Monday, April 18, 2016

The Player by Kresley Cole (The Game Maker, #3)

The Player
by Kresley Cole

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Game Maker - Book 3
Publisher: Valkyrie Press
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 334 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

In this searing stand-alone installment of the erotic Game Maker series, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole brings readers a tale of a man wracked with dark desires and the beautiful young woman who could sate him at last.

A madman with a shadowed past . . .
In the City of Sin, Dmitri Sevastyan finds her, Victoria Valentine—sexy, vulnerable, and in need of a protector. Obsession takes root deep inside him. Despite a history tainted with violation and betrayal, he will stop at nothing to possess her.

A grifter with nothing to lose . . .
Descended from a long line of con artists, twenty-four-year-old Victoria, a.k.a Vice, needs the score of a lifetime to keep her loved ones safe. She sets her sights on gorgeous and rich Dmitri Sevastyan. Even as the irresistible Russian toys with her body and mind, he tempts her heart.

Love is the ultimate wildcard.
When Vice and her associates maneuver Dmitri into a hasty Vegas wedding, he refuses to protect himself with a pre-nup, trusting her with all that he has. But can she trust him? As secrets unfold, the newlyweds share days of doubts and nights of the wickedest pleasures. Yet once Vice discovers her husband’s past, will she stay to fight for her marriage or cut her losses and run?

The Player by Kresley Cole (The Game Maker, #3)

The Player (The Game Maker, #3)He was too good to be true. A grifter’s dream, but like they say, anything too good to be true, probably isn’t. Welcome to Vegas, where anything can and does happen, where con artists ply their trade and loan sharks troll the streets. Two broken souls find each other amid the lights, the bling and the lies-lies and secrets that go back decades, or even just a year, they are there, buried gut deep and are all that stand between the desperately needed love and acceptance.

Vice has been running cons her whole life, it’s the family business and Dmitri, the unusual Russian billionaire was her target. Has she bitten off more than she can chew? Dmitri is mysterious, dark and seems to keep himself separate from the moment, but why? Their passion is intense, their need to be wanted is raw, but Vice must try to play the game, for her family, but marriage was never in the cards until Dmitri made an offer she couldn’t refuse and she found herself falling in love, biggest mistake of her game. No man has ever dominated her, but Dmitri is a master to her seductress until it is clear the hunter has been captured by the game. Could there be more to Dmitri, the genius who cares little for money? Is he so damaged he feels he needs to ensure her love and fidelity by opening his wallet to make her happy? Has Vice grown a conscience and a heart filled with love?

Kresley Cole is at the top of her “Game” with The Player as the passion ignites, the lies and secrets are like searing hot pokers and two people, raw with need and desire find the ultimate con may also be the ultimate dream come true.

Pass the smelling salts, get me a fan and grab the fire extinguisher, Kresley Cole has done it again! Under her sensually sizzling pen, what could have been smoldering hot carnal sex has become an expression of the depths of passion and love expressed in its truest form. Leave your blush at the door, as romance trumps all, mind, body and soul and the healing begins for Vice and Dmitri with an emotion that even money can’t buy.

I received an ARC edition from Kresley Cole in exchange for my honest review.

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