Monday, December 1, 2014

S & S Review: Bitter Sweet Love

Title - Bitter Sweet Love
Author - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series - The Dark Elements
Genres - YA, Fantasy Gargoyles 
Format - Kindle freebie

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...

I picked this one up when it was a kindle freebie with every intention of reading it but then it ended up lost on my kindle. Jas comes from a long line of Wardens a race of Gargoyle that shades from human to the winged creature we all know. Jas had a crush on Dez for years but when her father announced that they should be mated suddenly Dez takes off leaving Jasmine assuming it’s because of her. After three long years he returns without explaining why he left or where he was and he wants to be her mate. Jas has seven days to decide if she will mate with Dez but it won’t be easy she has a to-do list that will test them both. 

While the pair embark on her to-do list Dez has to be on his guard if he’s going to keep Jas alive and safe from the demons that roam the city. Their first adventure will take them into the heart of New York but first he has to teach her to drive which is something the other guys haven’t been up to doing. Over the next seven days Dez will have to show Jas he loves her and keep her safe from demons that will want to harm her. 

The Dark Elements series takes us into an exciting new world filled with Gargoyles and demons a true good vs evil concept. I’ve not read many books with Gargoyles but these have to be the most interesting the way that they shade from human to winged creature is awesome. I loved the characters they are easy to connect with and captured my heart. I’m a huge fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout so I had high hopes for the novella of her exciting new series. Bitter Sweet Love doesn’t disappoint I can’t wait to read the series. The story is action packed and loaded with sweet moments between Jas and Dez. It was hard to put down and finished it in just a few short hours. I just wish it wasn't so short but we have a brief introduction to the future books characters who I can't wait to learn more about. 
5 out of 5 stars


  1. Wow, what a glowing review! I've only ever read one JLA, need to read some more!
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

  2. I love this series, but I hadn't read the novella. You just convinced me that I need to!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction