When Kelly takes the most romantic vacation of her life with her boyfriend to Thailand, it seems like a dream come true. That is, until the constant bickering with her boyfriend leaves her frustrated, miserable, and ready to go home. Fed up with the vacation as a whole, Kelly tries to make the best of things by hoping at least some good would come out the miserable experience. Unfortunately for Kelly, one thing leads to another and a freak accident leaves her stranded in the Thai jungle, lonely, soaked, and full of regret. It isn't until she runs into a mysterious man that things begin to turn around. He leads her deep into the trees...revealing a hidden kingdom and the gorgeous prince that rules it. Not only that, but the prince has something unique about him...a secret even more mysterious.
This was an interesting way to begin a vacation fling. Kelly seems to be to clueless and desperate to attract any long term relationships right now. Our dear Prince is too good to be true -- but I adore him anyhow. This is a cute little story but just to short to get into everything that's going on in this book. I am definitely interested enough to listen to the next book in the series.
The narrator is okay but needs more bass in the male voices and shouldn't there be some kind of accent in Thailand. A little more authenticity would make this a better listen.
This listen was worth the reduced price I paid. I liked it enough to purchase the next installment, we'll see if I finish the series.
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This is part 1 of 2 of the The Elephant Shifter Prince.
This is a 2 part story, so I recommend reading in order.
Content Warning: This does have sex, very little, but its there.
♥ Story ♥
This is short and not quite what I have come to expect from Cynthia Mendoza. As elephants are known to have prehensile male parts, I was expecting something interesting. That did not come to pass, as this is your standard shifter tale.
Kelly is on a romantic holiday, which is a last ditch effort to mend things with her rocker boyfriend. He is a cheater that apparently never got caught red handed and is good at making excuses. A freak accident lands Kelly in the hands of a prince who is taken with her in an instant. Of course! This story ends with a HFN ending, but it does continue in part 2, so you may want to go ahead and get the whole series now so you can easily go on to part 2! All parts are in the Audible Romance Package.
This was entertaining but feels a bit all over the place. A lot of stay or go conflict with no clear direction or emotion. You feel for Prince Chakrii, but feeling like Kelly deserves him is a bit harder. I am looking forward to part 2 and a better resolution than what is currently being presented.
♥ Author ♥
Cynthia Mendoza writes a lot of short fiction, that is great when it is just a singular title, but I would recommend looking for the series in a whole collection, which are out there.
♥ Narrator(s) ♥
Aster Breck did well with all the characters voiced, both male and female.