Book Title: His Premier
Series: Sizzling Miami Book 6
Author: Jessie G
Born into wealth and privilege, Colin Sinclair was raised on the knowledge that money could buy anything and everyone had a price. Trouble was no trouble at all, not when the money was there to sweep it under the rug. But those lessons, learned at the knee of his father, were going to be challenged in a way that would change Colin forever.
In middle class suburbia, Arnaud Dechene learned the value of hard work, focus, and dedication to a dream. He was well on his way to achieving it, the role of Premier, when he catches Colin’s eye. Rich snobs didn’t usually do it for him, but there was something about Colin that made him impossible to resist.
Despite being opposites in every way, falling into a relationship was surprisingly—and deceptively—easy, but Arnaud never lost sight of his dream and Colin had trouble accepting that he was second place to anything. When a stupid argument leads to a reckless act, the repercussions leave Arnaud fighting for his life and Colin paying with his own.
With a little meddling from an aging schemer and intentions that are more well-meaning than realistic, their paths will cross again. However, Colin and Arnaud aren’t the same men who loved with abandon. They are older and wiser, with a history that might be too big to overcome.
Fans of the series know revenge is a double-edged sword, forgiveness doesn't always come easy, and forgetting is damn near impossible. But love...well, that may just conquer all.
4.5 out of 5 stars
His Premier is the sixth book in the Sizzling Miami series and can actually be read as a standalone. For a richer reading experience though you may want to read the other books in the series as those characters make appearances in this book.
His Premier is actually the first book that I've read by this author and it definitely won't be the last. In fact, after reading this one I went and scooped up the rest of the books in the series to squeeze into my reading schedule. I really enjoyed the premise of the over arcing series with the men all living together and helping each other get through life after having such awful things happen in their lives.
This story is a second chance romance with a heavy dose of hurt/comfort on both Colin and Arnaud's past and present. They were each other's first love until tragic circumstances tore them apart and sent Colin to prison for most of his 20's. Now, out of prison, he's learning his new normal but with a very heavy dose of guilt still hanging over him. Colin's family and Arnaud conspire to have Colin see Arnaud dance one of his performances. Instead of helping Colin remove some of his guilt, he feels even worse and considers leaving town and his support network. Arnaud and Colin finally meet on neutral ground again and come to an agreement while Arnaud also offers Colin's company a job redoing a historical building for him. While Colin's inner thoughts are in turmoil he can't push Arnaud away.
The reason this book grabbed my attention at first, is Arnaud's character being a dancer. They are one of my weaknesses as a main character in a book. I wasn't sure what to expect out of the rest of the book but I was very pleased with the storyline and both the main and secondary characters. His Premier is a very well written story but it does jump timelines as it tells the main characters history in a series of flashbacks. While I know this is a sticking point for some readers, the flashbacks are well done and fit into the story perfectly.
The author does not miss a beat with either the backstory or their current re-introduction and the romance that redevelops between them. This is a couple that is meant to be with each other even after eight plus years apart and so many obstacles that could have easily kept them apart even longer. This is one I'd highly recommend to read both as part of the series and as a standalone second chance at love romance. I look forward to reading much more from this author in the future.
Like many readers, the dream of being a writer has been with me a long time. After three decades of trying, I'd begun to doubt. Thanks to social media, I followed my favorite authors hoping to glean some words of wisdom as I pounded out half-formed ideas with alarming regularity. Two repetitive themes emerged: To be a great writer you must read a lot and your butt must be in the chair every day like it's a job. The more you write, the easier it will be to write and the better you will be at writing. I took that advice to heart and write every day. With three series in the works and counting, it's been amazing to have made this dream my reality.
I am a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics and happily ever after. I'm a lover of strong secondary characters and series filled with families, biological or chosen. All are themes you'll find throughout my books.
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