by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: de Vincent Series #3
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
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.
“Let me get this straight. You want my brother to let you into his home to see if it’s haunted?”
Dev honest to God had no idea how to respond to that, but then he watched her suck her bottom lip between her teeth. As shitty as it was, he realized he had bargaining power, and there was something he wanted.
Lots of things he wanted, actually.
“I’ll get you into the house.”
“What?” Surprise pitched her tone. “You’re for real?”
A half grin tugged at his lips. “On one condition.”
He sat up and leaned in close enough that he heard her inhale. The scent of coconuts teased him again. “It’s a pretty big condition.”
“Okay? What is it?”
What he was about to say was not planned. It was not calculated in the ways he wanted it to be and how he was accustomed to. His condition was . . . simply something he desired.
“Kiss me,” he said, voice low. “That’s my condition. Kiss me.”
OMG, this series…so twisty-turny, so atmospheric, such a creepy setting, so filled with “wait…what??? moments–and those de Vincent heroes? Yes, please! 😉
Boy, did Moonlight Scandals have its work cut out for it. It needed to answer all the questions left unanswered by the first two books, pull together all the series’ loose threads into something that finally made sense, and (at long last!) get readers into the head of the biggest mystery of all, Devlin de Vincent. It did not disappoint! The last 25% or so is pretty much one big OMG…WTF? moment after another, and I was absolutely unable to put the book down for even a second until I’d gotten to the end from that point on! (And then I needed a nap. Because I was drained, I tell you.)
Rosie is more than equal to the challenge that Dev brings–every time the two of them are on the page together is pure romance reading gold. I loved that she was a paranormal investigator in her spare time, because of course she was, and that she was incapable of baking without getting covered in flour and sugar (because who isn’t? Obviously her mother and sister use witchcraft to stay clean–that’s just not natural). Her love of beaded curtains and glow in the dark stars also helped to cement her high-up position on my “heroines I’d love to be in another life” list. And did I mention how magic she and Dev are together? Whether they’re at the admitting they’re attracted to each other stage or not, every darn page they’re on together is so much fun to read.
This book really isn’t the one to start with if you haven’t read the other three books, though–I mean, you can definitely get the gist of what’s going on, but to really appreciate all the reveals and twists and turns (not to mention how well we finally get to know and understand Dev here) you need to read the first two books first. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did–it’s an unforgettable ride!
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT is the #1 international and #1 New York Times bestselling author of over 40 books, including the Wait for You, Lux series, the Dark Elements series, and Til Death. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion, Harlequin Teen and writes steamy and fun New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. Jennifer is also the founder of Apollycon, a yearly reader event that brings in over 1400 readers and authors together each year. She currently lives in West Virginia with her husband and two dogs, Loki and Diesel.