Recommended By Marissa

Recommended By Marissa

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.

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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 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.

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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.


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Our Favorite Quotes

"Why do you insist on calling me pet?"
"Maybe because you make a man want to collar and keep you."

"When a woman singles me out," she leaned down to murmur at my ear, "it's because she wants to get fucked. She looks at the scars and tattoos and knows she'll get fucked hard."

"It made you happy, to be used by me?"
Perhaps not so promising. I raised my brows with amusement. "I orgasmed three times; you did once. Who's using whom, Siberian?"

From The Publisher


The highly anticipated complete novel of The Professional--the first installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole's scorching Game Maker series, an erotica collection that has readers asking: How hot is too hot?

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....


ISBN: 1476785015

My first foray into the Romance genre came my freshman year in high school English, where the teacher had us all read books from several different genres. So, my first book boyfriend and PnR introduction, if you will, was Richard Merlin, from The Wizard of Seattle. Prior to that, I’d only read Fantasy or Sci-fi, with a little teen horror thrown in for angst. I was reading The Vampire Diaries decades before it was even a twinkle in the eyes of the producers. Now, I am addicted to PnR, always reading at least one book a week about vamps, wolves, angels, demons, Fae, or overall magic.

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