Tuesday, January 3, 2017

THE PLAYER by Kresley Cole

Lets start off this 2017 New Year with a good one! What better than one by my favorite author!?!

THE PLAYER by Kresley Cole


In this searing stand-alone installment of the erotic Game Maker Series, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole brings readers a tale of a man wracked with dark desires and the beautiful young woman who could sate him at last.

A madman with a shadowed past . . .

In the City of Sin, Dmitri Sevastyan finds her, Victoria Valentine--sexy, vulnerable, and in need of a protector. Obsession takes root deep inside him. Despite a history tainted with violation and betrayal, he will stop at nothing to possess her.

A grifter with nothing to lose . . .

Descended from a long line of con artists, twenty-three-year-old Victoria, a.k.a Vice, needs the score of a lifetime to keep her loved ones safe. She sets her sights on gorgeous and rich Dmitri Sevastyan. Even as the irresistible Russian toys with her body and mind, he tempts her heart.

Love is the ultimate wildcard.
When Vice and her associates maneuver Dmitri into a hasty Vegas wedding, he refuses to protect himself with a prenup, trusting her with all that he has. But can she trust him? As secrets unfold, the newlyweds share days of doubts and nights of the wickedest pleasures. Yet once Vice discovers her husband's past, will she stay to fight for her marriage or cut her losses and run?

5 out of 5 *Stars*

“Getting played never felt so good.”

Holy Cow! Kresley Cole has done it again.  I swear, I can’t figure out what my favorite series is of hers.  Every time I read a new book, the series it’s in becomes my new favorite series.  Right now, I’m loving me some hot Russians!
The Game Maker Series started off with The Professional…  A great book.  However, when book 2, The Master, came out, it became my favorite book of all time.  Now we have The Player.  I still believe Book 2 is my favorite, but this one is right up there close to it.

This book has drama, suspense, and A LOT of “make your body heat up till you need to fan yourself” love scenes. Page 1 draws you quickly into the story, and by the time you get to page 11, you’re hooked with no chance of putting it down until the book is finished. 

The characters were so compelling that your heart aches for them.  You NEED them to get their happily ever after! The sub characters were interesting as well, and any scene that involved them was just as entertaining as the last.  Not only that, the main characters from the first two books make a couple appearances.  The witty banter and heart melting connection is just as strong as in the other books.

The only criticism I have is that I wish there was a stronger conflict that the characters had to overcome, or even a villain.  The first two books had a conflict that made it seem almost impossible to overcome.  With this book, the way it ended was surprising, but it was always a given that everything would work out in the end.  I was waiting for that ultimate obstacle that really never came. 

Even with that, I’m still giving this book 5 stars.  It was a very entertaining and scandalous read that I would be happy to read again.  I wouldn’t expect any less from an author as talented as Kresley Cole!

Until next time…

Happy Reading, Everyone!!

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