Friday, December 19, 2014

5 out of 5: The Professional by Kresley Cole

The Professional (Game Maker #1)

By Kresley Cole

Publication: May 6, 2014

Book Blurb:

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?

Meet the Professional.

Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan's loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss's long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksandr will do anything to possess her as well--on his own wicked terms.

He makes the rules.

Grad student Natalie Porter has barely recovered from her first encounter with the dark and breathtaking Siberian when he whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. Every day under his protection she falls deeper under his masterful spell.

In the game of obsession, two players are better than one.

Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy's reach, Aleksandr spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-rich in Paris, the two lovers tempt each other's boundaries to discover whether their darkest--and most forbidden--fantasies really can come true....

Reviewed by Scarlett Roberts, 5 out of 5

This book is SEXY AS HELL. I mean...just ask my husband, who reaped the benefits while I was reading this book. Granted, he only enjoyed it for ONE day (more like ½) because I devoured this in a few hours. I could not stop reading once started.

Was the whole concept a little outlandish? Of course. A 24-year old virgin Grad student? Come on. She also just happens to be drop-dead gorgeous and on the search for her biological parents...and her father just happens to be a billionaire Russian Mafia Boss (with a heart-of-gold, of course!)? and said Father just happens to send a smoking-hot, stalkerish, alpha-male type after his long-lost daughter?

The chemistry between Natalie (or Natalya if it’s during sexy-time) and Sevastyan is off the charts, off the chain, off the hook -- off the everything! I even found his crazy, stalker “if you ever leave me, I WILL find you” side to be sooooo freaking hot. Of course Sevastyan has a dark and mysterious past they have to work through (what kind of FSOG-type Erotica would it be if he didn’t?), and of course they do.

With all of that being said -- I. Don’t. Care. I loved this book. When you close your eyes and think of the craziest, sexiest, fantasy, this is what I would think about, and for me, that’s what it’s all about. ESCAPE. My rating, 5 out of 5.

-Reviewer, Scarlett Roberts

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