Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Audiobook Review: A Necessary Sin by Georgia Cates

A Necessary Sin 
by Georgia Cates
Series:  The Sin Trilogy #1
Pub. Date:  Sept. 22, 2015
Publisher:  Audible Studios
Narrator:  Jennifer Mack, Anthony Ferguson
Length:  8 hrs 50 min
Format:  Audiobook

My Rating:  
Sultry Scale:

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. 

This is one of those books that I wish I would have read instead of listening to the audio. The female narrator did a great job. However the male narrator threw me out of the story with his female voices, which all sounded like old high-pitched women affecting a southern accent. It wasn't a true dual narrator where each narrator did their own gender, but instead they switched off by chapter depending on whose point of view we were getting.

So we are grabbed right off the bat by our heroine, Stella Bleu, as a small child witnessing the murder of her mother. Then we jump ahead to Stella as an adult FBI agent planning vengeance on the man responsible. Bleu is quite the capable female, and I had a lot of respect for her achievements and wherewithal. She is quite cunning and has her revenge plot laid to, planning to get to the head of an Irish gang through his son, Sinclair Breckenridge.

Sinclair Breckenridge is a member of the Breckenridge Boys, a gang run by his father, Thane. Sinclair is in law school, a degree which will benefit the gang and allow him to step in when a member gets in legal trouble. Given the lifestyle of the Breckenridge Boys, none seem keen on relationships. So Sin sees something in Bleu that he is not used to, a female playing hard to get. This intrigues him and makes him go after her all the harder. I liked Sin, a lot.

I am not sure that revenge plots are for me. They make it hard for me to believe in the relationship. The whole time Bleu is declaring that she loves Sin, I can't stop thinking that she is there to betray him so its a false love. However, I do not things are quite the way Bleu believes them to be, and I think she may be blind to the truth. I will definitely continue the series to see how this all plays out. But I think I will definitely be reading instead of listening to the audio.

The Sin Trilogy