3:30 pm EST, January 30, 2018

‘Moonlight Sins’ book review: Jen Armentrout delivers a tantalizingly perfect introduction to the de Vincent series

The latest from Jennifer Armentrout takes a walk on the mysterious side of romance with Julian de Vincent, whose playful side is only equalled by his secrets.

Whether it’s YA, paranormal YA, contemporary romance, or something in between, I haven’t met a Jennifer Armentrout book that didn’t have me up in the middle of the night to finish it, and that didn’t change with Moonlight Sins.

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About ‘Moonlight Sins’

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. . . .

‘Moonlight Sins’ book review

The de Vincent series is officially off to the races. Lucian and Julia’s romance is intense and spicy and everything you could ever want from a Jennifer Armentrout story. Whether you are a fan of her epic YA paranormal series, her New Adult contemporary romance series filled with passion and tragedy, or have read one of her incredible stand alone titles, this series is brimming with the same ingredients that make her books so easy to devour in greedy gulps of time.

When we first meet Lucian de Vincent, we see that his life is nothing if not full of twisted, turny complications. He has a bit of a womanizer streak, but from the beginning it’s easy to see that it’s something that he does because it’s part of the carefully constructed personality that people have come to expect from the de Vincent boys. It seems like his heart isn’t truly in it, which will have any romance reader anxious to see him meet his true leading lady.

And yet, when Lucian first meets the lady that will steal his heart, we can only suspect what he’s thinking. Jen takes a chance by making this couple’s meet cute a little less cute and a little more calculated, but it will leave you ready to see where this book will take you next.

Julia starts this story by taking a huge leap in her life and starting out on an adventure that will end far more dramatically than she could have ever anticipated. Leaving her familiarity behind and embarking on a journey to see how she handles being away from the usual and normal is just flat out brave.

Watching these two weave in and out of step with each other throughout Moonlight Sins is a truly engrossing endeavor that will leave you thinking of little else. Once I started reading, I just wanted to know how these two figured it out. How they would find their equilibrium and provide the other with the support and reassurance they both need to live lives full of happiness and fulfillment.

I have loved so many of Jen Armentrout’s books, but I am more excited than ever to read the rest of the de Vincent series. Lucian was a wonderful introduction, as his brothers, Gabe and Dev, have way more darkness to overcome before they can be coaxed to the lighter side of life. If you love your heroes full of sarcasm and oozing with delectable charm, Lucian de Vincent will have you eating out of the palm of his hand in minutes.

Moonlight Sins is available now wherever books are sold. Get your copy from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Indiebound, today! Oh, and don’t forget to add it on Goodreads, too!a

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