Saturday, June 20, 2015

BOOK REVIEW - THE PROFESSIONAL by KRESLEY COLE - THE GAME MAKER # 1 - SIMON & SCHUSTER - CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE


By: Kresley Cole
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from publisher for honest review, 390 Pages

RATING: 4.25 SEVASTYAN STARS WITH A 5 STAR SEXUAL SIDE DISH

Blurb: Goodreads

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...


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Oh I really enjoyed this book. Kresley Cole sure knows how to write a filthy sex scene.

Lawdy!

Visually LAWDY! LAWDY!  

Sevastyan the Siberian mafiya enforcer is one troubled lad, he’s darkly sexual and doesn’t like to give too much of his personal self to anybody.

Sevastyan is consumed by Natalie from Nebraska.

"Eto ne izbezhno dlya nas." You and I are inevitable.


Just my one personal opinion, but Natalie wouldn’t have been my first choice for Sevastyan, but she did eventually grow on me.

In all the interludes with Sevastyan, I hadn't been Natalie. I'd been Natalya. And that brainless hussy didn't seem to know better. 


I did enjoy this book but I also felt there were some things that got forgotten along the way like Natalie’s Nebraskan mum and really her whole Nebraskan life. Things sort of faded into the background conveniently. Sure the bff was kept in contact with, but still...

There is an enormous amount of panty dropping sex in this book.

LAWDY!

Not complaining, just saying.

I really didn’t know what to expect from this book as I hadn’t read the blurb or any reviews prior to reading and I do have The Master on my shelf to read, but I would have liked more action.

Don’t get me wrong there was some enemy action, but it traveled to a lot of sexual encounters, (I totally dug that content *waggles eyebrows*) but I would have still liked the whole danger side to have kept coming into play. It was talked about but that faded away.

But hey, not my story to tell. 

I know, like most well read readers, that Kresley Cole is an outstanding writer and her bad ass long Immortals After Dark, paranormal series and her YA, Arcana Chronicles rate incredibly well. I adore her Arcana Chronicles series. All her series' rate very highly, so she can definitely write a crowd pleaser.


These are just my personal thoughts as I am very well read blogger across a lot of genres, and it takes that bit more to earn a five star rating from me. So I am a tougher customer is what I'm saying.

Some parts in this book were a little predictable with certain sub characters and how things were played out. I think what I am trying to be honest and say is I felt that more effort went into the sexual side of this story than the plot. I would have liked that deeper more fleshed out.

The sexual side wasn't predictable as you didn't know what Sevastyan was gonna do to Natalie next. That was very well...erm, fleshed out. 

"Tonight you've enjoyed playing with fire. But will you accept the burn you've earned?"

I still rate it highly and would recommend to anybody to read especially if you like well written sex.

I would have liked Natalie to have been a little more wary, maybe thought before she leaped considering, but she did in the end. It was kind of an insta romp after not knowing for very long albeit an incredibly hot insta romp, followed by hotter romps that became full on I-am-on-fire romps.

OOO...EEEEEE!!

I got myself a nice Russian lesson in while reading this book and totally dig walking around the house saying nyet. NO! to my kids.


Michelle


2 comments:

  1. I LOVE Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series and I really enjoyed this! I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series :) Great review Mich!

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    1. I thought you had read this book. I just went and read your review! I need to start the Immortals After Dark series, or have I read the first two? I have to go check. But I want to read the whole series as I know it is good. I suppose next we should check out Maxims book. :)

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