Title: Redemption: A Sin Series Standalone Novel
Series: The Sin Trilogy Book 6
Author: Georgia Cates
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 18, 2018
I was on my way to having everything that I wanted… until I opened that door. That’s when my entire world shattered. In a single second, my happy life was gone.
She broke my heart. There, I admit it. But a Fellowship man doesn’t mourn the loss of a woman. He moves on to the next one. And the next. But what I quickly discover is that it doesn’t matter how many women I’m with. I’ll never find one who can replace Lorna Frazier.
I’ve been an arse, doing everything within my power to hurt her. And I’ve been successful at it. But it doesn’t heal the pain of losing the woman that I love. She is my everything, and I’m nothing without her.
Apart, we’re weak. Together, we’re strong.
Apart, we’re in hell. Together, we’re in heaven.
Apart, we’re broken. Together, we’re whole.
I won’t give up on us.
In the last five books of Georgia Cates’ The Sin series, readers have watched Leith Duncan and Lorna Frazier’s relationship/friendship/love affair crash and burn numerous times due to hurt feelings, broken hearts, and scathing words that can’t be taken back regardless of how much Leith wants them to, and it’s because of his harsh criticisms of Lorna’s past, ones that he is more than culpable in, that completely cuts the fragile and fractured bond that they once shared.
And, because of Leith’s inability to realize just how destructive his behavior has been towards Lorna, whatever little contact they had has ended and now Leith’s left figuring out how to win back the woman who owns his heart, his body, and his soul before she moves on or circumstances in the Fellowship ruin any second…third…fourth chance he may want to take with her.
Leith and Lorna’s story is the one I was dying for Georgia Cates to write. I needed inside both of their heads in order to understand how everything went so wrong and why they continued to hurt each other regardless of the hits that had already been taken and endured. I definitely can’t say that I blame Lorna for her reaction to Leith’s comments or her decision to remove herself from the volatile and heartbreaking situation. All Lorna has ever wanted is to be loved, to be cherished, to be claimed by the man she loves, but, in her mind, it’s too late…too much times has passed and too much damage has been done…too bad Leith doesn’t feel that way and is now ready to fight for the only woman he’s ever loved.
The focus of Redemption is Leith’s attempt(s) to prove to Lorna that she is what he wants…that she’s always been what he wants; he just had to get out of his own way and clearly show her that his words to her are not his true feelings and that he needs her in his life, in his bed, and most importantly, in his heart and soul. This part of the storyline is a gradual process, or at least, it’s supposed to be given how bad things are between Leith and Lorna when the story begins, but because the Fellowship world is one of danger, destruction, and death, which is the secondary story line present, Leith’s progress with Lorna is much more difficult and it forces his hand in a number of significant ways.
Leith and Lorna’s relationship throughout the course of the series has never been healthy; it’s always been mostly about sex and jealousy and until that changes, there’s no way that they can be anything but the hot mess they are. Leith seems ready to make those adjustments, but there is a lot to be sorted through and if things aren’t done in the correct order or with extreme care, everything Leith and Lorna have wanted to have together will never occur.
Georgia Cates ends The Sin series in the best possible way because Leith and Lorna are the last part of the primary group that needed to find their way, and because they do, even if it’s a battle, I’m satisfied with where the series finishes because despite the fact I hate to see these characters’ stories end, the knowledge that they’re all where they’re supposed to be makes it okay.
4.5 Poison Apples
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.