My Review of The Master by Kresley Cole

The Master Cover

Book 2 of The Game Maker Series

Publisher: Gallery Books a Division of Simon and Schuster Inc.(February 17, 2015)


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.

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My Review:

This was one of those books that you pick up and just cannot put it down until you are done.  As such I was very glad I started it in the morning.

Our heroine Cat, is on the run from her murderous husband and needs money to leave this town.

Her employer/friend Ivanna a high priced escort calls her to take a job for her after she has a reaction to Botox.  It’s a lot of money, so after much consideration, she decides to do it, just this once.

Maksimilian Sevastyan is a billionaire used to getting what he wants when he wants it.  He is not pleased when he opens the door to find Cat who is the exact opposite type in looks and, as he soon finds out, disposition.

As she is about to leave Maksim calls her back, and what ensues is some major negotiations, followed by a scene that starts of as steamy and ends up a major fireball.

Their next encounter becomes one of broken trust on both their sides and Cat ends up Maksim’s virtual prisoner.  I can’t say more about that cause it’s more fun to read it.  Cat ends up with him for Christmas Eve, and since there is a magnificent kitchen in the suite she decided to cook dinner for Maksim and his security staff.

This is one of my favorite scenes.

‘I fried bacon, peeled sweet potatoes, and simmered brown sugar with anise seeds.  I toasted almonds.  I rolled dough and cut circles for crab croquetas.  I chopped mint for mojitos.  The entire floor smelled incredible.

I was singing “Fuentecilla Que Corres” as I put a spiced prik roast into the oven.

“What’s this?” Sevastyan asked, making me jump.

I almost dropped the roast, one of three I was cooking.  “A Cuban Christmas dinner.”  He’d returned!

“What’s on the menu?”

Lechón asadas, pork roasts drenched in mojolangostinos con salsa rosa, prawns with pink sauce;  arroz congri, beans and rice;  tostones, fried sweet plantains;  and crab croquetas.  For dessert, I’m making buñuelas, fried sweet dough;  turrón de Navidad, nougat almond candies;  and boniatillo, sweet potato pudding.”

He smirked.  ” So now you’ll cook to get back into my good graces?”

I pressed my fingers to my chest.  “I’m sorry;  did you think any of this was for you?”

“You’re preparing enough for an army.”

Tengo mucha hambre. Es todo para mi.”

“You’re very hungry? And it’s all for you?”

While he was picking up Spanish at lightnng speed, the only Russian I knew was blyad’, prostitutka, dushen’ka, and kotyonok.  “All for me.  You couldn’t handle my food.  Dessert alone would make you have an orgasm espontánea.”  To taunt him, I sampled a flaky croqueta I’d just fried up.

Before I could stop him, he’d snagged one, taking a bite.  His lids went heavy, and he chewed slowly.  “I’ll expect dinner at seven.  Do not be late.” Croqueta in hand, he turned to go.

Ordering me?  “Pendejo!”  I tossed a handful of toasted almonds at the back of his head.

He paused , then continued on.’

The snark from Cat and Maksim’s responses are well shall we say “interesting”.   With both their histories, I kept waiting for that “something” to go wrong, on edge all the time, turning page after flaming, smoking, sizzling page.

This book is so darn hot I had to stop reading to cool off several times.

Five Contented Purrs for this Book!

I cannot wait for the next Book in this series.

“The Professional”

Is the first book in this series and if you haven’t read it… I haven’t but guess what I just bought?
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About the Author:

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Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers Series, and five award-winning historical romances. A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. Her IAD books have been translated into nineteen foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the US and abroad.

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