A Player for a Princess
Book 2, Dirty Players
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A little dark, a LOT sexy.
"Absolutely captivating! This series has EVERYTHING!" -Aleatha Romig, NYT bestselling author
"I was hooked from the very first page!" -J.L. Berg, USA Today bestselling author.
FIVE STARS: "An absolutely sizzling sensation!" - Goodreads
From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, the game continues...
Zelda Wilder is on the run, this time from the ruthless assassins who've decided she knows too much to live.
"Playboy Prince" MacCallum Lockwood Tate isn't about to let the beautiful player who stole his heart get away--if only he could decide whether he wants to save her or strangle her for her dangerous choices.
After tracking her down to a casino in St. Croix, Cal follows Zee back to Tortola where he intends to keep her safe. One problem: Zelda's criminal liaisons are two steps ahead of her.
Lives are threatened, and all of the players' skills are tested in this plot to capture a killer and save a princess.
Cinderella meets Ocean's Eleven in this 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.
This series just gets better and better
You know how older TV series started with "Last seen on...". Well, here you go. That minor cliff that Ms. Louise left the reader on The Prince and The Player, well get ready to pick up some speed and go on a ride with Zelda and Cal. If you didn't get the clue, yes - you must read book 1 first. Its rather important and don't be a serial book jumper.
Fist bump! Yes! I loved secondary characters Zelda and Cal in book 1 so couldn't wait for book 2. And Boy did Tia Louise deliver on everything you expect from her stories and a bit more. You got HOT times, two strong characters not willing but oh so ready for a HEA and... some suspense & intrigue. Yep. No spoilers here. However, for Cal and Zee to get a HEA, there are nefarious people who stand in their way. Ms Louise keeps you turning the page for entertaining read to see "how will they get out of this?"
My recommendation is for those readers who like a Cinderella finds her Prince Charming not so easily. There are hiccups and hurdles along the way but just enough steamy scenes to keep your imagination on HOT! If you are a first time reader, read book 1 - just must be read in order. If you've read book 1, this is a satisfying conclusion for the storyline.
4.25 out of 5.0 stars
absolutely sizzling sensation
A Player for a Princess is an absolutely sizzling sensation! It will lure you into a fabulously luxurious world that is constantly standing on the edge of a knife. Theirs is a hard fought life that depends upon a frightfully delicate balance that teeters between being happy and being safe. Royal life in this country will make you think twice no matter who you fall in love with. However, the burning passion, the undeniable love, and the life altering hope that you find will leave you with no choice at all. This story will whisk you away and test all of our boundaries while it brazenly consumes you piece by irresistible piece.
Zelda is drowning between her old life and the new one that she desperately wants. However, she knows the score. She isn’t cut out for the elegant, stifling world that Cal and Rowan belong to. In her heart, that’s not for her no matter how badly she longs to be with Cal. Cal isn’t one to be deterred from what he wants, and he wants Zelda in his arms and his life indefinitely. He won’t take no for an answer no matter what pitiful excuse his beautiful little con artist comes up with. She is his end of story. Will a deadly threat to his country and his family prove to be the one thing that can keep Cal from his heart, or can even a royal family being held together by a fragile thread prove that love is the most powerful force on Earth?
While I loved Cal before, this story brought to center stage his true heart and his limitless capacity to love and care for those he treasures. There was nothing that would stop him from keeping Zelda in his life, and he proved that time and time again. There is truly nothing that Zelda could use to fight against Cal’s overtaking of her heart. He completely consumed her and she needed and deserved that more than anything. She needed to be taken care of after looking after Ava for all of those years. She could now focus on her own happiness which I so longed for her to take hold of and finally accept. What an incredibly breathtaking couple!
Tia Louise has proven without a doubt that she is a true master of the romance genre. She has forever cemented her spot in the place of the elite among the wildly gifted authors of our time. I consider it an honor and a privilege to be able to experience and savor each of her stories that I had read. They are game changers in this industry, and each one tests my heart, my imagination, and my very soul in stretching beyond who I am and into someone that I want to become. Tia has touched my life in a way that I can’t truly explain, and I will never be able to thank her adequately.
Loved every second!
I don’t even know how to start this…maybe…HOLY CRAP IT’S SO GOOD! Or…I FREAKING LOVED IT! And maybe...READ IT NOW! I suppose that’s a good start.
This book is the second in a duet and does require that you read the previous book first. Trust me, they are both supremely worth it. Tia Louise knows how to tell a story. I was completely immersed in the world she created and fascinated by the characters. From the first chapter of book 1, I was always anticipating what would happen next. But, in this book, I felt like she stepped it up even more. It has everything, action, mystery, some darkness, sweet romance, and HOT HOT lovin’. There are so many feels!
Zelda is one kickass heroine. She is so strong that sometimes I wanted to pluck her right out of the book and give her a chance to rest and breathe before dumping her back into the story. She is so brave, smart, funny and quirky, sassy and independent, a combination that made me wish I could be her friend. But, she is also logical and classy, a perfect mixture for an heir presumptive like Cal.
Cal is just so yummy. He marches to the beat of his own drum, towing the line between being a rebel and a responsible prince. His dirty mouth is sexy as hell and his strong alpha tendencies will melt your panties right off. But, it’s his sweet and funny side that had my heart turning to mush. In the beginning of this book, he is justifiably angry at Zelda’s betrayal, but despite that, he still wants to make it work. He has no qualms about admitting his love for her. He fights for her with everything inside him, refusing to give up when it seems hopeless that he can be her white knight.
Ava and Rowan are a constant presence in this book as well, though none of it is told from their POV. I loved them both in the first book and it was great t be able to see some of their HEA.
The book is fast paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat, wondering what will happen next. I couldn’t put it down and when the story ended, I wasn’t ready to let them go. I wanted more and I’m so excited that the author decided to continue on with this series. I eagerly await the next book! Fair warning, while the ending is super solid, it leaves an opening for more books from Cal and Zelda or Rowan and Ava. I wouldn’t call it a cliff hanger exactly, but she definitely leaves you wanting for more.
This series is multiple five stars in my book and is firmly on the re-read over and over shelf!