REVIEW ~ The Professional (The Game Maker #1) by Kresley Cole

Title: The Professional
Series: #1 The Game Maker
Author: Kresley ColeKresley Cole
Published by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Genre: Erotic, Romance, 2 Finger 1 Handed Read
Pages: 400
Heat Level: 4 Flames
Overall: 4 Stars

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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…

Review

WARNING: This is not your average Kresley Cole novel. It’s a journey into a world of dark, erotic fantasy. If any of that bothers you, steer clear. If not, grab a fan, aim it at yourself and turn that son of a bitch on high!

Natalie Porter is just a normal young woman. She goes to school, hangs out with her friends and works mulitple jobs. She’s adopted and has been searching for her biological father. She hired a private investigator to find him, hence the need for multiple jobs. She’s out with friends one night, manalyzing, analyzing men, when she sees an overwhelming and dangerous looking man. Something about him draws her to him. She approaches him but he rebuffs her. After that, she decides to call it a night and heads home. While she gets ready for a bath, she thinks she hears her room mate come in. During her bath, she thinks of her encounter with the man at the bar. She thinks about him so much, she starts to pleasure herself to the memory of his face. During the throes of her passion, she opens her eyes to see him standing in her bathroom, watching her. Creeper! Stalker alert!

Sevastyn is an enforcer for the Russian Mafiya and he works for Natalie’s biological father. He’s been sent to watch her and to bring her to Russia. Everything about her pushes his buttons. Buttons that lead to his dark desires and secrets. He know that nothing can come from this attraction. She’s a Mafiya princess and he’s her father’s enforcer. He bascially kidnaps her and takes her to Russia but…they have a sexy interlude on the plane. If I’d get service like that, I book my flight right now!

That’s the premise of this very sexy book that I enjoyed reading greatly. I’m a huge Kresley Cole fan and have read everything she’s written except her YA series. Cole has a wicked sense of humor and thankfully you get some of that in this book. You also get blistering sex scenes. Cole usually gives you steamy love scenes but YOWZA, this was a whole different animal altogehter. Erotic love scenes coupled with a scarred hero and a heroine who wants to love him, not fix him, this is a fast paced fuck-a-thon. It would’ve been a five star read for me but it was a little too heavy BDSM for me. It did however have a very alpha male lead and I was all over that.

Favorite quotes:

“Was it too much to ask for an attractive, dominant guy with sexual skill, one who wasn’t a minute-to-win-it two-pump chump?”-Natalie

“I was beginning to think I was a born fellatrix.”-Natalie

“Understand me, if I’m your first lover-I will be your last.”-Sevastyn

You have no idea how your situation is affecting me. I’ve been stress-eating my way across Greece.“-Jess
“You don’t stress-eat”– Natalie
“Cock, Natalie. I was stress-eating cock. There, you made me say it, happy now?”-Jess

“My woman is getting so wet.”-Sevastyn

“I want to feel how hard my woman comes.”-Sevastyn

“Turn around so I can see what’s mine.”-Sevastyn

“Look at the sight of my woman.”-Sevastyn

“Read it in a twatting romance novel.”-Jess

This book was given in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.

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