Welcome to Moonlight Scandals where me meet the most intriguing and secretive of the de Vincent brothers.
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Source: Social Butterfly PR
Length: 400 pages
Book 1: Moonlight Sins
Book 2: Moonlight Seduction
It takes a fearless woman to love the most scandalous man alive in New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s breathtaking novel
Even a ghost hunter like Rosie Herpin couldn’t have foreseen the fateful meeting between two mourners that has brought her so intimately close to the notorious and seductive Devlin de Vincent. Everyone in New Orleans knows he’s heir to a dark family curse that both frightens and enthralls. To the locals, Devlin is the devil. To Rosie, he’s a man who’s stoking her wildest fantasies. When a brutal attack on her friend is linked to the de Vincents, he becomes a mystery she may be risking her life to solve.
Devlin knows what he wants from this sexy and adventurous woman. But what does Rosie want from him? It’s a question that becomes more pressing—and more dangerous—when he suspects her of prying into the shadows of his past.
Now, the legends surrounding the de Vincents may not be myths at all. But if she’s to discover the truth, she must follow them straight into the arms of the man she can’t resist—the handsome devil himself.
This is the third book in a series of wonderful reads. Can you read this book as a stand alone? I mean, I guess if you really wanted to, I wouldn’t recommend it though. It’s an awesome series and you should read the whole thing, in order.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you might remember my reviews for the first two books in this series. Can you believe the first book was released a year ago? That’s crazy isn’t it? The time is just flying, so many thing have changed since I reviewed Moonlight Sins. It was actually one of the first reviews I ever posted on my blog.
Anyway, I’m sure you want to hear about the book.
If I’m being honest, I didn’t like Devlin in the first two books. He was presented as this cold, emotionless man who was engaged to a witch for business reasons. She really was a witch, I can’t think of another character I disliked so strongly – which means I disliked Devlin by association. The hopeless romantic in my stomped her foot and glared at the monster who dared suggest a business merger was more important than finding true love.
Don’t get me wrong, I know not everyone marries for love, not everyone believes true love exists. It’s just the idea of someone living a life so devoid of love makes me sad. When I’m sad, I pout, because that is totally the mature thing to do when I don’t like something, right? I’m so glad you agree.
So anyway after the first two books, Devlin really wasn’t looking like quality book boyfriend material. I know what you’re thinking, why did I even read this book? Well you know that quote about happiness being meaningless without sadness; not appreciating the good without the bad? I thought I needed a detached and aloof book boyfriend to remember how much I appreciate all the quality book boyfriends I have in my life.
So color me surprised when Mr. Devlin became the most book boyfriend worthy brother of the series! All of a sudden the cold robot became this terribly damaged, tortured man who more than anything wanted to find someone deserving of his love and trust. If you’re a fan of tortured heroes you will love this guy!
Now, I guess we should talk about Rosie. She was a ghost hunter, a different heroine than I would normally read about but somehow it all worked.
This is tough. I want to gush about Devlin to the point that I’m sure this post would be less review and more diary of a teenage girl with a crush. But I can’t imagine you want to read that.
I don’t want to write too much about the actual story. It was eerie, and chilling and it will stay with you long after you flip past the last page. Like the past couple books, it’s not a paranormal romance but there are treated to hints of paranormal activity, situations that make you raise your eye brows.
Overall, Moonlight Scandals was a wonderful read I would recommend to anyone who likes romantic suspense. You’ll get lost in the pages. You’ll sit down to read a couple chapters one evening and before you know it, it’ll be three in the morning, you’ve skipped supper and the book is finished. I don’t want to give you any spoilers so all I can do is encourage you to read it yourself.