Bitter Sweet Love Book Review – Jennifer L. Armentrout

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This was a digital box set I had picked up while on sale. I didn’t catch that the first book in it, Bitter Sweet Love, was just a novella about two lesser characters from the main series. I thought they had a good story going so I was a little confused and disappointed when reading on to white hot kiss that they weren’t the main characters.

Otherwise I liked these characters both were strong and interesting. Jasmine is a female Warden, a gargoyle like species that’s whole purpose is to make sure the demon population is kept in check so Hell is never revealed to humans. While the male species typically does all the fighting with demons the females of the species are kept closely guarded since their race is dying out as the demons target them first. Jasmine isn’t the normal passive female she wants to fight, see the world and learn to drive before she is mated with her first love Dez. But she isn’t going to give in Easily. After leaving her with no word as to why three years earlier she gonna make him crawl before she gives in or she just might reject him for spite! 

I love these strong characters. They were funny, interesting and relatable. The way she makes him go through a bucket list before she says yes is great! (Reminded me of myself since I made my fiancé a list too! I wanted to wait till I was 30 and I wanted to go to Europe and Africa. And I did!!.) I even thought the pudwukie was cute and a funny scene! 

But it was so short (again I didn’t realize it was just a novella before reading) I wanted more of these characters and their story. Maybe Jen will go back and write a bit more about them. fingers crossed! 

My Rating: 3 Stars

Overview by Goodreads:

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…

Published By: Harlequin Teen

Publication Date: December 2013

Date Read: 8/1/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Purchased

Format: Nook Ebook

Pages: 105

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