New Release | Blog Tour: Moonlight Seduction by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Y'all know that Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my main go-to authors. She just never disappoints. Whether it's YA paranormal, YA contemporary, new adult, or contemporary romance, she weaves stories that I fall right into and creates characters that I always connect with. So I'm pretty excited to be part of the blog tour for Moonlight Seduction, the second book in the de Vincent series. If you haven't read the first book, Moonlight Sins, what are you waiting for? And if you have, you know you're ready for Gabe's story. So grab your copy using the links below, check out my thoughts, and experience the de Vincent's for yourself.

Moonlight Seduction: A de Vincent Novel from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout is available NOW!

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.
Nikki grew up in the shadow of the de Vincent family home where her parents worked. As a child she tagged along after Gabe de Vincent, and as a teenager the crush she harbored deepened until it ended one night in heartbreak. Now back from college and filling in for her mother, Nikki does her best to avoid Gabe but quickly realizes that all her feelings for him are still there.

Gabe is still reeling from a shocking revelation from his past when, out of nowhere, Nikki, ten years his junior, is everywhere he turns. No longer the shy young girl he remembered, he finds himself unable to stay away. But a series of increasingly threatening events show that the de Vincents’s are once again a target. Or is Nikki the real target?

As with Moonlight Sins, Armentrout continues the gothic atmosphere in Moonlight Seduction with a constant edge-of-your-seat feeling, wondering what will happen next. I questioned if the danger was coming from within the de Vincent family or without and suspected nearly everyone. At the same time I was drawn into Gabe and Nikki’s push and pull relationship. Considering what was revealed about Gabe and his past in the first book, I was surprised at how little attention that issue received. Instead, this second entry felt much more relationship-focused. The relationships between the three brothers continue to be fun to explore. I’m already looking forward to the final book in the trilogy and, hopefully, uncovering even more secrets about the powerful but secretive family. 

Armentrout has delivered a solid romantic suspense that pulls the reader right into the lives of the mysterious de Vincent’s.

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He moved forward, maybe a foot or two, but stopped like one would if they were approaching a rabid dog. A heartbeat passed. “Your hair . . .” He tilted his head to the side. “It’s different.” 

“Yeah, it is.” Her hair used to be a rather dull medium brown, but then she found this amazing hair stylist in Tuscaloosa and turned her brown hair into this array of blondes and browns, using some weird technique called balayage. “It’s basically just highlights and stuff.” 

“Stuff.” His gaze flickered over the bun. 

Uncomfortable, she scanned the kitchen. “And my hair is longer. A lot longer.” His brows lifted.

Was she really telling him the length of her hair? This was the most strained conversation she’d ever had in her life. And that was, well, it was sad. She peeked at him. It used to not be this way. Back before . . . well, before she ruined everything, he’d be teasing her and asking about her college. He’d be talking to her like he could actually stand being in the same room with her. 

She needed this conversation to be over like it was yesterday and she also needed to figure out how she could work here and not run into Gabe. The house was big enough that it should be possible. “I need to get back to—” 

“Planting your face against the over door?” 

Her shoulders slumped. “Actually, I need to finish the potatoes. So, if you’ll excuse me.” She started to turn away, praying that he’d just leave. 

“That’s it? That’s all you have to say to me? Because I have a lot I need to say to you,” he said. “Never in a million years did I think I’d see you here again.” 

Nikki’s spine stiffened like steel had been poured into it. Oh God. Her throat spasmed. 

“We need to talk.” 

“No we don’t,” she said quickly. “We do not need to talk about anything.” 

“Bullshit,” he snapped, and his voice was so much closer that she turned to him on instinct. 

Gabe was now at the edge of the massive island, only two or three feet from her. She stepped back into the counter. Her heart thundered in her chest as her gaze flicked to the kitchen door. 

“No one is coming near here,” he said as if reading her mind. Her gaze flew back to his. “Dev is in his office on the second floor, in a meeting and your father is out with the landscaper. No one is going to hear us.” 

A weird mixture of sensations assaulted her. One was a chill that skated down her spine. The other was a tight, hot shiver that danced over her skin. 

Gabe kept coming at her, not stopping until he was right in front of her, separated by a few inches. She sucked in air, catching the crisp, clean scent of his cologne. It reminded her of storms, of that night

That was the last thing she wanted to be reminded of. 

Like his brother, he was a good head and then some taller than her, so right now, her eyes were fastened to his chest. Thank God he was wearing a shirt. 

“I . . . I don’t want to talk,” she managed to say. 

“I do.” 


“You owe me this.”

 Her body jerked as she pressed her lips together. He was right. She owed him a conversation. “Okay.” 

There was another beat of silence and then he asked in a voice so low she almost didn’t believe she heard him right. 

“Did I hurt you that night?”

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About Jennifer L. Armentrout
# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, 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, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

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 Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins. 

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more. She is also the creator and sole financier of the annual Write Your Way To RT Book Convention, a contest that gives aspiring authors a chance to win a fully paid trip to RT Book Reviews.

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  1. Love that excerpt! Great review too. I need to pick this one up now too. 😊

    1. It's been a fun trilogy so far... now I need the third book! :)

  2. It has been too long since I read one of her books and I know now I need this one! Brilly review!

    1. Thanks Melissa! Armentrout is definitely one of my favorites!

  3. Glad to hear you're enjoying this series! I've never read anything by this author, but I hear great things.


    1. Thanks Lauren... Armentrout just never seems to disappoint.

  4. Thanks for sharing. I love your passion for her books! I am glad that you are enjoying her series, I will check out her books!

  5. I wasn't sure about this series but I think you've convinced me to give it a go <3

    1. I will say I thought the first book was better, but it's still a good read. :)