Monday, 28 January 2019

Here there be ghosts - Moonlight Scandals ARC Review

*Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader's Copy from the author for review consideration. This does in no way affect my opinion, and all thoughts expressed in this review are unbiased and my own.*

Title: Moonlight Scandals
Series: de Vincent #3
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 4 hearts
Genre: Mystery, Romance
Pub. date: January 29th, 2019
Publisher: Avon
SynopsisIt 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. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Well, that was an amazing end to the series. I first fell in love with Lucian and Julia in the first book, and was certain I couldn’t love the other brothers as much as I loved him. Then Gabe’s story came, and it was close. Both books made me really intrigued by Dev, but I was uncertain if I could really love him, from how cold he seemed.

He wasn’t cold in this one. Dear God, he had me blushing like I never have before (and that’s not even hyperbole). The romance was so intense and sexy, but what I loved the most was the banter. Well, and Rosie. Rosie is such a quirky, funny and independent character that I just couldn’t help but love her. I want to be best friends with her. She’s just plain awesome. And the kind of woman who won’t put up with anyone’s shit – including Dev’s. 

The mysterious plot just added to the romantic tension. I swear my heart didn’t stop racing until I finished the book (in one sitting, I may add). Mystery isn’t a genre I’ve read a lot of previously, but these books have definitely gotten me into the genre. Especially if there are – possibly – haunted houses in them. I mean, the de Vincent curse was half the fun of these books. 

With this book, Armentrout manages to make me love a character I was sure I wouldn’t like, and with incredible writing, she had me absolutely spell-bound. I swear her writing is pure magic. And reading about a ghost-hunter was freaking hilarious. At times both quirky and mysterious, funny and intense, sexy and scandalous, Moonlight Scandals is a twisty, captivating conclusion to an amazing series.

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