Series: The Sin Series #5
Author: Georgia Cates
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.
Georgia Cates has been one of my favorite authors for years, ever since I read her Beauty from Pain trilogy. I read her Sin Series last year, but I have not read Endurance yet, which is book 4 in this series. This is technically a standalone, but I highly recommend that you read the first 4 first because you get a better handle on the world and who is who. However, you can definitely read this as a standalone.
I really enjoyed this book, but I felt that the story was not fleshed out as much as it could have been. It primarily focused on the relationship between Kieran and Westlyn, and the rest of the story was just there to move their relationship along. I was missing a lot of the action from the previous books in this one. Unintended still had action but it felt a little anticlimactic. I loved catching up with where the other characters were in their lives. I missed being on The Fellowship side of things, but I loved being introduced to the people of The Order.
Westlyn was sweet, innocent and had a sassy mouth on her that I loved. She fought against her quickly growing feelings toward her captor turned lover, but it was futile. Kieran was a possessive, bossy alpha male that just made me swoon when he showed his protective, sweet side. Kieran went into this with dread, but quickly turned that around when he caught sight of Westlyn. I loved these two together! They were hot and heavy, but also slow and gentle. There are a lot of steamy scenes in this book so beware.
I recommend this book to those who love: mafia romance, dark romance, lots of steamy scenes, virgin heroines with a sassy mouth, and bossy alpha males who will do anything for their mate.
Overall Rating: ★★★.5/★★★★★
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Kieran Hendry makes me feel like a woman. A desired woman. His words, the way he looks at me, his body language. Everything he does is a huge turn-on. Yet I hate this man. Loathe him. But damn, he has a way of touching me that makes me forget every logical thought in my head. It doesn’t make sense to me how I can despise him and at the same time respond so strongly to his touch.
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.”
A Necessary Sin – The Sin Trilogy #1
The Next Sin – The Sin Trilogy #2
One Last Sin – The Sin Trilogy #3
Endurance – A Sin Series Standalone
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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 music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.