Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Master by Kresley Cole ~ Submitting Is Worth It

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.

So who is the Vixen that wrote this, you ask?

About the Author from Goodreads:

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 at

From her Tumblr Page:

"Author of the Immortals After Dark, the Game Makers Series, and The Arcana Chronicles. Means well. Has plans to take things more seriously one day."


Alrighty then, first things first, we must point out this shout out (or disclaimer, depending on your point of view.)

While I received a free book from XOXOAfterDark  as part of their XOXOperts street team, I also purchased the audio as well. I don't have enough money to buy books willy-nilly, so the fact that I spent money on this says something... something good, something wonderful... and I'm not just whistling Dixie.  My acceptance of the book was in no way guaranteed for my review to be favorable.

I feel I should further explain, though living in Texas for a looooong time now, I barely know a lick of Spanish.  Maybe I'm just that oddball Texas that has never owned her own pair of cowboy boots; seriously, what was I thinking taking French as my foreign language instead of Spanish?  Regardless, while knowing Spanish isn't necessary for reading this book, I had to listen in order to read along in the book.  My inner character voice couldn't pronounce those words and that was just not an acceptable outcome as I was already hooked.

Now that the formalities are past us, (woohoo - party time) let's really sink our teeth into this one... it SO deserves it.  This is an Adult Erotica romance with mafia, Russian accents (oh, how I am LOVING this theme lately of Russian accents,) escort drama, maybe just a little kidnappy, definitely some dark secrets, and did I mention... erotica?  It deserves mentioning twice. 

I think I should point out, with at least a small amount of shame, that is the first Kresley Cole book I've ever read.  Not the previous books in the series (The Professional, in 3 parts, I believe) or her paranormal series (though I can no longer count how many times I've had the Immortals After Dark series recommended to me.)  I was a Kresley virgin.  *blushes*  Wow, I really started off with quite the bang!  With that in mind, if you are a virgin like myself you can still jump right into bed with this book and start reading without fear.

My brain keeps flitting from little moments, characters, and snarky lines from the book like a butterfly because I can't seem to pinpoint what I liked best out of this book.  I liked that 'Cat' had such sass despite her... position.  Oh, how I adore those borderline banter/arguments!  *Don't mind me while I reminisce a moment* *Smiles*  *Blushes*

Sadly, I really can't give too many specifics or details, because... well, spoilers.  I've got to do all readers a solid here and not giveaway anything and shortchanging your fun.  You can thank me later.  I will say, that this book is what great porn is made of.  I downright liked the characters, though they were imperfect and honestly not one-little-tiny-bit anything like me.  I was cheering for them *rahrahrah*, and booing their stumbles *boooo*, and squirming in my seat most other times *shudder*... and like Cat, "I regret nothing."

This is among one of my favorite books this year.  I was smitten, I was happy, I was snapping at others to go away and let me read.  I still regret nothing.

Thank you SO SO SO SO SO much, XOXOAfterDark!

1 comment:

  1. I was really disappointed in this one. After the Professional, I was expecting the same thing, not simply erotica. This one left me wanting more suspense, and not just in the last five pages. I think her description is completely misleading.