Published by Avon on January 30, 2018
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense
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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...
Uber wealthy, family drama, innocent private nurse, superstitions, secrets, with a heavy dose of filthy mouthed romance, and you have the making of what could be an excellent series in the making by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Lucien de Vincent doesn’t just come from a mysterious home and family, he comes with lots of secrets and an abundance of self-assured sexiness. He oozes sex appeal but he layers it with just enough arrogance to make him smug. If it wasn’t for his cheekiness, I’m not sure I would like him. But I did like him and under all his broody moments I found myself really wanting to peel back those layers and to get to know the “real” Lucien.
Lucien and his two brothers live in a mansion in New Orleans. The house itself comes with its own creepiness, with the added secrecy between the brothers, and the superstition women can’t/won’t/don’t survive with the de Vincent men….well you can see the picture the author is painting. The de Vincent brothers are enigmatic, rightly arrogant, and oh so mysterious. All their conversations left me wanting to know more. I’m assuming all will be revealed in later books.
With the introduction of Julia, a private nurse, the story takes us down path of serious sexual tension. Lucien is quite infatuated with Julia, she though is there to care for a woman in the house with a mysterious condition. Little does she know, that the house, it’s occupants, and the superstitions will completely change the course of her life.
I’m all in with de Vincent’s and their secrets. I’m a sucker for the intrigue of dark romances. I have a feeling Gabriel de Vincent’s story is going to be my fave. Every scene he appeared, I found myself sitting up a little straighter. I wanted more and more of him. Can’t wait to see how Ms. Armentrout will unravel all these secrets in the coming books.
ARC kindly provided, in exchange for an honest review.