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’m absolutely floored.
This book was absolutely amazing. I loved the mystery in this novel. You never quite knew where the story was going to go whenever another character was introduced. The creepy as hell, haunted New Orleans mansion was the perfect setting for this novel.
I 100% did not expect it to end up taking the turns that it did.
Normally, I’m not into mystery novels, but I guess it just proves my theory true: If there’s a steamy as hell romance, I will read absolutely anything.
Lucien was like… the douchiest love interest that I ever read about. He did border on stalker-ish sometimes, and yeah that’s kind of a no-no. But I did end up loving him in the end. Even through all the douchey-ness, you could tell that he was very compassionate and loved his sister more than anything. You could really feel that he had strong feelings for Julia, as well.
Speaking of, Julia was pretty awesome. I loved that she was married before and that she was divorced. I kind of felt that Jennifer could of taken that storyline and ran with it, but I’m almost glad that she didn’t. There’s enough stories about stalker, abuser ex-husbands out there that I feel like it would of almost taken away from the story.
I loved all of the characters and I cannot wait to read about the other two brothers. I feel like I’m going to love Gabe’s story and I’m super happy that his book is up next.
Pick this one up if you want something a little more out of the box that’ll leave you glued to the pages!
until next time,