Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Captor becomes lover…
I’m a marksman. Mobster. Deadly assassin.
My job is to protect my brotherhood, but that isn’t my only responsibility.
I’m Kieran Hendry, the up-and-coming leader of The Order, and a new duty calls. I must take a wife.
A wife I don’t know.
A wife born into a position at the top of The Fellowship hierarchy.
A wife who will forge a strong alliance between her brotherhood and mine.
A wife I don’t want.
I knew next to nothing about Westlyn Breckenridge when I abducted her, but I quickly discover that she’s intelligent, strong, defiant, selfless. And beautiful.
One night with her is all it takes for me to see that she is no typical Mafia princess. I’m hopeful this arranged marriage won’t be the miserable union I imagined it to be. But convincing my intended to give us a chance won’t be easy when she sees me as the enemy. The brute who kidnapped her. The vile fiend who threatened to do as he wished with her body.
It’s true. I am all those things. I had cruel intentions. But everything has changed. My affection for her is unexpected. My love, unintended.
I loved this dark and sexy mob story, full of action and passion. I was drawn, once again, into the dark and dangerous underworld created with talent by Georgia Cates. The Order, the rival organization to The Fellowship, has a new leader coming into power, Lennox Hendry. He is acting as leader until his son Kieran steps into the role.
Kieran wants a partnership with The Fellowship, to stop unnecessary blood spilling. He intends to enter into a marriage treaty with Westlyn Breckenridge, Sin’s cousin. Their arranged marriage would be purely a means to an end, a way to seal a peace treaty.
Kieran is a ruthless hit man, intense, brooding, badass and cocky. He doesn’t enjoy being a killer, but this role is his contribution to his syndicate, he is a protector. He is impressed by Westlyn’s selflessness, her sassy personality and her big heart. She has the power to affect him from the start, she is his only weakness. He is determined to win her over, work for her affection. Kieran is protective and possessive with Westlyn.The chemistry between them is off the charts. They are drawn together since day one and they aren’t about to stop the pull. I loved these characters, they are perfectly attuned.
I absolutely love the way Georgia Cates tells a story, her writing is amazing. This book was intriguing and captivating. And the way the author penned the evolution of Kieran and Westlyn’s relationship is nothing short of intense! This book is a spin-off from The Sin Trilogy. It can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the series in order, it’s really worth it!
It’s my body reacting to him, not my head. It must be hormones and sex drive. Those two things combined have the power to make people do things they wouldn’t normally do.
“You’re trembling.” He grazes the back of his fingers down my cheek and my stomach does some kind of flip. “Do I frighten you?”
I look away because I can’t tell him that it isn’t fear giving me the trembles.
He grasps my chin and forces me to look at him. “Do. I. Frighten. You?”
He rubs my bottom lip with his thumb. “Then what is it?”
I shake my head.
He leans in for another kiss but stops before his lips touch mine. We’re so close I can feel his breath on my mouth. Just like last night when my body turned to mush.
I’m quivering and my breath has become more rapid. I may even be a little lightheaded.
His bottom lip grazes mine, but he still doesn’t kiss me. “I’ll back off right now if it’s what you want.”
I don’t want him to back off. I also don’t want him to know that I don’t want him to back off. Feels too much like giving in to something I’m not supposed to crave.
“I’m going to kiss you.”
I’m his captive. We made an agreement. I must submit without a fight per our deal to maintain Ellison’s safety.
Yeah. Keep telling yourself that, Wes. Maybe if you say it enough, you’ll start to believe it.
His fingers lace through my hair and he holds me prisoner when he lowers his mouth to mine. I open, giving his tongue an invitation to come inside. The two meet, and together they become erotic dance partners with Kieran taking the lead.
I’ve only had one very forgettable kiss in my life. But this kiss… I could live a million years and never forget it or the way I feel right now.
He stops, his lips hovering over mine. His breath warm against my skin. “More or stop? Your decision.”
He’s asking me to venture further with him. My body says yes, but my head tells me that one more step will take me to a place I shouldn’t go with this man. I’m twenty-three and being kissed for the second time in my life. I don’t want this to stop. “More.”
My Review of The Sin Trilogy
Rating : 4 out of 5 Stars
This trilogy was really good. It was exactly the kind of story I hoped it would be. Fast-paced, suspenseful, action-packed, steamy and not overly dark, it geared more towards romantic suspense than gritty mob story. I found the heroine, Bleu Mac Allister, very refreshing and badass. Her mother was murdered and she has hunted her presumed murderer, Thane Breckenridge, with the intention of exacting revenge and executing him. She intends to infiltrate his criminal organization, The Fellowship, and penetrate the Breckenridge’s inner circle. She is a former FBI special agent, with enough experience to execute her revenge plot.
Thane’s son, Sinclair “Sin” Breckenridge is her target. He will be collateral damage in her plan to make him fall in love with her. Sin is brooding, intense, self-centered and dangerous. He is very alpha and oozes sex appeal. As the heir to one the most powerful crime families in Scotland, he lives a life of power and danger, on the wrong side of the law. He trusts no one until they have proven themselves trustworthy.
Georgia Cates weaves a web so deep and complex that you can’t figure what is going to happen next. Bleu is confused by her attraction to Sin, he is a killer. It is absolutely not part of her plan, but she can’t keep him at arm’s length. I loved watching these two characters fall for each other against their better judgement. It seems that the man Bleu stalked for years is not the man she loves, despite his dirty deeds. She can’t hate him and she can’t live without him.
Bleu has become a target amid tensions with a rival organization that has the habit of lashing out against The Fellowship through the women. Sin thrives on control, but around Bleu he has none. In the end, the essence of this book is what we all ultimately love, a hot and sexy hero, who is desperately in love and can’t think of anything else other than to worship and protect his woman from everything and everyone. Bleu and Sin’s smoldering romance combines intense passion with intrigue and danger in a fast-paced and enjoyable story.
A copy of this book was generously provided by the author and Give Me Books.
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars
Endurance is a spin-off from The Sin Trilogy. It is the story of Jamie Breckenridge, Sin’s cousin, and Ellison MacAllistair, Bleu’s sister. Ellison has made the decision to stay in Scotland permanently. At first, she was clueless about the ins and outs of the criminal world, and she isn’t sure she can accept this world as her own. But she left everything behind and is falling hard for Jamie.
Jamie is not into dating or relationship. He has been fighting his attraction to Ellison. As the sister-in-law of The Fellowship leader, she will be a target and she needs to be claimed by a man who can protect her. Jamie is a doctor and medical school takes him away from home, leaving him unable to protect Ellison. She is his number one concern and he is convinced he isn’t the right man for her. And yet he can’t stay away from her.
The battle of dominance between The Fellowship and The Order is ongoing, with numerous casualties among their men. Ellison is an experienced trauma nurse and can help him handle the wounded. They are a great team and a great romance couple. Jamie and Ellison started as acquaintances, became friends and their friendship blossomed into romance and true love. Jamie is ready to pay the price of endurance to ensure that Ellison is accepted into The Fellowship.
I really enjoyed this beautiful story of love triumphing over all obstacles! Endurance is a standalone, but I would recommend reading The Sin Trilogy first, it’s really worth it!
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 music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.