicious! His charisma and confidence was the perfect match for the wayward Princess in every way, bringing out the fun, sensual side of Adeline. ‘Josh Jameson isn’t approaching me like the delicate princess, pampering and fussing over me. It’s a new feeling to me, one of liberation.’ Jodi Ellen Malpas really does know how to write a sexy hero that’s for sure, because Josh Jameson was written to perfection! Whenever he spoke, we got goosebumps, such was the convincing way she brought him to life. We can only imagine the affect he had on Princess Adeline…geez, she didn’t stand a chance against Josh’s charm and his dirty talk! Wow! Did this man know how to bring it! “Please, ma’am, will you remove your knickers.” “I will.” “That’s a line I never imagined I’d say,” he muses quietly… We loved the heat, the humour and the romance of this story. The interactions with Adeline and her security guard, Damon were particularly witty and sweet. Did that man have a job on his hands keeping Adeline in line! We adored this working relationship that had morphed into friendship. The Controversial Princess provided us with the romance our hearts needed, the passion our hearts craved, with jaw dropping twists and turns that kept us guessing, and eagerly flipping the pages. To say we’re desperate for the conclusion, His True Queen, when it releases on 7th August, is in understatement! What an ending! “You have completely derailed me, Adeline I struggle to think past you.” If you’re suffering from a royal wedding hangover, this book will fill that void. If the royal wedding didn’t get your hearts racing, then rest assured The Controversial Princess will. A big thumbs up! “I just want to take you away from this madness, baby. I want to kiss the ground you walk on for the rest of my life. I want to look at you every day and know that you are mine. Kiss you. Make love to you. Fuck you. Spank you." “Bring it on….” Available to purchase below Amazon US Amazon UK Come visit and follow us at: ✲ TotallybookedBlog ✲ TB on Facebook ✲ TB on Twitter ✲ TB on Pinterest

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dirty Dayna

    5 Kneel for me Stars WOWZA JEM outdid herself with the hot factor This story is about Princess Adeline who is lost in her kingdom and doesn’t know her purpose and seems to just go through the motion. The only joy she has in this world is her brother eddie and her horse. It seems the princess is just like you and me and she lives to break the rules. Her life is a secret and a show of smoke and mirrors. She finds herself tangled up in the wrong sort of rule breaking and seems pretty lose in her 5 Kneel for me Stars WOWZA JEM outdid herself with the hot factor This story is about Princess Adeline who is lost in her kingdom and doesn’t know her purpose and seems to just go through the motion. The only joy she has in this world is her brother eddie and her horse. It seems the princess is just like you and me and she lives to break the rules. Her life is a secret and a show of smoke and mirrors. She finds herself tangled up in the wrong sort of rule breaking and seems pretty lose in her morals. I wish she had a few less rolls in the hay prior to Josh coming on board because it really would have enhanced their relationship. Josh is Hollywood royalty and a notorious bad boy. He has never met a woman he didn’t command but he has also never met a woman he wanted to command. On Adeline’s 30th birthday she attends her party where she meets Josh for the first time and is immediately intrigued by his persona and the way he exudes confidence. She immediately falls to her knees for the reprieve Josh offers.. but what happens when a princess kneels is the most erotic thing I have read in a long time. Their love affair is very Romeo and Juliet and very not allowed. A royal must have a royal consort and there are no exceptions. We have two people in their 30s falling in love for their very first time and understanding what that means, they have a pure addiction to each other which comes off stronger than lust does and they do more than get naked ( but when they do WOWZA) The ending of this book will gut you entirely and have you audibly screaming .. luckily I had book 2 and began it immediately. Royal or not.. you will kneel for Josh Jameson and that is a fact

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