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

Posted May 25, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: The Player (The Game Maker #3) by Kresley ColeThe Player by Kresley Cole
on April 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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-three-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 prenup, 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?

Dorsey’s Review

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3 Tortured Hero Stars!!

Dmitri Sevastyan is the youngest Sevastyan brother, he survived a horrid childhood and is now extremely wealthy, very handsome and very, very troubled. Having recently been reunited with his older brothers, he has decided to take a break from business and visit Vegas along with his brothers and their beloved wives (loved catching up with them!!).

Victoria is from a long line of grifters (con artists). She is very much involved in her family’s business and she considers herself a ‘confidence artist’, but her last few targets didn’t pan out. With her father in a trouble after a con gone wrong, the whole family is pulling together to raise the money needed to keep him alive. Dmitri is the ultimate target and Victoria sets her sights on him as the answer to all of their problems.

Dmitri was amazing!! He’s possessive, obsessive, dark, and broody with tragic past, he’s literally the perfect tortured hero. Upon meeting Victoria he falls for her…and falls hard !! He completely adores Victoria and pulls out all the stops to get her.

“I want to protect you. I want to spoil you. I want to have children with you and spoil them too. I want to grow old with you. And at the end of our lives, you will have no doubt you were loved and adored by me for every second.”

Victoria and her family are another story, she lies to him, uses him, and her whole family coaches her on how to fleece him. I never felt nothing but loathing toward the heroine and her whole family, not one of them had any scruples!

Victoria, is the reason I’m giving the book 3 stars, the fact that she was conning him throughout the whole book did not sit well with me; even though at the end Dmitri gave her a taste of her own medicine when he turns tables on her and her family….I did not see that coming!!

“How can you be so sure about me?” He leveled his spellbinding gaze on my face. “When you’ve been in the dark as long as I have, my angel, there is no mistaking the light.”

I’ve loved the heroines from the previous books in this series so it ‘s such a shame I didn’t like this one. If I were to rate this book on hero alone, I would have given it 5 stars! I was so hoping Dmitri would have gotten a better heroine after all he’s been through, he deserved someone so much better.


About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, a Hall of Fame induction, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.”


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