Armentrout Month ~ Review: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

In celebration of Jennifer’s release of Every Last Breath, I will posting reviews of her books for a whole month! (Along with my regular reviews of recently read books) Jennifer L. Armentrout is probably one of my ultimate favourite authors! To name some of her series: Lux series, Half-Blood (Covenant) series, The Dark Elements!

I’ve recently finished the Dark Elements trilogy but before I post a review on Every Last Breath, I’ll be posting White Hot Kiss and Stone Cold Touch.

Next will be the Convenant series and finally with Emilie, we will be reviewing and fangirling all things LUX. ❤

Book Nerds, I give you Armentrout Month!


White Hot Kiss (Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Harlequin Teen
Average Rating: 4.30

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.

five star

Five “Paradise City” Stars

Disclaimer: This review may be extremely biased and positive. NO HATE HERE. ONLY LOVE. ❤

I love Jennifer Armentrout and it is really hard for me to complain about her books!! With that being said, all these reviews will be written with the knowledge of the other books. I’ll try to write these reviews as if I haven’t read the others, that way the reviews would be more accurate. (I pretty much read all her books up to date.) Hopefully, I won’t be repeating myself too much. 🙂

First things first, the covers. These covers are gorgeous!!! I love the old ones better than the new ones though. I think the others are too plain and simple. White Hot Kiss‘ cover is steamy and sexy as hell. And Roth is on this one. *heart eyes*

I don’t know why, but it seems every single series that I love, I rejected before I decided to give them a chance. I end up loving them to bits once I finally read them. This book was no different. I came across this novel on my Recommendations on Goodreads and ignored it. The book’s story didn’t appeal to me then, but now? NOW I want to punch myself in the face for not reading it sooner!!

Layla has a deadly kiss. She can suck the souls out of humans with one harmless kiss. Layla is a character I can very much relate to. She’s kind, smart, sarcastic, quirky, stubborn and the best heroine ever. Have I mention she can also kick some butt? She’s fiercely loyal to the Wardens but she never felt like she fit-in with the them. When Roth, a demon who oozes sexy and charm, appears in her life, she starts to question who she is, and the Wardens.

Roth. Oh my goodness, ROTH. He is absolutely swoon-worthy! *heart eyes* He is the bad boy in the form of a very powerful demon. He’s sarcastic, playful, and loves to piss Layla off! Layla and Roth are the dynamic duo that makes this book so much fun to read. I laughed, and I cried when these two were together. Also, the chemistry between Roth and Layla was sizzling hot! Let the shipping commence! I love JLA for giving us some extras in Roth’s POV. I reread them over and over again. *heart eyes* (Seriously, WordPress needs a smilie for that. I’m going to be using it soo much in this review 😉 )

Zayne, oh Zayne. I’m so sorry that I’m on Team Roth (no, not really…) but I still like you all the same. Zayne is the “boy next door” type of character. He’s sweet, caring and honest. Zayne the complete opposite of Roth. He wasn’t that important in Book 1, but in Book 2, we really see the love triangle. *stabs myself in chest* *swears at the heavens* Zayne is rather oblivious in this novel, and blindly trusts the Wardens. I mean he happens to be one, so I guess it was more blindly devoted to duty than to reason. I didn’t hate him nor love him like I did Roth, but he was a good addition to White Hot Kiss. I really did love the best friend vibe Layla and him had. I’ll always want that guy best friend that will always stay platonic. (So sorry to the Layla/Zayne shippers out there…)

With some amazing characters, the plot didn’t go unnoticed. Simply, Layla is the one that is going to save the world from destruction that this really evil demon called, Lilith is planning to cause. The plot paced rather well, it wasn’t too slow or too fast. The action never ceased to stop, so there was continuous interest throughout the novel. I remember reading this book for the first time in one night. I also had to immediately get the next day. THE CLIFF-HANGER WAS AGONIZING.

Speaking about cliff-hangers, the plot twists in this book were jaw-dropping. I’m pretty sure there is one specific scene where I started to shout, “No. No, no, no. Nonononononono!!” Ah, JLA is brilliant at inducing the feels and the emotions!

I recommend this book to everyone! Seriously, if you haven’t read this book yet, you should get it RIGHT NOW. Anything JLA, you should read immediately! New fans of JLA will love this book.

I’m so excited to start Armentrout Month!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Keep calm and read on!



2 thoughts on “Armentrout Month ~ Review: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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