Thursday, December 17, 2015

Swoon Thursday #166 ~ Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements 0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Bitter Sweet Love
(The Dark Elements 0.5)
Jennifer L. Armentrout

First - The Blurb:

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 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...

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Second - The Swoon:

"It's the beginning of a kiss," he explained, spreading his hand behind the nape of my neck.

"The beginning?" My eyes fluttered shut as my anticipation rose in spite of the resolution to end these seven days with a resounding no.

His lips pressed down on my jaw, a tiny hot little brand. He moved to one corner of my lips and then to the other. Air caught in my throat as he slanted his mouth over mine, kissing me softly. It was such a sweet, tender kiss, little more than a brush if his lips. Still, the contact sent a rush of fire through my veins, and then the kiss deepened.

I'm doing this a bit backwards. I read White Hot Kiss, Stone Cold Touch and Every Last Breath a few months back and absolutely loved the series. Finally discovered that the eBook library had this one available so I borrowed it while I had the chance.

Jas and Dez made brief appearances in the trilogy but little detail about how they got together was revealed. Being able to read their story was both sweet and entertaining. A must read for anyone who loved The Dark Elements.

My rating: 5 out of 5

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  1. I LOVED this novella! I'm usually not a fan of novellas, but this one certainly did the job and then some. JLA always has such great swoons - sweet and steamy and everything in between. :D

    Excellent choice, Marilyn! Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my swoon post!

  2. LOVED!!!! *happy sigh* Such a good series as well:)

  3. Glad you liked this one, even if you read it last. I need to read the other books to see how things unfolded after this one... one day!

  4. *sigh* such a lovely swoon. This was a great novella!

  5. Loved this book!! So glad you enjoyed!!!!