Feb 2, 2018

ARC Review--Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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....

I received this ARC in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review.

Jennifer L. Armentrout has been one of my favorite authors for as long as I can remember! Her books, her very words always amaze me and hold me captive! Whether it’s YA, NA, or Adult, it doesn’t matter! She is truly one talented lady and I love the books she writes! This time around, we have an adult novel on our hands, Moonlight Sins is the first in a trilogy about the three de Vincent brothers. In this first installment, we meet the playboy Lucian, who is the youngest of the three and how he will finally meet his match in the woman that’s about to take care of his sick sister.

Julia has just taken a job to be a live-in nurse for a very wealthy family. She doesn’t have many details at first, but since she’s trying to go for a big change in her life and take risks, she practically jumps at this opportunity. Though she has no idea what she’s getting into when she arrives at the incredibly huge mansion. The de Vincent family is one of the wealthiest families in the country. She is to take care of the only daughter in the family who was claimed to have vanished ten years ago, but has quietly returned one day, but her mind is not the same. She’s invalid and can’t do much for herself, hence the reason why Julia was hired.

Lucian though has become quite enamored with Julia, unlike he’s ever had before. As mentioned, Lucian is not the commitment type. He’s more free spirit in his sexual encounters, yet for some reason he feels like Julia is different from the women he usually sleeps with. He can’t stop thinking about her and has made it his mission to win her over. Julia will not be swayed by a pretty face, though she does have her weak moments. But who are we kidding? We know something will happen with these two!

There’s also somewhat of a mystery going on in the old mansion. The place is huge and it’s rumored that the land it sits on is cursed, that the de Vincent family is cursed. Bad things happen to women who attach themselves to the family and if Lucian’s sister’s state is anything to go by, their mother’s suicide ten years ago also contributes to things. There are strange noises at night though that lead Julia to think that the house may in fact be haunted. Shadows that appear and disappear, odd noises, doors opening…it’s pretty creepy!

The air of mystery runs pretty thick in this one! The brothers all seem to have their secrets and since the trilogy will give each of them a turn at playing hero, I am eager to learn more about them. Since this is Lucian’s story we only get to see glimpses of his brothers, Gabriel and Devlin though I am eager to know what will eventually happen with these two. Some lines are being lead for Gabriel as he is the next brother up. I will be curious to see what happens with each of them in the time to come!

Naturally, since this is a Jennifer L. Armentrout book you can expect the most spine-tingling romance ever! Lucian is a bit of a flirt in his quest to win Julia over. There’s plenty of teasing moments and plenty more of moments that are more satisfying in the romance area! Needless to say I was positively blushing throughout reading this one!

The ending was most shocking! I started to suspect some inkling of things, but the reveal is always a bit of an eye-opener! As is the aftermath, because whoa! Though I can’t help but feel like one piece of the puzzle wasn’t quite revealed, unless I missed it because I had to stop reading the other day just before all these astonishing reveals were happening! Even without being sure of that one little detail, I can still say that this was one incredibly amazing read! Though that’s pretty much a given these days when you see Jennifer L. Armentrout on the cover! If you’ve yet to read one of this woman’s amazing books, I highly recommend that you do! Moonlight Sins was positively incredible and I cannot wait to read more about the de Vincent brothers!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars

Moonlight Sins is out now! 


1 comment:

  1. I preordered this one and am now even more excited to read it after reading your review!! Cant wait to get to it hopefully this month. Great review.


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