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 have been going back and forth over reading this series for what seems like forever now. I’m honestly so mad that I waited this long to read Moonlight Sins. It was steamy and kept me guessing.
This book had a bit more than I was expecting. I was just thinking it was just going to be a contemporary romance, but it also included a bit of mystery. It almost came off paranormal which would have been awesome because I adore paranormal romance! Anyway, the mystery aspect of it kept me on my toes. I had my suspicions about it but I was still shocked once the truth came out.
It was really easy to get lost into these pages. I know that Lucien rubbed plenty of people the wrong way in the beginning but he just honestly came off like a normal rich asshole. I couldn’t wait for him to meet his match in Julia and he did, in more ways than one. As the book went on, I couldn’t wait to see what would come out of his mouth next. He was always ready and waiting with a smart comment.
Julia was a good character to read about. She had baggage but she didn’t let it shape her into being someone who was bitter. Instead, it made her kind and someone that you would want to be around. Sadly, she had no idea what she was getting into when she took the job at the de Vincent house. She tried to fight her feelings for Lucien but she never stood a chance.
“This is screwed up,” she said. “You’re screwed up.”
“I’m not just screwed up, Ms. Hughes. I’m as broken as they come, but I don’t need to be fixed. I don’t want to be fixed.” He caged her in. “I like all my fucked-up shards and pieces. They make me who I am. They make me real. The question is, can you handle real?”
The chemistry between him and Julia was hot AF and was there from their first time meeting. And honestly, all the time he spent chasing her was like the best foreplay for them. Once they came together I was screaming finally at my kindle. Also, the sex scenes between did not disappoint. Oh my goodness!
Even though this family is beyond fucked up, I did enjoy the dynamics of the brother’s relationship. It came off real and honest. Even though they had their differences and said snide comments to each other, they still had each other’s backs. They went through some extreme measures to keep their family intact.
I can see myself flying through this series so freakin’ quickly! I already borrowed the next book from Overdrive as I’m typing this review. Gabe’s book is next and to say I’m excited is an understatement.