February 1, 2015

Book Review & Giveaway: The Professional by Kresley Cole

at 2/01/2015 12:37:00 AM

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…



My Review

I absolutely loved this book.  I have always loved every single book Kresley Cole has every written. Who has two thumbs and a major crush on KC? This girl! I remember my first book like it was yesterday. I was at my local library going through their bargain bin and picked up A Hunger Like No Other, the second book in her Immortals After Dark series. I literally devoured the book in a couple of hours. I could not put it down. I searched and borrow every single Kresley Cole book that was available and absolutely fell in love with her guy characters...I mean, her writing. No matter what genre she wrote her books in, I went into it with high expectations and always become emotionally invested in her fictional characters' lives. Needless to say, her descriptive writing and storytelling is always on par. 

Let's get into The Professional. We have our main girl Natalie Porter, an overworked grad student and a farm girl from Nebraska. Someone rescue this girl! Nat and a few of her buddies are drinking at a bar and in comes our oh-so-sexily rugged prizefighter/mafiya enforcer, Aleksandr Sevastyan. Nat gets up the courage to hit on him and is humiliatingly shut down. Yikes. But the story doesn't end there, folks. Nat heads back to her place and lo and behold, "The Siberian" shows up and orders her to pack a bag. Apparently, Nat's biological father is the head of a mafiya organization and wants his enforcer to bring her to him ASAP. For Nat and Sevastyan, things aren't that simple. 

Despite, some mixed signals, the attraction between Sevastyan and Nat is palpable. Naughty scenes are littered throughout the book (thank you KC). In one fatal moment (not really shocking for me, I kinda saw it coming), the dynamic of the mafiya is changed and the pair must team up to survive.  As the story progressed, I felt like the relationship between Natalie and Sevastyan developed at a pace that bounced between steady and the speed of light. The sexy parts were absolutely filthy, much appreciated, and well written. ;) It's probably bias of me to write a review for KC since I just love her and her stories! I can't wait for the next book she writes.


5 stars!!!

Be sure to pre-order the next book in the Game Maker series, The Master.

About Kresley Cole

Me with KC at San Diego Comic Con 2014

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.” You can learn more about Kresley at 



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2 comments:

Kimberly Perry on February 1, 2015 at 8:39 AM said...

I loved The Professional! I can't wait to read The Master!

Kamla L. on February 23, 2015 at 2:35 PM said...

Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark is one of my favorite PNR series. Sounds like she has another phenomenal hit in The Game Makers. Looking forward to getting hooked on this one too. :)

 

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