Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: December 1, 2013
*Received for review from Harlequin Teen*
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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...
Gargoyles may be my next favorite thing written by Jennifer. Since hearing about this series I knew I had to read it and get it immediately. It is such an interesting concept that Jen has created that she even made them hotter. Bitter Sweet Love was all sorts of HOT and has an interesting plot line that is beginning to form. Jen knows how to write a good YA novel and give it a good twist to make it irresistible.
Jasmine has a lot on her mind when we first meet her and her heart when Dez, her first love suddenly appears after three years after he left. I loved how he went to her right away after seeing her when he got back. Dez wants to go back to normal and pick up where they were before he life. What happen that he had to leave and leave Jasmine? Can she give him her heart if she can't trust him?
This novella was amazing!!! It gets me super excited to read White Hot Kiss (Cannot wait!!) I am secretly waiting until it becomes available in my inbox or mailbox because after reading this I need to know what is going to happen. We got a glimpse of Roth and the super hot Zayne who is off limits (I need more Zayne) I like a bit of forbidden romance. I really loved Jasmine and Dez's relationship and to see them grow as characters. This world is phenomenal, I look forward to read more of this because I love JLA.
I was immediately in love with the story and Jennifer definitely knows how since I could not put this one down. Jennifer is the best author in the world! I liked getting to know Jasmine since she gives us a point of view of what Layla is perceived in that community. Dez is also very sexy and swoon-worthy. The romance is pure.
Go get this book right away on December 1, because you will be addicted. This novella is the romance, action packed series you will be looking for. I definitely recommend this one to read if you are a fan of Jennifer's. The writing was great and will leave you wanting more after reading a taste of White Hot Kiss!
"Our gazes locked, and I could feel my heartbeat in my veins and the warmth of his body, even though he barely touched me. Dez lowered his head, and the breath caught in my throat. Was he going to kiss me again?"
"Maybe in seven days, you'll say no. That doesn't mean it's over."