Series: The Game Maker #2
Published by Gallery Books
Publication Date: February 17th, 2015
Also in this series: The Professional
Also by this author: Poison Princess, Endless Knight, The Professional
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
A need colder than Siberian winter meets an attitude hotter than the Florida sun in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s sultry new Game Maker novel.
Everyone fears the Master…
Rich, irresistible politician/Mafiya boss Maksimilian Sevastyan prefers tall, obedient blondes to fulfill his…complicated desires. That is, until the icy Russian encounters a disobedient brunette whose exquisite little body threatens his legendary restraint.
Catarina Marín was a well-off young wife until her world fell apart. Now she’s hiding out, forced to start working as an escort in Miami. Her very first client is beyond gorgeous, but when he tells her what he plans to do to her, Cat almost walks out of the door.
If pleasure is a game, play to win.
After their mind-blowing encounter burns out of control, the lovers crave more. If they escape the deadly threats surrounding them, can Maksim overcome his past—to offer Cat his future? Only then will she tempt him with what he really wants: her, all tied up with a bow.
“Are you going to be wicked with me?”
Earlier this week I posted my review for The Professional, book one in the Game Maker Series, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Well while I was surprised by that, I was flabbergasted by how much I enjoyed The Master. This book is the closest I’ve come to my first 5 star read of the year! The Master is Maksimilian, he is the brother of Aleks from The Professional, and Catrina Marín, a hotheaded Cuban vixen with a sorrid past, story and it is scorching!
“I can’t tell which of your personalities I like better–the fiery Cat who comes out claws bared, or my sweet Katya, who steals between my legs so she can lap at my cock for a treat.”
Máxim, how Katya refers to him as, is my favorite kind of hero; one of the asshole variety. He is rude, crude and yet underneath it all you know he has a heart of gold. Cat is a little more complicated. She is feisty and ballsy, and I loved how despite Máxim trying to intimidate her, she constantly took what she wanted from him. Be it attention or pleasure. The only had two issues that prevented me from rating a perfect 5. One was Cat and her Spanish. Now, I do not speak the language but sometimes she would say something like ay dios mio and it just sounded a tad stereotypical? And it wasn’t her just saying things like this once or twice, it was constant and a little annoying. The second thing I would have loved would have been Max’s POV. Maybe I’m spoiled but I would have loved to see where his head was at, especially since we already knew where Cat’s head was, so there was no real element of surprise. Despite those two minor issues I really did enjoy reading this book. I’m especially excited for what I assume book three will be about: Aleks and Max’s brother Dimitri and Natalie’s friend Jess. It sounds like a hot, sexy, mess waiting to happen!