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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!!
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I read this book by Roxie Noir before I listened to. I loved it then, but think the audiobook is so much better! Both Lidia Dornet and Will Thorne did such a fantastic job with their performances. I loved how both of them were able to inflect the Russian accents into their narration for the characters when needed. This is a sexy listen and a standalone book. I will definitely listen to this book again! I will also look for more audiobooks by this author and both narrators. They are that good! This book is performed in the Dual Narration style where one narrator will perform the entire POV chapters.
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