Review ~ Bitter Sweet by Jennifer L. Amentrout

Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements, #0.5)Title: Bitter Sweet Love
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements #0.5
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: December 1st 2013


In a sizzling prequel novella to her new series THE DARK ELEMENTS, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons.

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...
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This is another of Jennifer’s series that I have been meaning to start for some time and I am glad that I did. Because come on, Gargoyles!! Who wouldn’t want to learn about them! Bitter Sweet was a fantastic beginning to the series, and I look forward to reading more.

Jas was heartbroken over the sudden departure of Dez three years ago. So when he suddenly returns, she is determined to keep him at arm’s length and make him work for her forgiveness. When she gives her ultimatum, he is determined to see it through.

It was sweet to see Jas and Dez together. They have a deep connection that was formed after Dez’s world was shattered when they were both young. I learned all their secrets and why they are hesitant, but it was great to see them come back to each other.

I enjoyed this first instalment of the series. I was able to get an understanding of the world, how the characters live, their lifestyles and how they shift into Gargoyles. It is very exciting and although this novella was not full of action, it opened my eyes to this new world. There were a few side characters that I liked too and I look forward to seeing more of them in upcoming books.





Other reviews featuring Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Covenant Series
Pure #2
Lux series
Lux series Spinoff

Writing as J.Lynn
Frigid Series
Wait For You series

26 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed it. This is one series that's been sitting prettily on my shelves. I'm glad it's everything you'd hoped for.

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  2. Gargoyles, yeah that's cool! I think I'll want to read this too because k haven't read any shifter gargoyle books, very interesting.

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  3. Ahhhh Gargoyles?!! I am so in! I don't think I've read them really before. Maybe a very very minor character?

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  4. gah I need to get on reading this, its not every day you find a series with Gargoyles in it.

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  5. This is a series I didn't have much interest in until everyone started saying how good it is. So yeah, I'm sure I'll read it now. Maybe I'll start with this book.

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  6. I liked this one, too. I'm a huge JLA fan!!!

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  7. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! And I can't wait to read your thoughts on the White Hot Kiss! The series gets more in depth and very good! And it being about gargoyles is pretty awesome!


    Loved this review!

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  8. Yay! I'm so glad to hear this is good, since I just got a copy of the second one, Stone Cold Touch at an event this weekend. I figured couldn't go wrong with Gargoyles and seems I was right! Now to get to the first one :)

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  9. You're ahead of me on this one. Definitely another series I need to get into as well. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  10. Itara @ My Midnight FantasiesOctober 15, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    I have had this one for awhile now and I need to read it. Honestly the gargoyles thing is what holds me back, old if I'll like it. But it's JLA so I have to get over it lol cause anything by her is freaking awesome. Have a good rest of the week :)

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  11. I loved the first book in this series and was wondering if it was worth reading the novella. I'll have to pick it up!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  12. I'm glad you loved this, Naomi. I've read so many great reviews of it AND, yeah, I'm with you on the gargoyles! So it's high in the queue. Plus, I just want to read more JLA! Great review, girl!

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  13. It was on mine for ages too, glad i started it.

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  14. I think it's cool too. Looking forward to more.

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  15. I think this is going to be great. Keen to see more of this world!

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  16. No, it's not. So it'll be interesting to see where this series goes.

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  17. You can only try, but the next books have different characters. You get small glimpses of them in this though

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  18. I'm a fan of hers too... slowly slogging my way through her books.

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  19. Thanks Magen. I am looking forward to more... I felt like we were only scratching the surface with this one.

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  20. Oh, I'm so jealous! I want to read more of this series ASAP!

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  21. I did enjoy it. Grabbed it from the library (eBook)

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  22. If you can deal with shifters and vampires, I think you would like this one. I'm excited to read more.

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  23. I'm keen to read more. This introduces us to the main characters.

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  24. Yes, you need more JLA in your life!! lol. This was a great start to the series, looking forward to getting to know them better.

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  25. Itara @ My Midnight FantasiesOctober 28, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    I think I'll like it just because JLA wrote it, that's enough for me to buy it but I have to be in the mood to read it. Her writing is really good and her plots are good too, so I'll give it a try soon :)

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  26. Itara @ My Midnight FantasiesMay 14, 2015 at 4:33 AM

    I'll probably like it because I love JLA!

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