The Player

Game Maker Series, #3

This is the final book in Kresley Cole's Game Maker Trilogy. I have to give this one five winning stars as it was a captivating read that I didn't want to put down. I wanted my happy ending and yet I hated for it to end. I was enthralled....

As usual Kresley Cole created and brought to life a main couple who were strong willed, quirky and damaged. Vice and Dmitri shared a connection that was too strong to resist and in the end they healed each other. Vice and her family were con artists who lived on the edge but they were good people. In a desperate situation Vice targeted Dmitri and all the while never knew that she was being played by a master. Even amidst the con, and steamy interludes, their true feelings grew into love. The relationship was loaded with tension though as they tried to overcome so many obstacles and then came the super twist that was totally unforeseen. It was so sweet this grand gesture that made my own heart go thud.

It is hard to describe the goodness of this book without revealing spoilers. So just let me say that this book is one of Kresley Cole's finest efforts. Now I am a huge fan of all her books so I certainly do not say that lightly. It was seamlessly blended perfection entwined with passion, humor, mystery and of course, the long con. I loved every brilliantly crafted word.....

Book Blurb for The Player

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 racked with dark desires and the beautiful young woman who could sate him at last.

A madman with a shadowed past . . . In Las Vegas, Sin City, 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 wild card. When Vice and her associates maneuver Dmitri into a hasty Vegas wedding, he refuses to protect himself with a prenup, 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?

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2016 5.00