Levelheaded Francesca Lane never thought she’d miss her own wedding. But when her fiancé betrays her, she puts on her wedding dress and ditches the altar for a masquerade ball—at an exclusive lifestyle club.
There, she meets unknown-to-her NFL star Tuck Avery, dressed as a prince and hiding behind a mask—he’s there to celebrate his birthday. For one night, Francesca and Tuck indulge in a wickedly incognito affair. No names. No strings. And the masks don’t come off.
Unfortunately, Francesca realizes quickly that her masked prince is the wealthy jock who lives in the penthouse of her apartment building. His hobbies include parties and supermodels—or so the tabloids say. Getting tangled up with a shallow jerk is the last thing Francesca needs right now, so she vows to keep Tuck from recognizing her (not that she’s his type anyway).
But fate has a teeny-tiny trick up her sleeve…a plus sign on a pregnancy test. Can this tormented prince accept love, or will he push his princess away forever?
4 Heart Review by Ashley
I am just giddy after finishing Princess and the Player. Ilsa Madden-Mills delivered a sweet and swoony romance that packed an unexpected emotional punch that kept me invested from start to finish.
The first meeting between Francesca and Tuck was awkward and hot. One night, no strings, no names. Until fate, destiny, the universe...whatever you want to call it kept throwing them together.
I really liked Francesca. She was sassy and bold. Talented and kind. and carving her own path after life had handed her blow after blow. Ohhhhh boy Tuck. That man is the stuff book boyfriend dreams are made of. Generous, thoughtful and blessed with endless stamina. He was enamored with Francesca from the jump and while he couldn't quite explain it, he knew he wanted to be around her. Get to know her. Make her his.
But these two both have a tumultuous past and when the surprise of all surprises is revealed, it stirs up all their biggest fears. These two were so meant to be together, if only they would get out of their own way.
Everything about Francesca and Tuck's whirlwind romance had me up all night reading. The friendships (Jasper, Cece and Darden were the best), the hard choices, the witty banter, the art, the steam...all of it made this one unputdownable. And that ending...le sigh it was the kind of happy that was perfectly them.
About the Author
Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.
Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.
A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.
She's addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.
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