Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Sheep Book Review: The Professional (Part 1) by Kresley Cole
The Professional: Part 1
Game Maker Series
By: Kresley Cole
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…
For so many reasons, I'm on the fence about erotica novels. I can love them or hate them. Some tend to take me past the point of believability, others are just about raunchy humping till the sheep come home. I like PNR, I like romance all mixed up with the action. Sexy men kicking butts and taking names. I also love the paranormal setting, the fantasy element and darkness that comes with it. Erotica, can at times, be too "hard core" for me.
Saying that, this is Kresley Cole and I worship her writing magic like no other. Hands down, if she's written something I will read it. I don't care what it is. Reading the alphabet in super slowmo, underwater basket weaving step by step guide, sure, I'm in. That's how much I love her style.
Cole lays before us a young college student who finds out who her biological parents are. She's a small-town farm gal, with spunk and fire, but she's now thrust into a world of gun tooting mafia men with bald heads. I like a shiny bald head, so I was in! How awesome would it be to find out your father is one of the richest men in his country? Pretty cool right? Sure, till your life's in constant danger from his Russian rivials. Maybe then, you would want to re-think the whole deal.
Some secrets are better kept lost and Natalie is trying to make sense of it all. Meanwhile she's obsessed with her, one second hot-one second cold, bodyguard Aleksandr. But don't think this is a Whitney/Costner movie remake, this is so far beyond that you'll be whipped and spanked!
There is always going to be a little too much sex play for me in erotica. Too much dirty name calling, too many whips and male dominance in the bedroom. I don't like a lot of it, when it comes to those parts. The intimate moments feel less investing, it's often a whambam kind of situation. I'm just not a fan of hit it and quit it.
No matter how I feel about the sexual nature of the story, I'm reading part 2 and 3. It's surely not enough to turn me off from the seires. Those that like erotica will REALLY enjoy this one. The story is anything but boring, plus since these are novellas, they fly by.
Part 2 is out now, this is absolutely the perfect time to pick this series up!
Getting 3 and 1/2 Sheep