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The Prince & The Player (Dirty Players #1)

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Let the games begin...

Runaway 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.

When Zee is blackmailed into helping a vengeful statesman take down Rowan, she never expects she'll be pulled into a web of lies and international intrigue--muc
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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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★★★★! The Prince & The Player, book 1 of 2. 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


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, th
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Christy
May 09, 2016 Christy rated it really liked it
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
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Michelle
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.

#Prince&ThePlayer

If you have read Ms. Louise’s previous b
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Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
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
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Pam
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 sole
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Stacey is Sassy
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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
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Sabrina
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
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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 i
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MELISSA
May 12, 2016 MELISSA rated it it was amazing
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 arti
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Tia Louise
Mar 01, 2016 Tia Louise rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Elle
3.5* cinderella gone wild STARS!

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 someone who despised the roya
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Michelle
Feb 29, 2016 Michelle 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 get
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Jacqueline's Reads
Apr 07, 2016 Jacqueline's Reads 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
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Jayme
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
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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
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Elfina Renee
Sep 01, 2016 Elfina Renee 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.
Becca
May 20, 2016 Becca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series-junkie
Okay, I have a new favorite author in Tia Louise!
I was a little hesitant reading this book right after the release. Don't ask me why. But after I started to read this I was unable to put it down. It was impossible because the book so charming.

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This story is really unique. To tell the truth, I don't often read about royalty so it was really special to me. I loved the way it was built up. It was different from any other books I've read in my life. An extraordinary story with extraordinary characte
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Give Me Books
May 12, 2016 Give Me Books 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
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Nathalie*
Apr 11, 2016 Nathalie* 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
Ilsa Madden-Mills
Feb 13, 2017 Ilsa Madden-Mills 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!!!!!!!
Anas Attic  Book Blog
Dec 18, 2016 Anas Attic Book Blog rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, audiobook
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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
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Shayna
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 ...more
Kaitlin (KaitlinBookss)
FULL Review here: http://kaitbooktopia.blogspot.com/201...


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.
Red Cheeks Reads
May 17, 2016 Red Cheeks Reads 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 with s
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Amy
May 09, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“The Playboy Prince is gone, and instead this conqueror has me, taking what he wants.”

“Zelda Wilder is no princess. The closest I am is a dirty Cinderella, an orphan on the run, and that’s not the kind of girl for a prince.”

The Prince and The Player was such an exciting read and follows the story of Zelda, Cal, Rowan and Ava. Told from multiple points of view, this story will take you on an adventure like no other. What starts off as a con and chance to make enough money for Zelda to care for he
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Fran
Apr 08, 2016 Fran rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars, royal-rumble
2.5 Stars
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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
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2OCC Reviews
Feb 08, 2017 2OCC Reviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: jessica
I love the idea of a play boy prince and a theif, but to be honest i saw the name Winchester in the description and I knew I had to read this! Yes I'm a total supernatural fan, and I know it will be nothing like that, and the Winchester in this book is most likely the bad guy, but come on, I'm only human!

Zelda was so protective of her sister that it made me smile. Though this book she doesn't do good things, but in the end it was all to take care of her self and her sister. I really loved her a
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DJ Sakata
May 10, 2016 DJ Sakata 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, assass
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Brianna
Sep 16, 2016 Brianna rated it it was amazing
**4.5 stars

Definitely not what I expected this to be. But in a good way. This is told from 2 couple's POV, one male and one female. I usually go into books completely blind because I like not knowing anything. I know, I'm probably weird.
I'm very nervous to see what happens next because it all escalates VERY quickly the last 5 chapters. It definitely leaves on a cliffhanger, but thankfully the second book which releases in a few days, will hopefully clear everything up.
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It's possible she has a slight truffle addiction. And she will never look at a family restroom the same way again.

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