Blog Tour (Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway): The Next Sin by Georgia Cates

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Title: The Next Sin
Author: Georgoa Cates
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 248 pages
Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis
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?

AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B00RG7HH8I
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-next-sin/id949343301?mt=11

One Last Sin – Release Date – March 23, 2015
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20623840-one-last-sin

Grace Review
WARNING: If you have not read book one yet, I would recommend that you skip reading this review.  It is impossible to talk about this book without spoiling the events of book one.  Read at your own risk.

Bleu left Sin in book one for all the right and wrong reasons.  The right reasons because time was not on her side in regards to her Dad.  And her safety was at risk with Sin’s jackass of an Uncle, Abram, trying to take her down.  The wrong reasons because she didn’t work with Sin to come up with a solution that would work for both of them.  But Sin is a man who is used to getting his way, and he finds a way to right her wrongs.

This book was very different from the first book, in my opinion.  If you frequently read my reviews, you already know how much I love romantic suspense.  Which is why I enjoyed the first book so much.  This book was very different, which is why I gave it the rating I did.  Don’t get me wrong, this is still a good story. But this book was very heavy on the romance and very light on the suspense, which I missed from the first story.

“Into me . . . you see.”

If you were swooning for Sin in book one, just wait.  He does EVERYTHING right in this book.  He puts his Bonny Bleu before everyone, even The Fellowship.  She has been life altering force for him.  Before Bleu all he focused on was work, meaningless sex, with an eye on becoming The Fellowship’s future leader.  With Bleu, his decisions and actions carry more thought behind them.  His goal to become the leader of The Fellowship hasn’t died, but his path to that role and the kind of leader he wants to be, has changed.  Is The Fellowship still dirty?  Yes.  And it’s interesting how Bleu comes to accept that about him.  But Sin doesn’t enjoy some of decisions and actions he has to make, and my gut tells me that depending on how things play out, he might take action to change the ways of The Fellowship.  Leading them down a different path.

I’m not happy about Bleu becoming part of The Fellowship.  But it is what it is – the next sin, you could say.

If you hated Abram in book one, you will be trying to plot his death in this book.  He is ruthless, spineless, and dirty.  Like Bleu, I don’t trust him one bit.  Whether or not he played a role in her Mom’s death remains to be seen, but I am certain his quest for power runs deep and he will do anything to obtain that power.  I’m certain he has some dark secrets that could hurt The Fellowship more than help it.

But I’ll have to wait and see if my two theories are correct. . .

If you are like me and enjoy romantic suspense, I can tell you that everything ratchets up towards the end, with a HUGE cliffhanger.  I’d be pissed at the author, leaving me in that state, if the last book was not releasing for a long time.  But it is releasing on 3/23, so I don’t have long to wait.  Thank God!   That ending was brutal.  And based on where the story left off, I have a feeling that the next book will have a heavy dose of suspense that I crave.

Serials were all the rage last year, and this series follows some of those same ideas.  Fast paced, big cliffhangers, with a minimal wait between the next installment.  And it is that last component that I have to praise.  I don’t feel like this story could be edited down and be impactful for one book.  So the story is a trilogy, and it really seems like the author took the time to plan out the releases.  I wish all book series’ could be timed like this, with less than two months between books.  I’m not a fan of cliffhangers but I can manage them when there isn’t a lot of time between releases, and the author clearly laid out a plan to keep you invested in the series and the characters.  Building tension in the first two books that is sure to lead to an explosive finale.  I can’t wait!

– Grace

*An ARC was received for an honest review.

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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.

Buy Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/book/a-necessary-sin/id945370939?mt=11
http://amzn.com/B00RIA6VI0

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About

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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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AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.amazon.com/Georgia-

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Excerpt

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.

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