Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Blog Tour - The Next Sin by Georgia Cates

An epic tale of revenge and love in a new romantic trilogy from the New York Times best-selling author of The Beauty Series.

Bleu MacAllister is in hiding less than three months when Sinclair Breckenridge discovers her whereabouts. Her former lover, the future leader of a criminal organization known as The Fellowship, resists the tug of his heart heartstrings in her direction. Instead, he opts to watch over his beloved from afar. And she has no idea. But Sin's sacrifice is short-lived. His bonny lass is a hunted traitor. He fears Abram's assassins are closing in, leaving him with one solution for saving Bleu--make her his wife. Marriage seems an easy fix for their dilemma but wedded bliss is brief when the couple finds trouble lying in wait beyond the realm of the brotherhood. Will the original revenge seeker find herself the object of collateral damage?

One Last Sin – Release Date – March 23, 2015

A Necessary Sin- Book 1 of The Sin Trilogy – Release Date: Dec 29
Bleu MacAllister is consumed. A horrific childhood incident has caused every decision in her life to revolve around bringing a monster to justice. With years spent studying The Fellowship, an organized crime brotherhood of liars, thieves, and killers, Bleu will rely on her skills as a special agent to cut Thane Breckenridge off at the knees. But walking hand in hand with retribution means risking collateral damage, in the form of Breckenridge’s son Sinclair—until Sin becomes so much more than Bleu bargained for. She’s always known this undertaking would place her life in danger—she never imagined her heart would be as well.

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4.5 Stars by Lisa Kane

Sometimes the middle book of a trilogy drags a little-almost like it's filler to get from Point A to Point B-that couldn't be further from the case with Georgia Cates' The Next Sin. This installment is as suspenseful and steamy and riveting as A Necessary Sin.

At the end of the first book, Sinclair Breckenridge had found out that Bleu MacAllister had infiltrated The Fellowship in order to get to his father.\, Thane. She believed he murdered her mother and by going through his son, Sin, she could get to his father and kill him. But she turned the tables on him and left him handcuffed while she went back to America.
Three months have passed and she misses him like crazy. Her sister Ellison, knows she met a guy but doesn't realize all the implications.

"My God, Bleu. Look at the way he's holding you're his everything. I don't know how you walked away from him."

Bleu's father, Harry is at a hospice and hasn't long to live. She is bored and restless and depressed. Her sister convinces her to have a girls' night out at Coyote Ugly. She goes and runs into Cody Wilson, a friend of the family's she once casually ended up delivering a kick to his junk when he surprised her by kissing her when they were kids. It's been twelve years since they've seen each other. Turns out he is in a band and they are short a fiddler. With a little help from Johnnie Walker, she fills the bill for a little Devil Went Down to Georgia and actually enjoys herself. (I haven't figured out yet if this guy is more than he appears to be)

When Cody drops her off, Sin is in her house. He's been having her watched for weeks. No way is he going to let her go. In spite of the craziness of both their worlds, she's it for him. Since the story is told in both POV's we get to read his thoughts too.

I act as her protector from afar and she has no idea. She believes she's hidden from The Fellowship-and me-but she couldn't be more wrong. I'm always here, keeping a watchful eye on her and the MacAllister family.

He knows his uncle Abram is having her tracked down in order to take her out. But how can he stop that? Well, in The Fellowship, wives and children are off limits, they can never be violated, so if they marry, she will be protected. Convincing Bleu might of this might be more of a challenge than he bargained for. What about her difficulties with fertility? How can she leave her family? Can she live with the things he does? Would she be content living in Scotland the rest of her life? What about her sister; she would never be safe in Edinburgh?

I know my Bonny Bleu. She'll never marry into the brotherhood if she believes its leader murdered her mother. I have to convince her my dad is innocent of the crime.

This one decision leads them down a different path than either anticipated. Sin is divine in dealing with her father. (All his dealings with her father in this book pushed him that much further up the swoon worthy ladder for me!)

Their life in Scotland will never be drama free. Bleu is still obsessed with finding her mother's killer. Sin's life is constantly on the line as he prepares to take over the reins from Abram. There is a rival mob known as The Order and they are ruthless. They have no respect for women and do not hesitate to retaliate in a ruthless fashion.

There are dangers from without and within. Leaders who are jealous of Sin and distrustful of his new wife work against him. Bleu follows leads to find out who killed her mother and is putting herself in harm's way. Sin and Bleu want nothing more than to lead as simple a life as possible (for one of the biggest heads of the Scottish mob) and to start a family. If only life were that simple...

The Next Sin ends on a cliffy, which is no surprise as this series is a trilogy. I am anticipating the conclusion and have so many scenarios in my head for how I think it will play out.

It's a ginormous relief to know I'm not alone. "I'm scared too, but very happy."
"There's nothing wrong with being afraid." He puts his arms around me and squeezes.
"We can be scared together."


I touch the screen. I stroke my finger down his face but it feels nothing like the real thing. I close my eyes so I can imagine the way his scruff felt against my skin.
He rarely grew what I would call a beard. He always kept his facial hair short and scruffy. And I loved it, especially when he would drag his face down the center of my body just to hear me squeal. But the best was when he’d push the crotch of my panties aside and rub his chin up and down between my legs.
“Holy shit, Bleu. That’s him, isn’t it?” I jerk when I hear Ellison’s voice over my shoulder. “That’s the man you were with in Scotland.”
I’m so stupid. I can’t believe I’ve allowed her to sneak up and catch me looking at this photograph. I was preoccupied. That’s my only excuse.
Ellison has interrogated me nonstop about my relationship with Sin. I’ve been vague. She’s on a need-to-know-only basis. That means I haven’t told her shit. But I want to. I need someone to tell me this excruciating pain in my heart is going to ease.
“Yes.” That’s my Breck. My admission feels like a ton of bricks lifted from my shoulders.
“Damn. That is one hottie Scottie.”
“I know.” I sigh as I prop my chin in my hand. I look at the handsome face of the only man in this world besides my father who has been willing to take me the way I am.
Two men. Both know the darkness I carry inside. But they love me anyway.
I’ve lost one. I’m losing the other. And it’s killing me.
“My God, Bleu. Look at the way he’s holding you … like you’re his everything. I don’t know how you walked away from him.”
You’d be surprised by the things you can do when you’re staring death in the face.
“My job was over.”
“You haven’t told me anything about it. Or him. Was it good?”
I recall the words he used to describe what being together was like for him. “The best ever.”
“You don’t think you’ll see him again?”
“No.” I won’t if I want to continue to live.

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

Representation: All questions regarding subsidiary rights for any of my books, inquiries regarding foreign translation and film rights should be directed to Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich.

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