Sunday, January 5, 2014

ARC Review: The Professional: Part 2 by Kresley Cole

The Professional: Part 2 (The Game Maker #1.2)
by Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Star
Purchase Links: Amazon  Barnes & Noble
Blurb by Goodreads
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes The Professional—the second 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...
Spoil Free Review
The Professional: Part 2 leads off right where Part 1 ended and Wow when I say Kresley Cole knows how to get her readers sexually frustrated. The continuation of the jaw dropping cliffhanger from Part 1 did not disappoint. Trust me when I say as a reader you will be right along with Natalie never wanting anything more than to have Aleksandr cock buried deep inside her.
"I want you to see the need I'll be battling." He fisted his cock, swiping his thumb over the head, glossing it with moisture. "Want you to see how badly I crave you."
After falling head over heals for Aleksandr in Part 1 I did not think I could of fallen harder for  him, boy was I wrong. He is so intense and  to his surprise he has become very possessive and more obsessive of Natalie.
"If you became mine, I wouldn't let you go." His words were clipped, as if he was biting back frenzy. "Understand me, if I'm your first lover, I will be your last."
The ringing tone of finality chilled me.
"And I would kill any man who thought to touch what was mine."
He also has a tender side to him when it comes to her. Love that in my alpha male heroes a nice blend of dominance  but also at the same time know when to be sweethearts and care for their lover. He is still a mystery  but got a little bit on his past. Not a whole lot but enough that I can not wait to find out more of what has made him broken inside. Seeing Aleksandr this hot and cold enforcer breakdown tore at my heart. I wanted so bad to jump in my kindle and be the one to make all his pain go away.
I also have fallen in love more with Natalie. I love that she is not afraid to get what she wants from Alexsandr and she knows how to play dirty to get what she wants. What she wants is this BDSM game that he started.  I am a little nervous for her because she is playing with fire with him and is she going to be able to handle what she thinks she wants. 
I love when Alexsandr uses Russian endearments towards Natalie and it is even better when Krelsey Cole lets the readers know what they mean. I thought the intimate scenes in Part 1 were scorching-panty changing. Kresley Cole outdid herself in this installment.  Each new erotic scene is well written, unpredictable, refreshing, sexier and more exciting with a dirty talking-sex on legs Alexsandr that I could not swipe my kindle fast enough to see what she would come up with next.
He positioned me back on his lap, his engorged shaft in front of my mons. It stood like an idol to be worshipped, making my mouth water and my hips rock. I couldn't keep myself from grinding against the damp base.
"Grasp it"
I did.
"Stroke it. Learn it. My cock is the only one you'll ever need or know."
Enthralled, I put both my hands on him, pulling, masturbating him in front of the mirror. "Oh, God, Sevastyan..."
"If you want it back, then beg me for it."
Technically if this was already a finish novel as it being the 2nd installment to a 3 part serial this would be the middle of the story and like many novels sometimes the middle tend to be slow. Not happening here, The Professional: Part 2 deserve more than 5 stars. It is all around  well written, intense read  with  all  characters jumping off the pages with reality. So many twist and turns with many surprises that kept me well past my bedtime. I was so invested in Sevastyan and Natalie that I was happy and heart broken right along with them.  Make room lovelies because the book boyfriend you have now just got bumped down with an intense, super possessive and obsessive Sevastyan.
Now for those lovely cliffhangers readers get in serial series. Kresley Cole outdid herself with this cliffy. Better than the jaw dropping first one. This cliffy invaded my dreams with a few scenarios that I look forward to see if any of mine play out in The Professional: Part 3 (The Game Maker #1.3) .
My review will never do justice and come close to how amazing Part 2 is.  I am throwing this out there and let all know I am a huge KC fangirl and had the opportunity to review The Professional: Part 2 by publisher, Pocket Star at NetGalley for an honest review. If you follow my reviews and know me well you know I do not hold back no matter if I am a fangirl of an author or review an ARC copy. If I do not like a novel or just like it or love it I will let readers know no matter who or where I got my copy from. Trust me when I say I have left ok reviews for authors I adore and ARC copies. 
With that being said I can not recommend this serial enough. For me The Professional so far is what I have been looking for with a broken hero who is possessive and obsessed with the heroine. It is an emotional, well written novel that is about showing. It is not just slap together with meaningless words that are all about telling and not enough showing that seem to be showing up last year or so trying to get on the broken-possessive-obsessed hero bandwagon.  Huge Thank you to Kresley Cole for not only getting my mafia theme fix but so much more. 
ARC Provided by publisher, Pocket Star at NetGalley for an Honest Review
Other books in series with my ratings:
The Professional: Part 1 - 5 tars


  1. I'm sorry, I skipped your review and jumped right at the conclusion - since I preordered that book, I'll be getting it tomorrow and I want to be "new" when I read it ! But I really like the fact that you loved it, I'll be reading it soon too, yay ! :D

    1. No problems. Do not worry no spoilers just some sexy quotes but I understand since you are going to read ASAP. I look forward to see what you think. I loved more than the first. Curious since you did not read all review if you put any quotes up if you will be coming up with any of the same. Love when readers love the same quotes. I will be stalking you in the next few days and see your thoughts.

  2. Nice review!! I have only read a few books by this author, I really loved her historicals and paranormals. This sounds like something I need to read and soon. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.

    1. Renee I look forward to trying her historicals. Love her Paranormal. Also want to try her YA. It is erotic and well written. I hope you give it a try.

  3. Oh, god. I seriously need to read this just b/c it's Kresley Cole. I keep hearing nothing but good things! Great you liked it!


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