REVIEW – THE PRINCE & THE PLAYER (Dirty Players Duet, #1) by Tia Louise



ALL-NEW ADULT 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…

Cinderella plays dirty…

Two brothers: One a crown prince; one a “playboy prince.”
Two sisters: One a con artist and card shark; one a pickpocket and 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 seeks.

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.

*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Fairytale Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

-“From what I’ve tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire.”


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 taken them from living on the streets to a roof over their heads. One evening while working a con in a Miami casino, the ladies cross paths with a man from Europe. He witnesses Zee in action, & offers them a proposition that will give them great wealth & freedom. Zee & Ava just want to be safe & have enough money to take care of themselves. This man is the uncle of the crown prince of Monagasco. He wants Zee to seduce the future king & make him appear to be a careless leader. Zee & Ava head to Monagasco on a mission where they believe they are saving a country & then leaving as very wealthy women.


Rowan & MacCallum Tate are two brothers who are royal. One is the crown prince & the other is considered the “playboy prince.” After the loss of their father, Rowan is being groomed to take over as King of Monagasco. He is very noble & always tries to do the right thing. He takes his position very seriously & knows he has to be the responsible one. This means his focus is to serve his country, while attempting to stay out of the tabloids & avoid the paparazzi. Many critics are saying he’s too young, inexperienced & reckless. He’s out to prove himself as worthy of the title of King. He’s shown strength & is known for being powerful & tough.

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When the conspiring uncle he exciled returns to town with two beautiful women in tow, Rowan & Cal are both stunned by their beauty & intrigued. Sparks fly & lines get blurred as passions ignite between these four gorgeous people. As the uncle plots his revenge, two relationships are forming & things are seriously heating up. The ladies are being pursued by two sexy swoon worthy brothers & are beginning to feel like they are living in a fairytale the way they are being wined & dined. Between royal balls, fancy hotels, lavish casinos & parties, they feel like they’re living in a dream. They are being pampered & treated like queens by their very own prince charming’s.

Portrait of a young man









-Reggie didn’t say anything about sexy younger brothers.

-He’s so dirty. Who knew I’d be so turned on by his wicked mouth?


As these couples fall for one another we get two beautiful love stories. The sisters are finally truly happy & it threatens to be all taken away. I really loved this book! It had two hot alpha princes & was full of danger, suspense, & excitement. Can’t wait for the next book! I need more!!! 😀


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-He stirs these feelings I can’t stop.

-“I can’t seem to think about a future without him in it.”

-Everything in me aches for her.

-She stole my heart.

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