Series: The Game Maker
Author: Kresley Cole
Check it Out: Goodreads
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….
I saw this on Instagram as one of the steamiest books around. While this was extremely steamy, that’s basically all it was. The rest of it was filled with a relationship that had too many problems.
How Natalya kept giving Sevaystan chances was beyond me. He refused to open up about his past. Flat out refused. When it did come out, it wasn’t very climatic. While it was something that was traumatic, it wasn’t shocking because we already know the type of person he is.
“How could I close you out when I never let you in?”
You can’t build a relationship based on sexual desire alone. You have to open up, learn about each other, and see how you match up outside of the bedroom. While I am all for steamy scenes, I need more in a full length romance novel.
While I am intrigued by reading the next book about his brother Maksimilian, I can’t say that I’m in a rush. I am interested in maybe trying her paranormal series. If you’ve read it, let me know if I should give it a shot.