Moonlight Sins: A de Vincent Novel

Moonlight Sins: A de Vincent Novel

by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Moonlight Sins: A de Vincent Novel 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, working for the infamous de Vincent family, the massively wealthy brothers who are haunted by a dark reputation and whispers of misdeeds. Hired to care for their troubled sister, Julia can't afford any distractions, but the menacing presence in the mansion and the ever-present temptation of the handsome Lucian de Vincent isn't something anyone can ignore.

Julia knows better than to get wrapped up in Lucian. He’s from a world she can’t relate to. Plus, he’s her employer. But his wicked touch and sensual promises are too much deny. What starts with a kiss ends with so much more.

Lucian is the youngest brother—the wildest, most unpredictable one. He’s the unrepentant bachelor of the family, known for his escapades in and out of the bedroom, and he wants Julia. There’s something about her that makes Lucian want to lay himself bare, but some secrets are better left buried, right along with a past that could not only bring down a dynasty but destroy Julia in the process.

 

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ISBN-13: 9780062674555
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Series: de Vincent Series , #1
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 207,589
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jennifer L. Armentrout (also known as J. LYNN) is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Wait for You and the Young Adult Lux and Covenant series, among other books. She writes steamy and fun New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. She is published with Entangled Teen and Brazen, SHP, Disney/Hyperion, and Harlequin Teen.

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Moonlight Sins: A de Vincent Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
avidezliteraria 5 months ago
An apparent romance that hides secrets wrapped in a touch of mystery and supernatural. The reader will constantly ask himself what is real and what is haunting. Moonlight Sins escapes the cliché romance and flirts with suspense. The De Vincent are a traditional family, rich, businessmen, who are surrounded by a certain mystery, have a kind of curse: over the generations, bizarre situations happened, and women end up getting involved in accidents or going crazy. The book begins with the three De Vincent brothers (Devlin, Gabriel and Lucian) finding their father's body hanged in his office. Suicide? Murder? Curse? The police are called and arrangements are made so that none of this is publicized as it would be a scandal to the family. All are suspects. What really happened? Each brother will have his own book, and the first one is focused on Lucian. He is the black sheep of the family, did not have a good relationship with his father, was even disinherited. Lucian has a twin sister, who after a disappearance of ten years, appeared in a catatonic state. Needing a nurse to take care of Maddie, whose return is unknown to the media, Julia appears in the story. Julia needs a fresh start. She needs to put some distance between her and her ex-husband who still insists on keeping in touch. So she decides to take a job as a caregiver on the other side of the country. On her last night before departure, while partying with her friends, she meets an absolutely gorgeous guy, and have the strangest and most surreal experience of her life. The next day, when she arrives at her new job, she discovers that she will work for the De Vincent, all her contracting was done by another person, for the sake of secrecy. Imagine her surprise to discover that the nightclub guy is actually Lucian De Vincent. Lucian wants Julia. And nothing will stop him. And so the main couple is introduced. We will follow the unfolding of this relationship, amidst accidents, creaking of doors and floors, laughter and whispered sounds at dawn. Many secrets surround this family. But what is real? What are the real dangers? This book was different from what I read. There are intrigues, secrets, mysteries, people who are not what they seem, unexpected revelations, in short, a whole package that holds the reader. I devoured the book for answers. The end is shocking, the reader can imagine who is to blame, but even so is caught by surprise. The motivations are consistent with everything that was presented during the narrative. The book has a conclusion, but many questions remain unanswered. All that remains is to wait for the next volume and hope that everything is tied up satisfactorily. A great book, different, that leaves the reader intrigued and anxious.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I loved the plot, the characters, everything! Despite what some reviews have stated, everything is wrapped up in the end. Explanations were clear to me. Does have paranormal element, but *spoiler* the house is haunted. I thought it was great. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all of her books and this was my least favorite . Too slow and then climax of story felt rushed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great read from Jennifer Armentrout. I like the setting and the mystery behind the creeks and moans of a house that could be haunted or not. I could not wait till the end to find out the truth.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout Book One of the de Vincent series Publisher: Avon Publication Date: January 30, 2018 Rating: 3 stars Source: eARC from Edelweiss Summary (from Goodreads): 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. . . . What I Liked: I had high hopes for this book, because (1) it's a JLA book, and she's a great storyteller, and (2) the whole New Orleans/Gothic vibe really pulled me in. I love stories involving the heroine living in the same house as the hero (like this case, in which Julia is hired as a live-in nurse, or historical romance novels in which the heroine is a governess or chaperone, or whatever). So I excited to like this book a lot. In the end, I felt kind of meh about it. I have no doubt that fans of JLA will enjoy the book. For me, I just didn't love it. Julia is a sweet, caring young woman in her late twenties, looking for a fresh start. She's leaving her job as a nurse to move to Louisiana and work as a live-in nurse, caring for a young woman in a near-coma. But Julia doesn't know that the young woman is Madeline de Vincent, and that the family hiring her is the notorious de Vincent family. Three brothers live in the de Vincent mansion - Devlin, Gabriel, and Lucian. There is something strange about the house, and there is something even stranger about the brothers. No matter how she tries, she can't get Lucian from under her skin. Lucian would do anything for his twin sister Maddie, including allowing a nurse to live in the mansion and become privy to the de Vincent secrets. But he doesn't plan on falling for her. His feelings for her put her in danger, something neither of them realize until it is too late. For the most part, I liked Julia. She is different from JLA's repetitive heroines, who are usually spitfire spunky girls who are always looking for a fight. Nothing wrong with those types, but it seems like ALL of JLA's heroines are like that. Julia is actually very sweet and caring, and takes her job as a nurse very seriously. I liked how resolute and determined she was to treat Maddie as best as possible, and how she tried to keep things professional between her and Lucian. Julia, for the most part, is very smart, and I loved her sweetness and near-docility. Her strength is quiet and smooth, not loud. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
Take_Me_AwayPH More than 1 year ago
Towards the beginning of February, I was in a book slump. And usually the only thing that helps with my book slumps is a Jennifer L. Armentrout book. And sure enough, it worked. Julia is on the brink of starting a brand new job in Louisiana. Unknowingly she goes out in style her last night in her hometown.... with her boss, Lucian de Vincent. When she finally gets there, things are much different than she expected, both the job and with Lucian...... Obviously my favorite part of this was the characters lol I'm not sure what it is about JLA's bad boys, but they are always my favorite. And Lucian was no different. He was super hot and of course super mysterious. I also loved "Ms. Hughes." She was the usual JLA heroine, but for some reason I connected with her a bit more. And of course them togeteher was everything I hoped it would be. They were so great together and I found myself not wanting to put the book down. I think I liked it so much because of the setting. If you don't know, I LOVE New Orleans. Me and my husband actually try to go at least once a year. (This year ALA Annual is there and I AM ALL FOR IT!) The haunting setting and the mention of a haunted mansion was all I needed to love it. I loved that JLA even paid homage to Bourbon Street and said that they stay away from there because it's for tourists. Which is VERY true lol I'm not a native, but I am from a place where tourists visit alot and I know the places to stay away from lol As for the secrets at the end, I was actually plesantly surprised. I had become so invested in one character, I wasn't expecting the ending and all the other secrets that came with it. This was the first time I was so lost in a thriller that I wasn't trying to find out what was going on before it got to the end. I'm usually trying to figure it out at about 35%, but this time it didn't even cross my mind. I was too invested in "Ms. Hughes" and Lucian. This read was all that I expected it to be and more. I loved seeing them together and I loved all the mysteries and secrets surrounding the brothers. Everything was just what I needed to pull me out of the reading funk I've been in!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
totally enjoyed this book. Will be order the next one. It is a nice read all the way. will be ording the next book.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Moonlight Sins is a creepy, atmospheric read about a trio of brothers whose morals are a tad bit...lax, shall we say? They've grown up enormously wealthy in a huge house with fun little quirks--vegetation that might be a little too alive, laughter and footsteps where there shouldn't be any at all hours of the day, lights that flicker on and off--none but the family (and our heroine, of course) will even spend the night there. Like Julia, I liked Lucian almost in spite of myself. He's a bit over-the-top in his cocky 'tude, but he really did know how to make both of us smile, darn him. Of course by about 2/3 in he was making Julia smile for *other* reasons...at which point, whoa. Though I guessed some aspects of the overall mystery in the book, other parts surprised me. I really liked Gabe (the middle brother) here, and can't wait to see what will happen in his book, out next. I'm a little afraid of Devlin, the oldest, though, and am really curious to see what Ms. Armentrout will be doing with his story to make him seem more sympathetic. Rating: 4 stars / B+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Tiffaney44 More than 1 year ago
Moonlight Sins is the first book in a new series from Jennifer L. Armentrout. This book is centered around Julia and Lucian. The story reels you in from the beginning, and will leave you wanting more. There are new mysteries around every corner making this an interesting and addicting story. Figuring out who you can trust is part of the adventure. In addition to the mystery, there is plenty of steamy romance. Jennifer Armentrout never fails to make the most appealing characters. Julia is a strong female character from the beginning, and it was fun watching her grow. Lucian is as charming as he is mysterious. I loved his sense of humor. Jennifer Armentrout also knows how to perfectly pair together characters. The sparks between Julia and Lucian are present from the start, and I loved experiencing the development of that relationship. The writing style of the book was awesome. I love dual point of view stories because I like being in the mind of both characters. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was a great start to what I imagine will be another hit series from Jennifer Armentrout. I can’t wait to read the next installment. I highly recommend to anyone who loves a good mystery or romance!
misscent More than 1 year ago
“He wasn’t with a woman more than once, because when you were, you started a habit, and that habit would become very hard to break. Someone caught feelings, and that someone wasn’t him.....” I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. Lucien’s sense of humor and his character were just on point. He livened up some dark scenes with his sarcasm and you could feel Julia’s frustration with his supposed immaturity. Can’t wait for the next book in the series and definitely recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can’t wait to read the other books in the series!
Masbjs More than 1 year ago
"What were their nicknames? There were three of them if she remembered correctly. The nicknames were something morbid and bizarre, based on their wild and almost unbelievable behavior. Her heart leapt in her throat. She remembered what they were called. Lucifer. Demon. Devil." I loved this quote from Moonlight Sins, the main characters are defined so early on as either unapproachable, intimidating or unlikeable, however, as you read further, you start to see the softer side, mainly of Lucian. Lucian De Vincent is the ultimate "love them and leave them" type of guy until of course Julia Hughes crosses his path! Julia is the complete opposite of him, stable and predictable in every way but as they say, opposites attract... Romanctic suspense with a hint of paranormal mystery, you will definitely get the creep factor as the story unfolds... I have been a JLA fan for a very long time and I think this is the first book that has been anything other than 5 stars for me.... I did receive this book as an ARC, however, I have purchased my copy on Amazon AU.
In_Between_The_Pages More than 1 year ago
Oh-Em-Ge ya'll!!! This book!!! This book is hands down, this book is my favorite read of this winter so far. I have been waiting not so patiently to start this pretty since Jen announced it. And then I've been sitting on my review copy for a while because life got in the way of my reading. But since I had some awesome time off for the holiday, I figured I'd catch up on a bunch of reading. So of course, I had to push MOONLIGHT SINS to the top of my holiday TBR. And man am I happy and sad I did. I'm happy, because Duh! This book was freaking amazing! It had some of my favorite JLA characters to date, and the story line was just phenomenal. But I'm so sad that I'm gonna have to wait until summer of 2018 now for the next. (Curse of reading an advanced copy haha) But let's get to it. This book drew me in in true JLA fashion. She has this way of pulling you into her books so quickly, that you can't help but love them early on. And man, the de Vincent's drew me in haha. Like most of the men Jen writes, The de Vincent brothers just captivate you. You want to really dig in and get more and more of these hot as sin characters. Especially the tantalizing Lucian. He's so complex, and you honestly can pick up on that from chapter one. There's so many sides to the man. And you just want to keep peeling back all the layers to see what lies inside. Plus I adored Julia. As many of you know. I'm not really a big female character fan. There's usually something that annoys me or puts me off to them early on in a book. And I struggle to ever relate well. But Julia was such an interesting strong character. She's so compassionate and caring. And I loved watching her go toe to toe with Lucian. The two make an odd, but complementary pair when they interact. And I found they're easy banter and quick whit fun and flirty. Plus we can't not talk about the other de Vincent brothers. Devlin and Gabe intrigue me just as much as Lucifer himself does. And with nicknames like Demon and Devil I don't know how they can't haha. Especially Gabe. I want more of him for real!! He's funny and a little crazy even I think. (And just so everyone knows. I was totally bummed that some particular things didn't go down that were suggested. Like so bummed, but I like a little extra dose of dirty now and then haha) Devlin on the other hand kinda scars me. He's just so cold and calculating. And man does it set up an interesting glimpse of the future for the series I think. I want more in his head. To see just how he ticks and can be so callous to every one around him. If he really doesn't feel the way us normal people would. And let's not forget the plot in general. Like danggg!! Jen set us up for a great thriller. There were so many twists and turns. And I just never knew what was going to happen. Although I did have a few guesses as the story progresses. I love these mystery thrillers Jen seems to be putting out lately. Between this one, and Till Death back near the start of 2017. I just can't get over how deeply Jen pulls me into the story. And can really through my super sniffer off. I'm so good at guessing. And Jen always makes me second guess myself and what I think is going to happen. But this book just has such great flow. It's the fill mix of the characters with th
StephanieFriend More than 1 year ago
This book was very mysterious! Wasn't quite sure what to expect going into this book. We get to meet some very well written characters. Julia Hughes is nurse who is looking for a little bit of a change in her life. She is ready to leave her past behind and do something a little wild. When she takes a new job as a personal nurse to one patient, she finds herself in a whole new world. Little does she know she is going to be in the middle of southern royalty. Devil, Lucifer. Demon. The de Vincent brothers are full of mystery and power. They are completely domineering and dark. Lucian is no exception. He is strong willed and a little chilling. His character is actually one of my favorites! Strange and unusual things start happening around their mansion after the return of their beloved sister. So many twists and turns this book had me sitting on the edge of my seat. Cannot wait for the next book to come out!
ASpeakman More than 1 year ago
Wow. Jennnifer L Armentrout really surprised me with this story (in a good way of course). This is a New Adult/ Sci-Fiction-y/Mystery/Romance novel. I give it all of those because it has a little of each aspect to it. The romance/New Adult - This book focuses on the youngest de Vincent brother, Lucian. He is very arrogant and always gets what he wants. I don't think the cover model does him justice. Forward to Julia's introduction. To me, I thought she was going to be very timid and a push over. But, as the book continued, she really grew on me as a whole. She stands up for herself and doesn't let Lucian walk all over her. Julia moves to Louisiana to care of Lucian's twin sister Madeline. However, at the time of leaving for LA, she doesn't know who she is going to work for. When she gets there and discovers its for Lucian, she wants to leave. But, she stays when he offers her her biggest dream of owning an animal sanctuary. Their romance is hot and heavy. Julia and Lucian are two characters you can't wait to see get together. Sci-Fi/Mystery - The story has a very creepy start. The three de Vincent brothers find a family member dead. They do not seem the least bit phased by this. There are noises coming from different parts of the home. Julia thinks she sees someone while she is showering. Mysterious things happen to the women in the family. The de Vincents think they are under some kind of curse. Madeline had been missing for almost ten years and suddenly has returned to the de Vincent homestead. She appears to be in a comatose state. She can't talk and stares blankly into space. Julia is there to help rehabilitate her. I loved the mystery in this book. I had no idea what was in store. Jennifer L Armentrout kept me captivated throughout the story. I want to find out what happens to the next two brothers. One of my favorite quotes: "Could she do it? Could she throw away all her reservations and concerns? Could she go to Lucian simply because she wanted to - wanted him? Was she able to let her past go and live - live in the moment? She wasn't sure, because all of that still terrified her, because what if it blew up in her face? Could she make that choice?"
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the First Book in the series "de Vincent". This is the story of Lucian de Vincent and Julia Hughes. Julia is a divorced women who has lived a sheltered and quiet life working as a nurse. Of late she has been working in a care facility living on her own. With no real social life and just her work friends as friends. So she takes the bold move to apply for a job out of the State and working has in home care for someone. Lucian and his brothers are hard and tough guys who aren't emotionally attached to much. But Lucian is attached to their traumatized sister who needs in help care so when his older brother who first wanted to put her into a institution hires someone....Lucian goes to look into the new nurse named Julia Hughes's past. This book has some mystery with the death of the de Vincent father. Lucian falls into instant lust with Julia although in the back of his mind her remembers that she said the de Vincent men fall instantly in love with the women they are to be with. This was one book that I found very hard to put down and I will be looking for more books by this author for sure!!
Vicki101370 More than 1 year ago
Moonlight Sins (de Vincent, book 1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout When Julia Hughes takes a job as a traveling nurse for a mysterious family in New Orleans, she's looking forward to making a fresh start, further from home than she's ever travelled, putting some distance between her and her ex. When she arrives at the home of the deVincent family, she could not be more surprised to be working for a rich and tabloid famous family, and to learn that the man she met at her going away party is none other than Lucian de Vincent. While Julia is angry to learn that Lucian had traveled to check on her without disclosing his identity, she's unable to deny the draw to him that she feels. As the mystery surrounding his father's death, and the reappearance of his sister that disappeared ten years prior unfolds, she finds it more difficult with every day to resist. Moonlight Sins is filled with mystery - a possibly haunted house, an almost catatonic woman, an apparent suicide of the patriarch, it is also filled with romance and discovery between Julia and Lucian. I was pulled in from the start of the story. Both the romance and the mystery surrounding the house and the family had me captivated. Jennifer L Armentrout does an amazing job of weaving the story line in a way that kept me turning the pages late into the night.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
What a way to start the series. JLA had a clear introduction to her new family with a gothic/contemporary romance/dark-edge flare. And the fact she chose New Orleans as the headquarters to such delicious tension, suspense, heat, secrets, drama, and romance was just the extra icing on top. Meeting Lucien was a bit tense or intense. Have to mull that over some more to make a deeper and clearer decision. He was dominating in his personality. Reminding me a bit of another character from JLA (ya series). Julia was sweet, open, kind, and had a past hurt and a nagging problem. She was more than she appeared but a bit less than I was expecting. I enjoyed her and Lucien both apart and together. Their banter, passion, chemistry, connection was just something that stayed with me even a week after reading the book. I enjoyed the intensity, the drama, the secrecy, the passion, the chemistry, the secondary characters, the plot and possible subplot behind it all. I was drawn in to the world that was owned by the de Vincent's. I went through a range of emotions on this one. Most were keeping me on edge whether good/bad/intense/indifferent. This was a read packed with much to make sure I come back for the next book of this series. I don't want to miss anything.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
This was a spectacular read with twists and turns around every corner that had me holding my breath. It was an exciting web full of secrets and passion! The attention to detail was phenomenal. I thought Moonlight Sins was extraordinary! The main characters Lucian and Julia were amazing. Right from the start they had this passionate chemistry, the kind that gets under your skin. There was tension and animosity as well as playfulness and fun. I loved Julia's strength and determination, uprooting her life to make positive changes. She was so sweet and caring. Lucian was awesome. He was charming and sexy and arrogant. A part of me wanted to dislike him but somehow he was so endearing and likeable, I fell in love with him. The de Vincent family was fascinating, I loved learning their history. It's rich and detailed and I honestly felt like I was hanging on every word. I loved the dynamic of the brothers, they had such distinct personalities and I couldn’t get enough. Every chapter felt like a revelation with everything I learned and yet it made me have a million more question. The author has done an incredible job laying a foundation for this series and I cannot wait for the next book. The precision of the storytelling was spot on. It was a full story full of depth and layers. There were so many I didn't see that coming moments. The build to Julia and Lucian's relationship and to the suspense element were perfect. The mystery happening had me hooked! I was just so blow when I finished the story. I feel like I held my breath through the majority of the story because I was so mesmerized by the intensity, passion, and gripping details. I truly was riveted! I could go on and on but I’d be repeating myself. It’s something you have to experience for yourself. I HIGHLY recommend this! Complimentary copy received for honest review
Julalicious More than 1 year ago
When I started reading Moonlight Sins, I didn't know what to expect. I started the book only to be engulfed in a world where they made their own rules and where nothing is never has it seems. When you first meet the three De Vincent brothers, you can already tell that something dark is always hovering around them; probably all the skeletons they have hidden in their closets. De Vincent is a wealthy family that always seems to have tragic stories related to it. In this book, you follow Lucian De Vincent, the middle brother, who is to me the guy that always acts like he doesn't care about anything at all. He goes through woman after woman like they don't matter really. But I have to give him that he's honest about his intentions. He also seems like the kind of guy who never steps away from a challenge which is probably why Julia Hughes intrigued him so much. When Dev, the older brother, hired Julia to be the in-home nurse for Lucian's twin sister, Madeline, Lucian went to meet with Julia and see for himself who would be taking care of his sister. As they interact , something about the way she actually seems to care about the patient and her caring nature gets to him and sets her on his radar, but she also has no clue who she is talking to though she can't deny the attraction. The same attraction that leads Julia, a girl who never takes risk and who's always thinking thoroughly before making a decision, to invite him inside. Their brief encounter will leave her with more questions than she can answer, until she finally arrives at the De Vincent mansion. Julia and Lucian start to play a game of mouse and cat as she tries to ignore her attraction to him and while he tries everything to get her to succumb to his charms. Julia is set on doing her job and caring for Madeline whose mysterious condition is leaving everyone in the dark about what happened to her. The tension is palpable between them and you just want them to finally do something about it. They both get closer as they delve into each other's lives. Julia sees a side of Lucian that no many get to see and he feels like for once in his life, someone is seeing him for who he is and not for what he can give her. But more than this, there's something going on in this house and Julia is starting to wonder what is going on: footsteps where no one should be, shadows lurking, Madeline's sickness, etc. The mystery is high in this book and you keep wondering if this house is really haunted or if there's more to it than the rumors that have been said over the decades. What more can I say without spoiling it too much? The three brothers are quite different yet you can deny that they are close. The next book in this series is about Gabriel whom I can't wait to read about, but I will admit that Dev, the older brother, is the one that got me more curious because he really radiates darkness. Overall, this was a great read filled with mystery after mystery while tangled with romance.
Katiekoz More than 1 year ago
Well that was an interesting and surprising book! Since this is a new series I didn't know what to expect from it, besides knowing I would like it for sure because it's Jen. It took me a little bit to get into it since I didn't know what was going on and it was completely new. I also didn't know what to think of the characters, not just at the beginning, but at certain points throughout the book as well. There is a lot to this storyline. So much happens and you have to pay attention to what's going on every step of the way. I made many guesses on what I thought was going to happen next, but I was often wrong and therefore surprised. Once the book started to really get going and I got a feel for it I was hooked. It was a very well written book, as usual for Jen. So much happens to the characters and we learn a lot about them throughout the book. Julia is a simple girl and easy to understand. She's smart, kind, dedicated, and easy to like. I enjoyed learning more about her life and seeing everything de Vincent through her eyes. The de Vincents on the other hand weren't always the easiest to like. They're all a bit of a mystery with a whole lot of secrets. Lucien is definitely a determined guy who loves his family, even though that doesn't always show. He does what he wants to do and when he wants to do it. He is very entertaining, but also stubborn. He can be sweet when he wants to be and is very protective. I like that he is different with Julia, maybe not right away, but he shows a different side of himself when he's around her. The rest of the de Vincents are an intriguing bunch. They don't often let people in so it's hard to see what's really going on in their heads. I really wanna learn more about them though. I know there are many more secrets to be revealed and I can't wait. Moonlight Sins had a different feel to it than other Jen books. It was exciting and intriguing and kept me on the edge of my seat. I can't wait for Moonlight Seduction!
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars I’m a fan of JLA, so I rarely even read the synopsis of one of her books, I’m just here for it. I loved Julia and Lucien. She’s skeptical and sweet. He’s arrogant and loyal. Their flirty banter and button pushing was seriously the best part of the book. And there’s enough UST to power a small town. I really liked Gabe and I’m eager to get my hands on his book, but I’m not 100% sold on Dev. Plot wise is where I struggled. I spent a good 1/3 of the book wondering if the family secret was them being vampires. There weren’t any answers until about 85% and I didn’t find them very satisfying. I was expecting a lot more with all of the talk of curses and various hush hush slash weird happenings. Overall, it was the characters that had me intrigued enough to keep reading and I’ll definitely read Gabe’s story. **Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge**
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
Moonlight Sins is the first book in an intoxicating and thrilling new series from Jennifer L. Armentrout. This story is sexy. It is dark. It is mysterious. You will be swept up in this story and completely unable to put it down. You will have so many questions and very few answers. All leading up to one very thrilling ride. Told from dual points of view, Moonlight Sins follows the story of Julia and Lucian. Their story starts off with a bang and immediately draws you in. I was utterly captivated and was dying to know more. I was so intrigued and couldn’t wait to see where their story would go. I loved the chemistry and slow burn between Julia and Lucian. Their push and pull was so enticing and just had me begging for more. And then there was the mystery and intrigue. Oh, my goodness! I just loved it. I had so many questions and not nearly enough answers. I wasn’t sure who to trust or what anyone’s true agenda was. I had a hunger for the truth and couldn’t wait for it all to be revealed. I have to say, I had my suspicions and was thrilled to see that my thoughts were going in the right direction. I really enjoyed seeing how this story was laid out and how it was unraveling. I absolutely loved the mystery and the air of danger that surrounded the story-line. Moonlight Sins kicks off the De Vincent Series with one heck of a bang. I enjoyed every moment of this story from beginning to end and am super excited to see where this series is going to go next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was hooked from the start and read so fast, defiantly worth reading and can't wait for more in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want one of the brothers, I’m thinking I want the devil himself...my second choice would be Demon....Gabe has a heart and is an artist, he’s good with his hands ? he makes things and so do I....it would workout great...well as a book boyfriend as I’m happily married to an amazing man. I have never really had a book boyfriend before, it would be so much fun to be in one of Jens books?????? she’s amazing!