Again, I am doing a review for the Trope Tuesday Link-Up. This week’s trope is tortured hero, and I decided to review Midnight Scandals by Jennifer L. Armentrout. If you’d like to participate or see the upcoming tropes click here.
The Tortured Hero trope is a very popular trope, especially in romance. In this trope, the hero usually has some dark secrets in their pasts. They are usually dark and broody and at least part of the story centers around the hero’s secrets coming out and being faced.
Moonlight Scandals by Jennifer L. Armentrout Review
Romance, Romantic Suspense
de Vincent Book 3
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 himselfGoodreads
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I have read the other two books in this series (Moonlight Sins and Moonlight Seduction) and I am shocked to say this one was my favorite. I pretty much hated Devlin in the other books so I was leery. That and I wasn’t really interested in Rosie based on the other books I am shocked this ended up being my favorite.
Rosie is a delight, she is funny and real and I really liked her. She also brings something out in Devlin that makes him seem much more human. Something that no else seems to be able to do. I enjoy their banter and loved every scene they had together. I seriously laughed out loud a few times. This is really more of a mystery and it was a great one. Each book in the series answers the overall mystery a little more, and in this one, we finally get all of the answers.
I listened to the audiobook. It was performed by Jill Redfield and Joe Arden. We all know Joe Arden is great. He does a great light southern drawl thing for Devlin. I was extremely impressed by Jill Redfield! What I am about to type could probably be described as blasphemous but I think Jill’s Devlin voice may have been sexier than Joe’s. Their narration added immensely to my enjoyment of the book, especially the bantering.
This was a great series and I highly recommend it!