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The Prince & The Player

(Dirty Players #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,996 ratings  ·  438 reviews

I've only ever cared about two things: Racing cars and being king.
Despite what my younger brother says, there's more to life than chasing skirts.
Until she walks into the room.
Dark hair, luscious lips, gorgeous curves…
Ava has every part of my body standing at attention.
She consumes my thoughts, my desires… I will possess her.
I’m the future king, dammit.
If only her
ebook, 266 pages
Published May 17th 2016
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Tia Louise Hey! It's Book 1 of a 2-book "duet." A PLAYER FOR A PRINCESS releases Sept. 20, 2016. Pre-Order links are LIVE:
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Hey! It's Book 1 of a 2-book "duet." A PLAYER FOR A PRINCESS releases Sept. 20, 2016. Pre-Order links are LIVE:
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★! The Prince & The Player, book 1 of 4. 1 villain & 4 players in a sexy & romantic modern day fairytale romp!

Books in Dirty Players series should be read in order:
Book 0.5: Dirty Players - FREE! Incl. in book 1.
Book 1: The Prince & The Player
Book 2: A Player for a Princess
Book 3: Dirty Dealers
Book 4: Dirty Thief

Once upon a time in sunny Florida two orphaned sister were forced to leave the foster care system for a life in the streets; Zelda Wilder, Zee, the con artist and gambler and her baby
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-audios
4 stars!

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The Prince & the Player is a fast-paced, intriguing read that left me wanting more! I love ‘modern day fairytales’ with twists so this was right up my alley.

The story starts with two sisters, Zelda and Ava Wilder. Zelda and Ava have had hard lives. Zelda is Ava’s older sister and will do anything to protect her, to provide for her. Zee is a bit of a con-artist but she also has a good heart. When she gets blackmailed into helping take down a prince in a far away country by seducing h
Jennifer Pierson
OMG I LOVED THIS STORY SO MUCH! Zelda has always done what needs to be done to take care of her younger sister, Ava, so when Ava's life is in danger unless Zelda completes her mission, well, she's going to do it. See, all she has to do is seduce the Crown Prince/King in order to humiliate him in front of the country. What could possibly go wrong?! Well, Rowan isn't some naive boy & he has always tried to do what's right for the country, but now he must protect he & his brother because someone fr ...more
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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All hail Tia Louise and her newest series!!! Yes that right, Ms. Tia Louise has officially reined in her readers like myself as she got me royally obsessed with one crown prince and one playboy prince. And of course, two sisters who happens to be a con-artist and a petty thief. That’s right how could you resist reading this royally sexy complicated romance. Well, the answer to that simple. You can’t.


If you have read Ms. Louise’s prev
Kelli C
4.75 Royal Stars!

I have come to find that whenever I need a book that is nothing but good writing and pure entertainment, I can pick up something by Tia Louise. Add in the fact that she can definitely deliver the heat as well, I knew that The Prince and the Player would not disappoint!

I start by saying I was somewhat worried about the logistics of this read. Having read the short novella introducing the story, I had no idea how Tia Louise could pull off a story where not one, but two possible ro
3.75 stars

Two sisters. Two Brothers. Where's the harm in that? Nothing except for the fact that two come from Royalty and the others are simple thieves. What was supposed to be an easy job turned into anything but, after all how could you resist such devious charming Princes.
“Did you never dream of being a princess when you were a little girl?”

Zee & Ava came from a past where it would be stupid to home and dream, especially one that consist of becoming a Princess. Zee has been the
Stacey is Sassy

A modern day fairytale with a twist.

***Grumble, grumble***

I liked The Prince and the Player. I really did…but…I was a wee bit frustrated with it too. I hummed and hawed over my rating because I didn’t hate this story but there were a few things that bugged the crapper out of me.

It’s part of the story. I know, I should have guessed that when it has #1 in the title but the blurb says – Brand New Stand-Alone. Ummm, I thought that meant the story had an ending with a couple living out their HEA in
Zee and Ava have been on their own since they ran away from foster care, choosing to live on the streets rather than another day in that hell. But for two underage girls it's not an easy life and they had to find a way to survive that doesn't include selling their bodies. And with Zee's perfect poker face, what better way then to become con's.

Years later they're still conning people out of their money to make ends meet. But for Zee the life is getting old and she wants to find a way out so she a
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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DNF @ 22%

My new friend Brandy and I decided to BR a royal romance in honor of the Royal Wedding and this was a Kindle book we both had sitting on our Kindles. I'd never read anything by this author before and to be surprised, I was kind of surprised it was a romance about a prince because the dude on the cover looks more like a well-groomed biker or a rock star, but hey, to each their own. Maybe he'd be a sexy rebel cast in the mold of H
3.5* cinderella gone wild STARS!

Review @ Midnight Romance

My first read from Tia Louise and I was impressed. This is not your average cinderella story. The sisters were orphan yet managed to survive. The princes weren't some rich egoistical bastard instead they're working hard to keep their country under detain by another. I really enjoyed their 'adventure' that managed to keep me on toes.

From thieves to con-artist, Zelda "Zee" Wilder and her sister, Ava went to Monagasco under the threat of som
Olga therebelreader
Ms. Tia Louise has created such a splendid story in The Prince & The Player. Anybody looking for a great fun relaxing book will want to read this.

In this modern day fairytale, Rowan is one of the world's most eligible bachelors, heir to the throne. He’s charming, confident, very capable and smart. His brother Cal is the playboy prince who’s had his share of scandalous headlines but who’s also loyal to his country and the crown prince. Their uncle, Grand Duke Reginald Winchester, is exiled in di
Tia Louise
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Fairytale Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

-"From what I've tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire."

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Zelda & Ava Wilder are two sisters who have lived a hard life. After losing their parents they are orphans who are put in foster care. At the risk of abuse, Zelda runs with her younger sister & vows to always protect her no matter what. Being on their own since they were kids, they lie, cheat, steal, whatever it takes to survive & get by. Zee has become quite the con artist & has
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided by the author for an honest review*

This was sooooo good I luv a hot Prince an King

This is a new series from Tia Louise an it as started with a big bang I luvd it I read Dirty Player an I was dyin to get my hands on the this an I wasn't disappointed at al

The story is about Zelda/Zee an her younger sister Ava they have had a really shitty life Zelda will do any thing to protect her sister she have leant a lot of things livin the life they do an they r good at it but when they g
Jacqueline's Reads
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 Royal Me Stars

I’m obsessed with Princes books. Yes, please give me royalty and the girl from the streets!

The Prince and the Player is about four characters, two sisters and two brothers. The two sisters are from the streets, they con people in order to make a living and the brothers are princes.

Love where this is going right?

The story is about Zee, her sister Ava and the Princes are Cal and Rowan. I really like books with multiple characters, I find that it adds a little more to the story and
Royalty, suspense and romance. I think, I found my new favorite plot combination. This is my first book of Tia Louise and I'm hooked.

About the plot: Zelda and Ava are orphans. They escaped from abusive foster home and lived on the street. To survive, they worked in a group that scams in casinos and other fraud. When one day they fooled the wrong man. Grand Duke Reginald Winchester (brother of queen of Monagasco, mother to Rowan and Cal). Reginald was banished from the Duchy of Monagasco for sc
Elfina Renee
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Lies and deceit are the only things keeping Zelda and her sister safe. They’ll have to pull the biggest heist of their career. Make the king and his brother fall in love with them. But danger lurks far closer to home, one wrong move, well you get the jits….off with her head! Yeah so that line was taken from Alice in Wonderland. But just like the movie this read was equally entertaining. Five crowning stars worth.
Briar's Reviews
The Prince & The Player by Tia Louise was another sexy story full of angst and drama.

I think a big part of why I didn't enjoy this book was the fact that I've been reading too much romance lately - so take that into consideration when reading my opinion. Was this book great? Absolutely! Am I a bit burnt out on romance books? A little.

This book follows Zelda and her little sister Ava. Zee gets involved with a Prince and gets blackmailed. Zelda has to deal with the Prince, her sister and some cra
Sybil aka Lala

I don’t enjoy romance novels that deal with the rich and beautiful people. With all the shining beauty and perfect heroes and expensive presents and golly-gosh-goodness it is usually just an exercise in trying to keep my eyes from rolling out of their sockets. So a rags to riches fairy tale dealing with actual royalty? I was dubious. But this is Tia Louise. I went for it.

And from the very first page I knew I was going to love this book! With only a couple of sentence she already had me invested
1-Click Addict Support Group
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yup, this story here had my heart puttering, with a big smile on my face and my fist pumping in the air because a ‘regular’ girl was going to get herself a prince!!! What I didn't expect was the roller coaster ride my heart was going to experience! Tia Louise, what have you done to my heart?

Zelda's vowed to make sure her baby sister, Ava has everything she needs physically and emotionally. When she is forced to deceive the Princes, she has no choice but to go with it because her sister's life is
Ilsa Madden-Mills
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Off the freaking charts chemistry between Zee and Cal!

HOT. EXCITING. SUSPENSE. The best edge of my seat book I've read in months!

Zee and Cal are my new favorite couple. She's supposed to seduce the king, but it's the prince who catches her eye! Intrigue. Secrets. And a strong heroine. Who could ask for more????!!!!!

Tia Louise at her best!!!!!!!
Apr 11, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm so not impressed ... That ending sucked .. Cuz now I feel like I have to read book 2

The book was very predictable and I skipped a lot, when the action started to happen yes it got better
Anas Attic  Book Blog
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, audiobook
The Prince & The Player and A Player for a Princess (Dirty Players Duet) by Tia Louise

Must be read together.
4.5 Stars

I am going to review both The Prince & The Player and A Player for a Princess by Tia Louise together since they make up the Dirty Players Duet, and can not be read without each other. Let me tell you, this duet gave me so much more than I bargained for! Back in the 90s, I was into the mystery/lawyer, exciting crime books a la John Grisham's The Firm. I realized reading t
Tia Louise weaves a beautiful tale of deception, sacrifice, and love in her latest intriguing and magical romance, THE PRINCE & THE PLAYER. I'm always extremely excited when I get something new from Ms. Louise. She enchants me with her poetic words and her breathtaking characters and lures me in with a storyline that is sexy and suspenseful. Instead of one love story, we are treated with two in this wonderful story. You know what that means ladies...double the pleasure! Two different couples, fo ...more
Book-Bosomed  blog
Mar 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Two dashing young princes, Crown Prince Rowan Westringham likes his fast cars; his brother MacCallam “Cal” Lockwood Tate likes his fast women. But it’s Rowan who has a bit of an indiscretion that makes tabloid fodder, and the fall out is a push to take a wife and create a more responsible public image. Meanwhile on the other side of the ocean…

Zelda and Ava Wilder have been pulling cons, thefts, and swindles since they escaped foster care as teens. But when a scheming royal uncle catches on to th
Red Cheeks Reads
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“I like that you see me as a man first. You’re not looking for anything. You don’t have an agenda.”

WOW! This book took me on a such a journey and this review is not going to be super long because of everything involved I want you to be able to experience the same twists and turns that I did.

‘I never expected MacCallum Lockwood Tate. Even if I had, I would never have been prepared for him.’

I don’t know if this will make sense to you all but this entire book read like a movie in my head wi
DJ Sakata
May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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, assassinat
Jul 22, 2016 rated it liked it
FULL Review here:

I definitely believe that The Prince & The Player is a good novel. And I respect it. However, I just don't think it was the novel for me(refer to my full review for reasons why). That being said, I think that if someone else were to read it and it was their type of novel then they would love it. So in this case, it is a me not the book kind of thing.
Liz's Book Bucket List
I LOVED this book! It was cute and fun, but it also was able to invoke many emotions. When I seen this book marked as Cinderalla meets Ocean’s Eleven I HAD to read it! But to me, instead of Ocean’s Eleven, it reminded me of Heartbreakers (I LOVE that movie!) more. It is one of those books that would be perfect to devour on a beach or on your summer vacation. This is one of the very few books that will be going on my re-read pile so I can re-visit it again!

This is my first book by Tia Louise and
May 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Poor Nenia, I hope she enjoyed this one more than me! We buddy read it together. I listened to it. As I’ve said, male narrator at times sounded 90 and feeble. The story was blah. It has a male narrator and female, however they are not the couple. They each get with the others sibling. Two romances in one book - not a fan, too underdeveloped. In the spirit of the royal wedding I wanted a super romantic read. This one did not deliver on that front. There is a bit of a cliffhanger - you are warned. ...more
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Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of sexy-sweet military romance, small town romance, single parent romance, and romantic suspense novels.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.


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Dirty Players (4 books)
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  • Dirty Dealers (Dirty Players #3)
  • Dirty Thief (Dirty Players, #4)

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