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…
Everything about this book captured my attention from the first page. The characters, the setting, the romance, and mystery were expertly executed to bring together an alluring story about deadly family secrets.
Moonlight Sins is Armentrout at her best. She’s crafted an intricate mystery with complicated family dynamics all housed within a steamy romance. Armentrout has been expanding her writing horizons lately into the mystery genre. Earlier last year (2017), she released Till Death (a murder mystery romance) and now Moonlight Sins. These types of novels she’s writing are thrilling and steamy and I hope she doesn’t stop.
Moonlight Sins follows Julia as she decides to upend her entire life by taking a nursing position in another state. This leads her to meet the de Vincent family, a family shrouded in secrets, sins, and money. Most notably, she meets Lucien. The immediate chemistry between the characters is palpable and only increases. Their romantic tension is off the charts and banter rivals some of the best.
The other de Vincent brothers are just as compelling as Lucien. Gabe’s past is touched upon briefly in Moonlight Sins, so I’m incredibly excited for his story. I found Gabe to be intriguing, relaxed, and sexy. Dev, on the other hand, is mysterious, hard, intimidating, and downright scary at times. The mix of personalities creates interesting dynamics that play out throughout the entire novel and never get repetitive.
Overall, Moonlight Sins was absolutely captivating in everything it accomplished. I kept my review purposely vague because I went into the novel without reading the synopsis and found that it gave the best reading experience. If you’re looking for a steamy romance within an intricate mystery and interesting family politics, look no further. Moonlight Sins will delight you in every way possible.
** I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.