The Master by Kresley Cole

Will a master game player get played? We can only hope 😉 The Master is the second book in Kresley Cole’s Game Maker series and tells the story of the middle brother, Maxim. A wealthy politician and ‘mafiya’ boss whose visit to Miami includes booking an elite escort for the night. A sexy tall blonde he can tie up and have his way with. What he gets is a feisty, short cuban whose sole mission for the evening is to get the job over with as quickly as possible. Taking the place of her friend Ivanna, whose severe reaction to botox has left her indisposed, Lucia talks herself into one night with the millionaire. One night to make some quick cash and secure her plans for freedom.

After a night of passion, Maxim finds it difficult to let his sexy little cuban go. Awakening feelings the big bad Russian never thought to ever feel again, Maxim will do what ever it takes to keep the cuban seductress in his bed, in his arms and close to his heart. Despite all his good intentions, Lucia has big plans for herself, plans that do not involve the big bear of a man. On the run, Lucia will stop at nothing to secure her future…a future where no one is trying to kill her.


I was a tad concerned about Lucia being a call girl, but the story was written in a way that was not tacky or demoralising. Kresely Cole did a great job explaining how Lucia ended up in her situation and why she accepted he friends proposal to take her place. Lucia has had to cope with so much in her young life, her feisty attitude and quick wit a testament to her strength of character. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters, and you can’t help but hope all the best for them when all their secrets and dreams are revealed. A great story I highly recommend.

P.s If you have ever read Roxie Rivers Russian Protector series, then you will enjoy reading The Master.

Premise Via Amazon –

Everyone fears the Master. 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 (Lucia) 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.



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