Saturday, June 21, 2014

First Reads Review -- The Professional ~V~

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Synopsis

He makes the rules…
Mafiya enforcer Aleksei “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss knows no bounds, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, feisty redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksei will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.

Rules are made to be broken…
Grad student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the dark and breathtaking Sevastyan before the professional enforcer whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. Every day under his protection leads her deeper under his masterful spell.

Are you ready to play?
Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy’s reach, Sevastyan spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, the two lovers will discover that even their darkest—and most forbidden—fantasies can come true…







 Review


“I’d once imagined that I would be surrendering something when I lost my virginity.  With Aleksander Sevastyan, I might have surrendered…everything.”

Natalie Porter is just a normal girl; works three jobs, goes to school full-time…adopted.  Looking for her birth parents has been nothing but a dead-end, with the latest investigator completely MIA she’s almost given up hope.

But one fateful night at the local bar with her girlfriends, a man walks in.  Normally Natalie can describe the type of guy he is just by looking at him…a self-proclaimed “manalyst”, but this one is different.  He’s rugged and hard, and there is something strangely dark yet familiar about him that has her doing something she never thought she’d do.  She tries to pick him up! 

Darkness has a way of coming to light in the strangest of ways…and despite the fact that he rejects her, they are now intertwined, even if only in her fantasies.
So, what happens when her fantasy shows up in her house with explicit directions that she must go with him in an instant because she is the daughter of a Russian Mafiya Boss who is now in danger…talk about a twist right from the beginning!

And the heat…oh, the heat.  Sevastyan is the head enforcer for Natalie’s long-lost father and their relationship is one that should never be.  Except she wants him, and he can’t resist her…

A tale of dark desires, new relationships, trust earned and broken, trysts that become love affairs and a single man who is the center of it all.  A love story that faces challenges and triumphs…it’s about exploring who they are and who they are meant to be, all the while fighting to stay alive.

“As if his mind was saying Discipline her, while his heart was saying Kiss her.
 Though my mind screamed Resist him, my heart told me…Surrender.

Yes, yes, YES!!  This book is the first book I’ve ever read by Kresley Cole and I am now on my way to purchasing everything she’s ever written…this book was AMAZING—like read it in one sitting, AMAZING!!  I was honored to have won the FIRST READS contest on Goodreads and have the book sent to me for review, and even though it’s taken me a minute to get to it, it sure didn’t take long to get through it!  I didn’t even have time to update it was that good, I could NOT tear my face away from the pages. 

This story gripped me from the very beginning and kept me engrossed until the very last page (and then some, because I wanted MORE).  I don’t usually share my book stories with people outside of the internet because let’s face it, our book friends online understand so much better than our friends in real life…but this book?!  I just HAD to tell everyone, even my husband!  So…dinner conversation was very interesting to say the least. *wide smile* 

The story of Natalie (or Natalya) and Sevastyan (Aleks) is one that I will not soon forget and I am now a forever fan of Ms. Cole.  Her style of writing and originality of the storyline is just incomparable.  Loved it!

**5 Tall Dark & Deadly Stars**



Buy Links

Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Part-Game-Maker-ebook/dp/B00JYDKV5I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403359552&sr=8-1&keywords=kresley+cole+the+professional

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Professional-Kresley-Cole/dp/1471113868/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403359309&sr=8-1&keywords=the+professional+by+kresley+cole

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-professional-kresley-cole/1117322546?ean=9781476762319


About the Author


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 twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” You can learn more about Kresley atwww.kresleycole.com

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