Book 5 - The Rourkes

Royal Player: A Noble Hero/Virgin Romantic Comedy

The Rourkes Series, Book 5

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Publisher Description

A virgin, a diehard bachelor, and a kingdom hanging in the balance!


I’m a modern twenty-three-year-old princess bound by rules more suited to medieval times. My father’s declining health means I will soon be queen, but, as a woman, I will not be allowed to rule alone. I can only claim my birthright by marrying the man chosen for me—a business tycoon useful to our kingdom.

My parents are unbending. If I do not comply, my younger cousin will take my place simply because he’s a man.

I’m the one who must bend, or walk away and lose everything—my family, my birthright, my island home.

I never met a man tempting enough to risk a kingdom…and then I meet him.


I’m the good-looking one. If you need to pick me out of the middle of the Rourke clan, that’s how you do it. Does it bother me that nothing is expected of the fourth-born son other than to flash my devastatingly handsome smile for the press? Maybe.

Would I like to be needed even just by one person who sees me as the key to something important? Yes.

And then I meet her.

Only lightning struck for the wrong woman. She’s on Villroy for a short time before she must return home and marry the man her parents have chosen. If she doesn’t, she loses her birthright.

If I truly care for Polly, I’ll walk away. But do I have the strength to resist the most perfect woman I’ve ever met?

The Rourkes Series

Royal Catch (Book 1)

Royal Hottie (Book 2)

Royal Darling (Book 3)

Royal Charmer (Book 4)

Royal Player (Book 5)

Royal Shark (Book 6)

Rogue Prince (Book 7)

Rogue Gentleman (Book 8)

Rogue Rascal (Book 9)

Rogue Angel (Book 10)

Rogue Devil (Book 11)

Rogue Beast (Book 12)

For more humorous contemporary romance, check out all of Kylie's books!

Unleashed Romance Series

Fetching (Book 1)

Dashing (Book 2)

Sporting (Book 3)

Toying (Book 4)

Blazing (Book 5)

Happy Endings Book Club Series

Hidden Hollywood (Book 1)

Inviting Trouble (Book 2)

So Revealing (Book 3)

Formal Arrangement (Book 4)

Bad Boy Done Wrong (Book 5)

Mess With Me (Book 6)

Resisting Fate (Book 7)

Chance of Romance (Book 8)

Wicked Flirt (Book 9)

An Inconvenient Plan (Book 10) 

A Happy Endings Wedding (Book 11)

Clover Park Series

The Opposite of Wild (Book 1)

Daisy Does It All (Book 2)

Bad Taste in Men (Book 3)

Kissing Santa (Book 4)

Restless Harmony (Book 5)

Not My Romeo (Book 6)

Rev Me Up (Book 7)

An Ambitious Engagement (Book 8)

Clutch Player (Book 9)

A Tempting Friendship (Book 10)

Clover Park Bride: Nico and Lily’s Wedding

A Valentine’s Day Gift (Book 11)

Maggie Meets Her Match (Book 12)

Clover Park STUDS Series

Almost Over It (Book 1)

Almost Married (Book 2)

Almost Fate (Book 3)

Almost in Love (Book 4)

Almost Romance (Book 5)

Almost Hitched (Book 6)

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Customer Reviews

Nettie1114 ,

Oscar and Polly

I adore the Rourke series by Kylie Gilmore! Royal Player is the story of Oscar Rourke, the 4th in line to the throne of Villroy is looking to be involved in the family spa business and is a player. Princess Polly a distance cousin to Queen Anna comes to Villroy to be with Anna during the delivery of her baby. Polly comes to Villroy from a strict island with old rule for women and cannot be Queen unless she marries and doesn’t want to marry the man her parents have picked out. They are attracted to each other but Oscar knows about her upbringing and is trying to be respectful of Polly. Oscar and Polly’s story is exciting, entertaining and romantic. A throughly enjoyable read that you will have a difficult time putting down. I received this book as an arc for an honest review of it.

ShellBooks66 ,

The Rourkes

Royal Player was another fantastic story by the talented Kylie Gilmore, this was a fun and exciting story. This is a story of family, a bit of blackmail and definitely some love. The characters are just lovable. Polly “Princess Mary Louise Lyon.” Is such a delightful character I absolutely adored her, Prince Oscar is just a great character and I couldn’t help but really love him. When these two first meet you can just feel the chemistry and that is just the start of one enjoyable story. This is book 5 in The Rourkes series and was definitely as exciting and entertaining as the first in this series, but For me Polly and Oscar were probably my favorites. The storyline was really well developed and I was unable to put down. If you love royalty this is the book for you. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it. A must read in my opinion. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

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