The Master

The Master

by Kresley Cole

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A need colder than Siberian winter meets an attitude hotter than the Florida sun in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole's sultry new Game Maker novel, the second installment in the series! Get lost in the sizzling world of the Game Maker series with The Professional, book one, and The Player, book three!

Everyone fears the Master...
Rich, irresistible politician/Mafiya boss Maksimilian Sevastyan prefers tall, obedient blondes to fulfill his…complicated desires. That is, until the icy Russian encounters a disobedient brunette whose exquisite little body threatens his legendary restraint.

Except her.
Catarina Marín was a well-off young wife until her world fell apart. Now she’s hiding out, forced to start working as an escort in Miami. Her very first client is beyond gorgeous, but when he tells her what he plans to do to her, Cat almost walks out of the door.

If pleasure is a game, play to win.
After their mind-blowing encounter burns out of control, the lovers crave more. If they escape the deadly threats surrounding them, can Maksim overcome his past—to offer Cat his future? Only then will she tempt him with what he really wants: her, all tied up with a bow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451650105
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 02/17/2015
Series: The Game Maker Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 15,345
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. Her books have been translated into over twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists in the US and abroad. Before becoming a writer, Cole was a world-ranked athlete, coach, and graduate student. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. She lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals,” and spends any free time traveling. You can learn more about her and her work at or Sign up for Kresley’s email newsletter to receive the latest book release updates, as well as info about contests and giveaways (

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The Master 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Sinfully seductive and smoldering sexuality, the pages of The Master will burn your fingers with desire and heat. Maks Sevastyan, Russian mafia boss and politician is a call girl hobbiest. When he requests a girl while his staying in Miami, he gets the most unexpected surprise...nothing he'd ever consider asking for... Cat Marin is on the run from a murderous husband out for her inheritance. When a possible sighting of her ex, has her scrambling for cash she takes whatever out she can find and it comes in the way of selling herself to gain the cash she needs. The sexual chemistry oozes of the pages with the couple fight to brake the barriers of that scars left in their lives. They fight just as much as they well you know... Lets just say, Cat is no push over and can dish just as much as she gets. I loved the story, both Cat and Maks are majorly wounded but watching them come together was amazing. The story was pretty much balanced with just as much fire extinguisher worth sex as story. I am very much looking forward to meeting the last Sevastyan brother. I know Cole has another magnificent story brewing in her imagination. Look out Mr. Grey, the Sevastyan brothers are going to blow you away.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Once again, Kresley Cole scorches the pages with pure romantic heat with her latest in the Gamemaker Series, The Master. The game of seduction, dominance and love go into high gear when a powerful Russian politician and mafia kingpin encounters a beautiful woman on the run from her deadly ex-husband. An accidental novice to the world of call girls and escort services, Cat discovers her inner wildchild and the power in her gifts of seduction when she takes on the hardened Maksim. What started as a “pay for play” night for this powerful and restrained Dom has become so much more as the independent and defiant Cat wraps her claws around his heart. Will their pasts send them on a deadly run for their lives? Maksim’s world comes after them with a vengeance, but together they make a formidable team, something new to them both. Pass the smelling salts; Kresley Cole has done it, again! Sizzling tension, off the charts passion and heat are signature to this author and Maksim and Cat’s story is explosive as her perfectly timed snark, attitude and humor completely unglue Maksim’s wall of control. Ms. Cole has taken romantic erotica to another level when these two completely mismatched people find more than they could have imagined, as they balance the tentative tightrope between business, their pasts and the hope that love can bring. You know what they say, the bigger they are, the harder they fall, but what a landing!
SummerSnowFalls More than 1 year ago
I never in a million years thought anyone could write a book that turns a escort-ordering mafioso into a drool-worthy, enticing hero, but that is exactly what Ms. Cole has managed in THE MASTER. From the first couple of chapters, I was honestly thinking that there was no way I was going to enjoy this book – the heroine just agreed to become an escort with no discernible reason to do so and the hero is one of those uber-macho, control-freak types who (at that point) has no redeeming qualities. Boy was I WRONG!! This book was amazing! Cat is a quick-thinking, loud-mouthed heroine with a big, fat secret. Call it bluster or bravery, she isn’t afraid to stand up to Maxim and take precisely what she wants. Maxim is a man used to getting exactly what he wants – tall, blonde, and compliant – so when Cat shows up on his doorstep, he’s thrown for a loop. He’s a no-nonsense business man who definitely doesn’t do romance. Until Cat. The chemistry between these two is off the charts! Sex comprises a hefty portion of this book and the scenes are smoking hot. Yet I never felt like the sex scene compromised the plot – Cat and Maxim’s sex sessions always made sense within the narrative (not like some books which just seem to have a sex scene for the purposes of having a sex scene). In fact, sometimes it seemed like sexposition – important plot points told through the action of the sex scene. And, of course, these characters engaged in one of my favorite romantic tropes, the love/hate dynamic. Incredibly hot and such a fun read! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre. And you don’t have to read the first book in the series to enjoy THE MASTER.Originally posted at Plot Twist Reviews [dot] Com
Rosemary_Pennington More than 1 year ago
Did anyone else think that Maksimilian was gonna end up with Jessica? Clever author person. I started by being bummed that we were getting Cat as our leading lady, my money was on Jessica. But, by the middle of chapter one I forgot all about Jessica getting her sum-sum. Cole is one of my top 3 authors.... (JR Ward and Karen Marie Moning share that stage) She delivers another great read with this one. Maxim is in Miami on business, and as a hobbiest, he needs a tall european blonde to let off some steam. What is gets is short, sassy, curvy Catarina Marín. Maksim is her first client as a newly recruited escort. She is hoping to up-sale her services for the night so she can get out of town quick. She has a demented husband on her heels, clients from her maid service ready to call INS to get her deported, a landlord giving her the creeps and final exams coming at school. In one night she doesn't give Maksim what he wants, she gives him what he needs..... and Maxim cannot get enough. After a night of unprotected sex, Maxim holds her hostage in his hotel suite. He believes she is trying to get pregnant on purpose to trap him and his billion. After insuring that this cannot happen, he decides to keep her until he gets tired of her. While hiding out in Maxim's suite may seem like a ghastly ordeal, when you are on the run, being with a Russian crime lord just might be the safest place for her. Still, our sassy Cat makes him pay for his treachery!  While hiding out/ held as prisoner in his suite, she orders food and clothes and shoes and food and a treadmill and food in attempts to piss Maxim off. (As well as his cranky bodyguard) She is determined to make a dent in his billion dollar bank account in order to gain her freedom or the upper hand. Using a marker to hash mark out her captivity, we soon learn that Maxim wants to keep her permanently, he has love and forever in mind. He tries relentlessly to get to know Cat better, she is not giving up anything personal beyond the booty, period. After attending the wedding of Aleksei and Natalie (from book #1) You get the impression that both are headed for HEA! But, Maxim pulls a bold move and it just might cause him to lose Cat and drive her might into the arms of a mad man. HEA just hit a speed bump! Cat is a super-strong woman, perfect for Maxim. I thought the sizzle was used up on Aleks in book one, but Masim brings his own sort of irresistible hotness, and Cat is woman enough to put a saddle on him! The book was well written and had a spot on plot. Makes me wonder what she has in store for Dmitri! As always, Kresley Cole's humor is top notch, her sex scenes fevered, and her characters are unforgettable.  I just know she has something planned for Jessica too and I cannot wait for the next one! A MUST READ! Happy Reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this one my fav
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that there was no way this book would be as good as The Professional. Boy was I wrong. This book was just as amazing if not, better than the previous! I cant wait for the next in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book and wow! I thought The Professional was hot but The Master is scorching! Great job! Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Love Kresley Cole, and loved this book! Cat is my favorite heroine!
Anonymous 12 months ago
This book was sooo hot!!! These characters burned the pages with their intensity!! I love every book by Kresley Cole and this one definitely pleases!!!
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Could not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sexy Cinderella story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Loved the characters! Cole is The Best in her field! Her dialogue and description and story lines put her at the top of her field. Have not by disappointed by any of her books - and luckily, there are many!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
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This series is an amazing reading and so much fun. My school has turned me into one of her biggest fans
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first Kresley Cole book and as we like to say, it will not be my last! Entertaining,hot and funny, can't go wrong with that combination. Glad I don't have to wait for the second book of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm hooked! This was a great story and kept me guessing and wanting more at every page turn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book and the whole series won't disappoint!
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Great series !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was hard to put down to do things like sleep, eat, or work. I love Cat, she is definitely one hot mama!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Real chemistry between the characters.