Past Hurts is the first suspenseful novel in the Sizzling Miami Series. Originally published in 2014, Past Hurts has been rewritten and expanded, adding more than twenty thousand words to the overall story. If you love mystery and second chance romance, then you’ll love this newly expanded version by Jessie G.
Abandoned by his mother and raised by a judgmental, homophobic father on the unforgiving streets of Overtown, Davin Monroe knows a lot about survival and little about love.
As heir to the family business, Alaric Bennett’s innate strength makes him the pillar upon which the family problems fall, but leaves him emotionally abandoned by those that need him.
One chance meeting and five beautiful years together do not prepare them for the dark, depraved jealousy threatening their hard-earned happiness.
Now a killer has forced Detective Monroe to face the past and the only man his heart has ever wanted. With only one shot at redemption, Alaric is determined to uncover the truth and bring his lover home for good.
Before they can get back together, Alaric and Davin will have to unravel the secrets that tore them apart. But will the truth be enough to heal their past hurts?
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What Readers Are Saying
This story is very powerful with big characters, exciting action, drama, crime and best of all a great love story! Police Detective Davin Monroe is working on the case of a serial killer when one of the victims turns out to be a man he knows very well. The victim is the brother of his once lover, Alaric Bennett. They had been separated in a violent and ugly way eight years earlier but seeing each other again it is obvious to both of them that their feelings haven’t changed. But the hidden scandals of the past will have to be exposed for them to be together. A truly remarkable story. I have read it many times and it always seems fresh. – 5 stars from nowyat on Amazon
True crime meets M/M romance. Davin Monroe and Alaric Bennett are an openly gay couple in college. Davin is gang raped. Through some misunderstandings they are separated for 8 years. Davin is now a cop and has to deliver bad news to Alaric Bennett’s family bringing them together once again. There is so much pain jammed packed into this story with rape, murder, drug cartels; and then yes hot sex, and a romantic love story. I found it very refreshing. The way the writer used small amounts of flashbacks was perfect. Definitely a page turner, I didn’t want to put it down. This was my first book by Jessie G. I’m looking forward to book 2. – 5 stars from Debbora6 on Amazon
The first story in the Sizzling Miami Series this book was magnificently well written and refreshingly gripping. The story centers around detective Davin Monroe. The relationship between him and Alaric Bennett seem to be the catalyst for the disasters that are going on around them years after their lives were destroyed. This story was fast paced with a terrific murder mystery running through it. The characters were well developed the story was top notch with its many twists and turns and multi layered plots. This was one of the books that you just can’t put down. The relationship between Davin and Alaric was smart, sexy and unique. The way they handled themselves was amazing and refreshing to read. I enjoyed everything about this story, from the crime drama to the character interaction. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!! – 5 stars from Sue Allen on Amazon