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The Professional: Part 1 (The Game Maker #1) by Kresley Cole

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes The Professional—the first scorching installment in her Game Maker series, an erotica collection that has readers asking: How hot is too hot?

He makes the rules . . .
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, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.

Rules are made to be broken . . .
PhD student Natalie Phillips had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. With every day she spends under his protection, she falls 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: The Professional: Part 1 is the first novel (or part of a novel)I've ever read by Kresley Cole and let me just say, Ms. Cole you've made a new fan of me for life! This story is amazing! Natalie is such a strong and witty leading lady. I immediately felt drawn to her. Her funny remarks like "this is the tits" had me laughing throughout the story. I was so glad that although Natalie is supposed to be a virgin, Cole definitely doesn't make her a shy or reserved character. She owns her sexuality and it catches Aleksandr by surprise in some very interesting positions.

Aleksandr, the Siberian, is hot! Even when he's trying his best to brush off Natalie's lustful glances. The chemistry between the two is definitely palpable and it kept me hooked until the very end. Cole piqued my curiosity with Aleksandr. We definitely need more of him in Part II. Cole does a wonderful job setting up the relationship between Natalie's father and Aleksandr. It will be interesting to see how their relationship pans out when Aleksandr and Natalie take their attraction to the next level.

Overall, I loved Part 1 of the Game Maker series! Kresley Cole does a wonderful job bringing the culture of Russia to life. It was fun learning new words/sayings in Russian. It made the story that much more authentic. I'm so glad that Cole doesn't leave readers on too much of a cliff hanger, but I have to say, I can't wait to see what happens next!

*I'm not a fan of serials, but this one is a must read!

Rating: 5/5 DIAMONDS

Reviewed by: Vanessa
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