I’m a doctor. Mobster. Killer.
My hands are covered in filth. I don’t have the right to touch anything as clean and pure as Ellison MacAllister.
I distance myself … always remaining obscure, composed, restrained.
Careful to never allow my eyes to linger too long.
Careful to hide my interest.
Careful to keep my burning desire buried beneath the surface.
I do it for her—suffer in silence—because it’s what is best for the woman I love.
And she has no idea.
She’ll be initiated as a Fellowship member soon. One of my mafia brothers will go through endurance so he’ll earn the right to claim her.
Make her his wife.
Kill. Me. Slowly.
I’m running out of time. Only a month remains before she’s beyond my reach forever.
I want to taste her. Share sleepless nights. Ride out her storm.
I want to give her the kind of nights she will still feel between her legs the next morning.
I want us to share the kind of passion that forms on our skin and drips down to saturate the sheets.
Between the sweat and the moans and the messy hair, I want her to know how hard she’s been loved.
To have her is to taint her.
I should stay away. But I won’t. I can’t.
I’m a selfish bastard.
A selfish bastard in love.
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 Mac and Doc Stars ~
AMAZING!!!! That truly sums up my feelings about this book. I absolutely LOVE Georgia Cates writing!!
What happens when you love a woman but you don’t think you are good enough for her??
You get a lot of angst but an outstanding love story. That is what Ellison and Jamie’s story is. I was sucked into to their lives and felt everything they felt. My heart and emotions went a wild rollercoaster ride with these two.
Endurance is the fourth book in Georgia’s Sin Series but is a complete standalone. It can be read without having to read the first three books, but I wouldn’t recommend it. This storyline takes off from where the first three books finish. Yes it is a completely new couple in this book, but we do meet them in the previous books. Also there is information that you get by reading the previous books, that I think will help the reader along in this story. Although I will say Georgia does an amazing job filling in as many blanks as she can in this book so the reader isn’t lost. I just feel that to fully appreciate this couple and their backstory, a reader should read the other books.
I loved that she wrote this book in Dual POV and that there isn’t a cliffhanger. We get a complete story with this book. I loved that she does set up the story for the next book in this series, that comes out in 2017. I am excited to see where she takes the new couple 😉
As I said before this book is based on Ellison (Bleu’s sister) and Jamie (Sin’s BFF and fellowship brother). We met them in the previous books. Their story starts off where the end of One Last Sin ended. Ellison has decided to stay in Edinburgh and to do that she must join The Fellowship….but to do that she must be claimed by a Fellowship member. She wants it to be Jamie. Jamie has been in love with Ellison for a while now and would love nothing more than to claim Ellison and make her his wife. But because of the path he has chosen in the Fellowship, he doesn’t feel he can protect her the way she needs to be protected. So as you can guess, this brings on some serious push and pull between them. Will Jamie ever be able to feel worthy of Ellison?? Will he claim her as his and make her his wife and a member of The Fellowship?? Will Ellison be able to change Jamie’s mind?? You need to read Endurance to find out the answers to those questions.
Another reason I would recommend reading the Sin Trilogy (Bleu and Sin’s stories) is because we see both Bleu and Sin a lot in this book. I feel this book would spoil their story if it is read first. I loved that we get to see Bleu and Sin after their story ended. I love continuing past couples so we see how they turn out down the road. Plus I wasn’t ready for their story to be over after book 3. I also liked that we got more of Westlyn, Leith and Lorna in this book.
So if you are looking for an angst filled love story that will captivate and intrigue you all the way through, then you definitely need to read Endurance!!!
Chapter 5: Jamie’s POV
“I don’t mind your stuff being all over our bedroom. And our bathroom. And the hallway leading from the staircase.” Trust me. Her shite is every-fucking-where. “I knew what I was getting into when I asked a high-maintenance lass like yourself to move in with me.”
Ellison giggles. “You did not. You knew zero about what it would be like living with me. And I can guarantee that whatever you’re thinking you’ve gotten yourself into with me ain’t even close to the reality of it.”
“Then why don’t you tell me?”
“I was thinking I would show you.” She grins and I’ve come to know in a short while that it’s a sure sign of mischief. “That is if you think you can handle it.”
“I promise I won’t be the one who can’t handle it.” I already know what kind of lover she likes and wants.
And I very much want to be the alpha she wants.
I pick Ellison up and throw her over my shoulder to carry her to the bed. Well, to the mattress on the floor.
I was planning to wait until bedtime to fuck her—after the work was done and everything was in place—but she’s made it impossible for me to wait another minute.
I toss her on the mattress and stand over her while I pull my T-shirt over my head and start working to get my jeans off. “I’m done waiting to have you.”
She smiles as her eyes survey my body. “I’ve been wondering what you look like underneath your shirt.”
“I approve one hundred percent.”
“Take off your clothes, Mac. I want to watch you get naked.” My voice is stern. I’ll be the one in control. The one taking what I want. The one who’ll be completely unapologetic. Exactly what she said she wanted.
It’s November, that time of year where Scotland experiences more darkness than light. The sun is long gone, so the room is illuminated only by the soft lamp on the bedside table. It’s actually sort of perfect.
Ellison sits up and pulls her shirt over her head. Black and hot-pink lace covers what I already know is a beautiful pair of tits that fit my hands perfectly. And I can’t wait to get my hands on them again.
Her lovely breasts tumble out of her bra and she tosses it on the mattress before pushing her thumbs into the waistband of her yoga pants to drag them down her legs. A tiny black and hot-pink lace triangle barely covers the mound between her thighs.
She’s completely naked when she falls backward on the mattress, her feet apart and knees pressed together. Waiting. “No, Mac. You don’t get to close your legs on me. I want to see you. All. Of. You.” I put my palms together and then pull them apart to widen the space between my hands. “Spread them.”
She bites her bottom lip—an attempt to mask her grin—as her knees slowly fall apart. “Is this what you want to look at?”
My underwear is tight. My cock is straining hard against the fabric so I push them down and out of the way. “I think this is a sure sign I want to do more than look at it.”
Ellison grins. “Mmm. Someone’s eager.”
“You have no idea.”
I go to my knees and crawl over Ellison. “I’ve imagined us like this no less than a million times. I’ve seen it happen in my head over and over.”
Ellison brings my hand to her mouth to kiss my palm. “I’ve imagined us together too. I can’t tell you how many times.”
My mouth connects with hers and she opens wide to invite my tongue inside to play. Silky. Slippery. Seductive. I like this game very much.
A little taunting. A little tickling. A lot of teasing. This woman knows how a man likes to be kissed.
I drag my mouth away from her lips and kiss that spot below her ear before moving down the side of her neck. My hands similarly mimic the downward motion beginning at her ribcage and moving lower on her sides, waist, and hips.
She pushes her fingers into the top of my hair and arches her back when I move lower to suck her nipple into my mouth. A soft gasp/moan expels from her chest when my tongue licks the erect point.
I know she’s going to squirm so I grasp her bum hard and hold her in place as I move lower to kiss the top of her pubic bone. “Doc, this teasing . . . it’s torture.”
“Do you want my mouth on you?”
She lifts her hips and squirms. “Yesss. So badly.”
She jolts when my tongue darts out and licks the top of her slit. “Ohhh.”
I tickle her clit with my tongue and then lick once. Twice. Three times. “I love the way you taste. And smell.”
She rocks her hips in a back and forth motion against my mouth. Her body shudders and a moan is released when my tongue works her in a circular motion. “More?”
“Please. Feels so good.”
Pleasing Ellison. Hearing her moans. Licking her until she comes. I’m going to enjoy this.