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.
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What Readers Are Saying…
Cheri gives it 5 Stars on Amazon
Oh Jessie, you’ve done it again. I loved these characters. Colin has been in the other books, and yet I felt I had no clue going into this one who he was at all. I love him. I ached with him. I loved with him. Arnaud was a complete surprise, too. He is a great counter to Colin, and I really felt their love. I enjoyed their early relationship, and how together they repaired the damage done.
I also cannot wait for Jacky’s story. My heart aches for him. I cannot imagine what his past held, and what his future holds. Jessie gives us a brief glimpse into his life, a small scene, and I just need more.
Leigh gives it 5 Stars on Amazon
Love… that is all I can really say. I loved Colin and Arnaud soooo much.
I felt for Colin throughout. He was punishing himself over and over again for what he did as a stupid kid.. But even through all that he still made a success of himself with his business partnership with Owen.
Arnaud really is the perfect opposite for Colin. I loved him for realizing that Colin needed time and being willing to give it and still work towards their new relationship.
I can’t wait for the next story in the series. I really need for Jacky to have his own story soon also.
BFD Book Blog gives it 5 Stars
These guys…I won’t tell you what happened but I will tell you it was absolutely tragic. And the full impact of what happened isn’t fully realized until almost the end of the book when Colin reflects back during the benefit performance and recognizes everything he’s missed for the last 10 years. When they forget the past and stow away the pain, they are beautiful together. Arnaud’s pushy, quirky, exuberant personality is the perfect balance for Colin’s reserved controlled, privileged personality. Arnaud absolutely brings out the best in Colin. Colin’s adoration of Arnaud had him willing to make every sacrifice for him. In this story, we not only learn of their history and experience the beginning of their healing in the present; Jessie has paved the way for their future. Thankfully, we’re informed at the end of the book there is more to come because these guys aren’t done yet. And we’re not done with them yet.