Jennifer L Armentrout
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: December 1, 2013
Date Read: November 22, 2013
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: eARC from Harlequin Teen
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...
"Nothing in this world is stronger than love. It should always be enough, no matter what."
Oh. My. Gargoyles!
AAAAAHHHHHH I cannot believe I have read this book! Ever since I heard about Jen writing a series about Gargoyles I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I mean after the initial Gargoyles? Really? It's such a weird yet wonderful thing to write about. Bitter Sweet Love was incredible and possibly one of the most unique stories I have ever read.
Jasmine is torn between her head and her heart when her first love appears in her life again after three years. He wants to pick up where they left off but Jasmine knows she shouldn't trust him. Why did he up and leave without a word three years ago? Where has he been and what was he doing? The more time they spend together the more Jasmine finds it hard to resist Dez. Can she trust him and be able to follow her heart or will her head get in the way?
I love love loved this novella. White Hot Kiss is one of my most anticipated books of next year. I am seriously counting down for it I cannot wait so when I got a eARC of this one I just had to dive right in. It was utter perfection. I loved learning about this fantastic world of the Gargoyles and it's such a new creature to read about and I love that we get this little background to them in Bitter Sweet Love.
Jennifer is just phenomenal at everything and yet again she captured my attention and my heart from the very beginning and left me begging for more... literally begging. I am begging the publisher for White Hot Kiss right now. She is cemented as the best author in the entire world in my mind and nobody is going to beat her based on this.
One extra thing I LOVED is that not only do you get the fantastic heart-pounding story of Dez and Jaz but you get a little glimpse of what is to come in White Hot Kiss. We get a little preview and meet Zayne and Layla briefly as well as a little glimpse of who I assume is Roth. Let me tell you I'm in love with Zayne already and I seriously cannot wait to see what happens with them. I seriously need White Hot Kiss NOW!
If you are a fan of Jennifer L Armentrout then I highly suggest that you pick this one up. I love love loved it. It's a heartstopping novella filled with heartpounding romance and breathtaking adventure and action. It has everything you could possibly want and more. A must-read for everyone and I am counting down the days until I can read White Hot Kiss.
"I loved you the night you brought me pudding and stayed with me until I fell asleep. That was eleven years ago and my love for you has never faded. Not for one second."
"I don't bite. Unless you want me to."
"Maybe at the end of these seven days, you'll still say no. That doesn't mean it's over. I'm in this for the long run."
"And I'm just saying that by the end of these seven days or maybe a week from then, or a month, you'll say yes." He cupped my cheek and leaned in, pressing his forhead to mine. "And I'll be waiting. No matter how long it takes."
"I mean, if he loves you and you love him, he'll wait and everything will work itself out."