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.
So What Did I Think Of Moonlight Seduction by Jennifer L. Armentrout ?
Alright, so hands down I loved the premise of this story. It’s one of my fav tropes in romances plus the development of their relationship was handled really well. The drama was nicely layered with an underlying mystery around this high powered family that quickly got my curiosity. New Orleans was a great setting for this story (I so want to visit!) with all of the mystery and sexiness, it really worked.
Really enjoyed the romance between the couple and the fact that they had so much history. I was curious to understand what happened between them to make them stop being friends and if they could get past their issues ( which was substantial ). Their relationship had such layers to it and I enjoyed seeing it develop and grow. Theirs was a somewhat slow burn which was great given what they dealt with. Yeah, there was some denial of feelings but it didn’t last too long and things started to get good quickly. The way they challenged the society class systems left me very satisfied and I deeply enjoyed seeing them try and navigate the very tangled web of their relationship.
I found the suspense and mystery to be a bit weak overall. With the bit of mystery woven through out the story it didn’t really capture my attention as I wanted. I quickly figured was was really going down which was a bit anti-climatic for me and there was still some unanswered questions which I guess will be answered in the next book.
The characters were great to get to know, I found them to be complex, interesting, vulnerable and strong. I enjoyed getting to know the intense brother and the women who ultimately got them falling in love. Overall I enjoyed reading Moonlight Seduction by Jennifer L. Armentrout, watching this couple over come so much to find their HEA.