Type: Erotic Romance
My Copy: NetGalley and Bought
He makes the rules…
Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.
Rules are made to be broken…
PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. With every day she spends under his protection, she falls deeper under his masterful spell.
Are you ready to play?
Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy’s reach, Sevastyan spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, the two lovers will discover that even their darkest—and most forbidden—fantasies can come true..
Another awesome addition from Kresley Cole! Since The Professional is a serialized three part erotic romance, part two picks up right back in the sauna Sevastyan had trapped Natalie in at the close of part one.
Aside from all the mind blowing, kinky and raunchy sex that Sevastyan gives to Natalie, the underlining issue that is starting to take shape is his lack of trust. His inability to open up to anyone about his past, his present and what his future might hold is seriously holding back his evolving relationship with Natalie.
Even when he’s got her in a position that I can only describe as a pretzel, he holds himself separate from her and won’t allow her access to anything other than his body. While Natalie delights in freeing her sexual frustrations she’s worrying that Sevastyan will never truly be hers if he won’t give the parts of himself he’s denied all others. He wants her to surrender and give herself over to him even though she doesn’t truly know him. The thought of being tied to him is both frightening and alluring and her warring emotions keep her on edge.
When a threat rocks her fathers compound Sevastyan whisks Natalie away from the danger and they travel to his personal estate in Paris. Sevastyan seems to acknowledge that Natalie wants more from him but he seems indecisive in giving in to her. His continued hot and cold routine grows a bit old to Natalie as well as this reader even when I’m trying to justify his actions. Why do I find him insanely hot? He’s hot as a furnace and then colder then ice. He pleasures Natalie’s body (a lot people, they have a lot of sex) and yet shuts down instantly when asked personal questions. I want to routinely smack him in the face and climb him like a jungle gym….He exudes such blatantly raw sexuality that Natalie finds herself caving in the face of his carnal desires. Then, when he withdraws from her and his desires she clamors to reconnect with him and get him to stop treating her like a precious jewel he’s intent on hoarding away. I find that I’m increasingly curious about his background and upbringing. What must he have gone through to shape him into the unshakable rock that stands before her today. Well…unshakable except for one thing. Natalie is most definitely his weakness. His few glimpses of true emotion, outside of their sexual escapades, have been heartfelt but yet sad. How horrible am I? I want to see him shatter.
Again, Cole leaves readers with a bit of a cliffhanger as Natalie is given a bit of a surprise in the ending chapter. I can’t wait to find out what other surprises Sevastyan has for her as their evening proceeds.
Cole’s erotic romance voice edges out the competition with ease and draws readers in by the droves! The only thing I’m upset about is having to wait two weeks to finish their story!
I give The Professional (part two) by Kresley Cole 4.50 stars!