Thursday, January 24, 2019

Review: Moonlight Seduction

Author Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Format e-book 
Print Length 400 pages 
Publisher Avon
Published June 26, 2018 

The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel...

Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up... and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.

Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman... one who’s being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again. 

My Opinion 

Moonlight Sin spoilers ahead, you have been warned. 

Rarely is there a series out that is contemporary and yet gothic at the same time. This is one of them. We were introduced to Gabe in the first book, Moonlight Sins, here we knew that something horrible had happened to his previous girlfriend. We were also witnesses to him being hit on repeatedly by Sabrina, who is his older brother Dev’s fiancé. What the ever lasting heck is up with that? 

As the only daughter to the housekeeper and the butler, Nikki grew up around the de Vincent house. As she grew so did her adoration for Gabe, the youngest of the brothers. Since Gabe was way older than her (by ten years) he kept his distance and treated her like a younger sister. Yet, something happened, of which neither one of them is telling, to make them avoid each other until she went off to college. Nikki’s momma got sick and she came home to help her parents with their job responsibilities. It is okay though, she has a plan on how not to fall for Gabe again. 

The tension between these two is off the charts hot. They don’t act on it for a lot of the book. This had a lot to do with Gabe running hot and cold for a lot of the book. Yes, he has reasons to do so- like their age difference but at some point he needed to own his feelings. This one did feel like a second chance romance with suspense and mystery thrown in. Nikki is a smart girl, who is guarding her heart this time. Gabe is an older man, who is unsure of a lot of things. At times he is a jerk, with purpose. Just like at times Nikki is well distant and aloof. This is done to protect both of them from additional heartbreak. I am not sure if it needed to occur as often as it did. 

 The mystery of what has happened, why Nikki has had some close encounters, and is there someone stalking her to up a lot of their time. Her close encounters allowed for a lot of action sprinkled throughout the book.  This did create a more suspenseful read, which I enjoyed.

While a lot was revealed a lot was left unspoken. Theories running around- their daddy’s death? The curse? There is still more to reveal. Dev’s story is next and I cannot wait to dive straight into it. I felt that Rosie was one of the reasons I loved this book so much and I honestly want to see her knock Dev down a few, as he is so high and mighty. 

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars 

Favorite Quote Rosie was dropping truth bombs like it was D-Day. 

Other People 

Dev- Gabe’s older brother 
Lucian- Gabe’s little brother 
Julia- Lucian’s fiancé 
Sabrina- Dev’s fiancé 
Rosie- Nikki’s bff

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