Princess and the Player (Strangers in Love)
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 fianc 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?