Review: The Player (The Game Maker Series, Book 3) by Kresley Cole


The Player (The Game Maker Series, Book 3) by Kresley Cole

Publication Date: April 12, 2016

Genre: Paranormal Romance


imageIn 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?


Cori 5 Stars

I loved The Player! The youngest Sevastyan brother just beat out his older brothers. He’s my new favorite and I didn’t think that was possible because I adored Maks in The Master last year. Each book in this series has made my list of favorites. They each feature a sexy Sevastyan brother and a feisty female heroine that leads them on a merry chase and wins their hearts. It was so much fun to read Dmitri and Vice’s book. Dmitri is a sexy billionaire software genius and Vice is a con artist from a whole family of con artists. Together they’re explosive! The heat scorched up the pages and the banter between the characters made me smile. I just loved everything about this book and I hope there will be a spin off series featuring some of the secondary characters. Go grab a copy of The Player and devour it now!

*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.



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imageKresley 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, a Hall of Fame induction, 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.”



Review: The Professional: Part 1 (The Game Maker Series) by Kresley Cole

The Professional: Part 1 (The Game Maker Series) by Kresley Cole
Publication Date: December 16, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 5 Stars



From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes The Professional—the first 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…


Wow! I loved it! This is an erotica collection that will be released over the next couple weeks in three parts. I kept tapping my screen hoping there was another page to read when I reached the end, but at least part 2 releases January 6th and we get to read the scene part 1 ended with. Kresley Cole is one of my favorite paranormal romance authors so when I saw that she was releasing an erotica romance series I was really excited to see what she would come up with for her readers. Her paranormals are hot and they are not labeled erotica so I anticipated she was really going to heat up the pages with this new series. The Professional is scorching hot! It has a great plot, great characters with explosive chemistry, mystery and intrigue. I loved it and can not wait for part 2 to release!

*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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✦The Professional: Part 1 by Kresley Cole ➢ $1.99 Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iTunes
✦The Professional: Part 2 by Kresley Cole ~ January 6, 2014 ➢ ➢ $1.99 Kindle | Nook | iTunes
✦The Professional: Part 3 by Kresley Cole ~ Coming January 20, 2014 ➢ $1.99 Kindle | Nook | iTunes