The Professional by Kresley Cole
The Professional is a book for the hot alpha hero versus innocent(ish) virgin lovers (Oh yes!). The hero is a Russian mafia enforcer: domineering, uber protective, rocks a suit, has a sexy Russian accent, and scars to go with his bad-boy image. The heroine, virginal she may be, gives him a run for his money, a pushover she is not. There is lots of suspense, both sexy and plot-related. Let's just say that the sexy parts are well-anticipated, built up, and delivered. You may need a cigarette after reading some of the scenes. Also, as a Russian reader, I should add that the parts of this book that refer to Russian culture are well-researched and well-written, which was a breath of fresh air for me , as I didn't have to mentally correct anything. I don't re-read many books, but this one has been well-read and well-loved by me more than once. And I am very proud to say that I bullied, brow-beat, and cajoled Angela and Marissa into reading and loving it, too. I hope you all follow suit and get to 1-clicking and reading ASAP. Must read.
All I have to say after reading The Professional is... I want a Siberian! Alexei Sevastyan, “The Siberian” bodyguard/ mafia enforcer, is dominating, tattooed and rocks a suit like no other. Basically, everything I lust over in a man ;) Poor Natalie gets a taste of him and her 24 year old virgin self simply cannot get enough. The teasing, the foreplay....it all keeps you guessing about who's seducing whom. Kresley Cole describes the build up and anticipation perfectly. If you enjoy hot sex scenes with BDSM aspects and great humor throughout your books, 1-click now. [January 2016]
I’m not sure why I put this book off for so long, it’s not like Kresley Cole hasn’t proved herself to me over and over with her different genres. If you are new to her writing, let me tell you that this is probably one of her hottest (dirtiest?) stories that I’ve read of hers. Aleksandr could get anyone’s blood pumping with the things he does and talks about doing to Natalie. Plenty of Kresley’s usual snark and funny one-liners, a healthy dose of suspense, and major Alpha scenes from her Russian Mafia enforcer inside and outside of the bedroom. You will want your own private jet bedroom and a Russian sauna after reading this story, because holy smokes . . . you will need a cigarette for sure. Kresley does a great job with all of the characters; you are involved with their lives and backstories, plus you find yourself feeling Natalie’s emotions where Aleksandr is involved. Your heart will hurt for them both at some point but the end is so worth it.
“Maybe because you make a man want to collar and keep you.”
Perhaps not so promising. I raised my brows with amusement. “I orgasmed three times; you did once. Who’s using whom, Siberian?”
I frowned. “You don’t stress-eat—”
“Cock, Natalie. I was stress-eating cock. There, you made me say it, happy now?”
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Meet the Professional.
Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan's loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss's long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksandr will do anything to possess her as well--on his own wicked terms.
He makes the rules.
Grad student Natalie Porter has barely recovered from her first encounter with the dark and breathtaking Siberian when he whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. Every day under his protection she falls deeper under his masterful spell.
In the game of obsession, two players are better than one.
Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy's reach, Aleksandr spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-rich in Paris, the two lovers tempt each other's boundaries to discover whether their darkest--and most forbidden--fantasies really can come true....