Why I Read It
Tia is one of the authors I have been dying to try for a while now!
What I Rated It
What It’s About
A sexy con artist.
A playboy prince.
A job gone terribly wrong.
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.
“Playboy Prince” MacCallum Lockwood Tate will do whatever it takes to steal Zelda’s heart…
When Zee is blackmailed into humiliating the brooding future king, she never expects to be pulled into a web of international intrigue–or to fall for Rowan’s naughty younger brother Cal.
Cal is determined to capture the sexy player, but Zelda is in over her head with very dangerous men. Time is running out, and it may be too late for the prince to save this player…
This was my first Tia Louise book and I must say I am HOOKED. It may kill me to get through my other slated books to be reviewed just because I need to read the follow up to this book.
I am from the age of The Princess Diaries and The Prince and Me coming to theaters, so I would like to think I am not only experienced in such books, but I also tend to be skeptical that I will be getting a fresh idea when it comes to such sub-genres. HOWEVER, Tia Louise took everything I have ever loved about these books and movies and added a fun twist on the romantic side to really make it stand on its own. It is like she took The Prince and the Pauper, The Prince and Me, and maybe even a bit of Cinderella and made it into one huge and thrilling ride through her idea of modern royalty.
Zelda Wilder is a fascinating heroine. She may not be the first female con I have read… but she will go down as the most memorable and as my absolute favorite. Her loyalty to her sister never wavers right through the end of this first book. She is NOBLE in her own right. She would be the equivalent of a slightly dark Ella from Ella Enchanted.
While Rowan may channel his inner Edy (The Prince and Me) in his thoughts, he is already leaps and bounds ahead of providing his country with the leadership it needs. He is quite serious and rigid, but I think readers will fall in love with him slowly.
The rest of the characters truly add more to the story, and as much as I would LOVE to profess my love for them… this story line is tricky tricky!
This book is for anyone who loves any of the above mentioned movies. This book is for anyone who wants a bit of a romantic twist. And lastly, this book is for anyone who loves one heck of a thrilling climax.