Book Review: THE PRINCE & THE PLAYER By Tia Louise 2

 

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By Tia Louise

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 Cinderella plays dirty…

One crown prince; one “playboy prince”…

One con artist; one petty thief…

One twisted plot for revenge.

When Grand Duke Reginald Winchester is exiled in disgrace, he vows he won’t go down without a fight. Crossing paths with Zee Wilder and her younger sister Ava at a gambling resort in Miami is the stroke of luck he needs.

Zee is the counterfeit courtier in Reggie’s plan to humiliate Rowan, the controlled heir who kicked him out of the kingdom. In return, the sisters get a permanent spot on Easy Street.

If only Zee didn’t keep finding herself in a clutch with Cal, Rowan’s playboy younger brother. Ava’s no help, as she finds quiet walks in the moonlight discussing poetry and leadership with the brooding, future king irresistible. Even more irresistible is kissing his luscious lips.

The whole plan is falling apart, and neither sister is sure she wants to stop it.

A BRAND-NEW STAND-ALONE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE featuring secrets, lies, royal high jinks, scams and double-crosses; breathless, swooning lust, cocky princes, dominant alpha future kings, and crafty courtiers, who are not always what they seem.

 

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“Dirty Players” is a specially packaged SHORT introduction to THE PRINCE & THE PLAYER.

 

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“DIRTY PLAYERS”

The Prince & The Player Prologue

By Tia Louise

Let the games begin…

Zelda Wilder will do whatever it takes to secure a better life for her and her sister Ava. Crown Prince Rowan Westringham Tate will do whatever it takes to preserve his small country.

Two sets of siblings are about to clash and royal sparks are going to fly.

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★★★ EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT ★★★

THE PRINCE & THE PLAYER

By Tia Louise

© TLM Productions LLC, 2016

~ Zelda ~

“Feeling better?” Hazel eyes hold mine a moment.

Reaching up, I trace a finger along the line of his jaw, thinking how this might be the last time we’re together. It’s a sad thought, I decide to put out of my head.

“Yes,” I say softly, and in that moment, the space between us disappears.

His mouth covers mine, pushing my lips apart. A little whimper squeaks from my throat as our tongues curl together, and I hold the lapels of his coat. Warm hands are again on the bare skin of my waist, but this time, his thumbs slide in the front of my dress, sliding up the skin of my stomach. I groan as the bell rings, and the elevator stops.

“I’m ready to get you out of that dress,” he says, taking my hand and pulling me out of the shiny mirrored box to the gleaming entrance of the suite.

“Dom Pérignon?” I read on the plaque.

“I told you,” he slides the card and the door opens. “Lots of champagne.”

We stop just inside the door for another kiss, and as it closes, I feel his fingers working behind my neck, sliding the zipper down the back of my dress. His lips chase mine, and my top falls to my waist, revealing the pink satin demi-bra that only covers the lower half of my breasts. My nipples play peek-a-boo over the tops of the lace edges.

“Jesus, it just gets better,” he groans deeply, leaning down to cup the bottom of one and pull my beaded nipple between his lips, soaking the lace.

The sensation registers directly between my thighs, and I let out a little moan, threading my fingers into the sides of his hair.

“Cal,” I gasp. “You’re getting my bra all wet.”

“To match those panties… Oh, right,” he teases, with a wink.

With a flick of his wrist, his bow tie undone. Coat off, he unbuttons his top two buttons followed by his cuffs, never taking his eyes off me. I shiver at the darkness brimming in his eyes.

“Take off your dress,” he says in a low voice, as he pulls his shirt over his head, exposing his lined chest.

I reach down to unfasten my heels, and he stops me. “No, leave those. Just the dress.”

Straightening, my back is still against the wall, I hook my thumbs in the sides of my skirt and shimmy it over my hips. It lands on the floor in a soft thump around my heels, and I step out. Cal stops moving, and I’m sure I’ll burst into flames at the look in his eyes. Those hazel eyes move from my breasts, down the line of my stomach to my bare pussy, down my legs to the gold, strappy heels. I see his Adam’s apple move once before he steps forward, catching my face roughly in his grip and pulling my mouth to his.

Once our lips collide, his other hand moves straight between my legs, cupping me, plunging two fingers deep inside. My gasp of shock and passion disappears in his mouth. I’m grasping at his arms, his shoulders, my nails scratching his skin.

“Come with me,” he says, his voice low and thick.

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My Rating:

4 hearts

 

Favorite Quotes:

 

“America doesn’t have royalty. They have reality TV.”

 

“I’d like to see that old bat find anyone sweeter than my little sister, even if Ava might steal your watch.”

 

My Review:

The Prince & The Player brings a different style than I have found in the past from reading Ms. Tia Louise, although her trademark humor and steamy sensual scenes continue to shine through. The story is brimming with action and all types of deception including sabotage, espionage, political intrigue, assassination plots, scandal, shams, scams, kidnapping, blackmail, and government overthrow. While two separate sweet and sexy love stories are blooming in the midst of all this adventure. Oh my yes! Yet I continued to have mixed feelings about two of the main characters all the way through as they were con artists, users, thieves – and had been performing shady acts and scams for years. But the worst thing of all has happened, I am rapidly spitting invectives and stamping my little foot over a heinous cliffhanger… which are just horrible and evil occurrences in any book!

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About the Author:

The “Queen of Hot Romance,” Tia Louise is the Award-Winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

From “Readers’ Choice” nominations, to USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, to winning the 2015 “Favorite Erotica Author” and the 2014 “Lady Boner Award” (LOL!), nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the USA with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…

Books by Tia Louise:

One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013

One to Keep (Patrick & Elaine), 2014

One to Protect (Derek & Melissa), 2014

One to Love (Kenny & Slayde), 2014

One to Leave (Stuart & Mariska), 2014

One to Save (Derek & Melissa), 2015

One to Chase (Amy & Marcus), 2015

One to Take (Stuart & Mariska), 2016

The Prince & The Player, 2016

Paranormal Romances (all stand-alones):

One Immortal (Derek & Melissa, #SexyVampires), 2015

One Insatiable (Koa & Mercy, #SexyShifters), 2015

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: THE PRINCE & THE PLAYER By Tia Louise

  1. Reply Author Tia Louise May 18,2016 11:44 am

    Aww–it’s not really THAT bad of a cliffhanger. More a “to be continued”… yes?
    Thanks, girl~

  2. Reply Curly Carla May 24,2016 5:51 am

    This is great. I love a romance with action in it!

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