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The Professional Part 1 (The Game Maker Series) [Kindle Edition]

Kresley Cole
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Product Description

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.


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....

Previously released as The Professional - Parts 1, 2 and 3 as eBook exclusives.

About the Author

Kresley Cole is the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Game Maker 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 eighteen foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad. You can learn more about her and her work at kresleycole.com or facebook.com/KresleyCole.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1823 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (16 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FNX5KUY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,999 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 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.

You can learn more about her and her work at www.kresleycole.com or www.facebook.com/KresleyCole

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not 400 pages.... 27 Dec 2013
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It was a really good story and I would've given more stars but it was incomplete. This book is clearly meant to be sold as a whole book, but I guess the publishers stepped in and decided to cut it into 3 parts, as is the fashion nowadays after the success of 50 shades. What you have here is 30% of the book, it can't even stand alone as the, so called ending, ends like a plate smashing, they are in the middle of the scene and then 'the end'. It's shameless that good authors treat us this way, they should value the loyal fans and not give us snippets calling it a book. I think it was about 120 pages all in all and I liked it very much, but I will not be buying the rest until it is sold as it should be as a whole.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money 12 Feb 2014
By karenw
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I love KC's books and so was very excited to see 3 new books in the same range. Actually it's a con. They are all part of the same book just chopped up and sold as 3 books so you pay 3 times. If it had been sold as one book I would have given it more stars. It's full of sexy content although the lead female character was not so likeable in the first book she does warm up a little in the further 2 books. Please don;t try and con your readers KC. We love your books and will continue to buy them but please sell this as one book the way I am sure it was intended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible 9 May 2014
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I love Kresley's books and I always eagerly await a new release. The Professional series of books simply are just sex scenes linked together with a little narrative. The heroine is unlikeable and frankly an idiot and the hero is a one dimensional stalker. In my opinion these "books" we're written to cash in on the 50 shades of grey bandwagon. When I think this is the author that brought us Lothaire then I am shocked and saddened. No doubt there will be variation on the BDSM in the other two brothers books - should Kresley's decide to inflict them on us. Personally it's a few hours of my life I will never get back so I will avoid them. if you want to read better erotica then just do a search on google!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a no no 18 Mar 2014
By BABS
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Kresley Cole is normally very good but with Professional part 1 was not up to her normal standed so i gave part 2 ago but half way through i gave up and ditched 2.3 it was a waist of money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not For Me 23 May 2014
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I was intrigued by the idea of the professional enforcer and the bosses daughter being together against a Mafia style backdrop. But that part of the plot seemed mostly glossed over. The main heroine was completely unrealistic (three jobs, studying for a master's degree and going out for social life all at the same time? She would be at least half-dead) and seemingly took turns being naive and then shockingly well-informed (for little excuse beyond 'having studied the country') .

It was definitely escapist reading as it didn't resemble our 'contemporary' setting in any way.

I bought the second part along with the first but I won't be finishing the series.
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I was introduced to this book on twitter (what a surprise) when my friend Victoria was reading it as part of the #SexMeUpReadathon that she along with the other Gosling Girls Book Tour girls were hosting in conjunction with the The Hot Bed team over at Simon and Schuster. I read the story in the three parts which were available on kindle from Amazon and read them back to back because I couldn’t end the story at only 30% through.

The story is all about main character and narrator Natalie. She’s a student and workaholic trying to put herself through a PhD without relying on anyone. She’s known for being able to read guys a mile off but when one dark and mysterious stranger defies her ability her life gets turned completely upside down.

First of all let me just put it out there that the story line is really a tad farfetched. For a kick off we’re talking about the mafia, abduction and gun toting Russians. Not anything that I know a lot about. If you are able to overlook the implausibility of the main character finding herself in this situation then I’m sure you will enjoy their relationship.

Natalie and Aleksandr have an instant chemistry that sparks straight from their first meeting in the bar. It later becomes revealed that as part of his work he has been following and protecting Natalie for a little while. Their chemistry intensifies when the characters are forced to spend time together in close quarters.

I really enjoyed their relationship, particularly when they were sparking off of one another in the beginning. The sexual element of their relationship is intense, very descriptive and contains some scenes which readers may not enjoy or may be put off by. This is definitely an over 18 read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not good, not bad. 25 July 2014
By tasha
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Don't get me wrong I absolutely LOVE KCs books. I'm so exited for Dark Skye and have read ALL her other books multiple times but I just couldn't get into this.
Seems like its following the craze for the bondage that's about now, and that's fine. What I couldn't swallow was how easy the girl was to capture then accept this new life, and man and sexual desires. It was all just too easy she didn't have the spirit and spunkiness all the other main ladies have in her books.
She was captured and attempted to get away properly once. Then just went along with it.
Her dad whom she's just found, is a mob boss. Just goes along with it.
Gets taken to a foreign country and isn't allowed to leave the mansion. Just goes along with it.
The strange man that captured her and is sexually attracted to ties her up and she just accepts it.
Something bad happens there's a shootout and run for her life. Doesn't seem particularly bothered.... goes along with the escape plan and into hiding.
There are good points to this book. Kresley IS a very good writer and although I thought it was all too easy I do still love reading her books, very easy to read and get pulled into. And although personally I'm not into the whole bondage scene the sex scenes are still pretty hot, its not too in your face and not boring like 50 shades of grey.
I'm still going to read the next instalments to this series I just wasn't a fan of the main female character I think she was abit of a pushover, that's the only reason for the low stars. Im hoping in the next books she develops some balls.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GREAT READ.
Published 2 days ago by CAROLYN WAUGH
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Firty shades of grey but not as good and didn't warm to lead man.
Published 1 month ago by jill
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! Sexy and Hot!
I've read a lot of Kresley Cole Novels, all in the Paranormal Romance genre. I didn't realise she wrote Erotic Romance. Read more
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Published 1 month ago by mr r b brown
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say, well Ms KC you have ...
What can I say, well Ms KC you have done it again, I can wait for the second in series to come out. Desperately awaiting your next master piece!
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love Kresley Cole books!
Published 2 months ago by MR R
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Absolutely loved this book! I read it as a whole book not as three separate ones, so I assume that's the difference between this and the rest of the reviews. Read more
Published 3 months ago by may
2.0 out of 5 stars I'll stick to Cole's IAD series.
I bought this series as I'm a fan of Cole's other novels. I expected the same kind of fun - character driven stories with a few steamy scenes thrown in. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kirsty
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, I recommend you read part 2 and ...
Excellent read , I recommend you read part 2 and 3 or your left with cliff hanger.
Published 4 months ago by Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a brilliant series!
This is a brilliant series!, the sex is great, even the build up to it was'nt boring, the characters are likeable and the story line is fab...... Read more
Published 4 months ago by diane
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