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The crown prince and I have nothing in common. He's a rugged, battle-hardened soldier who spent four years in the Royal Guard, an elite military unit. I met the king and queen for the first time wearing leggings and a sweatshirt. But there's the way he looks at me. Like he knows every dirty thought I've had about him - and he likes them. There's the way my pulse skyrockets every time his hand brushes mine. I'm the ambassador's daughter. I know better than to mess around with a foreign head of state. But I don't know how long I can resist.
Not all princes are charming.
I spent years in the Royal Guard, our most elite military unit, fighting like hell so I could rule one day - not so I could give my father an heir with some well-bred rich girl. I have a f--king country to run. My love life can take a back seat. It's not like I've ever met a girl I had to have - until her. I can't stop thinking about the way she laughs, about how she might taste. My father's threatening to strip me of my title if I touch her, but she makes me want to break every one of my own rules.
Contains mature themes.
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By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 02-11-17
3.5* GOOD.. BUT OH THOSE 'SAYS' WERE JUST TOO MUCH
Hazel has been invited to spend a month in Sveloria by her Mother who is the American Ambassador there and she happily agrees as she dropped out of Med. School a few months earlier and hasn't made plans for her life yet. However, when she steps off the train after hours of travel, the last thing she was expecting or wanted was to be formally introduced to the King, Queen and handsome Prince of Sveloria. From their first meeting, it was clear that sparks flew between Hazel and Prince Kostya.. and that it was just going to be a question of where and when.. but a few things stood in the way.
Prince Kostya was getting pressured by his cold heartless father to wed and produce an heir so a likeable candidate with all the right lineage was ever present.. but Kostya wouldn't be coerced into marrying without love. Since meeting Hazel, and finding an ease when talking to her, Kostya's mind has been consumed with sexy improper thoughts of her - what she would smell sound and taste like.. and it wouldn't be long before he would know the answers. And, for a week, things are wonderful.. but then the unthinkable happens and lives change, danger looms and their relationship suffers.
A modern day fairytale.. with young lovers, an ogre of a father and a dark force to be won over or crushed. Fairly insta passion and sex with romantic words and sweet sentiments errr 'coming' a week later. I think I could have happily listened to the smooth witty dialogue and storyline in one sitting - it was light, had humorous banter, a dashing Prince, a down-to-earth feisty heroine and sexy scenes too but the CONTINUAL over use of the words say and says was just too much. No 'saids' here - in ONE chapter lasting 8 minutes I went back and counted 50.. yes 50 I say or he says and 26 alternative SAYings for the word... arrrgh enough! enough torture I'll tell you everything just please stop SAYing say!! This could have been a 5 star listen if it wasn't for the says - and also that it suddenly went from one sexy scene to the final chapter which was a year later at the wedding rehearsal then it just abruptly ended.. and sadly an Epilogue never came. Dual POV storyline and both narrators did a great job making, IMO, the thousands of SAYs after someone spoke totally unnecessary.
Worth a credit? It was entertaining, well narrated, totally unrealistic, insta everything and I enjoyed most of it and certainly won't be asking for my credit back so YES, IMO, it's creditworthy.. but don't say I didn't say anything about all those frustrating says!!
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
By J and M on 03-07-17
This could be a definite re-listen. Author and both narrators are new to me, but man did it all work together nicely. A great story with a fantastic narration. I'm not Russian, so I can't say if the accents were perfect. But, both male and female narrator American and Russian accents sounded totally fine to me. The story was engaging. Loved the characters, like all of them. Had a nice mix of romance, suspense, drama, and humor. I could have listened in one sitting, and had to force myself to put it down to get work done. Sure hope there is more coming from this team.
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