Daily Archives: March 3, 2014

Bitter Sweet Love – Jennifer L Armentrout

Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements, #0.5) Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L Armentrout. Published Dec 1, 2013 by Harlequin Teen.  CDN$2.51 Kindle Edition

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…(Goodreads Excerpt)

HOT! and OMG I love this book!  I can’t wait to dive right into White Hot Kiss.  I love the originality of this series.  I have never read a book with Gargoyles that come to life and are so hot you melt reading about it.  I love the imagination of Jennifer Armentrout.  I haven’t been disappointed in any of her writing yet and this is certainly no exception.

The interaction between Dez and Jasmine is so real and engaging that you can’t help but love them both.  You see real emotion between them and it feels realistic and genuine.  You just Sigh…and go OMG and I can’t wait to read more.

I also love how we get introduced to a young Kayla, the main character in White Hot Kiss.  This promises to be one great series.  It has everything, action, romance, Gargoyles, Demons…did I mention Hot Guys?

5 stars for me.

 

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Destroy Me (Shatter Me 1.5) by Tahereh Mafi

Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)Destroy Me (Shatter |Me 1.5) by Tahereh Mafi published Jan 1 2012 by Harper Teen. CDN $2.99 Kindle edition

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to read this novella as it didn’t see to be relevant to the story.  Then I couldn’t decide if I should read it before or after I read Unravel Me and Ignite Me.  I decided to finish the story first and then go back and read this novella from Warner’s perspective.

First off I have to say OMG I loved reading from Warner’s POV! I loved getting to see his side of the story and have insight into what made him tick.  I’m actually glad I waited to read it because I think it would have ruined the series for me to read it first.  I liked knowing only what Juliette knew making me understand her decisions and actions all the more.

This was totally worth the read if you are a fan of the series. I’ve always had a soft spot for Warner so it was a real treat reading this.  I’m going to go read Fracture me now and see Adam’s side of the story.

5 stars for me.