Review: The Professional: Part I by Kresley Cole

18223667The Professional: Part I
(The Game Maker, #1)
By: Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: Dec. 16, 2013
Genre: Erotica

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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 Porter 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…


1thoughtsNatalie has always wondered who her biological parents are. She’s hired a private investigator in the hopes of finding them but when her PI goes missing she finds herself back at ground zero. So imagine her surprise when a hot Russian shows up demanding that she leave with him to meet her father. Fast forward her kidnapping and a private jet to Russia, she finally gets a chance to meet her father. A father who just so happens to be Mafia.

The characters were really interesting to read. Natalie is a girl who’s very perceptive when it comes to men. Even though she’s still a virgin, she calls them like she sees them. However, when Sevastyan walks into the bar she draws a blank. Little does she know that he’s been watching over her for a month. A bodyguard sent by her biological father to protect her. But Sevastyan isn’t all that he seems. As the story progresses you start to get bits and pieces about his past as well as new developments about his character. Even at the end, the man is still a mystery to me. A mystery that I’d love to solve.

Even though the whole kidnapping, flying to Russia was a bit far fetched… it was highly entertaining and amped up the suspense. Not to mention that all the guys on her father’s estate walked around with rifles, ready to kill. However, regardless of the surroundings, her father was really mellow and friendly. I still don’t fully understand what his title is in the Mafia other than the “Clockmaker”.

This is the first book by Kelsey that I’ve read so I can’t really compare it to her other work which I know is really popular. But I’ll be honest, this definitely won’t be my last. Not only is her story telling on point but the characters are really likable. There’s great humor throughout the book and when the woman says this is erotica, she delivers! Holy cannoli! *Fans herself* There were a handful of hot and steamy moments.

Will I be continuing with the series? Hell yeah! It had everything that I look for in an erotic story. Sexy scenes, likable characters and an awesome backbone of a story to back it all up. Yup, I will not only be waiting impatiently for the next book to come out but I’ll also be running to the library to see if they have her other books as well. Might as well brush up on her other work while I’m waiting for Part II.


1favequote“Probably gets more ass than a toilet seat. But he got you to look twice, which makes him a rare and wondrous creature, this bar’s very own unicorn. Requires closer investigation, don’t you think?”


2 Thoughts on “Review: The Professional: Part I by Kresley Cole

  1. Great review sweetie. Lovely quote. I am a Kresley Girl Fangirl. Got my review up and freakin loved it.

  2. im a really big kresley cole fan and this book definitely lived up to her other- i cant wait for the next in the series!!

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