BITTER SWEET LOVE BY JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance
“For thousands of years, my kind had been thought of as nothing more than the stone sculptures perched upon the rooftops of homes and churches. Aka gargoyles. And technically, that’s what we were – but the depiction of a gargoyle was vastly exaggerated. Even the ugliest of all Wardens didn’t have a bulbous nose or fangs jutting from his mouth. It was rather insulting when you thought about it.”
-Jennifer L. Armentrout, Bitter Sweet Love
Series: The Dark Elements
White Hot Kiss (#1 Dark Elements Series)
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 the 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]
Bitter Sweet Love is the prequel novella in the Dark Elements series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Bitter Sweet Love introduces the world of Wardens and demons. It sets up a lot of background for the first book in the series White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This novella revolves around the relationship of Jasmine and Dez, who are mentioned and make appearances in White Hot Kiss.
I love that this was about Jasmine and gave a lot of background information to what is going on in the world. When she is mentioned in White Hot Kiss there is not much said about her and her history so it was nice to be able to learn more about her and her role in the world. I feel like usually in novellas if it is from a different person’s point of view it is usually telling their perspective from a certain incident. I loved that this was nothing like that. This novella was a story from the past and helped to build some of the story that is to come later. I wish I would have read this before I read White Hot Kiss. I just felt like this was more of a love story and made me like it less than White Hot Kiss, but I still enjoyed it.