Angy’s Review: The Player by Kresley Cole

Posted April 26, 2016 by angypotter in Book Reviews, Books, Collage / 0 Comments

Angy’s Review: The Player by Kresley ColeThe Player by Kresley Cole
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Published by Valkyrie Press on April 12th 2016
Genres: BDSM, Erotica, Romance
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In this searing stand-alone installment of the erotic Game Maker series, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole brings readers a tale of a man wracked with dark desires and the beautiful young woman who could sate him at last.

A madman with a shadowed past . . .
In the City of Sin, Dmitri Sevastyan finds her, Victoria Valentine—sexy, vulnerable, and in need of a protector. Obsession takes root deep inside him. Despite a history tainted with violation and betrayal, he will stop at nothing to possess her.

A grifter with nothing to lose . . .
Descended from a long line of con artists, twenty-four-year-old Victoria, a.k.a Vice, needs the score of a lifetime to keep her loved ones safe. She sets her sights on gorgeous and rich Dmitri Sevastyan. Even as the irresistible Russian toys with her body and mind, he tempts her heart.

Love is the ultimate wildcard.
When Vice and her associates maneuver Dmitri into a hasty Vegas wedding, he refuses to protect himself with a pre-nup, trusting her with all that he has. But can she trust him? As secrets unfold, the newlyweds share days of doubts and nights of the wickedest pleasures. Yet once Vice discovers her husband’s past, will she stay to fight for her marriage or cut her losses and run?

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Book Review: 4 Stars

Ever since I read The Master, I became a huge fan of Kresley Cole. I love her writing style, the way she develops characters and plots, and her sex scenes are the hottest ever!! So, the moment I saw the announcement about The Player, I knew I’d read it and loved it. But… you see, for my big surprise, I felt the need to DNF this book so many times that I didn’t understand why I came back home, opened the kindle app, and resume my reading… This will sound weird but THERE WAS TOO MUCH SEX! *rises hands in surrender* I know, I know, I always ask for sex in books, but when there’s too much sex, I just feel like I should go watch some good porn instead of read a book. But… I KEPT READING! I couldn’t stop reading The Player. It was like a hunch that Kresley wouldn’t disappoint me and everything would make sense at the end… And guess what? I WASN’T DISAPPOINTED, AND EVERYTHING MADE SENSE AND I FUCKING LOVED THE ENDING OF THIS BOOK! At 97% mark, I felt like Victoria when she thought this:

“My grift sense was finally at ease.”

So, I’ll try to explain my ranting and rating without giving spoilers.

Dmitri Sebastyan was the youngest brother of the sexy russians in The Professional and The Master. He was an enigmatic character who I could only think as dark and dangerous, which made him more and more interesting. Just like his brothers, Dmitri was a billionaire. He was a tech genius who made his fortune at a young age and now he was retired and enjoying his millions. He was quiet and pensive and rejected every women who approached him.

On the other hand there was Victoria Valentine. She was member of a family of con artists—I’m not ashamed to admit that I had to google “con artist” because I didn’t know what it was, and I was in shock with what I found, and that made me more interesting in this book, and how it will end.

con artist
Noun informal
a person who cheats or tricks others by persuading them to believe something that is not true.
“the debonair con artist lives by scamming rich women”

So, you see how this will go, right? Rich man and a con artist in search of his millions. I wanted to know how he will react when he’d find out about her games. I wanted to know how she’d prove him that she was truly in love with him. And there was this HUGE aspect said in the synopsis: THEY GET MARRIED WITHOUT A PRENUP!

So the story started, they met, he was obsessed with her in less than 5 minutes and she felt he was her “key” because he made her feel something she had never felt before. And the game started. I knew a marriage will happen but it didn’t happen until the 50% and I felt like that was a waste of 50% of the book. I mean, they had sex—no-penetration doesn’t mean they didn’t have sex, but that’s what they said they weren’t doing, so he made her come like 500 times, introduced her to BDSM and a kinky taste she had that she wasn’t awared of, but he didn’t penetrate her. She thought she was playing him, telling him “We won’t have sex”, and the next second he had his hands and mouth and toys all over her and she was orgasming like never before. It was HOT! I won’t deny it. I love the sex scenes Kresley writes, but COME THE FUCK ON! 50% of the book was purely sex. *deep sigh*

And then, they got married, and the story started to have shape. Finally the sex was left behind—this doesn’t mean they didn’t have more sex, but that it wasn’t the only thing happening in the story, and finally I GOT TO KNOW THE CHARACTERS. I loved, loved, loved the twist of events in this story, especially because what I was thinking at the beginning HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED AT THE END. And I was in shock. I think I read the last 30% of the book in a blink of an eye because everything was more and more exciting, and IT MADE PERFECT SENSE.

So I’m very satisfied with how this book ended and Dmitri is my new Russian Book Boyfriend, along with his sexy brother Maksim. Bring me sexy Russians!

All I have to say is that I LOOOVED this book despite all the nonsense of the beginning. It has great characters, the main and secondary are all super awesome, and the original ending was worth all the over sexed beginning. So go read it! Maybe you’ll enjoy the huge amount of sex more than I did, and you’ll end up falling in love with Dmitri and Victoria, just as much as I love them.

“Getting played never felt so good.”



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