Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements (#0.5)
Published: December 1st 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Goodreads: “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…”
New series by JLA?! Me: “HELL YEAH BABY, I’M READY, BRING IT ON!”
Even though it was short, it was AMAZING! I was just OMMMGGGG all over the place! When I got my hands on this baby I just told myself “so, no sleeping tonight, you know how it is, you begin reading something by JLA, you know the outcome” Indeed, it was… I spent my night reading this, and yes, I did have class, German class actually… I looked like a zombie and could barely utter something intelligent, yet it was totally worth it!
As usual, JLA created a story that once you start reading nothing else exists beyond that, truly, I will always love this author 🙂
This series is about Gargoyles, no, not ugly Notre Dame Gargoyles, but sexy, human-looking ones xD
(this gif is HILARIOUS!)
This story is depicted on the modern times, 21st century, with one exception, Gargoyles revealed themselves to humans. They were commanded to do so by the angels. Hell had a sort-of revolution, somehow a lot of demons escaped and are now roaming the Earth, creating caos. This made the angels take measures, the Gargoyles had to reveal themselves to the world. (Gargoyles hunt demons, btw).
The main character, Jasmine is one, a Gargoyle Warden, she has always been super protected, Gargoyle females tend to die a lot, so the females are treated as something to be protected and cared for. They aren’t trained and don’t hunt demons, that’s what males are for.
Jasmine is heart-broken, Dez left three years ago without telling her a word about it. Jasmine’s father said that Dez and Jasmine should mate, right afterwards Dez leaves. But, three years later he miraculously appears, even though everyone believed he was dead, there he was, alive, well and wanting to mate Jasmine as if nothing had happened at all.
According to Gargoyle’s traditions, Gargoyles are supposed to wait 7 days after they announce their intentions before they mate. Jasmine still loves Dez, but she refuses to accept their mating, she feels too hurt (quite understandable!). Dez then says he will do anything for her so Jasmine asks for a few tasks: traveling around the US, hunting a demon, skinny-dipping (I think there’s one missing), Dez asks in return for a kiss, a kiss after every task (naughty boy ahaha)
I won’t tell you more, this is a super short story, which made me quite sad, I just kept wanting to read more 😦
One thing that caught my attention was a certain half-Gargoyle/half-demon girl … when I read the part where she shows up, I found myself wishing to read her story, and guess what? This series will be about her! 3 F****** BOOKS CONFIRMED HOLY COW!!!
JLA just makes me want to advance on time to read all her upcoming books! White Hot Kiss (book 1, The Dark Element series) is coming out on January, I know it’s December, but January seems so far away… I just want more (and let’s not talk about THE LUXEN SERIES, DONT GET ME STARTED!)