Saturday, December 27, 2014

review || A NECESSARY SIN { blog tour }


A Necessary Sin by Georgia Cates

Publisher: Georgia Cates Books (12/29/2014)
Series: Sin Trilogy, book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: InkSlinger
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My Rating: ★★★★1/2

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.

The Next Sin (February 9, 2015) || goodreads

One Last Sin (March 23, 2015) || goodreads

about Georgia Cates || 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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{ teaser }
Sinclair Breckenridge’s POV

“I’m in the business of boundaries and limits. I’m aware of what mine are and how far I’m willing to go to get my job accomplished. It can include lying and sometimes stealing.” I wait a moment for driving the last nail into the coffin. “And perhaps the occasional killing.”
“How do you feel when you do those things?”
“Powerful.” I purposely choose that word because it’s the one she used to describe how she felt when she brought Duff to his knees. I want her to see just how similar we are.
She watches out the window for a minute before speaking again. “Do you like the way it feels?”
I can’t lie. I get a high from it. “Very much.”
Another minute passes. “Okay.”
What? “Just … okay?”
“Would you like me to be horrified?” she asks. “I can do that if it would make you feel better or improve your opinion of me.”
She’s no fucking Pollyanna. So I guess there’s no reason for her to pretend to be. “No. Okay works for me.”
I’m not sure if I should be disturbed by her lack of appall. It feels like a double standard to be shocked by an absence of dismay.
My God, has the pot met the kettle? “I wish I could get inside your head.”
“No, you don’t,” she says. “My mind is a dark place to be.”
I think I may have met the perfect woman. In her eyes, I’m not a monster at all.

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{ review } .

I was extremely torn with this book.

I loved the prologue... but after that, it took a good little bit for me to feel invested in the story. I went back and forth, back and forth -- I liked it, I trudged through it, I liked it and couldn't put it down, to oh my goodness, I needed something else to read.

However, in the end -- I liked the book. I wouldn't necessarily say I loved the book, but I enjoyed it well and good, and am invested enough in it to want THE NEXT SIN and ONE LAST SIN released yesterday... because I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS

To be fair.... The last 25% or so of the books was a can't-put-it-down type of read for me.

Surely Sin doesn't just let her walk away. Besides, there's still so much for them to talk about! Oy vey...

I guess my biggest issue with this book was Bleu --

Sin stood up against the Brotherhood for her; he's beaten to a bloody pulp for her; he shares things with her he's told no one -- heck, at the forefront of it all, he allows her in his home then shares a secret with her even his mother (estranged in bits as she may be) doesn't know. And when it's Bleu's turn to do the same? Yeah, she fails.

I have a difficult time with books about deception. I understand that it happens. I completely understand Bleu's reasons for infiltrating herself into the Breckenridge household. But once she started to have feelings for Sin, she should have altered her course. Sure, she does a bit when her opportunity to complete her mission is right in front of her, but in the end... she still is trying to find ways to make her wanted outcome complete.

By falling in love with Sin, she knows that what she plans on doing will ruin everything. Sin is not just a man -- he's in the equivalent of a Scottish mafia (but, as Sinclair points out, the mafia is Italian, and he is a Scot). While Bleu is being dishonest about her intentions, Sin is falling for her in ways he never thought possible. He knows what claiming a woman outside of the Brotherhood can and will do to him. He's just hopeful that due to his being in charge of the group in the near future, that the Brotherhood will see past it. As stated a little bit above, he takes the necessary steps to allow Bleu, an outsider, into the group, even though there are men in the Brotherhood who insist that what Bleu says of herself is false -- she looks too much like Sin's father's dead American lover to not be Amanda's daughter.

I'm curious as to what the following books will go through. I wonder how Sin will deal with everything. I wonder how far Bleu will go. I wonder how the Brotherhood will react when they learn that Sin doesn't abide by their wants.

...I'm curious about the true reasons Amanda died. I'm guessing it has a lot to do with the Brotherhood.

"I love you like a fucking lunatic. It's going to kill me to watch you walk out the door but I understand why you must do it. It isn't safe for you to stay. I want you to go until I have time to figure out how to handle this with the brotherhood. I'm going to make it okay with them, and after I do, I'll come for you."
He has no idea who he's dealing with. I can't be found if I don't want to be. 

...sorry, Bleu; my money's on Sin.

Oh, I can't wait for the rest of the books! 

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