Review: Dominated in Paradise by Cynthia Mendoza


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The Elephant Shifter Prince, Book 2

Dominated in Paradise is part 2 of 2 of the The Elephant Shifter Prince, by Cynthia Mendoza.

Aster Breck narrates.

HFN ending

This is a 2 part story, so I recommend reading in order.

Length: 1 hr and 18 mins

Content Warning: This does have sex, very little, but its there.

♥ Story ♥

This title is currently available as part of the Audible Romance Package.

This is shorter than the first and still no interesting elephant stuff. Oh well.

Kelly still can’t decide if she wants to stay and have a fairy tale or go home and be boring and alone. Such a hard choice! I think the girl is crazy, but its not my choice. Prince Chakrii isn’t asking her to give up what she does for a living, he just wants to come first. He gives her everything and she is soo, stubborn. Chakrii deserve better! I don’t know if there is another one planned, but the ending feels more of a HFN than a HEA. This would of been better as one story rather than parts, with an added epilogue to tie it all up. Only time will tell if there is going to be a third part. All current parts are in the Audible Romance Package.

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♥ Author ♥

Cynthia Mendoza writes some great short fiction, but this one feels incomplete.

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♥ Narrator(s) ♥

Aster Breck continues to do a good job with all the characters voiced, both male and female.

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Dominated in Paradise

The Elephant Shifter Prince

Written by Cynthia Mendoza

Read by Aster Breck


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Audiobook obtained through Audible Romance Package


Review: Billionaire Seduction by Cynthia Mendoza


My Reviews


The Elephant Prince, Part 1

Billionaire Seduction is part 1 of 2 of the The Elephant Shifter Prince, by Cynthia Mendoza.

Aster Breck narrates.

HFN ending

This is a 2 part story, so I recommend reading in order.

Length: 1 hour and 24 minutes

Content Warning: This does have sex, very little, but its there.

♥ Story ♥

This title is currently available as part of the Audible Romance Package.

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.

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♥ 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.

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♥ Narrator(s) ♥

Aster Breck did well with all the characters voiced, both male and female.

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Billionaire Seduction

The Elephant Shifter Prince

Written by Cynthia Mendoza

Read by Aster Breck


Ebook obtained through Library (Overdrive)

Audiobook obtained through Audible Romance Package


Review: Intercepted by Love: Part 1 by Rachelle Ayala


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First Steps in a New Romance!

Intercepted by Love: Part 1 is quite literally that, the first title in the Quarterback’s Heart Series out of 6, by Rachelle Ayala.

Chris Abell narrates.

Cliffhanger!
Cade and Andie’s story continues in Part 2.

Being the first, it could be read as a standalone, but I always advise to read in order to get the most out of the experience.

Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins

Content Warning: The author lists this series as (Steamy)

♥ Story ♥

This title is currently available as part of the Audible Romance Package. The ebook counterpart is available through the Kindle Unlimited program.

Cade Prescott is a professional quarterback hiding out after a Super Bowl loss, as well as other bad press. He meets Andie Wales in the library while she is doing research on bad boys of old. They may not have a love connection at first, but their dogs have no issue taking things to the next level. While dealing with the health and welfare of their future litter, things shift for these canine owners.

Cade’s past can’t be avoided, and there are others in town that also want to make a name for themselves. Particularly a co-worker that will inspire you to want to commit fictional violence. You can read my rant in my First Impressions post for more details.

This story ends in a cliffhanger, 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 on the Audible’s Romance Package. I am going to have to do this myself, because I am impatient and I gotta find out how it all ends!

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♥ Author ♥

Rachelle Ayala writes just as good dirty as she does clean! Her heros and heroines inspire just as much love as her villians inspire fictional murder!

Rachelle has 22 Audible Titles.

♥ Narrator(s) ♥

Chris Abell did well with all the characters he voiced, especially the villians. Falling in love can be easy, but invoking hate from the pit of your gut takes talent!

Chris has 63 Audible Titles

Intercepted by Love: Part 1

Quarterback’s Heart Series

Written by Rachelle Ayala

Read by Chris Abell


Ebook obtained through Kindle Unlimited

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review

Review: Vacation Bride (Brides of Paradise #1) By Vicky Loebel


My Reviews


The Bachelor With A Bit Of Big Brother And Survivor Thrown In.

Vacation Bride is the first title in the Brides of Paradise Series by Vicky Loebel.

Emily Beresford narrates.

HEA, no cliffhangers!

Being the first, it could be read as a standalone, but I always advise to read in order to get the most out of the experience.

Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins

Content Warning: Per the authors site: (Series rated PG for just a touch of heat.)

♥ Story ♥

This title is now available as part of the Audible Romance Package. The ebook counterpart is available through the Kindle Unlimited program and includes a sneak peek at book #2.

This is a PG story, but still entertaining! The characters are endearing and make you want hear more so you can see how it turns out for the rest of the cousins.

Neither one of the main characters really want to be part of the “Vacation Bride“, but do so reluctantly to benefit their loved ones. I don’t blame them, because this show is completely ridiculous! The sad thing is, I can totally see girls doing this in real life. It’s basically a combination of several reality shows in one.

All participants get to bring one stylist with them, and our heroine, Anna,  brings her father. Not as disastrous as you would think. As with most reality dating show, most of the girls are B@#$hes to each other but sluts to the Bachelor, and that causes all kinds of crazy. The most crazy cake is taken by the Host of this lovely program. Trust me, she is evil! To prevent spoilers in this review, please see the Read Along  if you want more details.

It’s worth the credit if you don’t have a subscription to the Audible’s Romance Package. Book #2 is also in the plan and I can’t wait to listen!

Join Vicky’s Readers Group and get a FREE copy of One to Keep, a Brides of Paradise short story. It’s about Chris’s cousin Silvanus Cooper-Andersen.

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♥ Author ♥

Vicky Loebel writes a good, clean story. Her characters are great. This was my first listen by her and I can’t wait to get to book two!

Vicky has 04 Audible Titles.

♥ Narrator(s) ♥

Emily Beresford did well with all the characters she voices. Both male and female have clear distinction! This was my first listen by this narrator and I would definitely listen to anything else she voices.

Emily has 165 Audible Titles

Vacation Bride

Brides of Paradise Series

Written by Vicky Loebel

Read by Emily Beresford


Ebook obtained through Kindle Unlimited

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review

Review: Beast by Sky Corgan

My ReviewsWhat if the Beast was a hitman and Belle was his target?


Beast is a Standalone by Sky Corgan.

Nathan Glondys narrates.

HEA, NO cheating, no cliffhangers!

Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins

Currently listed as Part of the Audible Romance Package.



♥ Story ♥

Kendall ❤ Dyson

Beast is packed with action! The hero and heroine are both strong resourceful individuals. It’s a fresh take on the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale.

Sky Corgan is normally known for her more racier reads, but this one is more action than spice. If you don’t like hot sex and dirty talk you can just skip chapter 8, and you should be good.


“I KILL PEOPLE FOR A living. If they’re lucky, I only have to rough them up. It’s rare they’re lucky.”
— Beast


Beast

Dyson Fidler is a hit-man. His current job is to acquire the daughter of renowned scientist and keep her hidden in a secure hideout in the middle of no where. Obtaining his target was easy. Maintaining her is proving to be difficult. Avoiding falling in love is impossible.

The Beast has problems because his boss will not accept failure. It could come down to his life or Kendall’s, and he knows he won’t be able to end hers.


“If you were scared, you wouldn’t do this stupid shit to begin with.”
— Beast


Kendall Deridder

In true beauty and the beast fashion Belle Kendall’s father is most times lost in his inventions, except this one is actually a success! Everyone wants to get their hands on it, and some are willing to go to ANY measure to get it. Kendall and her father flee to a remote hideaway, but not remote enough to stop the Beast.

In the hands of the Beast, she doesn’t cower. She is determined to rescue herself. She isn’t without honor though. When he comes to her rescue, she can’t leave him to die, and thus begins their true story.


“I’m glad you’re safe.”


I love the use of modern day science to tell this adaptation of a classic fairy tale. It makes the story more real. The sexy fun times in the middle make it even better. The new twists keep it fresh and make it a great listen.


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♥ Author ♥

Not as sexy of a listen by Sky Corgan as some of her other titles but it was still Hot! In exchange for some of the heat we get more action.

Sky has 50 Audio Titles


♥ Narrator(s)♥

Nathan Glondys was excellent. He performed both male and female characters well. He also managed to give side characters their own unique voice too.

Nathan has 17 Audio Titles


Beast

Written by Sky Corgan

Read by Nathan Glondys

Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review