Book Review: The Professional by Kresley Cole

The Professional (The Game Maker Book 1)

Author: Kresley Cole

Genre: Erotica

Warning: BDSM, highly emotionally scarred mafia enforcer, and saucy red-headed curvaceous beauty who should be totally off bounds

Rating: R18+

Length: 452 pages

Synopsis

He makes the rules…

Mafiya enforcer Aleksei “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss knows no bounds, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, feisty redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksei will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.

Rules are made to be broken…

Grad student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the dark and breathtaking Sevastyan before the professional enforcer whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. Every day under his protection leads her 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…

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Book Review: Pumpkin by Ines Johnson

Pumpkin by Ines JohnsonPumpkin (Cindermama Book 1)

Genre: Fairytale Retelling Romance

Warning: pseudo-adultery and sexy-times

Rating: MA

Length: 266 pages

Please note that I received an ARC of this book as I beta read the second book in the series for the author.

Synopsis

Single mother Malika “Pumpkin” Tavares lost faith in fairytales after she fell for a toad. Now she believes she’s not cut from the storybook, heroine cloth and searches for Mr. Good Enough amongst the sidekicks and supporting men of the town.

Love at first sight isn’t a cliché for town royalty Armand “Manny” Charmayne. For generations the Charmaynes have spotted their soulmates by seeing a golden aura the first time they laid eyes on The One.

When Manny meets Pumpkin he sees…nothing, but sparks fly off the Richter scale. The more he gets to know her the more he considers defying fate, if only he can convince her to take a chance on love again.

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