The Professional (Part 2)
The 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…
Here we are at second novella in this three part series, and I find myself taken in by the story overall, but put off by most of the rest.
The sexual tension between these two starts to become the focal point of the second story. Natalie wants some BDSM in her life and Alex wants to make a good girl NOT turn bad. Unlike Robin Thicke.
The story is largely about cravings, dark yearnings and hungers, but no fulfillment. We also miss out on a lot of the mafia aspects to boot. The book seems to just circle round the runway, but never lands. Our lead couple now struggles with trying to communicate better and figuring each other out. Maybe, just maybe they could have done all this chit-chat getting to know you BEFORE jumping to the sexual escapade bits. But hey, it's erotica and a fictional story, so I can deal.
What I don't like is; the lack of this book making much forward momentum. It felt very strongly like a 'book 2 filler story', which is fine I guess. Though, I would have enjoyed more progression in the overall story arc. More laughs and adventure situations.
Cole is keeping the final result of this one close to the chest. Which leaves me wondering how epic the final installment will be. It better be amazingballs! Cause at this point, I want very, very amazing balls to satisfy my hunger. (Take that comment as you like.)
Overall, buy this one. Read the saga thus far and then go back and read everything Cole has ever written. She's that damn good!
Getting 3 'just spank me already!' Sheep