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Product Details

  • Series: The Game Maker Series
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (May 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476762317
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476762319
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #477,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Kresley Cole brought the heat with this one, delivering page-melting erotic scenes that you'll have to read to believe. With a breathtakingly intense alpha hero and alovable heroine, The Professional is a feast for the senses not to be missed!" (Kyra Davis, New York Times bestseller of Deceptive Innocence)

About the Author

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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 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.
     Cole lives in Florida with her family and "far too many animals." You can learn more about her and her work at kresleycole.com or facebook.com/KresleyCole

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*Sign up for Kresley's email newsletter to receive the latest book release updates, as well as info about contests & giveaways ( http://kresleycole.com/newsletter/ )

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

Customer Reviews

Great story, great characters!
EernisseGirl
Sevastyan is uber hot and I love when Natalie calls him Siberian.
A.W.
I enjoyed reading this book from beginning to end.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By BJ on May 6, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Kresley Cole, the talented and popular paranormal writer of the Immortals After Dark series, makes a scorching hot, 5-Star transition to erotic suspense in THE PROFESSIONAL. What a debut! Be prepared for some of the most titillating, lascivious writing around, including some really steamy BDSM scenes, and an introduction to one of the most seductive, intriguing, alpha heroes ever! You will also get a thrilling, adventure-filled, behind the scenes look at the world of the Russian Mafiya and their vors (warlords) and enforcers. No doubt, THE PROFESSIONAL will leave you wanting more of this exciting Game Maker series ASAP!!!

Natalie Porter, a grad student living in Nebraska, has led a fairly uneventful life. She's never traveled beyond the Midwest or even had sex before (not for lack of wanting, she's just never found anyone worth it). That all changes when she begins a quest to find her birth parents. Shortly after her investigator disappears, Aleksei "The Siberian" Sevastyan shows up claiming that he works for her father who insists on her immediately coming to see him in Russia (lack of passport notwithstanding). Possessing a highly keen sense that allows her to quickly analyze men, which she refers to as her "manalyzer", Natalie quickly assesses that Sevastyan, and quite possibly her father, must be criminals who are involved in the Russian Mafiya. Not wanting to get involved in that world, she tries to run away, but quickly learns that Sevastyan is a man who always gets what he wants; and instead just manages to commence a wickedly alluring but possibly nefarious seduction game.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By EernisseGirl on February 22, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I LOVED this book!!
Great story, great characters! I can't fault the contents of the book at all, I liked Natalie and I liked the Siberian!
This would have been 5 stars if only it wasn't such a short book!! I can't stand reading something in a matter of hours then itching for more only to find the entire series are all very short novellas of only 170 ish pages!!! I'd rather buy all the books together as one book!
I didn't purchase the second book because of my annoyance but I know I will NEED to know what happens to Natalie!
So for those looking for a good long read - avoid this.
If you don't care how long a book is and like to be teased with what felt like a long intro to a good book then it ends - get it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Beth H on May 8, 2014
Format: Paperback
Kresley Cole takes her writing to a new category in this highly erotic contemporary story.

Searching for her birth parents leads Grad student Natalie Porter deep into the Russian Mafiya. Unintentionally, catching the obsession of the man sent to protect her, Aleksei Sevastyan, Natalie finds herself inexplicably drawn to this enforcer. Passions run high, danger abounds and the simmering attraction just can't be denied.

This highly erotic story telling will get your pulse pounding and have you clinging to the pages. The Professional was originally released in 3 separate parts, which I did have the pleasure to read. Now put into a single book, the intensity of the plot and the sex is utterly explosive. The sexual encounters put the S in Steam and contain BDSM...but don't think the plot is over shadowed by the sex, I found it jarring and emotionally gripping. The Professional provides a story line that pulls you in and invests you till the end.

Eat your heart out Christian Grey, there's a new bad boy in town and his name is Aleksei Sevastyan.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Maryse on January 10, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is my first Kresley Cole book and after the success of her other series, I was looking forward to trying this one out. I was really getting into it and though the story line was a little weak, I was still enjoying it. I loved the sexual tension between the two main character. However, here comes the warning. If you are planning on buying this book make sure that you buy the second book as well. I have never felt such frustration as I did when I got to the end of this first book. I felt like the author or editor took a full length novel, found the middle, split it and has sold it as two books. Well three books now. It was so annoying to flip to the next page and find that the book was at the end in the middle of the scene. I can only describe it similar to watching a soap opera and it ending on such a cliffhanger that you can only but watch the next episode but you are left sighing in exasperation.
I recommend reading this book for a tiny bit of Russian flavor but to save yourself frustration, buy the second at the same time or wait until the three book bundle comes out.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tamra LeValley on April 26, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Sevastyan is an enforcer for the mafia. His job is to watch the boss's daughter not touch her. OOPS! Natalie is the boss's daughter but had not idea. When Sevastyan suddenly shows up in her house and whisks her away to Russia to meet her real father her life takes a turn for the ..... well the reader can decide.

I loved this book. VERY hot!! The author is a fabulous writer. I could not put this book down and didn't. The characters were so wonderfully written and the plot was like new. It had action and hot scenes. What more can a reader ask for?

Sevastyan was the ultimate character in this book. His strength to protect and his strength in the love making was awesome. Natalie was written perfect for him. Kudos to the author!!
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