Monday, July 27, 2015

Review: The Master by Kresley Cole

The Master
The Game Maker Series #2
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published by Gallery Books
Release Date: February 17th 2015

Blurb:
A need colder than Siberian winter meets an attitude hotter than the Florida sun in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s sultry new Game Maker novel.

Everyone fears the Master…

Rich, irresistible politician/Mafiya boss Maksimilian Sevastyan prefers tall, obedient blondes to fulfill his…complicated desires. That is, until the icy Russian encounters a disobedient brunette whose exquisite little body threatens his legendary restraint.

Except her.

Catarina MarĂ­n was a well-off young wife until her world fell apart. Now she’s hiding out, forced to start working as an escort in Miami. Her very first client is beyond gorgeous, but when he tells her what he plans to do to her, Cat almost walks out of the door.

If pleasure is a game, play to win.

After their mind-blowing encounter burns out of control, the lovers crave more. If they escape the deadly threats surrounding them, can Maksim overcome his past—to offer Cat his future? Only then will she tempt him with what he really wants: her, all tied up with a bow.
Reese's Review:
Just when I thought I couldn’t like Kresely Cole or that no story could beat The Professional, The Master is released and wow, just wow. A warning now for this book is that you will definitely need a fan because the sexy scenes in this book, and Maxim in all his male hotness are steam worthy.

I am going to try as hard as possible to keep this review spoiler free however, if you feel I have spoiled something, I am very sorry.

Let’s start with the story. Catarina is on the run from her husband who is trying to kill her (not spoiler as you find this out right away). She is almost done with her last year of college and her rules, one that says she can’t stay in places very long say it’s time to go. However, even while living in basic poverty to keep money she needs some major cash and fast. So when her friend has an allergic reaction Cat decides to take her job for the wealthiest Russian ever, as a prostitute. One night of sex for a whole lot of cash sounds like the easiest thing in the world. Until she meets Maxim her job for the night who is the sexiest man she’s ever met. Now he’s playing for keeps with his BDSM lifestyle and while Cat wants to stay she’s still on the run.

I am going to try so hard not to just go on and on about how amazing this book is, but it’s probably not going to happen. Let the worship begin.

Cat was an AMAZING character. Just like all of Ms. Cole’s books that I’ve read before Cat is a strong female character who will do anything to survive. She’s very intelligent, resourceful, and hilarious. I really enjoyed both her inner monologue and her dialogue with other characters. Cat has had a hard life and even still she tries to see the brighter side of things despite the fact that she has to live in fear every second of every day. I loved her a lot and I enjoyed how much she grew as a character and an intellect throughout the story.

Maxim is just wow. I can’t decide who I enjoyed reading about more, him or Sevastyan. Both of them are ubber swoon worthy to me so I am just going to love them both equally Maxim is definitely expressive and possessive. When he decides he wants Cat for keeps he woos her, and seduces her and I was fanning myself the whole way through. Just DAAMN! Since he’s in the Mafia he’s paranoid and dangerous although both of those characteristics amped up his hotness factor to me, but anyway. Due to his harsh past which we got some details about in The Profession (which you should but don’t have to read first) his trust issues come as little surprise and I just loved when he showed his vulnerability to Cat finally and told his story.

I can’t get over how great this story was. There was danger, seduction, great characters, and just an all around great and original story with phenomenal writing. I read and reread this book so many times right after finishing this book it’s not even funny. I definitely have some favorite scenes and I am definitely excited for when the next book comes out. I just know it’s going to be epic.

If you haven’t already go grab a copy of The Professional because I really feel you should read this story in order or some of the characters won’t make sense. Also, I would only recommend this book and really this series for people who are into kinky sexy BDSM books and for older more mature readers. Bring on book number three!


Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. 
Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.”

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