Saturday, May 24, 2014

{Romance Review} The Professional (The Game Maker #1) by Kresley Cole

{Romance Review} The Professional (The Game Maker #1) by Kresley Cole

The Professional (Game Maker, #1)
The highly anticipated complete novel of The Professional—the first installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s scorching Game Maker series, an erotica collection that has readers asking: How hot is too hot?

He makes the rules…

Mafiya enforcer Aleksei “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss knows no bounds, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, feisty redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksei will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.

Rules are made to be broken…

Grad student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the dark and breathtaking Sevastyan before the professional enforcer whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. Every day under his protection leads her deeper under his masterful spell.

Are you ready to play?

Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy’s reach, Sevastyan spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, the two lovers will discover that even their darkest—and most forbidden—fantasies can come true…(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} ebook, 400 pages. Published May 6th 2014 by Simon & Schuster UK. Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Kresley Cole and Simon & Schuster

{Rating} 4/5 -- I really liked it!


An exciting storyline with a super steamy romance between a smart and confident woman and the intriguing and mysterious uber alpha male Sevastyan.

I really liked Natalie. A strong heroine who is self-aware, self-respecting, who fights for what she wants and refuses to accept anything other than the best. Sevastyan is an uber alpha male. Dark. Brooding. A fighter. A killer. A man who would go to the end of the world for you. Who would do anything to protect you. He's very hard to get to know - something that frustrates Natalie - he's got layers, secrets and deep, dark pain.

I enjoyed Cole's writing style, her complex, well fleshed out characters, smart dialog, and the intense and steamy romance between Natalie and Sevastyan. I did think that the beginning was much stronger - it was fun and exciting, fraught with sexual tension - but then things got sad and depressing, which was expected given what happens, but I wanted the feelings of the first part back. Altogether I really enjoyed The Professional and will certainly be reading more books by Kresley Cole.

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