Book Review: The Player (The Game Maker #3) by Kresley Cole

I have enjoyed The Game Maker series and was sorry to see it come to an end. It went out with a bang with The Player. You're going to love Dmitri and Victoria! :-)

Book Review: The Player (The Game Maker #3) by Kresley Cole | About That Story
The Player (The Game Maker #3) by Kresley Cole

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-three-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 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? 

5 out of 5 stars

This was a crazy, intense, hot read that was totally addicting! Right from the start I wanted to know everything and find out what made Dmitri tick and was fascinated by Victoria. It was a wild ride and I enjoyed every second!

I really liked Victoria and was enthralled by this life she had running cons. Getting to know her and how much she loved her family was great. I've been curious about Dmitri since he was first introduced in the series and I ate up every single detail I got. He's brilliant and sexy and has a commanding presence, but he also seemed awkward and a bit unsure of himself. I kept asking myself why and couldn't wait to find out all the reasons. He's got a heartbreaking and painful past and I felt so bad for him when everything came out. Them coming together was intense. Victoria has her motivations for being with him and watching her fall for him was fantastic. Dmitri seemed too good to be true at times but as certain things start to fall in place and all is revealed, it was amazing.

I liked seeing Dmitri’s brothers and their significant others, that was a fun addition. There was a nice build overall and I was invested in the characters’ lives. I was excited while reading and didn't want to stop. I was caught up in everything from the drama, the passion between them, the sex, the bits of kink, and learning their history.

The ending was excellent! Part of me didn't see it coming but then as it's all laid out and explained, it all clicked for me and the story amplified because of it. I thought The Player was a great ending to the series!

Book Review: The Player (The Game Maker #3) by Kresley Cole | About That Story

Purchase your copy of The Player
Amazon | Author's Book Page
Connect with Kresley Cole
Add The Player to Goodreads

Review: The Professional (The Game Maker #1) by Kresley Cole | About That Story Review: The Master (The Game Maker #2) by Kresley Cole | About That Story
The Professional (#1) – Amazon | My Review
The Master (#2) - Amazon | My Review

I loved this series. It was such a great mix of intensity, emotion, and heat. What are some of your favorite reads that really pack a punch? Let me know!

Book Review: The Player by Kresley Cole | About That Story

Don’t want to miss another post? Subscribe to this blog by email.