by Kresley Cole
Published by Gallery Books on February 17, 2015
Genres: Erotica Romance
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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.
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.
5 Seductive Stars!!
In the words of Cat Marin The Master is a SMBAOTH (Sensual Mind Blowing Affair Of The Heart)!
Kresley Cole is one of my favorite authors because she is a master storyteller. Her books have action, excitement, and steamy romance that keep me coming back for more. And The Master went beyond my expectations. This book is so steamy it had me blushing and unable to put down! This is an erotic novel so the sex scenes are scorching hot. You get a taste of BDSM which maybe shocking but the focus is on the passion they feel, so please do not let this delay you from reading The Master. It is the story of Cat and Maxim that had me captivated.
Cat Marin is in hiding and is trying to rebuild her life. She fears her husband has found her so she is desperate to leave Miami. But she needs more money so she reluctantly becomes an escort. Her first client is the sexy Russian billionaire Maksimilian Sevastyan (which Cat prefers to call Maxim). From the moment they meet there is intense chemistry. Maxim is a dominate and used to getting his ways but his world gets turned upside down the moment Cat walks into his penthouse. Cat is intelligent, beautiful, independent and a smart ass which makes her one of my favorite female heroines! Maxim is completely thrown off with her feisty comebacks but he can’t help but be drawn to her. The scenes between Cat and Maxim are funny and passionate. They both have a painful past and are afraid to trust anyone, so besides the physical attraction there is the emotional connection that is strong between them. The Master isn’t just about sex. This is a story about two people healing and moving forward to a future with love and trust. I loved The Master but I do wish it was written as a dual point-of-view. I would have loved to hear what was going on in Maxim’s head, especially early in the book. But despite that I would read this book over and over again!
The Master is the second book of The Game Maker series but it can be read as a standalone. You do get introduced to characters from the first book, The Professional, which will tempt you to read. Trust me you will not be disappointed if you do read both books!!
I received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review. Visit XOXOAfterDark.com for the best in romance, urban fantasy and women’s fiction.
My favorite non-spoiler quote:
“Sure. Say cállate la boca.”
He repeated the phrase. “What does that mean?”
“You’re teaching me how to tell you to shut up?”
“Por Dios, no. You must understand when I tell you that.”
My Bookish Mood Board
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2015 New Release Challenge