Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Review: Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout (De Vincent, #1)

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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...

Read on: January 2nd to January 10, 2018
Read on: eARC


When I started reading Moonlight Sins, I didn't know what to expect. I started the book only to be engulfed in a world where they made their own rules and where nothing is never has it seems.

When you first meet the three De Vincent brothers, you can already tell that something dark is always hovering around them; probably all the skeletons they have hidden in their closets. De Vincent is a wealthy family that always seems to have tragic stories related to it.

In this book, you follow Lucian De Vincent, the middle brother, who is to me the guy that always acts like he doesn't care about anything at all. He goes through woman after woman like they don't matter really. But I have to give him that he's honest about his intentions. He also seems like the kind of guy who never steps away from a challenge which is probably why Julia Hughes intrigued him so much.

When Dev, the older brother, hired Julia to be the in-home nurse for Lucian's twin sister, Madeline, Lucian went to meet with Julia and see for himself who would be taking care of his sister.

As they interact , something about the way she actually seems to care about the patient and her caring nature gets to him and sets her on his radar, but she also has no clue who she is talking to though she can't deny the attraction.

The same attraction that leads Julia, a girl who never takes risk and who's always thinking thoroughly before making a decision, to invite him inside. Their brief encounter will leave her with more questions than she can answer, until she finally arrives at the De Vincent mansion.

Julia and Lucian start to play a game of mouse and cat as she tries to ignore her attraction to him and while he tries everything to get her to succumb to his charms. Julia is set on doing her job and caring for Madeline whose mysterious condition is leaving everyone in the dark about what happened to her.

The tension is palpable between them and you just want them to finally do something about it. They both get closer as they delve into each other's lives. Julia sees a side of Lucian that no many get to see and he feels like for once in his life, someone is seeing him for who he is and not for what he can give her.

But more than this, there's something going on in this house and Julia is starting to wonder what is going on: footsteps where no one should be, shadows lurking, Madeline's sickness, etc. The mystery is high in this book and you keep wondering if this house is really haunted or if there's more to it than the rumors that have been said over the decades.

What more can I say without spoiling it too much? The three brothers are quite different yet you can deny that they are close. The next book in this series is about Gabriel whom I can't wait to read about, but I will admit that Dev, the older brother, is the one that got me more curious because he really radiates darkness.

Overall, this was a great read filled with mystery after mystery while tangled with romance.

I was giving an advanced copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

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