Dec 11, 2013

Review: Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Bitter Sweet Love
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Publication Date: 12.1.2013
Pages: 105
Genre: Novella; Prequel; Paranormal Romance
Series: Dark Elements #0.5
Source: eARC from publisher

Rating: A

Summary (from Goodreads):
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...

I had already read book one in this series, White Hot Kiss, before I had a chance to read Bitter Sweet Love.

What? Don’t judge me. I had it in my hands and devoured it. In a day. But that’s a review for another time.

Bitter Sweet Love is the tantalizing glimpse into the new, incredible world that Jennifer L. Armentrout is creating this time around. With gargoyles. Yes. You read that correctly.

I love paranormal romances, but I get tired of the same werewolves and vampires and angels … Give me something original! I need it! And Armentrout does just that, with her signature steam and snark lighting up every page.

I love love stories where the couple has history, especially one as friends. This crucial connection was so fundamental to Dez and Jas’ romance and made it all the more, well, bittersweet.  I loved watching them find their way back to each other and learning to accept one another for who they were and not just what they had.

Armentrout wastes no time sucking you into this brilliantly imagined world of flying guardians of the night and demons and mystery and seriously hot romance. This is the start to what will be an amazing series.

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  1. I loved this book and it was a great prequel to what I'm sure will be an astounding series. I've had WHK for awhile now but haven't had the chance to dive in. I know! For shame! Will try to get to it soon, lol. Great review!

    AKA Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

  2. I can't believe you ate your dessert before your dinner, Hannah. Bad girl. Heh. If I'd had White Hot Kiss in my hands pre-BSL, I would have done the same thing!

  3. Ahaha!!! Ihave both books sitting on my shelf (Kindle) looking at me and wanting me to read it. I think right now they are glaring as they cannot believe it that I still haven't read it..

    Haha no, they are definitely next one my list and I'm so excited for it!
    What do you think - Book and then PreQuel or
    Prequel and then book.

    Usually, I first read the book and then the Prequel.. I know I'm wired like this :)

    1. Honestly? I don't think it matters. You do see Dez and Jas again in WHK, and I think if I had read the prequel before, that part would've made me a little more tingly and happy, but it won't mess you up if you do it the other way.


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