Blog Tour ~ His Premier (Sizzling Miami Book 6) by Jessie G ~ (Review, Teasers + Giveaway)
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.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***
I have to make a confession, I haven't read any of the previous books in this series, I have read and loved the books in the Devils Pride MC series, though, which are a spin-off of the Sizzling Miami series. That said, this book can perfectly be read as a standalone. Yes, there are a lot of recurring characters and yes, it's probably best to read the other books at some point (which I'll do, as soon as I have some free time), but I didn't feel too lost, since the main focus is on the main couple, Colin and Arnaud and their journey.
Colin and Arnaud met when they were just 17 years old. Arnaud was a driven middle-class boy with dreams of making it big as a dancer and Colin was born to a wealthy family and was just going through the motions, knowing his life had already been mapped out for him by his father. Once they start going out, Arnaud becomes the driving force for Colin's life, his dream and passion. But when tragedy strikes, Colin's dream will turn into a nightmare he can't wake up from... until they meet again ten years later. Will they be able to get a second chance at love?
This book was amazing! All I could've hoped for after reading the blurb and more, so much more. From the first few chapters where Colin and Arnaud met and then through the despair when things started going wrong for them, Jessie G captured both my heart and my attention. I fell hard for Colin and I just wanted to cuddle him and promise it'll all be alright. And while I was kind of angry at some point with Arnaud, the author actually made it so that I ended up falling for him when he did all he needed to prove to Colin he was worthy of forgiveness and love again.
I really enjoyed the secondary characters as they added a lot of depth to the story, without robbing protagonism to Colin and Arnaud. I would've like to see more of Charlotte, but I hope we get more of her in the next book, which will be the continuation of Colin and Arnaud's story.
All in all, this has been one of my favorite reads this year! It was enthralling, angsty, yet filled with love and hope and forgiveness, with engaging characters I couldn't get enough of and written in a very realistic manner considering all the issues dealt with in the book!
Rating: 5+ Stars!!!
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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