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Book Review-The Master by Kresley Cole

by | Feb 26, 2015 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-The Master by Kresley ColeThe Master by Kresley Cole
Also in this series: The Professional, The Player
Series: The Game Maker #2
Published by Gallery Books on February 17th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mafia
Pages: 448
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 1451650078

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/Mafya 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.


Catarina Marin, had everything going for her. Then she married the wrong man, and now instead of the world and opportunity at her feet she is on the run for her life. She is on the move, but there is one thing she is determined to have…her degree. She made a promise to herself, to make sure she got an education, no matter what. But she is in need of funds, so that she can finish up, and since she plans on moving on soon, she reluctantly agrees to be a call girl for one night. But she never thought it would be to a man who would overwhelm her in ways she can’t imagine. Rich Russian politician Maksimillian Sevastyan, knows exactly what he wants. He loves control, and he likes it that way. He prefers his women slim, blond and tall and obedient. A woman who will do what he asks, when he asked with no complain. But while visiting the states, for his brothers wedding, the woman he gets for one night, is the opposite. She disobeys, she is bold and daring, and climbs atop him…he only like taking his women from behind. But she is the first woman that makes him feel. Once he shares a passionate night of sheets and sex, he knows that there is something more to her and decides to keep her. But Cat has a past, and that past could destroy them both…will Maksimillian’s power be enough to protect the woman he loves…

The Hero

Maksim, is quite the hero. After seeing him in the previous book, I was really excited for his story, because frankly he was so tempting. Maksim, is powerful, has more money than any man on earth, and is master of his universe and everyone elses. Maksim, has a past which started out poorly, but he had the love of his brothers. Maksim, is the type of hero that you swoon for. Oh boy…does he create heat…heat…understatement of the century…he is the embodiment of sex and sensual delights. He thinks he knows what is good for everyone, and is arrogant and sure of himself, but he himself has never known a woman’s love. He doesn’t know about true passion until he meets Cat.

The Heroine

Cat, is a woman who even though she is in danger of her life, is still a woman of passions and dreams. She inherited an empire from her parents, but then she thought she fell in love, married, and the man she married, was using her for money, and being a fool in love, she lost everything, except for one thing…her family’s island. The one thing her husband would do anything to get his hands on…and will kill her to get it. She knows that she must stay on the run, and not keep to one place for too long. Cat was a truly great heroine. She is passionate, sweet and caring, but fierce and fiery. She fights back, and is everything you imagine in a match for Maksim. She says how it is, and doesn’t give in to Maksim’s demands. She holds her ground, and what I adored about her character was how much she stands up to him. She tends to be a bit too headstrong and holds onto her secrets for too long, but I think that added mystery to the story. She definitely is a heroine you don’t want to miss out on knowing.

Plot and Story Line

The Master is the second book, and the most latest release by Kresley Cole. It just came out a little over a week ago. When I saw that, I knew I had to grab it up. The Master is quite the story, and has a “Pretty Woman” theme to it, but also has its own variations to the story that makes it an original story. Now this story is erotic, but has other elements that gives off the feeling of “more”. There is quite a bit of sex in here, so warning you all, but at the same time it has a pretty steady plot. The character development is very substantial, and moves steadily with the pace of the story line. The beginning scene is hilarious, and Maksim…big bad dangerous Mafiya boss, gets put in his place. Which its very obvious that it never ever happens. Cat holds her own with him, even when he practically holds her captive in his suite. What really keeps you engaged, is the big secret of her past that she hides from Maksim. As you read, you wonder when it will come out, and did it come out in the worst way possible. But I will tell you that they good their HEA…they just have to work through certain issues first. There are many misunderstandings that happen between Maksim and Cat, but in the end they eventually work out…but what fun it is seeing them try to work it out. They tend to stumble on each other emotionally, and their story isn’t easy or simple. There are many hidden depths to the story, and I loved the way the story developed with each chapter. It does have some BDSM elements, but its lighter than the previous book (at least for me I thought it was), but the sex scenes were scorching and this author knows how to write a winning erotic novel that makes you crave exactly what is in this story. Another aspect was the climax of the story, and the added intrigue and danger elements that really keep you on edge with the characters.


This cover is similar to the previous book, but is different too. It gives off that Mafiya boss look, with the hint of danger and mystery. But this time, the model is in a full suit (which is so sexy), and we see a cigar in his hand. Which goes with the stereotype of a Master Boss right?

Overall View

The Master is a kick ass romance, that has amped up sex, compelling characters, and a plot that never gives up. If you love Kresley Cole, and some delicious sexy fun…this is a story for you!! Get ready to get burned and then some.

About Kresley Cole

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 www.kresleycole.com.

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