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His True Queen

(The Smoke & Mirrors Duology #2)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  5,529 ratings  ·  708 reviews
The breathtaking conclusion of The Smoke & Mirrors Duology.

A beautiful, defiant princess. A renowned, sinfully gorgeous Hollywood actor.

A love affair that is sure to rock the British Monarchy…and the world.

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 stan
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 400 pages
Published August 7th 2018
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Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heavy lies the head that wears the Crown
And the embellished gems are all broken hearts and dreams that are on ugly display, for the world to ogle.


The book deserves 6 stars at the very least ( I'd give 10 if permissible) and Queen Jodi has proved yet again, why she's on top of the author heirchy. You can feel that this book is written from her heart. One can safely assume, the process has been exacting and toilsome for her. We applaud your bravery and courage Queen Jodi. Take a bow!


The richn
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Books in Smoke & Mirrors duet should be read in order:
Book 1: The Controversial Princess
Book 2: His True Queen

Laura Lee
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
His True Queen (Smoke & Mirrors Duet #2)
By Jodi Ellen Malpas
5 +++ Thumbs Up Stars

This duet literally sucked me dry! I picked up His True Queen after finishing The Controversial Princess (Smoke & Mirrors Duet #1) with out taking a break. The need to find out how this truly wonderful story would pan out had me unable to process anything going on in the real world!

Two people who were so in tuned with each other and totally in love with each other, surly deserved to live happily ever after, right??
Sophia Triad
One of the most anticipated books this summer!
The American Boy and His True Queen...

I truly enjoyed the book. Malpas' book characters usually ooze passion and abandonment and the characters of this duology are not an exception.
Lies, mistakes, betrayals. The British Monarchy behind smoke and mirrors.
It is not easy to be a Queen.

Adeline has to fight
-for her decisions
-for her broken family
-against an arranged marriage
-against people who don't take her seriously
-against enemies and schemers
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

No one has ever looked at me the way Josh looks at me. Not with this much fire in their eyes. No one has taken so much time to really see me. Not like they want to devour me and box me up all at the same time. And no one has ever gone to such great lengths and taken such risks just to be with me.

In the conclusion of the ”Smoke & Mirrors” duet, tragedy and family secrets have thrust Adeline into a position she never wanted. She has become the
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by EverAfter Romance & Social Butterfly PR)

-Appreciating anything in my world is dangerous. It means you're attached. It means you can hurt when they try to take it away from you.

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In the midst of tragedy Princess Adeline Lockhart is torn between duty and love. She has fallen hopelessly in love with her American boy Josh Jameson, and now she feels she has to somehow disregard her own feelings, and put the well being of her country first. Her destiny has been written, an
This was just an ok conclusion for me. Honestly, the book kind of dragged for me, but in all fairness I was distracted with my visit from my Grandson! I did find the book to be repetitive and not a lot happened until the end when there were some reveals that came to light.

All in all, it was a great duet but the second book wasn’t as exciting as the first instalment!
Olga therebelreader
4.5 "You're MY queen" stars

Intrigue, duty, fate, love, passion and destiny collide in this engaging royal romance.
The concept of this duet was original and I loved the author’s fresh take on it as well as the whole story development and character dynamics.
I enjoyed seeing Princess Adeline and American actor Josh Jameson falling for each other for who they truly are and not their fame. Josh was so sweet and never gave up on what he truly wanted. Adeline was also a strong female character, which
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
After the explosive ending in The Controversial Princess , I wasted no time in diving into His True Queen to see how things played out for Adeline and Josh.

description This whole institution has been built on immorality.”

If you love a forbidden romance, a leading lady full of fight and fire, an alpha man who isn’t too overbearing and wears his heart on his sleeve, and what I perceived as some very lovely subtle pokes at The Firm, then this series will be right up your street. Yes it was little drawn
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
All Hail The Queen!

Queen Jodi is reigning supreme this year! The drama. The angst. The complexity of the plot. I was on the edge of my seat the entire read! This duet is sheer and utter perfection!

Here’s what you need to know: The beginning is so emotional. It sets up the action of the book superbly. Adeline and Josh’s struggle is so poignant. The middle of the book will keep you guessing, wondering what on earth can happen next. It’s so delicious!! And the end…GAH, the end! Totally unexpected.
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Holy moly was this good! I hated how Adeline was treated in book one. She wasn't royal enough, meaning she wasn't an obedient robot. Because of this she was treated as if she was beneath everyones shoes. Sadly, most of her family were the culprits. To the people, she was the most real and the most loved.

As much as Adeline didn't want to become Queen, she excelled at it. I loved that she didn't bow down. She fought for what she believed even if she had to fight over and over. Her relationship wi
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:


📖 ᖴOᒪᒪOᗯ ᗰE Oᑎ IᑎᔕTᗩGᖇᗩᗰ: 🎉 https
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ⭐'s

“To the world you are the Queen of England. But to me, you are everything.”

If you read the first book, you know that Adeline was left in a bit of a pickle...or so it would seem. But I had no worries that Josh would still be on the same page as he was before. My only shock was he was shocked that things would be different!

Adeline takes her new role very seriously and I was very impressed by her but I think the whole murder mystery plot overrode the love story. I was also disappointed in som
Sentranced Jem
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Title: His True Queen (Smoke & Mirrors, #2)
Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic

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, to
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
His True Queen was one of my most highly anticipated sequels of this year and OOOOH MY GOD did it blow all of my expectations to smithereens. This follow up was everything I never could've possibly predicted, a sequel full of sweet romance, royally delicious drama, jaw dropping scandal, and heart wrenching impossibility. And it's all illustrated so vividly through what, I swear, is Jodi Ellen Malpas' most stunning writing to date. 

This is not a book you can easily devour in one sitting. This is
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Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my word….this picked up right where book 1 ended and let's say that it was a rollercoaster that had me wanting to jump off!!!

I thought Josh Jameson was pretty hot and intense in The Controversial Princess, well this American Man made sure that everyone knew who he was and that there was no way in hell that anyone would keep him from "His True Queen."

I felt for Josh and Princess Adeline because it honestly seemed that there was no way for them to have their happily ever after.

Talk about lie
Tasha Mahoney
The first part of the Smoke and Mirrors duology, The Controversial Princess was phenomenal, so I was excited to see where His True Queen would take us..

His True Queen picks up where The Controversial Princess left off. Princess Adeline has been informed that she is next in line to succession and will become Queen, Josh has been warned to stay away by the people that help maintain the perfect facade of the Royal family and staff members have been warned and sworn to silence. A lie has been told a
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️

I was so looking forward to the conclusion of this Smoke and Mirrors Duet. The ending of The Controversial Princess was so emotional, I was super excited to see how the story would end. This book is not a standalone and one must read book 1 before jumping into this book.

I will say that I loved Adeline and Josh. Their love, frustration, heartache, need and want were palpable. In such a predicament, with anything involving anything Royal, Adeline and Josh are sometimes at odds with each other but
******6 stars!!!!******

Can I just say how much I loved this duet!!!!

This was the best duet I have read in a long time!! Aaaaaand I only read few nookie moments (recently overdosed and am now only skimming nookie), however, those I read were HOT AF!!!

The story was fantastic, the twists unpredictable, the chemistry out of this world, the H was superbly smoldering, possessive and caring. Add into that a KICKASS heroine and I am done for!!!! I have serious book hangovers and I need to rest....

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I just adore this duology!
Josh and Adeline are sooo perfect for each other.
But there's sooo much to overcome until we can ride off into our happily ever after sunset together.

Very sexy, super exciting! Adorable. Sweet. Sad. Heartbreaking. Frustrating. (view spoiler)

I loved these books and I so wouldn't mind seeing them on Netflix one day!

Katherine Bongo Bridge (Feistybbb)
Full Review to come..........but until then, it's bloody EPIC!! ...more
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

There's something so satisfying about a sequel that lives up to the original. I'm SO happy this one did. The Controversial Princess is one of my favorite novels of 2018, so I had some pretty high expectations for His True Queen. And thankfully Jodi Ellen Malpas delivered.

This book takes an interesting turn since Adeline is now Queen. That one change snowballs into many, many changes in her life. Her cherished freedom has diminished, while her responsibilities have multiplied But most
Candace Tidwell
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
My oh my, the tangled web we weave. This book is exceptional and I dont think Jodi could have concluded this story any better than she did. When I finished the previous book I was stunned and speechless. I didnt think the 2nd book could be better but I was wrong.
Adeline and Josh are perfect. The dynamic and the chemistry between the two is off the charts. They love each other but will that love survive under the demands and pressure of being queen? The odds are stacked against them and every ti
*ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

God the drama!!

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I was dying for this book after the way the last ended I was left shocked. The craziness that happened had me needing this book. Adeline has had to get her head around a lot and her life has changed so much since the last book. She thought life was hard then it's even worst now. There are so many secrets goin around her head it's hard for her to keep up at times. But she is starting to learn from h
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it

“My life is in your hands, Your Majesty.” His murmured words hit me hard. “I love you. You love me. In today’s world, it should be as simple as that.”

We’ve been dying for the conclusion to Josh and Adeline’s love story, wondering, was it going to be a case of love winning over duty or duty winning over love? After the thrilling end to The Controversial Princess we were left pondering how Adeline would handle her new enforced role, and more importantly, how would this affect the passionate, i
Ana Vizentim
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Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I immensely enjoyed this enthralling conclusion to Smoke & Mirror duology. The author just blew me away on how she brilliantly wrote this book with more secrets and the unexpected twist and turns. The whirlwind, steamy rendezvous between the sexy American actor and the queen of England definitely added the excitement that will keep you glued to the story.

Adeline maybe controversial but she knows what she's doing and she won't allow anyone to hurt the people she loves. And she may question ever
iko ikovski ∵
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: x_romances
im not sure. too much suspense and hot as fuck.
review later.
menna hafez
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh My god this novel is f*** crazy and amazing
Kinky Minx
Thanks to the author for providing ARC, loved and enjoyed the story a lot.

Adeline is a princess in the first book and now she is a QUEEN!! Josh is still madly in love with her, he never will let her go. Despite all the smokes and mirrors, they find more truth together and their love grows stronger.

What I didn't see coming is Adeline is not the true heir/Royal.

Even his dead father is not the true King ... Oh and Eddie too. Not a true heir of the King.

The whole story is just amazing and again JEM
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‘A lingering idea that I just couldn’t ignore.’ – Jodi Ellen Malpas

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 Octobe

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