#Review – THE PLAYER (Game Maker) by Kresley Cole @kresleycole

#Review – THE PLAYER (Game Maker) by Kresley Cole @kresleycole

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#Review – THE PLAYER (Game Maker) by Kresley Cole @kresleycoleThe Player by Kresley Cole
Series: Game Maker
Published by: Valkyrie Press
on April 12, 2016
Genres: Erotic Romance
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In this searing stand-alone installment of the erotic Game Maker series, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole brings readers a tale of a man wracked with dark desires and the beautiful young woman who could sate him at last.

A madman with a shadowed past . . .
In the City of Sin, Dmitri Sevastyan finds her, Victoria Valentine—sexy, vulnerable, and in need of a protector. Obsession takes root deep inside him. Despite a history tainted with violation and betrayal, he will stop at nothing to possess her.

A grifter with nothing to lose . . .
Descended from a long line of con artists, twenty-four-year-old Victoria, a.k.a Vice, needs the score of a lifetime to keep her loved ones safe. She sets her sights on gorgeous and rich Dmitri Sevastyan. Even as the irresistible Russian toys with her body and mind, he tempts her heart.

Love is the ultimate wildcard.
When Vice and her associates maneuver Dmitri into a hasty Vegas wedding, he refuses to protect himself with a pre-nup, trusting her with all that he has. But can she trust him? As secrets unfold, the newlyweds share days of doubts and nights of the wickedest pleasures. Yet once Vice discovers her husband’s past, will she stay to fight for her marriage or cut her losses and run?

my thoughts

OH MY GOD! BEST of the series! Kresley Cole continues to SLAY me with every single word! She has another sizzling HIT in her Game Maker Series with THE PLAYER!!! Dmitri Sevastyan will bring you TO YOUR KNEES…guaranteed! THE PLAYER was such an intriguing read, full of intense heat and plenty of emotion. Cole has no problem bringing her characters to life in my mind. She does it was ease and a wonderment you can’t deny. I LOVED every second of this!

Let me start off by saying, I’ve fallen completely in love with these characters. Victoria, our heroine, comes from a family of con artists. She herself, has conned a lot of fellas. Circumstance have risen, putting her and her family in jeopardy. Time is of the essence, and Victoria and her family are running out of it. That is until, Victoria sets her eyes on her next mark. She will do anything for her family, and she will PROVE herself no matter what it takes. She can do this…piece of cake…until it isn’t.

“I asked you for mercy, but you’ve given me none.”

Ah, Dmitri Sevastyan, my favorite brother is the hero in this installment. AHHH! I loved his character so freaking hard! Picture this….a billionaire geeky Russian. I know right! It’s freaking genius! If you’ve read the other two books in the series, you should know that Dmitri is definitely cut from the same cloth as Aleksei and Maksimilian. Possessive, obsessive, protective, need I go on? Kresley’s heroes take you by surprise and steal your hearts when you least expect it and with Dmitri, it was no different. While Dmitri shuns every single woman who comes in his path, his heart stops when he sets his sites on the beautiful and alluring Victoria Vice. Instant attraction. Instant chemistry. The rest is history…haha! Not really! His instant yearning for everything that Victoria has to offer is a surprise to Victoria and her family. He is giving everything to her with no consequence, setting everything, including his heart, in the palm of her hand. Too good to be true? Oh, you betcha!

“From the moment I first saw you, I knew you were going to be mine. You got under my skin, into my fucking blood!”

These two proceed with their whirlwind romance, but when the truth comes out, everything will fall into place for you as the reader. There is a twist, and you WILL NOT see it coming. I was blissfully unaware, but completely ecstatic at the end. You couldn’t keep the smile off my face while reading this book! I was totally and utterly immersed in this story and I didn’t want to come up for air, not even once. 

“I want our lives entangled, until they are seamless. Until the line between us blurs to nothing.”

THE PLAYER has so much passion, emotion, and mystery. The characters were INCREDIBLE and the plot was FANTASTIC! You can NEVER go wrong with a Kresley Cole book, whether it be a paranormal romance or an erotic romance. When Cole puts pen to paper, magic happens EVERY SINGLE TIME!

The Player

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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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