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The Master
Author: Kresley Cole
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: February 2015
ISBN: 9781451650075

Book 2 of The Game Maker
Book Genre: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

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Book Reviewed by BJ (reviewer)

[ Review Posted: May 09, 2015 ] - See all my reviews
4.5 "The Russian Meets His Cuban Match" Stars! Kresley Cole amps up the heat in Miami with this incredibly hot, erotic read! Having fallen in love with Ms. Cole's breed of erotic, contemporary romance in the first book of the Game Maker series, the Professional, I just could not pass up the opportunity to dive back in to the sexy Russian mafia world in THE MASTER. Boy, am I glad I did! I have to say that there are very few writers who can write hot passionate scenes like Ms. Cole. The chemistry between Mafiya Boss Maksimilian Sevastyan and the formerly rich, now turned fugitive and escort, Catarina Marín is off the charts!

When it comes to women Maksimilian is a "hobbyist", who only "dates" tall, blonde, submissive escorts who are willing to follow his script. So imagine his surprise when he opens the door expecting his usual and a small mouthy, hot as sin brunette walks in. He almost calls it off immediately but is perplexed by how she makes him feel. Daring to touch him in ways he has never let another, and expecting passion in return that he never knew he would care to give, she opens up a whole new world of desire to him.

But Cat has her own rules, precipitated by her own unfortunate sordid past which has her on the run, and no matter how sexy and incredible Maksim makes her feel, she must stick with her plan. Denying him and refusing to play by his dominant rules, however, only makes him that much more determined to conquer what he already considers as his.

Thus ensues some of the most scorching hot encounters I have ever had the pleasure of reading. During this time Cat and Maksim discover just what it is like to play a game with no defined rules. The closer each comes to thinking they may just both win in the end, however, the more apparent it becomes that they are not the only two players in this game; and soon even the most powerful Russian Mafiya Boss will have trouble keeping Cat safe and will have to prove that he is the strongest opponent in the end.

I absolutely love the Game Maker series! Without a doubt, it is erotica at its best. In fact, I would say that the first 3/4 of this book or so was a definite top-read. However, I held back and opted to rate it 4.5 stars overall, solely because I felt like the crucial conflict resolution points in the last quarter of the book could have been fleshed out a bit more.

I highly recommend THE MASTER and The Professional (if you have not yet had the very satisfying and deeply pleasurable experience of meeting Maksim's older brother, Aleksei, then I highly recommend you also make his acquaintance)! The Doms in the Sevastyan family are really beyond compare! I imagine the next story in the series will focus on the youngest Sevastyan brother who we hear briefly about in The Master. I can't wait for Ms. Cole to steam up my Kindle again with the next book in the Game Maker series!
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