Princess and the Player, an all-new sexy, surprise pregnancy sports romance featuring a meet cute at a masquerade ball from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills, is out now!
A masquerade ball brings together an NFL player and a penniless princess in this smart and sexy romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills.
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?
5 ‘You’re my zero hour’ Stars!
ARC provided via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.
I am so happy to confirm I just finished another masterpiece from Ilsa Madden-Mills. We fell in love with a new crew of characters in this series and it’s safe to say this new installment it’s one of my favorites from this author. While I thoroughly enjoyed Beauty and the Baller, this one just took it to the next level. Tuck and Francesca are just delightful together and you better be ready to get into the magic of their love story.
So, Princess and the Player is the second installment in Ilsa’s Strangers in Love series, and it follows the story of Tuck Avery (Ronan’s best friend from the first book) and the mysterious sassy princess that he meets at a sex club on his birthday (a day that has plenty of bad memories for him). These two agree to have just one night, no names, masks in place. Things don’t go as planned when they discover they live in the same building, their chemistry is still burning hot and things are about to get even more complicated when Francesca realizes she is pregnant.
Oh yes, you fascinating creature. I’m intrigued by you, but I need to know why there are so many coincidences between us.
Oh my goodness! I devoured this book in a single sitting. This couple just sucked me right in with their unexpected and instant connection. Tuck and Francesca just click in so many ways and they share a delightful night that is about to change their lives forever. I loved Tuck and Fran’s personalities, their depth, the emotions that their pasts bring back and how they fight to win against the vulnerability their memories provoke. Also, their chemistry is out of this world and they just happen to be so incredibly cute together. I fell in love so hard for these two and the love story that grows when neither expected it.
He is something I never imagined I needed. And I don’t want to lose him. He is air. Life. And his flawed edges? His chaos? I love them the most.
Therefore, I am rating Princess and the Player with 5 STARS because I loved every single word in this novel, its outstanding characters, their undeniable connection and the emotional journey Tuck and Francesca share together. Their chemistry was mind-blowing, I just had a big smile on my face when they finally got together and accepted their feelings for one another. This is definitely one of my top favorite reads this year and one of my favorites from Ilsa Madden-Mills. Guys, make sure to not miss this book and this beautiful series!
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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.