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Publisher's Summary

He makes the rules…

Mafia 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…

©2014 Kresley Cole (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

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Awesome

Great book I have listened to it several times but I did NOT like having to purchase it in 3 separate parts I felt it was a rip off and how the parts were split was stupid and happened it strange places.

I am happy to see that book 2 is not separated into 3 parts.

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The Professional: Part 3

Loved the conclusion of this story. It had a perfect ending. I would give it 5 stars if it weren't a serial. I just can't give a serial 5 stars no matter how good the story. Serials are too much of an inconvenience.

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Madly in love!

Struggled to put it down! This book captivated my attention from the first chapter till the last sentence. Beautiful!

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  • layla
  • Chicago , IL, United States
  • 03-24-15

Book 3 of the professional

I'll go ahead to the other book. maybe I'll enjoy that one. Hopefully it'll be great.

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Phenomenal voice acting

Would you consider the audio edition of The Professional: Part 3: The Game Maker, Book 1 to be better than the print version?

Yes, the dirty talking alpha is so much better when you hear it rather than read it.

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Great story. Great lead alpha male!

Loves this story. What a great romance story, with a dash of danger, a sprinkle of kink, and a while lotta alpha male hotness!

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  • NEW NAME
  • Georgia, United States
  • 03-02-15

Review for all 3

I did it, I broke down and actually *gulp* purchased these three books...darn mini series that actually just makes one complete book. After reading book 2 in the series, The Master, I was intrigued by this book which the highlights were given in book 2.

It was interesting how Natalie was just a normal college student looking for her birth parents, she knew she was adopted so now that she was older she wanted to know where she came from. All she knew was that she was from an orphanage in Russia...so she started there. She has been on the search for 6 years, working multiple jobs to pay for this obsession and just hoping to find her parents, and some answers.

Alexia the Siberian has been sent to watch over the small woman who is his bosses biological daughter, his Mafia Boss...she is perfect...she is amazing...she is forbidden...and she doesn't know he exists....when he is alerted that two cruel enemy men have been dispatched to find her and kill her his time is up he must make his presence known. Finding out that you are a Russian Mafia Princess in hard, finding out that there are killers after you and you need to leave Nebraska is harder, but fighting the attraction for one scary gorgeous Mafia Protector could be her undoing...and so the story of Natalie and Alexia begins!

Narrator was very good, I did have some problems with the end of the story but book 2 makes up for it in a BIG way!

I recommend waiting for a sale to get all 3, too cheap to use credits and I didn't appreciate having to pay basically full price for a book because it was in 3 parts, but I will be downloading the third book as soon as it is available, whenever that is!

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Sexy!

I love this series. I've listened to them multiple times because the story is so good and keeps you on the edge. Kimberly Alexis does an AMAZING job telling it and puts effort into the accents and marketing each character there own. Also its super hot and steamy;) dont listen at work!

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Great culture, travel, and sex.

I'm very picky when it comes to erotic/romance novels, though I love them as they give me an escape from reality. I think the only thing that was off for me in this series is that I am not THAT deep into BDSM, but I stuck through it and still found I really liked it. Sevastyan is an extremely sexy male character and the narrator does a great accent. Also the main character of Natalie was great as well as she was smart and wouldn't take any nonsense. The first book was a lot of action and the last two were less, but still were great.

If you liked this series, I would recommend the Night Prince novels by Jeaniene Frost. Though that series has more paranormal references (vampires specifically) it floats along the same type of main characters battling to love each other. Vlad in that series is also very similar to Sevastyan's physical portrayal. These two series might be my favorite so far on audible in erotic section.

I have to say though, I checked out another book by Kresley Cole and it bored me to death. Not sure what the disconnect in the other novels is, but check this one out!

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stalking and brutalizing someone just ain't sexy

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

someone who finds domineering men who stalk and beat the woman they supposedly love sexy. i admit that i read kresley cole just for the way she writes about sex, which is why i tried this one. but this book is CREEPY! i just don't find rape sexy, even if the guy who does it supposedly loves you. couldn't finish it.

What was most disappointing about Kresley Cole’s story?

the violent portrayal of sex.

Have you listened to any of Kimberly Alexis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Kimberly Alexis is great, here as in every other book I've listened to.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Professional: Part 3?

from the beginning to the point where he rapes her. yuck.

Any additional comments?

it actually makes me sad that any woman might find a book like this enjoyable. sadistic and domineering men and women who put up with them. isn't it supposed to be 2014?