Set in the heart of New Orleans MOONLIGHT SINS, the first book in the all-new de Vincent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, invites readers to enter the world the de Vincent family.
Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she had her heart and confidence shattered by her manipulative ex-husband. For the first time in her life, she’s making major changes– new job, new town and a new opportunity to forget the past. But starting over in the Louisiana bayou isn’t exactly what she thought it would be…
Lucien de Vincent – the wildest, most unpredictable brother – is having a bad week. His father has been found dead in the most suspicious circumstances. His older brother is bribing the police to avoid a scandal. And the more he spends time with, Julia the new nurse taking care of his troubled sister, the more he can’t imagine being without her. Lucien may be the unrepentant bachelor of the family but there’s something about Julia that makes him want to lay himself bare. But family secrets are starting to emerge. And the past could not only bring down a dynasty but destroy Julia in the process.
Julia knows better than to get wrapped up in Lucian. He’s from a world she can’t relate to. Plus, he’s her employer. But his wicked touch and sensual promises are too much to deny. What starts with a kiss ends with so much more.
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by Jennifer L. Armentrout
de Vincent Series #3
January 29, 2019
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Not liking Jennifer L. Armentrout would be the lie of a lifetime! I read the Lux series back when I was just discovering the immense sea of what we all know as Goodreads (I had no clue books can be reviewed on Amazon at the time, hell, I had no clue how to post reviews on Goodreads either). So I owe her books so much! (speaking of “Lux” – I need to reread that, I have no reviews posted for them) Now having the opportunity to read and review a book by this major author that changed me as a reader, being part of a blog tour promoting her book is such an honor!
“Moonlight Scandals” made me feel so much – pain, admiration, amusement, angst, confusion and many other emotions. I am as in love with the writing and with the characters as I would have expected. But it hurts me so bad to admit there were parts I did not like that much – plot related. Let me try and detail a little bit of something.
Our lady main character Rosie has had her life turned upside down in a blink. She has lost her husband to depression and is still dealing with his death, still unwilling to let go. At some point she meets Devlin – one of the most wanted, rich guys out there, soon to be married. Their attraction is instant, but their connection is not. He fights her on every opportunity, but she fights back. They are right there, at the same level. A romance filled with ghosts that teaches us to embrace the past and pain and take a leap of faith.
I loved so much the banter these two had. Their exchanges were so natural and full of amusement. It was a delight to read. I also loved Rosie’s determination to uncover ghosts haunting houses or places. She wears this “job” with pride, even though if you guys hear someone talking about haunted houses, you would think that person has some screws missing in the brain area. Devlin’s devotion for his family and his privacy is extreme. His protectiveness reaches the maximum levels, in a twisted way, but I liked it.
But (why do I have to mention a “but” ?!) I find the plot to be predictable to a level and some of the complications in the end seemed a little too much. I cannot detail on that because of spoilers, still it’s more than enough with that. I had an issue with Rosie not knowing what exactly triggered her husband’s suicide, but by the end of the story I understood we may never be able to fully grasp what happened in a situation like that. And one more item I need to comment is Devlin – he is presented as such a dangerous fellow, with a dark personality (the Devil, as they call him). But from his lines, he is not at all like that. He does not feel that dangerous – I wanted his lines to feel a little frightening sometimes.
With all these items, I am still in love with Jennifer L. Armentrout’s writing, with her books and characters. I have a little catching up to do with this series and I will get to that for sure. Until my next review, enjoy this amazing story by an incredible author J Happy Reading!
My Rating: 3.5 stars (rounded – 4 stars)
About Jennifer L. Armentrout
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.
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