Jennifer L Armentrout
Published By: Harlequin TEEN
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Date Read: December 27, 2013
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: eARC from Harlequin TEEN
From Goodreads:"I'd look sexy in just about anything. Modesty belongs to losers. Something I am not."
One kiss could be the last.
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.
Holy Freaking Gargoyles!
There are no words for how freaking phenomenal this book is! Jennifer L Armentrout fast became my favourite author of all time with her Lux and Covenant series in 2011 and just when I thought her books couldn't get any better... THIS HAPPENED! White Hot Kiss is THE book of 2014!
Layla tries to fit in but being a half demon half gargoyle isn't easy. Most of her Warden family don't trust her because of her dangerous abilities and none of her friends know what she is. She wants a normal life and the only one she feels normal around is Zayne. But when demon Roth enters the picture things start to get complicated. Torn between everything she has ever thought was good and learning that maybe the demon part of her isn't all that bad Layla has a tough decision to make. Can she make the right one without destroying her family... or the world?
If you'd have asked me about a book about Gargoyles a few years back I'd have probably replied don't be silly who would write about gargoyles? What story is there there? Jennifer L Armentrout is the queen of taking unusual creatures and making me fall in love with them. First there was Obsidian that made me love an alien book. Something I never thought I would love. Now I'm pretty sure I'm in love with a Gargoyle!
Gargoyle's are such unusual creatures to write about and I honestly never thought I would see the day where there was a awesome paranormal book featuring gargoyles. It doesn't surprise me whatsoever that it comes from the incredibly talented hands of the one and only Jennifer L Armentrout. Jennifer's phenomenal and addictive writing style just draws you in to this wonderful world of Wardens and Demons and she just doesn't let your attention wander for one second until you have finished the entire book! It's so freaking phenomenal!
Layla is such an awesome character. One thing I adore about Jennifer L Armentrout's characters is that you never see one of her heroines moaning about their life and troubles or waiting around for a guy to save her. Layla is no different. She is totally kick-ass and she wants to be out there killing the evil demons. I love her. She shows she is completely capable of everything the male Wardens are and I love it about her.
Zayne and Roth... how confused I am. Now usually in a YA Paranormal series when it comes to the love triangle I have a team. I know who I am rooting for and I get pretty damn angry regarding the other guy in the love triangle (think of my hatred of Seth in Covenant). Now this happens in every single book series! Jennifer what have you done to me? I can't choose! I can't like one more than the other. I immediately loved Zayne coz he is the good guy best friend who just wants to protect Layla and I always love the good guy and root for the good guy. BUT... the more I read of this book the more I started to love Roth and now I am just damn confused. I love them both equally and for the first time EVER I just can't choose between them. But I know what you are up to Ms Armentrout. I know she is going to make us even more confused in the next book! You mess with my mind Jen!
White Hot Kiss completely took over my life. I could not put it down. Not for a second. I sat and read the entire thing in one sitting (it's a damn good job I was off work the week I got this). The storyline is completely addictive where you are seriously hanging on the edge of your seat dying to know what happens. The romance is just heartmelting and you just can't wait to see what it going to happen regarding the relationships of the characters.
Jennifer L Armentrout is THE author to read. I could easily just re-read her books over and over and never read anything else by anyone else and still be perfectly happen. She is a writing god and I can't praise her enough. There are so many feels that you go through throughout all of her books but particularly this one. Jennifer is the best author in the world to me and no book quite compared to hers. In both the addictive story and the emotional trauma I seem to go through with every single one of her books. I just adore her.
White Hot Kiss is going to be THE series of 2014. It is a must-read for everyone and if you haven't read anything by JLA before well... what the hell are you waiting for? GO GO GO! White Hot Kiss completely blew me away and left me dying for more. I need Stone Cold Touch like RIGHT NOW!
"People with the purest souls are capable of the greatest evils. No one is perfect, no matter what they are or what side they fight for."