#Review | #BookReview | ROYAL PLAYER (ALL-STARS #1) by Katie McCoy (April 24th 2017)


Charlie Davenport is the bad boy of British sports – and third in line to the throne. 

He’s a beast on the courts, and a wild animal in bed (according to all the tabloids). Girls are lining up for chance at his crown jewels, and when I stumble into the wrong Wimbledon dressing room and catch a glimpse of his game, set, AND match, I can see why.

So what’s a little good luck kiss between f̶r̶i̶e̶n̶d̶s̶ strangers?

I know better than to get involved with a bad boy like Charlie. But now he’s on a winning streak, he thinks I’m his lucky charm – and you know what’s luckier than a kiss?


Suddenly, I’ve got paparazzi on my trail, exes coming out of the woodwork — and you don’t know ‘cutthroat’ until you’ve seen a pack of hungry socialites set loose near the Royal Family.

I’m in way over my head, and even worse – I’m falling in love. Can this American girl win her Prince Charming? Or will we both crash out of the championships in flames?

Wimbledon-meets-The Prince and Me in this hilarious, sexy new rom-com from Katie McCoy!


As a new reader of this author I went into the novel Royal Player without any expectations and was pleasantly surprised.

Here we have a story of an unlikely couple, however one that holds a residency for readers in a time when an English royal falls in love with an American actress is in fact a reality. The roles of our leading characters aren’t too different from real life and we quickly establish a strong bond between the couple. 

The story flows smoothly, quick to get us from A to B. There is the standard rollercoaster that their positions in society hold, the ups and downs of new love, the belief that love really does conquer all. 

Overall this was a pleasant read, one that you can follow easy and forget about reality for a time. You like the characters, eager to see if they can work it all out for a happy ending. I’d recommend Royal Player to anyone who enjoys cocky, athletic men and sassy, independent women. Also, if you have a thing for Tennis players, this is will be a pleasure. 


You can buy Royal Player from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Amazon (AU)

Have you read Royal Player? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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