In Review: Moonlight Seduction (de Vincent #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted June 29, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: Moonlight Seduction (de Vincent #2) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutMoonlight Seduction by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: de Vincent #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 26, 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Format: eARC, 400 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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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.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

in review my thoughts

Man oh man the de Vincent series has me all twisted up in knots. Moonlight Seduction was a wonderful follow up to Moonlight Sins and, dare I say, I think I liked it even more than the first? I totally did. Sorry, Lucian and Julia! I really did like y’all… but I loved me some Nikki and Gabe.

Second chance romance is one of my favorite tropes and, while I wouldn’t call this a traditional second chance story, it was perfect for me. I was all over it. Nikki and Gabe had this amazing chemistry right from the very start. I wouldn’t call their romance a slow burn, but there sure was a whole lot of blisteringly hot sexual tension. You know, until they couldn’t stay away from each other anymore. Then it just got that much hotter. I swear, I think my iPad scorched my fingers at one point.

The romance was fantastic, but the secondary storyline with Nikki’s … stalker? is that what I want to call it? … kept me on edge. Was she really being followed? Was she imagining things? Is the de Vincent house haunted? So many questions. And, while some have been answered, others remain a mystery. I’m hopelessly addicted to this family and this series. I can’t wait until it’s time for Devlin’s story in Moonlight Scandals.

FAVORITE QUOTES

“I don’t want anything to do with you and I want you to stay the hell away from me.”

He wanted her. Under him. On him. In front of him. On her knees. And with his head between her thighs. He wanted her every which way he could think and damn, he had an active imagination. 

“You still want me. You probably never stopped wanting me.”

It felt like something real, something deep. It felt like love.

“What I feel for you is not just lust—even though I feel a lot of that, don’t get me wrong. It’s deeper. It’s heavier. It makes me think about things I never thought I would think about again.”

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math.

Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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