ARC Review – The Master (The Game Maker #2) by Kresley Cole

Brilliantly funny! Blazingly hot! ~ Kimber, 

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.

Review copy provided for an honest review


The Master is the second book In Kresley Cole’s Game Maker series and should be at the TOP ofpurestdelightaward your TBR pile or better yet, stop what you’re doing and read it now! It’s one of the best books of 2015 and is in a class all by itself. I would describe it as a modern day Pretty Woman – with a hot to trot Russian mobster and a spicy Latino with way more humor and lots more sexy time. I enjoyed the first book, was excited about this one (extremely excited that it wasn’t a serial) but was not at all prepared for just how much I would love it. I devoured this sexy gem in no time flat. Mainly because I couldn’t put it down to save my life. I have zero self-control when it comes to reading Kresley Cole’s books anyway. There’s no such thing as take it slow, savor the words, bask in the moments. NO– MUST. HAVE. NOW. It’s a -I will chew your arm off if you try and take my Kindle away from me- kinda good. I don’t know what she did from the last book to this one, but how you say, took it up a notch or ten? Yeah, that’s what she did alright.

Catarina has come on hard times since she’s been in hiding after a relationship gone way wrong. After a few years on run, she’s basically hit rock bottom with no money, and decides to take a one-time job as an escort. She’s not only doing her friend/client a favor by taking the job, she also desperately needs the money if she’s to move on to the next town. I was a little worried about the whole prostitute thing, not sure if I was full on board with it, but KC had me sold within the first chapter. Catarina is going down as one of my all-time favorite heroines. Despite everything she’s endured in her young age, she doesn’t let it get her down. Girl is a fighter. Not only that, she’s feisty and smart, quick on her toes, yet kind and loyal. She is a sexual being and she owns it! I mean, she was very secretive and hard to get to know, but given what we know of her background, it’s understandable. However, her most endearing quality to me was her sense of humor. She cracked me up throughout the entire book.

Maxim. There are jerks and then there is this guy. He was so cold and rude and overbearing. I thought WOW, Kresley, you’ve got your work cut out for you with this one. Then, the setting clicked. Miami! It would take the Florida heat to unthaw this bastard. Oh boy, though, once he thaws out, he is a sweetheart and the sexiest character on the planet. When the story begins, he’s visiting the states on business, plus his brother is getting married and wants him to attend. It’s not a given that he would go, btw. You’ll have to read the first book if you want to know why. So, he’s in the states for a few weeks and has certain….proclivities he enjoys. However, he likes his women tall, slender, blonde, quiet, and submissive. Ummm….Cat equals the opposite of all that. Heehee. See, it’s perfect from the start.

The back and forth between Cat and Max was masterful. They are electric and funny, and once the walls come down it was one of the sweetest stories I’ve read in a while. As much as I laughed, it never dawned on me that by the end I’d be tearing up too. This story had it all. There is so much I loved about this book, I’d bore you to tears (if I haven’t already)so I’m just going to say, don’t miss out. The entire book was well-written and a must read for Kresley Cole fans. If you are not already a fan, just where the heck have you been? This book is not paranormal, it could be read as a stand-alone, it’s a full novel not a serial, and it is EROTIC romance. There’s lots of sex and praise be for it!

Brilliantly funny! Blazingly hot!


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