Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements 0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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...
Kindle Edition, 105 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Harlequin Teen
Who doesn't love Freebies? and this by far was the best freebie I could ask for . . . I already have read White Hot Kiss but I had the fear of not ever getting to the novella because I'm still not all out for ebooks, I do read ebooks and manage with the ones I have but I prefer the print any day.
Before Layla there were Jasmine and Dez, they been friends since they were kids but when they started growing up a lot of things changes.
When Dez returns back in Jasmine's life, ready to claim her Jasmine can't risk her heart being broke again by the same person that she thought she would spend her life with.
So before Jas decide to be CLAIMED, she present a challenge for Dez
The Challenge? Fulfill her every demands in Seven days
5 Cat's Tails UP, Bitter Sweet Love shows that Old Love . . . Old Flame Never dies, sometimes it just take a kiss to ignite that fire once again.
MEOW . . . MEOW . . . MEOW
I love love Jen's new YA series The Dark Elements and I love the fact that she not only released the first book of it's series but the novella as well.
In WHK we meet Jasmine and Dez briefly and we actually get to see what the social and society needs for the world of Wardens. This story is not just about what the rule of life is for a Warden, it a story about a friendship that began long ago that suddenly disappears.
Jasmine and Dez were like two peas in a pod and for the most part, Jasmine's father have always view Dez as her mate in the future. But Dez breaks Jasmine's heart and now has to work up earning her trust all over again.
Dez knew that it wasn't going to be easy but I think Jasmine was in the same boat, they both have instant chemistry and that "first kiss" they share after so many years was WOW.
Jasmine is still hurt and I don't blame her for being unsure of Dez after he being gone for so many years without word, so her challenge to him is to fulfilled everything she wants to do in 7 days where she'll decide if Yes or No she'll take Dez as her mate.
These characters really have a sense of adventure that I think everyone should have because you only live once but for a Warden there are so many dangers to the females Wardens than the men