Title: The Professional: Part Two (The Game Maker)
Author: Kresley Cole
Expected Release Date: January 6, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Star
Genre: Erotic Romance/BDSM
eBook format, 120 pages
ARC provided by NetGalley
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes The Professional—the second 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 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...
Kresley Cole has my full, undivided attention--AGAIN--with The Professional: Part Two. She left me hanging with Part One and swearing a blue streak as I realized I was at the end of her novella.
My exact words as I finished part two:
"Kresley, you are one crafty witch. I adore your brain, woman."The Professional: Part Two picks up with Sevastyan and Natalie alone and sheltered from the storm...a perfect seduction scene where Natalie's senses are heightened by the very attentive and dominant Siberian. Cliche? Yes...but it works. And what follows is a sizzling scene of epic proportions. I still need time to recover from it.
It is then that Sevastyan makes his claim and their erotic encounter leaves Natalie reeling. This man, practically a stranger, has marked her, altered her, and nothing will ever be the same.
But the dark and dangerous Siberian refuses to open up to the woman who has become his obsession. And Natalie is left confused and wondering if their relationship can ever be something more permanent when he refuses to answer her questions.
An unexpected and horrific tragedy has Sevastyan and Natalie fleeing to Paris where their already fragile connection starts to unravel. Sevastyan starts to treat Natalie differently. This tender, more docile lover is not the man Natalie needs.
Natalie pushes her Siberian to give in to his darker desires and ends up playing a dangerous game that could break the fragile bond between them.
The Game Maker series is a dark and sensual romance amidst a dangerous backdrop of assassins and the Russian mafiya. Kresley Cole gives erotic romance a swift kick in the teeth with The Professional and leaves the other wanna-be's in her dust.