Bitter Sweet Love
(The Dark Elements #0.5)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: December 1, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
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…
“Because loving you… loving you was bitter sweet.”
Bitter Sweet Love is the prequel novella of the Dark Element series. I started White Hot Kiss few days ago but while I was reading the first few chapters, I found myself quite confused with various terminologies such as Seeker demons, fiends, Poser demons, etc. that I was wondering if there is a prequel that will explain all these things.
Thankfully I found this novella here on GR *facepalm* and I realized I should’ve read it fist before White Hot Kiss.
Anyways, this novella is quite helpful because it explains those terminologies and it also somewhat gave me the brief narration as of how countless of demons scattered on earth, and what Wardens are, and what their duties are. So yeah…
This novella features the love story of Dez and Jasmine– both Wardens who fell in love since they were still kids. The romance was okay. I found the characters sweet, but there’s a downside. I thought their storyline was quite a cliche and a bit shallow.
At some point I found myself feeling bored simply because I could not connect with the characters. I think there’s something wrong with me.
But this book somehow helped me clear up the confusion in White Hot Kiss, and it’s basically a good introduction to the series so I didn’t regret reading this. 🙂
Rating: 3 Stars