- Release Date
- January 2018
- Book 1 of de Vincent
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers the unforgettable story of a woman whose new life has just begun—but may end in murder...
Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia's starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou—and a scorching encounter with a stranger, only to discover he's Lucian de Vincent... her new employer. The de Vincent brothers share a massive fortune and a dark reputation. Julia cares for their troubled sister, but a menacing presence in the mansion—and the ever-present temptation of Lucian—prove dangerously distracting.
Lucian's grandmother claimed de Vincent men fall in love once—and hard. Apparently, it's Lucian's turn. Julia's compassionate care of his twin makes Lucian want to lay himself bare. But some secrets are better for Julia not to know.
The recent "suicide" of Lucian's father is the latest in a string of deaths on the estate. Someone is eliminating the de Vincents. And the best way to get to Lucian may be through Julia...
Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Aug 11, 2018 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
71 people found the following review helpful
When his father was found hanging in his own office, Lucian de Vincent and his family come under suspicion. After all, none of them could be accused of actually being upset that the old man was gone. It couldn't have come at a worse time, however, as Julia Hughes is about to come on board as a nurse for his catatonic sister. When Julia met "Tyler" at a bar, she fell quickly under his spell. Naturally, the infuriating man turns out to be her new boss. Living in the de Vincent family compound and staying away from Lucian isn't going to be easy, but with the money they're paying her, she'll make it work. Despite her vows to keep away, Lucian's persistent pursuit of Julia wears down her defenses, and she's helpless to resist his dark charms. Not everything is as it seems with the de Vincent family, and every single one of them will need to stay on their toes.
MOONLIGHT SINS, the first book in the de Vincent series, is a dark and sensual read that hooked me from page one. I was fascinated by the de Vincent's home, both dark and deadly, full of secrets, death and scandals. Lucian was intriguing, his dogged pursuit of Julia absolutely made me drool. Julia tried her best to stay away, and I loved both her resistance and her surrender. While the beginning and end of the book kept me enthralled, the middle left something to be desired. It was slow and didn't do a lot to advance the story. Even so, the ending wasn't what I anticipated, which I enjoyed. I'll likely pick up more books in the de Vincent series to find out what Gave and Dev get up to.
Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; some condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; violence and murder.
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