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.
Well well, she’s done it again.
Jennifer Armentrout’s newest book, White Hot Kiss, certainly takes after its name. This book was hotter than hell, heart squeezing at times and the plot twists will leave you stunned.
I picked up this book feeling extremely excited. Not just because our leading hottie, Roth, is the inspiration behind Lux’s Daemon Black, or because I’m already a massive fan of Jennifer’s work, but because of the fact this book was about demons.
We’ve had aliens and Greek gods, and now we have a series about demons. Jennifer Armentrout has this exceptional ability of taking an idea and morphing it into something truly amazing. White Hot Kiss is no exception.
We have Layla who is half demon, half Warden. What’s a Warden? Think of ass-kicking stone gargoyles from ontop of churches, that kind of thing. A law enforcement of sorts you do not wanna mess with. They kick demon ass, and quite literally. Sarcastic at times, incredibly strong and unforgettable, Layla is another heroine to be added to your list. Actually, set her snug near the top.
Roth. Damn, Roth. I could talk all day about this hot piece of demon. How does Jennifer think of such vibrant characters that will never leave your mind? Super-talented Jennifer Armentrout strikes again.
Roth is a demon. We all know what demons are of course. Nasty little cretins from down in hell. Roth isn’t just a demon, oh no… he’s a sarcastic, lewd, buttkicker demon with a high position in the Hellish pecking order. Plus did I mention his piercings and tattoos? A colossal snake called Bambi that comes to life and munches on everything she dislikes, what is cooler than that huh? Maybe Thumper but he’s not come out to play just yet.
He and Layla are like a pair of magnets with their poles facing away from each other at first. But while Roths keeps trying to push closer, Layla’s moves like hell is chasing her (pun intended) away. When the polarity is reversed, they collide like wildfire. Layla and Roth are HOT. Caps lock was needed there. No avoiding it.
This book is the perfect combination of love, lust, a battle between good and evil and family. A exceptional blend of Young Adult and New Adult that will sizzle away at you long after you’ve finished this book.
With the Lux series set to end in September with Opposition, The Dark Elements looks set to take over from it. And while I’ll miss the Lux books like it’s my firstborn child, my excitement for Stone Cold Touch is through the roof. Lux has set the pedestal high, but The Dark Elements is certainly rising up to the challenge like Bambi and a particularly juicy, feisty demon.
From the heart-rending end in White Hot Kiss, Layla’s story is far, far from over. And if her predecessors, heroines created by Jennifer are anything to go by, she’s in for a lot, lot more trouble and heartache. And I cannot wait to read it.
If I could give this book more than five stars, I’d give it one hundred.