Sunday, November 24, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements, #0.5)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication: December 1, 2013
By: HarelquinTeen
5 Stars!
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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...

Thank you Harlequin Teen and Jennifer L. Armentrout for this eARC.

OHMYGARGOYLES, this was so good!

What I Loved: When I think of gargoyles, I tend to think of the creepy little pewter statues my husband was so fond of when we first met. Not anymore. Jas and Dez are anything but creepy in this intriguing new series about the ghoulish looking guardians. 

Jas has spent the past three years trying to put Dez behind her. They used to be BGFs (Best Gargoyles Forever) and were even supposed to be mated, but then he left and broke her heart. No calls, no texts, no random fly-bys, nothing.  When Dez returns and claims Jas as his own, she is not exactly ready to fly off to make little gargoyle babies. Dez will have to prove himself to Jas and he only has seven days to do it.

I loved how the "real" world and the spiritual realm, where evil formerly presided, are combined and we get to see humans interacting with the mythical creatures.

We glimpse a few of the characters from Book One - White Hot Kiss (2/2014), but this novella is a story all it's own. 

What Left Me Wanting More: Nothing. It was the perfect segway into the next book.

Final Verdict: Exciting start to a new series! Aliens, Demigods, Nephilim and now Gargoyles...I'm pretty sure Jennifer L. Armentrout could write a book about spiders and find a way to make them swoonworthy. ;)

Review also posted at YABC.

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  1. I can't wait to get this one! I preordered it ages ago, and I'm so gonna read it as soon as it downloads to my Kindle app!
    Great review!

  2. hahahah I love how you started your review the exact same as I did. I also wrote "Oh. My. Gargoyles" hehehe great minds ;)
    My review went up yesterday and yes I totally agree with everything you said.

  3. Great review. Can't wait to read this & WHK. I love the BGF thing, too funny!

    AKA Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

  4. Omg! You have me so excited about this series :) Definitely cannot wait for it!! :D YES YES!!