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Buddy Read: White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hello everyone!

In the first buddy read with Jamsu we had so much fun, so we decided to have another one! I’ve meant to read “The Dark Elements” series for some time, so when she told me that she wanted to reread the books, we decided to read them together!




Title: White Hot Kiss

Series: The Dark Elements #1

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Demons

Release Date: 25 February 2014



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.


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4 Stars

Format: Audiobook

So I finally got around to reading White Hot Kiss thanks to Jamsu! Since this book is part of the Audible Romance Package, I decided to listen to the audiobook!

It took me some time to understand the whole Gargoyles/Demons thing, since I haven’t really read any similar books. Getting to know Layla, Zayne and Roth was really interesting. The crush that Layla had on Zayne was kind of frustrating, since he wasn’t interested in her at all and actually forgot about her one time! I didn’t really like Zayne. He gave me a hypocrite vibe that just made him unlikable. He gave me the feel that he doesn’t know where his loyalties are. As much as I didn’t like Zayne, I love Roth!!! I’m definitely Team Roth!! He’s sarcastic, funny, oozes sex appeal and he puts Layla first, unlike Zayne. I mean he’s a sexy tattooed demon with a snake tattoo named Bambi, what’s not to like!!!!

The secrets that were unraveled, considering Layla’s background shocked me and what Roth did for her at the end of the book melt my heart!!

This was a really interesting book and I’m so happy that I’m buddy reading it with Jamsu!!


Find Jamsu’s review of “White Hot Kiss” here!

Check out more of Jamsu’s reviews on her blog! You can find her on Twitter and Goodreads as well!!



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jennifer-photoABOUT THE AUTHOR

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more. She is also the creator and sole financier of the annual Write Your Way To RT Book Convention, a contest that gives aspiring authors a chance to win a fully paid trip to RT Book Reviews.

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Have you read the book? Are you a fan of The Dark Elements series?

Let’s chat at the comments below!!


Until next time..Demetra xx

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