Book Review – THE MASTER by Kresley Cole @kresleycole

Book Review – THE MASTER by Kresley Cole @kresleycoleThe Master by Kresley Cole
Series: Game Maker #2
Published by: Gallery Books
on February 17, 2015
Genres: Erotic Romance
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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.

Except her.

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.


THE MASTER was an intense, passionate, and truly sensational read! My heart is still all a flutter. Kresley Cole is an absolute mastermind in this genre. This one is packing some serious heat, getting me all hot and bothered with each passing chapter. I fell HARD for Maksimilian Sevastyan, and I guarantee you will too! THE MASTER is book 2 in Ms. Cole’s Game Maker series and it can be read as a standalone, but trust me when I say, book 1, THE PROFESSIONAL, is just as HOT, just as INTENSE, and just as EMOTIONAL as THE MASTER is. This series is unbelievably erotic and it has to go down as one of the HOTTEST series I have ever read!

Lets start off with my man, Maksimilian. GOD! Even his name is fucking sexy as hell! And it fits him, my lord does it fit him in every way possible! This Mafiya boss is a hard man. He has to be, given his profession, and his past. He is a man you do not FUCK with, a man that gets what he wants when he wants it, and a man who will stop at nothing to protect what is his. Maksim has a type: tall, blonde, young, and slender. He follows a pattern. He has certain requests and needs. So when he is presented with the exact opposite, you can already tell that he will not be a happy camper. But this smart-mouth, curvy brunette can hold her own, and throws Maksim off his game instantly. What is supposed to be one night, bought and paid for, ends up changing the game forever.

Catarina Marín is a woman on the run, a woman who wants to reclaim her life, but danger lurks at every corner. Constantly looking over her shoulder, she determines she needs money fast. Becoming an escort wasn’t her first choice, but she does what she has to do to survive. Who knew her first client would take her breath away.

Their one time together was not enough. Their passion ignites and quickly turns out of control. Remember when I said that Maksim gets what he wants when he wants it? Well, he wants his ‘Katya’ and he will stop at nothing to have her in his bed until he deems fit. He is not below kidnapping either.

I absolutely LOVED these characters. Maksim is a hard man, very rough around the edges. But Catarina changes him. He becomes playful and tender with her, giving her exactly what she needs. Catarina was a kick ass heroine. I loved her little spanish tangents, her smart mouth, and her witty comments. She definitely held her own against Maksim. Their relationship grew into something beautiful and complimenting. They both knew that the other was hiding something, but that didn’t deter them from falling hard for one another. They were each other’s light in a vast sea of darkness. They were each other’s anchor in a chaotic world. And finally, they were each other’s saviors when they needed it the most.

THE MASTER is passionate, emotional, and addicting. Kresley Cole is, and always will be, one of my must read faves! No matter what genre she writes, she always knocks it out of the park. Ms. Cole is a class act, and will go down as one of my all time favorite romance authors. Time and time again, she transports her readers into a sensual world, full of suspense and intrigue, leaving us gasping for air and an emotional mess. As an avid reader, THIS is what I crave!

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Check out Book 1 in the Game Maker series



“There is a need inside me — it’s like a beast that howls. I need to do things to you. I need to control you, command you, punish you. In order to madden you.”



About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. She has also written five award-winning historical romances.

Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign languages. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Queensland area of Australia.

Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are exemplified in her popular Immortals After Dark Series, which revolves around the Lore, a secret stratum of hundreds of immortal creatures–ranging from Vampires to Lykae, Furies to Shifters, and Fey to Valkyrie–that each have their strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Though they secretly live among humans, they constantly war among themselves, which gives her a lot of material.

In 2007, Kresley won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

She lives in Florida with her husband and far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.

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