February 1, 2019 by kissandtellbookblog
Book Boyfriend: 💋💋💋💋.5
Lucian de Vincent is the youngest of the de Vincent brothers and the least involved in the family business. In fact, he has been taken out of the will by his father. That doesn’t bother Lucien at all though because he hates his evil father and wants nothing to do with him or his business. Lucian is a gifted painter and has made a substantial living by selling his artwork. He is built like a greek god, blonde hair, golden skin and eyes the color of the sea. Beautiful does not even begin to describe him and women like it. He likes women… all the women. Lucian is also loyal to his brothers but that doesn’t mean he trusts all their decisions. Some he needs to vet himself. He is persistent and always gets what he wants. His nickname isn’t Lucifer for nothing…
Strong Female Lead: 💋💋💋💋
Julia Hughes is your quintessential girl-next-door with the subtle beauty, compassionate heart and trusting disposition. She doesn’t take risks and she guards her heart because of ex-husband and his meandering ways. Julia is a nurse with a helping heart and inquisitive mind. She can be strong and stubborn when she needs to be which I appreciate. Julia wants to finally branch out on her own be independent which takes her thousands of miles from her family be a home nurse for a family she hasn’t even met.
This story not only tells the story of how Julia and Lucian get together but it is the perfect start to the bigger de Vincent story line. There are definite plot twists and things that make you cringe throughout the story. The mansion they all live in is completely haunted and the curse of the de Vincents is completely alive and well. The book keeps you guessing and leaves you guessing about some things so you want to read the next book.
Steamy Factor: 💋💋💋
There is a strong physical connection between the two and that plays out throughout the book. Of course there are some very steamy scenes but they aren’t crass.
I enjoyed this book tremendously and couldn’t wait to read the next. I love books that have a romantic connection but a great overlying story. The story is seamless throughout the three books and this is a perfect start. There was just the right balance between romance, story and suspense. I recommend this book and series!
Book Summary from author:
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…