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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…. (GoodReads)
This is not my first Jennifer L. Armentrout book, but it was my first adult book of hers. And I will be reading more. I loved this book. Lucien was… oh Lucien was so great, cocky, sassy, and all my other favorite things. And Julia was a great character, who was finding her strength and finally living life for herself. This especially comes out near the end of the book and I loved it.
The story was amazing, the de Vincent’s have A LOT of secrets, and it gives this story so much mystery, and even at the end of this book there is so much left to figure out. That and the potential ghosts that haunts the mansion.
I am certainly going to keep reading the other books in the series. If you are looking for a romance to read this October, I can’t recommend this enough.