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Title: His Premier
Author: Jessie G
Publisher: *Not Listed
Genre: Gay Romance
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.
As a lifetime reader of series romance, I have a love / hate relationship with the overall concept of a series. Whether each book centers around the same relationship or different relationships, takes place in the same small town or varies in location, series books tend to have a common theme and writing style.
Depending on the reader, that commonality can either be a comfort or a bore. The series either becomes a go-to because you know what to expect or you give up. I have my go-to series because I know that even if I’m not in the mood today for whatever that common thread is, I will be soon.
When I began writing Past Hurts, I didn’t intend to write a series. I most assuredly did not intend to write a police series. Then we met Bull, Saul, and Javier at the end of that book and Sizzling Miami was born. As the concept took root in my brain, I wrote this tag line:
“Do not let the travel brochures fool you, Miami is not all swaying palm trees and crystal blue waters. Beneath the tourist facade lies a city of hard working, hard playing, hard living men willing to kill for their shot at happily ever after.”
To me, that leaves the door open for anything. In my mind, I wanted the common thread to be family and redemption, in whatever form either might take. Period. And I think I’ve succeeded in writing 5 very different intersecting story lines.
My greatest hope when someone picks up a book in this series is that they leave their expectations behind. Beyond wanting to see your favorite characters, of course. If you’ve read all six books, you know that you’ll get some ratio of romance, angst, foreshadowing, culmination and HEA. What you may not realize is that I focus hard on making each character and story line individual so that every book is unique piece to a bigger puzzle.
I’m inclined to think that His Premier is the most unique one yet, but then Safety in Numbers was truly unto itself. What I can say is that Colin and Arnaud bear little resemblance to the other characters in the series and their problems are as individual as they are.
Perhaps the biggest compliment I could get is to have a reader tell me they didn’t see it coming. That nothing, not even my subtle and not-so-subtle scenes of foreshadowing prepared them for what came next. Why? Because I want my series books to comfort you while still being fresh and exciting. I fear ever hearing someone say they gave up on the Sizzling Miami series because I wrote the same story over and over.
This book can be read as a standalone easily and, hopefully, you’ll be intrigued enough to go back to see where this crazy ass family began.
About the Author
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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