Title: Moonlight Sins
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Date of Publication: January 30th, 2018
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…
I don’t read a lot of adult romance books, so I wanted to read this one since I like a lot of Armentrout’s stuff. I also hate, hate, hate the cover! But I also hate ab covers… What I was really hoping for was a Louisiana, Gothicish, creepy vibe, but I didn’t get that. But that’s okay.
Romance was great as always, and I already knew most of Armentrout’s male characters are dominant. But, I have to be honest here—at first Lucian creeped me out. Instead of just calling Julia her name all the time, he would say, “Ms. Hughes.” It just comes off as if she was seventy, and a school teacher or something. But, I mean if someone called me “Mrs. Robinson,” I would tell them to get out of here! Then Lucian’s persistence was a little weird. Eventually, I did come to like him, though—and wanted to know more of his backstory.
My favorite aspect of the book was the mystery of it. I wish there would have been more in it! I liked the whole thing with Lucian’s sister, hearing footsteps, etc. Now, I did guess early on what was going on, but it didn’t affect my liking the book. I was just like, “I knew it!”
I did like Julia and felt she was a strong, independent character. Both of the brothers were interesting. But I’m a little disappointed that Gabe’s book is next, because I really am wanting to know more about Devlin and be inside his head! Overall, this was a fun and romantic read.
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