White Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout. Published Feb 25, 2014 by Harlequin Teen. CDN $3.03
One kiss could be the last.
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world. (Goodreads excerpt)
OMG! This was me after reading this!
Well holy crap and OMG! I love this new book by Jennifer Armentrout. I have to say that I am a HUGE Roth fan! Demon or not this guy is HOT, STEAMY, SEXY and a whole lot of AWESOMENESS all entangled into one WICKED man. I kid you not…this guy is TEMPTATION personified.
I love the concept of this book. Not only do we see a world with SEXY HOT Gargoyles of all creatures, talk about original, but the entire world is aware of them. Very cool. I want to go knock on a gargoyle and see if he is real. Personally I love everything this author touches but this one is fantastic. It is suspenseful, thrilling, captivating and engaging and really draws the reader in. It is a typical battle of good vs evil, but we don’t really know who is good and who is bad. The lines are blurred perfectly making the reader second guess everything.
I love Layla. She is smart, funny, fearless, with abilities like no other. She is everything you want in a MC. She has her faults too of course; impulsive is probably the biggest since it gets her in trouble. You have no choice but to empathize with her. She has lived her whole life with a huge problem…her kiss would suck the soul right out of you. And to top it off, she craves souls like an addict on crack! Talk about issues…
I’ve said this before, that I am not a fan of love triangles, but this one works. Layla has been in love with Zayne, a gargoyle forever, but can never have him. Then comes along Roth, whom she can be with if she chooses, but he is an upper level demon…talk about a date with a devil. And he is full of deliciousness that she can’t resist. It’s all about choices. I won’t tell you anymore, but this is an incredible book!
5 stars for me.