Book: Moonlight Seduction, #2 of TBA (A de Vincent Novel)
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Genre: Contemporary Romance
*Arc provided in exchange for an honest review.*
My Review in a Nutshell:
I *feel* like this book could be read as a standalone. Moonlight Sins is much darker, so if that is your thing, you’re golden. But if you need to turn the lamp on, Moonlight Seduction is where it’s at.
Moonlight Seduction gives off a Young & Restless vibe, which I enjoy. I grew up watching Soap Operas, so i’m no stranger to family-drama running the plot. And some W-T-H reveals throughout to keep the shock value going.
The romance is HOT HOT HOT and the budding relationship moves at a believable pace.
Overall, the story was good. I found myself a bit annoyed with Nikki and Gabe at times, though. I’m ready for a fresh take on romance, one that doesn’t involve a cocky male. But that’s just me.
What’s it all about?
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.