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The Professional: Part 3

(The Game Maker #1.3)

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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…
ebook, 120 pages
Published January 20th 2014 by Pocket Star
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
The final book of this installment series deals with Natalie and Sevastyan seeing if they can make their relationship work or not.

Likes:

• I like finding out more about Sevastyan.

• I thought it was great that Natalie didn't give up on him.

• I wanted to know more about Maksim.

• The bath times! ;)

• There was a lot less cheesy sex scenes...thank goodness!

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Dislikes:

• I didn't really care for the "scene" at the club. It didn't really seem like it would be something Sevastyan would allow and ther
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crίѕтίŋα•●♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥●•
“I’d never felt so cherished. So protected.
He was my guardian angel, my friend, my dream lover.
Aleksandr Sevastyan was everything. Everything.”
(Natalya)

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“Tonight I realized that I can torment you and treasure you. For you, it can be one and the same.”
- Sevastyan

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“I’ll consider myself lucky, my elusive girl, once you consider yourself taken. Every man has a weakness; you are mine. I’ve accepted that. Now you must accept me.”
- Sevastyan
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
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Wowzas! I think about the first little blurb I read on this that was from the very beginning of part 1 when it was asked..."how hot is too hot?" AHEM, well, Kresley Cole I take back my first thoughts that the heat was amiss. Clearly it was building into a burning crescendo of OMG!

Keeping it simple, I will say that although Sevastyan has staked his claim on Natalie and has brought her into his world of violence and domination....it seems
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*TANYA*
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Yup, I enjoyed this story, the HEA was done nicely. All in all, a good series.
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
This picks up exactly where Part II left off at exclusive private BDSM club and holy heck…!!! It starts out with serious kink (my own opinion) but it becomes more emotional and deeper the more you read.

Natalie isn't happy because even though they shared a completely intense sexual encounter after which she feels completely connected to him. Sevastyan is still keeping part of himself closed off from her, he constantly shuts down when she tries to get him to open up about his early life not to me
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Now this is a delightful BDSM fantasy. Natalie pushed Sevastyan hard and now he lets out his sexual deviant self. This story once again doesn't move the plot much. I enjoyed it though because I do love a bit of Glitterkink when I can find a good one.

This is classified as Glitterkink because not only is Sevastyan rich, he has a membership of sorts to a decadent underground sex club in Paris. If this club truly existed, I would never be granted entry in. It is way too rich for my blood. It's stil
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Pam
5 stars
“Ty sozdana dlya menya .” You were made for me.”



Sevastyan and Natalya's story just keeps on getting better and better. This picks up right where the second left off, and Sevastyan just up'd his game, big time! Giving in to her wishes, he has only a few demands, trust in him to give her everything she needs, understand that she will be pushed past her comfort zone, and willingly submit to the endless amount of pleasure he has in store for her. What was supposed to be a test turned into
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Erin
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Not impressed with the final book in this series. Just too much ridiculousness for me and I am disappointed. Quite a few things bothered me about this book. Mainly just sex, very little story or character development, the author could have put this "story" in part 3 down to 20 pages without all of the boring sex scenes and that is what they were ,boring. Just seems like another author on the over-hyped 50SoG bandwagon. Series is an overall 3 stars.

There was too much sex in it (yeah, I know too m
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Paula Black
Jan 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Part three wades heavy and hard-core into the BDSM lifestyle, while the Mafiya plot gets shoe-horned into a few revelations about Sevastyan's past.
That's great if BDSM is your thing. I just don't think it was clear either in the blurb or in the first book that this was the direction this serial would take.
My expectations were for an erotic suspense thriller, but that isn't what this book is about, at all.
The sex is hot and well-written, but the shock-value scenarios managed to eclipse the roma
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Candace
Part 3 of Book 1 begins with a bang! Sebastian's attempt to call Natalie's bluff and scare her away from her darker desires doesn't work out as planned. Instead, Sebastian is forced to acknowledge that she knows what she wants. As a result, he is forced to come to terms with his own feelings about his sexual appetites.

While the two have seemingly sorted out the physical aspects of their relationship, Natalie still feels frozen out of Sebastian's life. Faced with the reality of losing her forever
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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)


This is the third and final installment of the The Professional
After reading The Professional: Part 3 I need a tall glass of ice cold water to cool off, or even better for Sevastyan to climb out of my kindle and ravish me until I am too limp to think or move. I don’t think I am alone in that thought Sevastyan’s dark intensity and savage good looks seem to have captivated everyone, his charisma bursts from the pages and has enthralled us all. This also means that Natalie’s lighter personality re
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Chryssa
SERIOUSLY????
ANOTHER failed book attempt to be 50 Shades, ANOTHER BDSM book (when is this "trend" going to end? neeeeexxxt!), ANOTHER put-the-blame-on-daddy/abused hero, ANOTHER sexually emancipated (but still virgin!) heroine....

YES, I am biased towards Ms Cole because I ADORE HER IAD Series, YES I did rate Part 1 and Part 2 of this series with 3 stars (biased here! remember?), YES I read Part 3 because I just cannot leave series unfinished! AND YES WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO MS COLE, I believe sh
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AJ
Feb 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic, series, steamy
The final part of Natalie and Sevastyan’s story.

As expected, it’s dirty, it’s kinky, and smuttier than all hell. When they’re not doing it, they’re either talking or thinking about it. And all bets are off as Sevastyan finally unleashes his full kink onto his Natalya.

But it’s also got some depth there with Natalie fighting to get to know Sevastyan, begging him to reveal his secrets, and he keeps closing down on her. The man runs hot and cold as he struggles to understand what he’s feeling and k
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Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe
And then Natalie and Sevastyan’s relationship unravels in this last part of the story. The push and pull was kind of tiring but it hurt more and more. Of Sevastyan’s show of vulnerability at times and the coldness, and the retreat. I’m a sadistic myself and the more the story hurt me and made me cry, the more I love it.

Ah, and my love for Sevastyan only continues, his twisted mind and dark self, and when he’s in awe, I’m lost.




“Don’t ever look at another man with lust, unless you want him dead”.
Keri
Sep 22, 2013 rated it liked it
The writing was really good, but the BDSM aspect was really dialed up in this last installment and therefore I didn't enjoy it as much. Also there was voyeurism in it and I am not really into that. I am glad that Natalie and Sevastyan were able to get their issues worked out. We have met the person of our next book, but if it comes in a serial format I will have to wait. If we bring in a ménage feature in the next book, I will be out entirely. KC really pushed my comfort envelope with this entre ...more
-ya
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The third part of the Professional is a disappointment. I have nothing interesting to say about the enforcer Sevastyan. Natalie is this whiny woman that gives me headache.

Overall,
A big miss on the character development.
No creativity on the plot lines.
No banter.




 LizLovesBooks
3.5 "Sexy Siberian" ☆ ☆ ☆

I liked it. Hot and steamy read. Will read more from this author.

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Sarah
The Professional is a serialised novel currently available in 3 separate ebooks. The whole story will be released as a full length novel in May 2014 both as an ebook and in print. This is a combined review for the entire story written after I read all three instalments. As a fan of Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark paranormal series I was excited when I heard that she was going to be writing a more edgy, dark erotic romance and I couldn't wait to get my hands on The Professional. A friend who ...more
Tobia James
THIS-IS-THE-TITS!!!!! Said Natalie upon seeing what's behind the curtain at Le Libertin.

I sooooo didn't expect that!


OK.....so, of course the professionalThe Professional: Part 3 picked up from where it left us off at wondering what was behind the curtain. And boy, what a smorgasbord of a surprise that was!

I am happy with the route that Kresley Cole took this in this one. As much as I missed the action and the thrill ride..........


I enjoyed, more so, getting to know Sevastyan. He was laid bare in this book and I
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
Quick review:

Cover: Interesting
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: Super HOT
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: Yes, this book is well worth price paid
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Everything’s on a razor edge, what will make you snap
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Sevastyan

SUMMARY (60 words or less)
In this final part, we get answers to questions we didn’t know we had. My emotions were a roit of feelings up and down. I couldn’t decided if I’d love or hate Alex. In the end, this stor
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Janey
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well that was all I could wish for.

This was a great story of passion, fury and loyalty, between a sensible yet flighty h, who had more gut than she ever gave herself credit for, and a broody, closeted, compelling H, who had a heart full of pain as much as pleasure.

I loved the sentiments spurted in Russian, I felt Sevastyan’s turmoil, and I bathed in their epilogue.

I’m glad I read this in 3 parts, as I felt it just got better each time.
Simone
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ya Lyublyu tebya, Kresley Cole, but I had a few issues with this. Like whiplash and the need to slap Natalie:
I love him. But I'm leaving him.
No I'll stay
No I'm leaving
No he's so hot I can't leave
No I'm leaving.
No I'm I'm I'm i just can't
No that's it. I've had enough. I'm leaving.
Messed UP
Nikki
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
I loved the first book but this one I DNF and I didn't really enjoy the second part either. All sex and hardly any story, Didn't think Natalie had any independence of spirit by the end of bk 2 and even less at the end of this one.
Jacqueline's Reads
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

A sweet conclusion to a very intense love story

I love this book, as much as I hated that it was broken into three parts, I couldn’t get enough of Natalie and Sevatyan.

Natalie and Sevastyan have to go into hiding. As Sevastyan goes to meetings during the day time, Natalie is left a little lonely. Their nights are filled with passion, but the romance is lacking. Natalie is pushing Sevastyan to open up more, but domineering Sevastyan isn’t ready to talk about his past.

The star of the book is
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Beth
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Have the fire extinguishers ready when you read The Professional: Part 3.

The opening scene immediately smolders into the BDSM Paris underworld and barely cools off from there. Natalie and Sevastyan explore their hidden passions and fantasies, but will it be enough to connect them? If Natalie can't break down Sevastyan's barriers, nothing but heart ache will be in their future. She pulls out all the stops but it doesn't seem to be enough to even dent Sevastyan's armor.

Cole gives us a short glimp
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Wow!! Too short to give out many details!!

Well! Sevastyan has his issues & stays somewhat disconnected to Natalie. Once you find out why he's not discussing his past, it all makes sense. The whole series was intense & NOW we get two more characters to add to this series! Not sure what their books will be titled, but I can Definitely see them coming & I cannot wait! I hope they get with blondes or brunettes though!!

Loved the change of scenery! Russia is a great place to have this sor
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Nette
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, can-t-wait
Holy sexy Siberian! For a serial series, this really surprised me with it's ability to leave me panting after each book. I kept checking the dates to make sure I had it on my kindle. I'm looking forward to the print edition coming in May. I'll definitely be buying it.
Brenna
Meh... I got kinda bored by part 3. Great audiobook though!
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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.
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The Game Maker (3 books)
  • The Professional (The Game Maker, #1)
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