Jan 22, 2019

ARC Review--Moonlight Scandals by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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.

I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

Let it be said that there is never a dull moment in a Jennifer L. Armentrout book! I picked up her de Vincent series because one, I love a good mystery, two, eluded to paranormal elements, and three, it’s a JLA novel! It wasn’t long before I was completely addicted to this new series about three brothers and all the bizarre chaos that makes up their lives. And now, it’s the eldest brother, Devlin’s turn to tell a story and to find love in Moonlight Scandals!

Rosie is our heroine who was good friends with Nikki in the previous book. I had a riot of a time with the sneak peek that shows her and Dev’s first conversation in her house. I knew that this book was going to be amazing from the get go and Jennifer did not disappoint! Rosie is a force not to be reckoned with! She’s fierce and brave and follows her heart in nearly all matters, so when Nikki was hurt and needed a friend, she was there. Then in walks Dev (with Gabe in tow of course) and she’s already none too pleased with him since he clearly forgot about their first meeting just a few days ago. The two have an instant reaction to one another and I just love it.

Everyone seems to tiptoe around Dev, he does have the nickname of The Devil after all, but Rosie barely blinks an eye at his “fierceness” and tells him what’s what. And god I love this girl! I would sooo be best friends with this woman!

The story sort of takes off when Rosie has her annual séance to try to contact her deceased husband but instead she gets in touch with a different spirit, one who has an eerie message that ties to the de Vincents.  Rosie has the suspicious feeling that the spirit is Lawrence, the de Vincent brother’ father, who claims he was murdered. Though trying to get a sensitive message like that to one of the de Vincent brothers is easier said than done.

That mystery that seems to have been simmering behind the scenes of the past two books finally comes to fore in this final installment of the story! The odd moments and secrets that you only ever had an inkling of are finally addressed and answered! And to make things even more fun, more secrets and twists are added into the story. I can honestly say I didn’t really see things coming in the way that they did. One thing I always sort of wondered more than suspected does turn out to be true in a roundabout sort of way! It’s fun when your theories end up proven correct in the end! Lol.

I have to say that the romance here was probably one of my favorites! Although I probably said that about every de Vincent novel. Dev has come off as the cold and distant brother. The one who is aloof and you have to wonder if he even has any feelings. Well, you’re about to be very surprised by this one! Dev wasn’t a character I thought I would truly fall in love with, but oh the wow. Yes, oh the wow! And this is largely due to Rosie’s character because she absolutely challenged him! She defied him at every turn it seems like and was never afraid to tell it to him straight. She completely confounded Dev and I could practically see the moments where his eyes bugged out! Lol.

Their relationship wasn’t an easy one. There was a lot of dislike, distrust, and the like happening. But come on, this is a romance novel, so we all know how it’s going to turn out! And Jennifer writes it out so beautifully! I never really thought of myself as a romance reader until I started reading Jennifer’s books! I will stipulate that they are more paranormal/suspense romance reads though! Lol.

The ending to this one was spectacular! The way the mystery turns out was shocking! I was floored by the reveals and other eventual outcomes! The epilogue was the icing on the cake though. I am only sad that this series is over, but I absolutely cannot wait to see what Jennifer will write next!

If you like romance, suspense, mystery, and just a dash of the paranormal, the de Vincent trilogy is for you! Though I do recommend reading them in order, while each book is a story surrounding one brother in particular, plot lines do carry over and there’s no need to be spoiled by trying to read one brother’s story first over another! Speaking as the youngest sibling, it’s always best to start with the youngest! Lol!

Overall rating 5/5 stars

Moonlight Scandals releases January 29, 2019



  1. "If you like romance, suspense, mystery, and just a dash of the paranormal, the de Vincent trilogy is for you!"

    This sounds like a perfect book for me! Great review, Jessica. I look forward to reading this book.

  2. Wow! Great review. I haven't heard of this series, but if the mystery was solved in a way that surprised you (I love mysteries) and the ending was so perfect, then I will have to start this series.


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