Updated: Jan 23, 2021
by Jennifer L Armentrout
Published by Avon Books
Book 3 in the de Vincent Trilogy
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.
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy Romance Mysterious
Moonlight Scandals by Jennifer Armentrout is the final book in the de Vincent series, a series about the three de Vincent brothers finding love despite the darkness and secrets they carry about their family and pasts. This final book features the oldest de Vincent brother, Devlan de Vincent, heir to the de Vincent business, and Rosalynn (Rosie) Herpin, Nikki's best friend from university, and a widower. Opposites attract in this story, and as their attraction grows, their lives get more confusing and dangerous.
First of all, I called it! I knew who the big bad was since the last book, and I also knew who Dev was going to be matched up with. And I loved it! The book gets points for originality, and I was quickly drawn into the story, and had trouble putting it down. I knew there had to be more to Dev's story since the first book (as there was no way we were going to root for a cold and douchy Dev), and he quickly became my favorite of the brothers. Rosie and Dev together though ... total passion. Whether they were trying not to kill each other, or couldn't keep their hands to themselves, their chemistry was HOT. At the conclusion of the series, we don't get a definitive answer as to whether or not the haunting and the curse is real. Usually this would bother me, but I actually appreciate it in this case. It's left to the reader. My take on it, the ghosts were real. The curse wasn't. If you have a different theory, let me know in the comments!
Dev is kind of swoon-worthy if you like a bad boy. I mean, can they be bad things if you actually agree with it? Perhaps an argument for later. Seriously though, I was not expecting Dev to be my favorite of the brothers. While he has done questionable things, he is a good man. All he wanted to do was protect his brothers, so they could have normal lives. All he wanted was to put a stop to what his father was doing before his death. Because of this, I don't think Dev ever really got the chance to actually live his life. It was consumed by his father's misdeeds. Until Rosie. And boy do I love Rosie. Older than our last two female leads at the age of 33, she is intelligent (she has three degrees, English-Education, Business, and Psychology), has just past the tenth anniversary of the day her husband died by suicide, and works at her parents successful bakery. She is also a lover of all things supernatural, and is a ghost hunter. So the cackle I let off in my head when my prediction was confirmed that Rosie was being matched up with Dev was pretty epic. Especially when their first conversation with one another is arguing about beaded curtains, and what wood is real wood. Their chemistry together I swear was instantaneous and passionate, which made for a very good romance.
I think Moonlight Scandal was the perfect conclusion t