Most of her characters are dark and deeply flawed. Juliana's mother, Hester, barters her youngest daughter to repay a gambling debt. Sinclair's half-sister, Belinda, asks him to seduce then discard a woman she resents. When Sin realizes that woman and his mystery lady are the same, he undertakes a devious plan of seduction.
Though the story line is predictable, Hawkins adds enough twists and turns _ including an inventive use of pearls _ and ultimately spins a creative tale of deception and redemption.
She also paints a realistic portrait of sibling rivalry, most notably in amusing exchanges between Julia and her sister Lucilla. The uber competition between Sin and his friends, dubbed the Lords of Vice, is ably depicted, laying the groundwork for future novels chronicling the founding members of this notorious gentlemen’s club called Nox.
Hawkins' second installment, "Till Dawn with the Devil," is scheduled for release in August.
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