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

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016 3:14 PM
Title: The Player
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: The Game Maker #3

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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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-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 wildcard.
When Vice and her associates maneuver Dmitri into a hasty Vegas wedding, he refuses to protect himself with a pre-nup, 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?
OMG! Holy Cow! I just can’t even!

I don’t know if this is the last book in the Game Maker series but the last and youngest Sevastyan brother has found his own HEA and boy was it HOT!

If you’ve read the previous book, The Master, Maksimilian’s story then you already know some of Dmitri’s tragic childhood. Dmitri’s behavior, in the previous book, is erratic to say the least. He is still fighting the demons of his past, still angry. After Lucia’s injury and his brother’s concern about her, he realizes that his brother has finally moved on from their traumatic past and has managed to find happiness. Maybe there’s a chance for Dmitri as well…

Victoria Valentine and her family are grifters, aka con artists with heavily emphasis on artists! They study, they plan and then they take. If you don’t deserve it, they won’t target you. If you are on their list, then you have already been assessed and have been found guilty. However, the Valentines are in big trouble after they *accidentally* targeted the very wrong kind of people and now they must pay, literally pay! The Valentines will do anything to protect each other, even target an innocent!

But, who is the player and who is the pray?

Insanely AMAZING! Mind blowing! I can’t think the perfect words to describe this book! It was emotional, beyond HOT (well Dmitri is learning from the BEST), sweet but not too sweet, fast-paced and it had one seriously huge TWIST. I loved Dmitri and Victoria as a couple. Following their journey was one heck of a ride but I’d (and will) do it again!

The player offers glimpses of the two previous couples: Aleks & Natalie and Maksim & Lucia. That was super cool. Dmitri was amazing but Maksim still remains my fav Sevastyan brother! I also loved Lucia and Dmitri’s relationship. I think what happened in the previous book, really brought things into perspective for Dmitri. It made him realize that he does want to maintain a good relationship with his brothers and the women they have chosen.

Victoria’s family was just awesome! They were so fun and I loved all of them. I wish we get to see more of her sister, Karin, especially after the bomb Dmitri dropped about her baby’s father. Victoria’s brother, Benji seemed to go along with Jess really great too!

The third, and hopefully not the final, book in the Game Maker series, will rock your world! Just go read it!
Sofia T.
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