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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…
➳A novel filled with romance that has a dark meaning in which oozes passion and elaboration towards the better of an individual…
➳I have not been a huge fan of Jennifer’s writing, and when I got this ARC I hesitated for a second on reading it. But since I knew who sent it to me and I love her to death, I decided “why not?”
➳With that being said, this suspense romance is one that I am looking forward to the following books in the series. Knowing Jennifer’s diverse type of romance writing, my hesitation was present but I am glad I was able to get over it since I truly did enjoy this novel. As details go, this is a romance story that requires for you to actually, thoroughly read it since it can be confusing with the little, and very descriptive details Jennifer provides. What I can say about this romance is that is it one that should be anticipated by many of Jennifer’s readers/fans. The story plot itself is also another factor in which one should really appreciate and read.
➳The romance, the chemistry, the lust, the passion towards life that both Lucian and Julia have is one to really admire. I really hope we get more of their chemistry in the future books. They can both be described as two individuals, looking for a physical aspect of temptation but internally, craving the indulgence of emotional ties or connections. This book is filled with so much raw passion, one that many can say is just “smut,” but in reality, it is just the act of both individuals (fictional or not) wanting the pure angst of being in contact with a soul individual who wants the same thing.
➳Overall, this was indeed a love story that I do not regret reading at all. When it comes down to finding out the truth about yourself, both from yourself or coming from someone else, I found this novel appealing for an audience that seeks the thrill of a dark romance. Thank you to Kristen and also AVON publishing for a chance at reading this ARC. I cannot wait to meet Jennifer in the summer and let her know how much I loved her novel and how excited I am for the next books in the series to come.
➳ARC kindly provided, in exchange for an honest review coming…
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About Jennifer L. Armentrout:
# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more. She is also the creator and sole financier of the annual Write Your Way To RT Book Convention, a contest that gives aspiring authors a chance to win a fully paid trip to RT Book Reviews.