In a sizzling prequel novella to her new series THE DARK ELEMENTS, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons.
Dez wasn't just Jasmine's crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining balance between good and evil. He was her everything...right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn't help that Jas's father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.
And now he's back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn't taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again...
One kiss could be the last.
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.
My first review of Bitter Sweet Love, White Hot Kiss
Yeah, I really enjoyed reading these books again! It's been just over 5 years since I first read them, so of course my memories of what happened are very dim. I remembered some things, like most of the ending, but I'd forgotten others, like the Oracle, and how they got the Lesser Book.
It seems obvious why Dez left. But I'd forgotten why, and it totally made sense, that he'd gone to hunt the demon who killed his family. And his leaving was a big stumbling block in his and Jasmine's relationship, so I was glad when they cleared that hurtle!
Honestly, Layla and Roth are just epic together! His one liners and her responses, they were just hilarious, and the sparks flew between them! Plus there was the whole, she's half demon, half Warden, and the Wardens are the ones who raised her, which is a whole 'nother set of complications!
I remember a bit of what's going to happen in the future books. That one Lilith was created, and all the problems there. So it was great to go back to this time just before that was an issue, when they were just trying to prevent it from happening!
Yeah, loved reading these again, so great, and I can't wait to reread more for Storm and Fury!
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements #0.5, 1
First Read: February 11th, 11th, 2014
Read: March 4th, 4th, 2019
Source: Ebook.bike, Own
Reason Why: Rereading, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Books!
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: December 1st 2013, February 25th 2014
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