Review: It’s a Fugly Life (Fugly #2) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Title: It’s a Fugly Life
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Series: Fugly #2
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, comes a new standalone Contemporary Romance.


My name is Lily Snow. And I was once the kind of ugly that turned heads and made people stare. The worst part was how I let it ruin my life and destroy my relationship with the love of my life: Maxwell Cole, one of the sexiest, wealthiest, enigmatic men on the planet. All because I felt ugly and certainly not good enough for a man’s love.
But not anymore.

One car wreck, three reconstructive surgeries, and some unexpected money have changed my life.

I’ve started my own company, I’ve finally learned to like myself—not love, but like (hey, it’s a journey)—and I’ve met a wonderful new man who’s helped me put Max in the past where he belongs.

There’s only one problem: after six long months, Maxwell Cole is back, asking for the one thing I can’t give him. And he’s not taking no for an answer.

My Review:
It’s a Fugly Life picks up six months after Lily and Max’s breakup and we find our heroine in quite a different place.

Lily has tried to move on – she has a new man in her life and a new business venture and she’s convinced herself she is happy. But she isn’t. Really, she’s settling and trying so hard to fit into her new skin and she’s a lost little puppy. The Lily we meet here is but a shell of her former self, and at times it was hard to watch as she hit that self-destruct button over and over again.

More than anything, this book is about self-acceptance and discovering who you are and what you aspire to achieve in life.

Lily thinks she has it all figured out but she’s cowering behind an imaginary wall and failing to face reality. Until Max makes a reappearance and she is forced to confront her demons head-on. Max is Lily’s past and her Italian-stallion actor lover is her future. Or so she tries to tell herself over and over again. It was downright painful to watch Lily push Max away but it was all part of her learning curve. I felt her uncertainty and her self-doubt and I hated how this strong, intelligent woman made stupid mistake after stupid mistake.

The pivotal scene toward the end was fantastic because it showed how far Lily had traveled – how she had won the battle with her crippling self-doubt to emerge as someone who knew she was worthy of love and devotion.

Patricio is an ass. There, I’ve said it. How on earth Lily could’ve fallen for him is beyond me. I saw nothing of the man she described at the outset, and I was scratching my head wondering how a woman like Lily could be so blinkered.

Max was AMAZING in this book. Yes, he’s still a jerk and all his hot-headed fights with Patricio were totally immature, but he never stopped loving Lily and he was always there for her. When I found out everything he had done for her, I swooned big style.

The writing was great again, and even though it wasn’t quite as funny as the first book it still had plenty of humorous moments.

In summary, this was another great read from Mimi Jean and I’d highly recommend this series to readers who enjoy well-written, emotionally complex romance with heart.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All views expressed are my own.

Review: To Seduce a SEAL (Sin City SEALs #3) by Sara Jane Stone

Title: To Seduce a SEAL
Author: Sara Jane Stone
Series: Sin City SEALs #3
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

U.S. Navy SEAL Dante Raske is all about guarding his heart and serving his country, but now that he’s busted his knee on a mission, he needs something to keep his mind busy. Playing bodyguard for a sexy little country starlet until he’s cleared for duty? Just what the doctor ordered.

Chrissie Tate refuses to be a one-hit wonder. If she’s going to take care of her family, she can’t let herself get distracted—especially not by the hot as hell Navy SEAL hired to be her bodyguard. But when a crazed fan attacks, she changes her tune. She’ll keep Dante around…if he agrees to teach her self-defense.

Except their close-contact lessons quickly become steamy bedroom sessions. And it’s up to this Navy SEAL to save Chrissie’s career—and his heart—before their explosive passion consumes them both…

My Review:
A sweet and sexy modern-day version of The Bodyguard.

I love these Brazen novels – you can always rely on a well-written, fast-paced fun read, and this book was no exception.

Dante is a swoon-worthy leading man. He is a tough, alpha-protector type with muscles upon muscles and a soft, gooey center. My best kind of fictional book boyfriend.

Chrissie is a good girl who has just hit the big time in her country music career. The timing is a little skewed, happening at a time when her family are falling apart after the death of her older brother (while serving abroad.) He used to look out for the family and now that responsibility has fallen on her slim shoulders. Between work, touring, and familial burden, she has no time for herself. Until Dante appears on the scene and they start falling for one another.

I loved the development of their relationship and it was hot and steamy, and involved impromptu disguises and role-play.

Character development was decent and there was strong emotional depth to the plot. Sometimes, I find those qualities lacking in books of a similar length, but I was delighted to find that wasn’t the case here.

Life seems to be dragging Chrissie and Dante in opposite directions, thanks to their steadfast commitment to their careers, however, the underlying message is that you have to fight for love, and be prepared to make sacrifices, no matter what obstacles block the path.

I love books with a HEA and this one delivered in that regard.

Overall, this was a great read, and one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. It’s also worth pointing out that I haven’t read the first two books in this series (though I would like to as the characters seem intriguing) but you don’t need to in order to enjoy this story – it is an effective standalone.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this book, via Netgalley, in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Just a Girl by Ellie Cahill and Liz Czukas

Title: Just a Girl
Author: Ellie Cahill and Liz Czukas
Series: standalone
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

In this pitch-perfect novel from the author of When Joss Met Matt (“One of those books that make you forget everything around you.”—Sophie Jordan), a rock ’n’ roll diva must choose between her career and her heart.

After getting kicked out of her own band—by her own boyfriend—Presley Mason finds herself back in Wisconsin, helping her parents run their renowned music store. Instead of belting out powerhouse vocals to sold-out crowds in L.A., she’s stocking shelves and inspecting rental violins. But the shop isn’t all bad: When she’s vacuuming up late one night, she bumps into the guitar teacher with the smoldering amber eyes and the killer tattoo. And that’s when things take an interesting turn.

Presley soon finds that Paul Kellerman is as good in bed as he is on guitar. So why isn’t he stoked to share his band, Jukebox Bleu, with her? Turns out Paul has crippling stage fright, which he’s been self-medicating without much success. But when Jukebox Bleu’s lead singer gets called for military service, the other members beg Presley to front them. Even though she swore never to mix men with music again, the temptation to perform is almost as intense as her chemistry with Paul. Now Presley must decide what’s more important: a second chance at love . . . or rock stardom.

My Review:
I adore books set within the music industry, and I read another one of Ellie’s books recently (Call Me Maybe) which I enjoyed, so I jumped at the chance to read her latest release.

Just a Girl is a mostly-sweet read about finding your true path in life and marrying personal and professional commitments. We meet Presley as she’s being dumped by Luminous 6, the band she co-founded with her boyfriend Brendan. Presley’s star shines bright and they are clearly jealous. She’s distraught and at a loss what to do with herself so she says goodbye to LA and heads home to live with Mom and Dad again.

Presley’s parents are famous musicians in their own right and they run an iconic music emporium in town. After a period of moping, she is cajoled into returning to the store and there she bumps into Paul. Paul is one of the guitar teachers and they are instantly attracted to one another.

I adored the romance between our couple and though it moved quite quickly it was realistic. Paul is a refreshingly different male lead, and I enjoyed how he was written. Paul suffers from crippling performance anxiety, and I really felt for him. He has tried various methods to overcome it but it still devastates him. This is a sensitive subject, and to give this trait to the leading male could have been risky. But Ellie carries it off with aplomb. I never felt that Paul was weak or anything less than strong and swoon-worthy, and if anything it endeared me to him more.

Presley is a great character. She has her flaws but she is also a fun, kooky sort and she was the perfect complement to Paul.

I loved the way this book was written with playlists and twitter threads. It really fit the world and the style of writing and it added an extra special dimension. All the secondary characters were great too and the plot moved along at a great pace.

At times, it lacked a little emotional depth, and I hated the decision Presley made toward the end. I also felt the last few chapters were rushed and a little abrupt.

But overall this was a great read. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Last Kiss (First and Last #2) by Laurelin Paige

Title: Last Kiss
Author: Laurelin Paige
Series: First and Last #2
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary Romance


Emily Wayborn has made a decision.

She might not fully trust handsome and deadly Reeve Sallis, but he is the one person that gives her what she needs. With Reeve she can finally be herself. Submitting to him is the only thing keeping her grounded as the rest of her life falls apart. But the hotelier is a master at keeping secrets and as she continues her quest for answers someone is making sure she doesn’t find them.

Time is running out and she is questioning everything she thought she knew about friendship and love. She must now make an impossible choice that will determine if she will survive with her heart…or at all.

My Review:
A Dark, Dangerous, Seductive Tale of Love, Lust, Betrayal, Manipulation, and Obsessive Control. Not for the faint-hearted!

Laurelin Paige is one of my favorite authors and I have yet to find a book she has written that I don’t obsessively love. I adored First Touch, the first book in this series, and I thought I’d die after that cliffhanger ending – it was seriously good. I was delighted, therefore, to receive a copy of this book to review and even though I have a list of other ARCs and review books to read, I couldn’t resist getting stuck straight in.

However, I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this book. From a literary perspective, it is an absolute triumph, a masterful, skillfully-woven piece of fiction that has been expertly crafted to the very minutest detail. Seriously well done, Ms. Paige. I think this may be your best yet – and I don’t say that lightly because I have adored every book in your Fixed and Found series.

But I have to admit to absolutely hating reading this at times. This is going to sound contradictory because I did love it too, but it’s because the characters are so real that I really grew to hate and love them in equal measures. Not only has the author buried her way into these characters heads, she has consumed them completely, body, heart, mind and soul. So much so that they felt abnormally real to me. Reeve, Amber, and Emily are some of the most complex characters I have ever read about. I am in awe of Laurelin’s ability to bring these flawed characters to life with so much depth and substance. I can only imagine how stressful it must have been to write this at times, but let me say that the execution was absolutely flawless.

God, this is probably going to come across like a whacko review but my mind is blown apart after reading Last Kiss.

The sex scenes are depraved but hot and the chemistry between Emily and Reeve is explosive. Have a fan by your bed girls!

The plot is decent and moves along at a steady pace. The writing flows beautifully. But it is the characterization that makes this book stand out from the crowd.

There were times when I had to put my Kindle down as I was in so much inner turmoil. Seriously, my insides were twisted into knots reading this, and my anxiety levels were off the charts. I screamed at Emily to stop being such a bloody doormat. I screamed at Reeve to stop playing so many games. I hated Amber with an intensity that is most unlike me. The only sense of relief I felt was at the very end (no spoilers here – read it and you’ll see what I mean.) Does it make me sick and depraved that I actually cheered at that part?!

This book touches on deep-seated issues like child abuse, dysfunctional relationships, sexual abuse and depravity, and emotional and physical torture. It was tough going at times, but ultimately the message is positive in the end.

I’m still reeling and I know this book is going to stay with me for a long time to come. That Ms. Paige can get into MY head in such a manner demonstrates how amazingly talented she is. I cannot wait to read what she releases next.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. If this review is all over the place you can blame the author for doing such a stellar job of messing with my head. Lol.

Highly recommended to fans of well-written erotic romantic suspense.

Review: Jackson’s Trust (Fourth Down #1) by Violet Duke

Title: Jackson’s Trust
Author: Violet Duke
Series: Fourth Down #1
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke kicks off her fun and sexy new Fourth Down series with a heartwarming friends-to-lovers romance between a no-strings-attached sports analyst and the hottest damn tomboy he’s ever met.

It’s no secret that sports analyst Jackson Gray doesn’t do relationships. What is a secret, however, is the reason why. Jackson’s life is . . . complicated. And it doesn’t help that his current hands-off “friendship” is with the cute-as-hell new sideline reporter he’s assigned to train. Turns out, not only is the woman damn sweet, she also knows as much about football as he does. Like it or not though, Jackson has to remind himself that sex is the only thing he has to offer . . . until now.

Leila Hart’s fast-growing friendship with Jackson is something she’d never risk, no matter how unbelievably seductive the reward. Becoming an NFL sportscaster has always been the goal, and thanks to Jackson’s fierce support and mentoring, it all finally seems within reach. Problem is, a girl can only take so much of that sexy-as-sin voice whispering dirty, filthy football stats in her ear before she loses all self-control. A workplace romance with Jackson is a disaster waiting to happen, especially for someone with big dreams . . . and secrets of her own.

My Review:
Jackson’s Trust was my first book by Violet Duke though I doubt it will be the last. It was in equal parts funny and sad, heart warming and heart wrenching, swoon worthy and angsty. The chemistry between Leila and Jackson was off the charts, and I really felt their connection. I loved the immediate connection that progressed into a genuine mutually supportive friendship that then developed into a steamy sexual relationship.

The writing was fantastic and characterisation was superb. I loved both mains, and they were well developed, and there was an interesting mix of side characters. Jackson’s friends were a riot and I expect future books to focus on their stories – I, for one, am definitely interested in learning more about them.

The plot was a little predictable at times but there were enough unexpected twists and turns to balance it out. I thought the pacing was a little off in the first half of the book and I did find myself skimming a few parts, but the second half of the book more than made up for it.

Overall, this was a great, fun, quick read. Highly recommended.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Call Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill and Liz Czukas

Title: Call Me, Maybe
Author: Ellie Cahill and Liz Czukas
Series: standalone
Rating: 3.75 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t even an option. Of course, the last thing Clementine does before departure is grab a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with her phone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name, or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it.

Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go that easy. The only problem? It turns out that Clemetine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.

My Review:
This was a great, lighthearted read and just what I needed after a few ‘heavy’ reads.

Clementine is floundering under the weight of expectation from her uber-rich grandparents. Having recently graduated, she is under pressure to start a career, like her determined, successful siblings. Her grandparents are keen to find a suitable home for her in one of their many businesses. Thing is, Clementine’s only real passion is books and blogging, yet she’s kept that a secret from her family for years.

Due to a mix-up at the airport, she ends up with journalist Justin’s phone and they quickly begin a flirtation that grows into something more serious. I loved the romance in this story and the way it started over the phone. I thought that was original and refreshing. I couldn’t wait for them to meet up! When they did they fall pretty quickly for one another.

Clementine makes some stupid mistakes, concealing important things from Justin, and you know which way it’s going to go. For me, the second half of the book was less enjoyable and way too predictable. The conflict surrounding Marie was there purely as a plot device and it was weak and not believable. The conflict over her identity, I bought into, as that was credible.

Clementine is a little weak at times and I wish she had more backbone, especially when Justin was so honest with her. Justin was a great leading man, and definitely swoon-worthy.

The ending was very abrupt and I don’t feel like I have closure.

This book is well-written, and I liked the author’s writing style. The pacing is consistent, in the main. I enjoyed it a lot despite the above issues. If you enjoy lighthearted contemporary romance then you will love this book.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this book, via Netgalley, in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

Title: Cheater
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Curious Liaisons #1
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.

But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women.

Now Avery’s lust for vengeance has turned into, well, lust. And if Lucas stops cheating, it’s definitely not because he’s falling in love…

My Review:
No one does romantic comedy quite like Rachel Van Dyken, and this was another hugely entertaining read that I had a very hard time putting down. Rachel doesn’t fail to deliver, every time, cementing her status as one of my fav authors.

Lucas was engaged to Avery’s sister but due to events the night before the wedding everything is canceled and he’s branded a cheater. Fast forward a few years and he’s the ultimate man-whore with a shagging schedule for every day of the week (except Sunday which he reserves for his family.) Honestly, I found it very difficult to like him at the start even though I was chuckling to myself at the ridiculous (but believable) set-up he had going on. However, by the end of this book I had fallen in love with him along with Avery and that is true author skill.

Avery has grown up with Lucas. He was going out with her sister from the time they were teens and he was the big brother she never had. Until she turned seventeen and her feelings changed. Then all hell broke loose before the wedding and she hasn’t seen him since. Cue the current day and she’s in a bit of a pickle and she ends up working as his assistant. Abuse is hurled, sparks fly, and, gradually, bit by bit they start falling for one another.

Although I started out not liking Lucas his character most certainly grew on me. Avery is a very funny character and some of the scenes had me laughing hysterically with tears rolling down my face. When they finally get it on, it’s very steamy and those scenes were so well written.

The plot’s a little predictable in parts but in the main the story is well told and it flows perfectly.

If you enjoy romantic comedy or you’re already a fan of the wonderful Ms. Van Dyken then you’ll love this book. I’m so looking forward to the next book in this series.

Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Wicked Rules (Wicked Bay #2) by L.A. Cotton

Title: Wicked Rules
Author: L.A. Cotton
Series: Wicked Bay #2
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

From the author who brought you the Chastity Falls series, comes the second book in the Wicked Bay series…

Lo Stone should be used to change by now. It’s been her life for the last year, but how much can a girl take before the cracks begin to show? She knew being with Maverick wouldn’t be easy, but she didn’t anticipate her life in Wicked Bay becoming a game of deceit and lies.

Maverick Prince risked everything for Lo, but it was worth it to see her smile. Only now he’s painted a target on her back and he refuses to let that happen. The only way to protect her is to do what Prince’s do best—play the game and stick to the rules.

Even if some rules are made to be broken.

My Review:
Wicked Rules is the much-anticipated second installment in the Wicked Bay series by L.A. Cotton and one I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. I’m pleased to report that Lianne doesn’t disappoint, and it was a superb addition to what is already a very engrossing series. Prepare to swoon, laugh, cry, feel blood-boiling rage, gasp in shock, and cling to precious hope as you devour the pages.

I read this book in less than twenty-four hours and it sucked me in from the first beautiful word until the last suspense-filled one.

Maverick and Lo are finally a couple but thanks to a plethora of enemies, they are forced to keep their love a secret, and the burden starts to take a toll. There is no denying the chemistry and the love between these two, and I loved all the romantic and sexy times, and there were plenty of them to sate my appetite.

The second half of this book cranked the angst-ometer sky high and I was literally chewing on my nails reading it. I wanted to transport myself into my Kindle and throttle a few people, and I was on the edge of my seat as I gobbled up the pages. Some battles are won, but fresh ones loom in the horizon and I can’t wait to see where Lianne takes the story next. Roll on March!

In summary, Wicked Rules satisfied my angst-loving, drama-loving heart to the max. I absolutely loved it, and I can’t wait for the next installment in this well-written series. If you are a fan of addictive, edgy YA/NA crossover romance, you will LOVE this book and this series. Highly recommended.

I am voluntarily reviewing a complimentary advance copy of this book.

Review: Dare to Breathe by S.B. Alexander

Today I am reviewing Dare to Breathe by S.B. Alexander! It’s the latest book in her Maxwell series.

Title: Dare to Breathe
Author: S.B. Alexander
Series: Maxwell #6
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

Eternal love is worth waiting for.

Since Lacey Robinson trekked off to college four years ago, Kade Maxwell has worried non-stop that her blackouts and panic attacks would destroy her independence. But with her graduation on the horizon, he begins to relax, knowing she’ll soon be back in his arms. He’s excited to do the one thing he’s been longing to do—propose. But when he surprises her the day before graduation, he may be walking away instead.

Lacey was practically born with a baseball in one hand and a mitt on the other. The only time she hasn’t played was after the death of her mom and sister. The uphill climb to get back to pitching was painful, and if it weren’t for Kade, she might not have made it. Now, a major league team is interested in her, but she knows that her sexy bad boy wants to get married.

Fate is throwing curveballs at Kade and Lacey. Will they be brave enough to swing for love’s homerun?

This is the final installment of Kade and Lacey’s story. It’s highly recommended that Dare to Kiss and Dare to Dream be read before reading Dare to Breathe.

Intended for audiences 18+ Strong language and sexual content.

My Review:
The Maxwell series is one of my all-time fave series, and while I’ve enjoyed all the boys’ books, I have a special place in my heart for Kade Maxwell because he was the first Maxwell I fell in love with, and the man who most deserved a happy ever after.

Lacey and Kade have already been through their fair share of ups and downs, but fate hasn’t finished with them yet. They are dealt a number of curveballs in this book, and there are moments when you wonder if they will make it through.

One of the things I especially loved is how much of a solid team they are. The love between them just oozes off the pages and it was just so perfect and so swoony. Kade is still fiercely protective of Lacey but she is there for him when he most needs her, and it warmed my heart.

I loved seeing snippets of the other couples, the kids, and the parents, and I loved how beautifully Susan wrapped it up at the end. I’m so sad to say goodbye to these characters, but I’m really looking forward to the new series featuring Dillon Hart, and I can’t wait to see what else Susan has in store for us.

I ADORED this beautiful ending to Kade and Lacey’s love story, and if you are a fan of this series you won’t be disappointed. Simply stunning. An absolute must-read. And if you haven’t sampled this series yet – why the heck not? If you enjoy well-written new adult romance with well-developed characters, sizzling hot chemistry, and twisty plots, then this is the series for you!

I received a complimentary advance copy of this book from the author which I am voluntarily reviewing.

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S.B. AlexanderAbout the Author:
S.B. Alexander is a bestselling romance author. Her books are filled with stories that tug at your heart, and are filled with romance, drama, action and suspense. As much as she loves to write, she also loves to read. Some of her favorite authors growing up were Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe. She stills enjoy reading Stephen King. In fact, she loves most genres, although in the past three years she has gravitated toward the romance genre, which is when she started her journey to write her first book. Her motto: write what you love to read.

Aside from writing, she’s a huge sports fan, in particular, baseball. Since she hails from New England, she is a diehard Red Sox fan. She’s also a navy veteran and former math teacher, loves white powdered donuts, and handbags. Her husband calls her the bag lady. When she’s not writing, she enjoys playing golf and hanging out with friends and family.


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Review: Moonlight Sins (de Vincent #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Moonlight Sins
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: de Vincent #1
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

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. . . .

My Review:
I’ve been really excited for this book, and this series, since Jennifer announced details of it. Sometimes, when you’re really hyped for a book it can feel like a letdown when you finally sit down to read it, but that was definitely not the case here. Moonlight Sins was everything I was hoping it would be and now I can hardly wait for the second instalment!

Jennifer’s writing style has always appealed to me in a massive way and the writing in this book is her signature style-full of witty batter, sizzling hot chemistry, and the words flowed beautifully across the pages of my Kindle. In this book, we have the added mystery and intrigue of what exactly is going on in the de Vincent house, and, while one of the mysteries was wrapped up here, there are still plenty of unanswered questions. At times, I wasn’t sure if this was going to turn paranormal (it didn’t) but it definitely has that vibe which has only piqued my curiosity further!

Lucian is swoonworthy in the extreme, and I just loved him from the very start, even if he is rude and abrupt at times. Julia was fantastic, and a strong MC. Gabe and Devlin are equally mysterious, hot, and snarky, and I can’t wait to read their stories!

Overall, this was a fantastic read and a fabulous start to a great new series from Jennifer. Highly recommended.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and I am voluntarily reviewing same. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.