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She claims to hate me more than karaoke and liverwurst combined, and that's before she finds out I'm her new boss...

Yes, Princess Alexandra and I have both been keeping big secrets.

The spoiled royal bit is just our cover, a smokescreen we hide behind to keep our counterintelligence work from the people we love. Being spies, we can't let anyone too close.

But close is exactly what we'll be pretending to be on our first mission posing as lovers. I honestly can't decide which will be harder - taking down a notorious drug lord or keeping my growing attraction to Alexandra under wraps.

And I'm growing on her, too. She keeps kissing me when no one is looking and I find myself increasingly addicted to her lips, her humor, and the sweet side she does her best to hide beneath her tough girl exterior.

Soon, I'm determined to make this fake relationship the real thing.

I don't just want her for the length of this mission - I want her forever, and I'll do whatever it takes.

©2021 Lili Valente (P)2021 Lili Valente

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Nick and Zan are the dynamic duo!

Zan and Nickolas are a dynamic duo. Their chemistry is off-the-charts and the witty banter is top-notch!

Shane East as Nickolas and Lili Valente as Zan were the perfect voices for these characters. Both are consistent in the passionate deliveries for the voice of these characters. They convey the emotions and passion of the characters with ease and made it an enjoyable listening experience.

I love a book with a strong heroine and Zan is an independent female spy that thrives in the field. She can protect herself and think under pressure. Nickolas, her brother-in-law and nemesis, was recently promoted to be her boss. As they work a case together to bring down the bad guys, Zan realizes the line between love and hate is very thin and their feelings continue to grow.

I adore Zan and Nickolas together - they had respect for each other in the workplace but also had this undeniable personal chemistry. They bring out the best in each other and protected each other throughout the story. It was fun to get a peek at Sabrina, Andrew, Lizzy, and Jeffrey's lives as well. Bea was also a fun side character that surprised me (in a good way) with some of her grit later in the story.

I loved this book and series - strong, independent princesses with alpha princes that lift them up and protect them! Another stellar story by Lili Valente.

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Absolutely Fantastic

Bossy Prince is the 3rd book in the Rugged & Royal Series. Nickolas Edward Xavier von Bergen, the youngest of the three Gallantia Prince and Alexandra Gertrude Renee Rochat, the “fraternal” one of the Rindich triplets have known each other since they were kids. Their relationship throughout the years has been filed with distaste and assumptions about each other. Zan’s serious, workaholic reputation followed her while Nick’s “not-caring” playboy reputation followed him. The thing is Zan and Nick had so much more in common, especially when it came to their jobs. When Nick gets recruited to work as a Spy in the same organization that Zan works for, the two are forced to work together in a secret mission, but also work together in keeping their professions a secret from their families.

I love Lili Valente’s books and this one is no different. I love the first two books in this series and Zan and Nick’s story did not disappoint. The Bossy Prince had a couple of my favorite tribes (enemies to lovers, boss/employee, fake relationship, and more). I absolutely love the way Lili creates these amazing characters who are a part of the same world yet are so wonderfully unique. Zan and Nick were very different than their respective siblings. The chemistry between the two was undeniable. Their witty banter was hilarious. It was like verbal foreplay. They were both so dedicated to their jobs, but while working on a special mission together, the two soon realize that the animosity they shared throughout the years wasn’t animosity at all - it was attraction.

I read the e-book, as well as listened to the audio, which was narrated by Shane East and Lili Valente, herself. Lili has become one of my favorite female narrators. I love the way she gives each character a unique voice that gives them their individual personality. Shane East and Lili Valente have done an amazing job with this series. I can listened to all three of the Rugged & Royal books over and over again. All three books are going to be favorites to listen to.

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Princes, Princesses, and Spies!

Nicholas and Alexandra (Zan) are current (and future) in-laws. Nicholas' two brothers are married to and engaged to Zan's sisters. Having grown up together, but in different kingdoms, the princes and princesses are well aquainted with each other. Nicholas and Zan have had more of an adversarial relationship from the time they were children. As grown-ups, they show up for family functions, but lead lives that are mostly away from their families. To both their surprises, they discover they're both spies working for the same company, and Nicholas has just been promoted, making him Zan's boss. When they have to go undercover as lovers in order to catch a drug lord, they're forced to confront their strong dislike for each other. Turns out, that dislike isn't quite as strong as they thought--or hoped.

I really enjoyed this story. Nicholas and Zan fight their attraction until they figure out it's way too much work to deny what's obvious to everyone around them. They were a couple of badass spies who found themselves falling in love--something seemingly more difficult than fighting bad guys.

There are some counterintelligence adventures, but at the heart of this story, as with this series, is love for family. Nicholas and Zan are working to not only protect their subjects, but their family, as well. They're willing to sacrifice time with them, and perhaps some closeness, to keep them all safe. They were so adorable. Of course, you get to see what their familiess are up to, and it's quite a lot.

Shane and Lili do a wonderful job bringing Nicholas and Zan's story to life.

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Awesome!

I have enjoyed this entire 3 book series and loved this as well. Three royal brothers falling for triplets is a storyline I haven’t run across before and I really liked the uniqueness of this story. The Bossy Prince, Nick, is swoon worthy and Zan (Alexandra) is a total bad a$$ and a heroine you really want to root for. Their HEA is perfectly satisfying and wraps up the series nicely. Shane East and Lili Valente were fantastic and I loved this story in audio.

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Enjoyed

I always look forward to listening to a story by Lili Valente..Bonus when she narrates with Shane East. I enjoyed the story while I was driving around town and at work. Fun to learn more about each of the side characters in the series. They are a great duo when they narrate a story. I easily jumped into the story and came alive as I listened.

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Love This Series!

A fantastic blend of romance, banter, suspense, and mystery. This book was the total package. So were the characters, not just Nick and Zan, but Bea as well.

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My favorite of the series

The Bossy Prince is my absolute favorite in the Rugged and Royal series by Lili Valente, following triplets that marry three royal brothers.

Zan and Nickolas are perfect together. Who knew that they were both living double lives as spies and are working to take down a drug cartel? I mean, all Zan knew is that she hated Nickolas with a passion from when she was young, and they were total opposites.

I adored their undeniable chemistry and their witty banter. Both Zan and Nickolas are smart, determined, protective and dedicated to their families. Having to work together definitely pushed them both to their breaking points, with amazing results that pushed them together.

This was a bit of a slow burn in the romance department, but not for trying on their part! Work kept getting in the way. Frankly, I didn't even realize how slow of a burn it was because the action and adventure were so fast-paced and absorbing.

The narration by Shane East and Lili Valente was perfect. They both have such amazing comedic timing and delivery, and they embodied the characters so perfectly. I'm sure I'll listen to this again in the future, that's how much I enjoyed it.

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Undercover Fun!

This book is sooooo much fun!
The Bossy Prince is the third book in this series and it’s definitely my favorite!
The push and pull between Zan and Nickolas in this slow burn, enemies to lovers story is so intense! This book is suspenseful yet fun.
I read the ebook and I listened to the audio version. I must say that Lili Valente and Shane East did the best job of breathing life into these characters. They made the story seem so much richer that when I was reading. Loved!

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Royals Love

Although I got I little mad with Zan in the beginning, she and Nick become fast a favorite of mine couple. Nick surprised me a lot and I swoon hard over him. There’s a lot of surprises, action and top of the notch scenes! I wish it had more steamy scenes actually, but this book is super good that I overlooked this, which is a first from me. The very end was amazing, it shocked, surprised me and just showed how awesome Nick is! In love.

I had the opportunity to listen the audiobook and honestly it was just complemented the story so well. Can you believe that Lili is not only the writer but also one of the narrator? Shane East and her made an excellent job. I highly recommend this book with you like Royals stories and a little of action. To make it better? You should read from the beginning of the series.

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I love Zan & Nick!

I love Alexandria's (Zan's) story! She has always been a little bit of a loner and a mystery from the first two books in the series and now we know why...she's a spy! And to make things more interesting Prince Nickolas (her nemesis/crush) is her new boss and their first mission will require them to play lovers. Now if only Zan can set aside her "distain" for Nickolas and focus on the job.
The chemistry and banter between Zan and Nick kept me entertained throughout the book and when their true feelings for each other are revealed...perfection. I also enjoyed getting to see Zan's sisters and their husbands again. It was like a fun and crazy family reunion.

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Awesome Story & Narration🎧 A Gripping Delight!

I loved everything about this audiobook from Lili Valente’s wonderful writing style to the characters and storylines she created to the fabulous narration. The grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it the entire time. This is the kind of book that once you start you do not want to put it down because you need to know what happens next. The characters are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with. I adored the two lead characters, the Prince, Nickolas “Nick” Von Bergen and the Princess, Alexandra “Zan” Gertrude Renee Rochat. The two will soon be related since his brothers and marrying her sisters. There is also that both have careers they do not share with their family and lead double lives. Nick still plays off that he is a partying playboy and Zan keeps to herself pretends to work in an office when not working on secret assignments. Zan finds out Nick is being promoted to a position she wanted, not only did she not get that promotion but now he will be her boss. So she is not happy with that and other things about him irk her. His last assignment before starting his new position is working with her, the two will need to pretend they are lovers. Not an easy task since he has always crushed on her but she never reciprocated or so he thought. The chemistry between them is explosive levels so it their love/hate relationship. I loved how everything plays out in this book the story is cleverly plotted with drama, angst, humor, twists and turns, mystery, some action, thrilling & suspenseful moments, heartfelt and emotional moments and a romance that was always meant to be. Lili Valente, thank you for this wonderfully, entertaining story, I loved every minute of it!

🎧📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, Shane East & Lili Valente are talented narrators and voice artists. They were fantastic at portraying the characters, giving each their own voice and humanizing them while projecting their emotions into their performance. They grasped their character’s persona completely, taking the role and making it their own. Lili Valente played Zan’s role with perfection, captured her strength and badassery. Shane East played the perfect Nick, cocky attitude and all. They were great at covering the roles of the secondary characters as well. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another awesome listen.