WHITE HOT KISS by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! One kiss . Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal—fit in at school, and go out on a real date with the gorgeous Zayne, whom she's crushed on since forever. Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know her secrets. Trusting Roth could ruin her chances. White Hot Kiss - Download | Read | PDF | EPUB. #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible.
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description: White Hot Kiss: Page 47 free online. I didn't, either. So we'd just spent a lot of time together since then, and there weren't enough words in this. White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L Armentrout, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Dark Elements 01 - White Hot Kiss - Jennifer L. bestthing.info KB. The Dark Elements 02 - Stone Cold Touch - Jennifer L. bestthing.info KB.
And even though Zayne is a Warden, part of the race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe, Layla's kiss will kill anything with a soul—including him. Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know her secrets. Though Layla knows she should stay away, it's tough when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue.
Trusting Roth could ruin her chances with Zayne—and brand her a traitor to the Warden family that raised her. But as Layla discovers she's the sole reason for a violent demon uprising, kissing the enemy suddenly pales in comparison to the looming end of the world. Fantasy Romance Young Adult Fiction. Publication Details Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: Harlequin Teen Publication Date: The Dark Elements.
Jennifer L. I dumped the stuff in the garbage can, shoulders stiff. There is no room in this book for a positive female figure besides Layla. The Setting: It's your traditional Urban Fantasy, with Angels, Demons, all that good stuff.
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This book breaks no molds in the setting. It is completely predictable in this sense, and that's just fine. We have Fiends, we have Posers demons, heh , we have Zombies. Nothing out of the ordinary. What I do not like: The setting in this book is anticlimactic.
There are gargoyles, humans know they exist People aren't exactly freaking out. There's a church rallying against Wardens And that's the last we hear about it. The book is so centered around Layla and Layla only, so much that the outside world becomes completely secondary and almost gathers no mention in the book. The setting itself has gaps. There are Wardens We rarely see the Wardens in action.
It's more internal politics and living with the Wardens in human form than anything else. The world would descend into chaos if humans knew demons were ordering their morning coffee right alongside them. Ok, so you're telling me that the world is ok with the existence of gargoyles, that stone men can come to life, but they'd completely freak out if they knew about the existence of demons?
Layla, you've got me on my knees: From hot, protective brother-figure Zayne. Zayne, who always wants to reassure Layla that she is good, despite what Layla thinks of herself. They seemed brighter than usual. The line of his jaw hardened. Roth, who only has eyes for Layla. Oh, the love triangle I thought I could be in love with him, if given time. Or maybe I already was, in a little way. If you're looking for more plot, more substance, I wouldn't recommend this.
The character development and plausibility of the plot is absolutely lacking. View all comments. Feb 07, Emily May rated it did not like it Shelves: I tried. And then I tried some more. But nope, not happening. You know what? Perfection really is boring. Perfection is meaningless, unrealistic and so fucking boring. Armentrout tries to create perfection. A perfectly all-good, virginal, amazing, everyone-wants-to-bone-me, kickass heroine who faultlessly exists at the centre of the universe, while beautiful, perfectly-sculpted, hot boys just orbit around her constantly.
And you know what else perfection i I. And you know what else perfection is? It's all tell and no fucking show. So this girl - Layla - is amazing, right? We are told all of this and yet never shown examples of it. She's special because she was born into it, not because she does any damn thing to prove it. She's amazing, we are told, but I'm still uncertain what's really so special about her in action.
Everyone wants this girl, we are told, but god only knows why. Oh, and she's totally badass Maybe I would have noticed if she wasn't so busy being saved all the time. I think the descriptions of men are often what separate the romance stories I actually enjoy from the ones that bore me to tears. To be honest, there's a part of me that thinks "yeah, okay, whatever" with this whole male perfection malarkey.
They are fucking perfect. Their bodies are sculpted awesomeness of muscle and unblemished skin. Their hair falls perfectly in gorgeous thick waves. Their faces were built by angels and they always have a sexy phrase handy to raise the heat levels in any given scene.
But I suppose it's hard to criticise this trend when you compare it to the airbrushed, photoshopped and hairless beauties shown in men's magazines. Why shouldn't women get their fantasy perfection? No reason I can see. These men are too perfect for me to care about and fall in love with.
I cannot believe in that level of perfection. They are male Barbie dolls, straight off the factory production line. Polished, flawless, perfection. I'd find it easier to love them if they were ugly. I'd also find it easier to love them if Layla took a break from describing their physical perfection for a second and gave them a personality that goes beyond trying to get in her pants like every male in this book. So many times I felt like me and Layla were having this exchange Fuck the plot.
Let's make out!
There's also a whole bunch of slut-shaming, which I assume is only supposed to emphasise the heroine's purity and goodness. Even her best friend seems like a tool constantly being used to reinforce the MC's good girl persona - her characterisation consists almost solely of her overt sexuality and revealing outfit choices.
If the female character is not Layla or a "slut", then she's the evil bitch who has a thing for one of the guys. Then I come to some of the ridiculous dialogue between the characters. Look, I know teenagers can be annoying. Insufferable, some might say. Sometimes I read the diaries I wrote from when I was 15 and, oh my god, the angst! It burns! They're hilarious and melodramatic, of course.
But still, high school wasn't that long ago for me. Stacey groaned. It is a classic. No one. Plus, Twilight isn't even "cool" among high school teens. Twilight , if it is talked about, is the thing girls whisper and giggle about behind their hands.
Kids do not announce loudly and openly that Twilight is a classic. And don't even get me started on all the male posturing going on, it was laughable. My favourite was this bit: The thing I find so funny is that this is considered some big, testosterone-fuelled alpha male battle. It sounds more like the fights me and my sister have over music in the car. Maybe you should read this book if you want a good laugh. I'm sorry, guys. I know a lot of people love Armentrout and this could be a light, entertaining read for you if you like all her usual elements.
But I find it all too formulaic, recycled and I wish the hype for her books was easier to resist.
View all 76 comments. You know what I've figured out? Jennifer L. Armentrout is a panderer.
Meaning, she always writes the same formulaic stuff and always has to have extremely hot, six-foot-something bad boys that are there to solely make the main character's--and the young teen female reader's--panties melt.
What do I have to say to that? Well, first of all, Secondly, here are a few examples of her not-even-a-little-bit-subtle pattern: Taken from the blurb of Wait for You: Getting involved with him is dangerous , but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible , he brings out a side of her she never knew existed. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets.
Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. There's fucking two hot--and I quote once more, "swoon-worthy" --guys. A love triangle, a. Okay, I get that all of this pays the bills and all, and that's fine.
Everyone's gotta eat. Do whatcha gotta do and all that jazz. But I'm definitely no longer a fan of hers now that I've got a feel of what she's all about.
I'd rather support authors who are willing to take risks and think outside of the box e. Eliza Crewe and Leah Raeder , upon recent memory rather than strictly follow a formula for the sole purpose of filling their pockets. I'm sure she's a lovely person, but as an author she brings nothing new to the table.
In fact, she does the exact opposite of that. She pulls out all the old tricks and tries to fluff 'em up as best as possible.
To me that's just not cute. It makes her seem like, as an author, she's all about the money money money. What makes me sad is that it's not just Jen here who does this. Not even close. This has been a trend in YA for years, and thanks to Emily May's NA Experiment , I pretty much stay away from new adult books in general due to the fact that nearly every NA book follows this formula.
They're there to pander, and "originality" is not in their vocabulary. What crushes me is that this kinda shit sells. They sell like hot cakes, and because of this, it's rubbing off even more on YA as well--case in point, this book right here. Again, before you fans rip me apart, I have nothing against her as a person. She seems like a nice lady.
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I'm strictly viewing her as an author and the clear pattern that her work shows. I have to call a spade a spade. Sorry 'bout it. Shout out to all the authors out there who do your thing and don't conform. You have no idea how valuable you guys are. To me, and to tons of other readers. View all 17 comments. My Roth, Layla and Zayne: Layla is half-demon, half-Warden. But brought up by Wardens, daily fighting her demon urges, she hates everything demon-connected.
But what happens when her perception of demons is ruined forever?
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I am not sure what happened here. I love JLA and all her previous paranormal stories. But this one did not live up to my expectations. So what was my biggest problem with this book? It wasn't the love triangle or the fact that heroine was perfect example of damsel in distress. N My Roth, Layla and Zayne: It was the fact that most of the banters and dialogues between characters were super-cheesy and childlish.
And action was almost non-existent or really boring. And that was just too late for me. When it comes to "love triangle" in this book, there was only one guy for me. And after reading this book, I am Team Roth all the way.
Zayne who? Roth was definitely the best part of this book. A big contradiction. Cocky and arrogant, yet caring and self-sacrificing. I really enjoyed those parts of the book when he was present. However, question remains. Who will win Layla's heart at the end? I am definitely curious to see how will this series develop and what direction will JLA take it. Last couple of chapters proved, that she knows how to capture my attention with her writing. She will have her chance with book 2 to either win me over or lost me forever when it comes to The Dark Elements.
But I am not complaining, I love every single story she wrote so far and I cannot wait for this one! View all 9 comments. Aug 29, Wendy Higgins added it Shelves: This is one of those kinds of books that just fit me and my mood perfectly at the right moment.
I loved every single thing about it. I think this series is going to rival Lux for me. I can't wait for everyone to read it!! View all 12 comments. Jun 06, Steph Sinclair marked it as to-read Shelves: Romance and gargoyles! View all 25 comments. Sep 21, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: It feels so good re-reading this trilogy. Review to come in a few hours. View 2 comments. Nov 01, April rated it it was amazing. May have ordered the rest of this series Den Schreibstil von Jennifer?
Ich konnte mir wieder alles sehr gut bildlich vorstellen und man flog nur so durch die Seiten. Die Geschichte und die Welt erschien mir in sich logisch. Layla doch recht einfach gestrickt und eindimensional gezeichnet, aber immerhin nicht nervend. Meine Rezension dazu: It's Roth.
And ROTH. White Hot Kiss is all kinds of awesomesauce. I love the concept Ms. Armentrout put life into this book. The existence of demons and Wardens Gargoyles who protect mankind from demons is a thing that very much catch "You need something," he said, and when I stared at him, he added, "Your face. The existence of demons and Wardens Gargoyles who protect mankind from demons is a thing that very much catches attention. Not necessarily original, but somehow, it's spectacular.
While reading this book I felt like I'm in a roller coaster ride. There were lots of actions. And I mean, live, real, intense actions! JLA also did not fail to introduce me to her super swoony characters. And speaking of swoony characters, I'm talking about Roth and no other. Never mind.
I kind of don't like him. I don't know why JLA tried to make him the third party of a love triangle but seriously, I don't like it. I just want Roth and Layla.
End of the story. White Hot Kiss is cheesy and darkly romantic. Roth and Layla's interactions are epically sweet and fantastic. I love their first encounter! It's something I simply can't forget. Apart from the romantic side, this book also has funny moments and I found myself really laughing at some point. Talk about the JLA humor D Anyways, I love this book. I just wished it wasn't that slow-paced at first, 'coz I admit it didn't get me instantly.
I had to patiently read until the final chapters of the book to get my full attention. Because honestly, the best parts were at the final chapters. But all in all, it was a great and fun read. And I need to read the second book soon! View all 28 comments. Jun 07, Patrycja rated it really liked it Shelves: White Hot Kiss Series: Dark Elements 1 Author: Jennifer L Armentrout Release Date: February 24, Rating: Yes HEA: Layla is half demon and half Warden a creature similar to gargoyle.
Because demons are their natural enemies. When she reaches seventeen years old something weird start to happen to her. The demons are after her and there is mysterious Upper Level Demon that just saved her life and goes to her school… It was definitely not what I expected or hoped for.
Armentrout went into completely different direction which was as much surprising as exciting. Even when I thought things started to calm down I was quickly thrown into another bumpy ride. The characters as always were witty, funny and adorable. I loved all of them. She was less impulsive or reckless, yet still she was kickass heroine with impressive backbone and pure heart.
Roth stared at me, looking sort of stunned. She was very lonely and unwanted. The only person that seemed to like and care for her was Zayne. After she met Roth things seemed to pick up for her and I was so glad she finally could be truly herself. I was a afraid of how the love triangle will look here — usually I hate them and reading about them makes me nauseous. Zayne was a good friend. Loyal, sweet and caring.
I liked him, but he was not the one that made me all hot and bothered. It was the sexy demon called Roth that made me go all gaga. He was a little bit cocky, arrogant and bad in the best possible way. His comments made me laugh or smile. He was just perfect! Why not five then? I just craved a little bit more romance than there was, I hope the next books will deliver it! View all 26 comments. Aug 21, Ashley rated it it was amazing Shelves: March , July , second reread: March , JULY These books are just so fun.
I loved it still, maybe not AS much as I did the first time I read this 4 months ago, BUT it wasn't enough to affect the 5 star rating. His hair was dark, the color of obsidian, and it reflected blue in the dim light. Lazy locks slipped over his forehead and curled just below his ears. Brows arched over first read: Brows arched over golden eyes and his cheekbones were broad and high.
He was attractive. Very attractive. Mind-bendingly beautiful, actually, but the sardonic twist to his full lips chilled his beauty. The black T-shirt stretched across his chest and flat stomach. A huge tattoo of a snake curled around his forearm, the tail disappearing under his sleeve and the diamond-shaped head rested on the top of his hand.
He looked my age. Their scenes together are definitely my favorites. I've noticed that JLA likes to use the same weird exclamation remarks in all her books Zayne didn't really bug me the first time I read this, but after having read the 2nd one and deciding I was definitely not 'Team Zayne' I decided I didn't really like his parts in this book the 2nd time around.
The cliffhanger here, even though it isn't so much of a cliffhanger because I already know what happens I am pretty sure I felt my heart break a little bit. I love books that can bring out such emotions, even on, especially on a reread.
I am really, really, really excited for the release of Every Last Breath!!!! It comes out in about 24 hours and I am beyond fucking ready to figure out what happens!! I just She is probably one of my favorite authors.
Damn cliffhanger, I am like It was happy happy happy, and hilarious View all 10 comments. Wow this book was really good! I loved everything about it, the plot was addicting and full of surprises! I loved the world Jennifer created. Jennifer creates a world filled with gargoyles who are called the "Wardens" and they are against the demons who have escaped Hell. It's unique the storyline, I haven't read something like this before!
Layla isn't so ordinary Layla has been living so many years with the Warden's. Her unique abilities help them Wow this book was really good! Her unique abilities help them track demons..
She feel safe with them and especially with one of them Zayne, who was on her side from when she was child. Everything is going well for Layla.. Roth who is an upper demon.. Layla tries to avoid Roth but appears to spend more time together. Layla starts to realise that maybe not everything she knows is true. Things are getting more dangerous as more Demons keep appearing trying to find Layla.
Can she trust Roth? Can she believe everything the Wardens tell her? Can she still trust Zayne? She is sweet, strong and brave. The only reason I give this book 4 stars, is because sometimes she was a little childish and this bothered me..
Mmmmm Zayne or Roth????? Both guys care a lot about Layla.. But who will she choose??? While Zayne is sweet, Roth is dangerous hot and sexy. From the beginning, Layla has feelings for Zayne. But the thing is he is so protective and he is afraid to pursue a relationship with her, so he's almost like a brother figure for her.
He wants her from the beginning and doesn't deny it! He is protective and he will do anything for her!! The attraction between them is explosive!! I'm so taken by this world! Once again, Jennifer manages to create a total convincing paranormal world! An amazing book with kickass characters!! This is a must read for everyone who loves paranormal! It will blow you away and leave you needing for more!! View all 47 comments.
This is my first Armentrout book and I know that it won't be my last. I definitely liked it and was pleasantly surprised. I had been reading many reviews on it and wasn't sure if I would want another love triangle.
Plot Summary Layla I-don't-know-her-last-name has just turned seventeen.
She's like your average teenage girl. She tags demons, works with a group of demon hunters, so of course has to like a demon. So, no, she's not normal but she really wants to be.
This means that she has more abilities, including killer kisses, then the Wardens and also is why she can't mate or marry any of them. This is really bad for her since she has to stay apart from Zayne, her best friend and the Warden that she has liked since she was young. He is very kind and gorgeous and this the problem that much harder to endure.
Of course there is going to be another guy. He is also gorgeous but unlike Zayne, he is a demon. And has tattoos and piercings, which totally work on him. He can be egotistical but he is kind to Layla. Layla is inexplicably drawn to the man who claims to know everything about her and everything that is going on or will happen.
She doesn't need to hide her true self, her demon side, from Roth which also means that they can kiss without fear of losing his soul.
Which is a good thing for both of them since they kiss a couple of times a lot. Together they work together to figure out the cause of the recent demon activity and uprising that could possibly lead to the end of the world. In the process, Layla is torn between choosing between Roth and Zayne who is with the only family that she ever really had. What I liked The characters were pretty good for the most part.
I liked Layla and the fact that she was trying to do her best and help everyone. I thought that she could have been seen saving herself more though. Roth was hysterical and I was smiling or laughing at everything he said. From the little I learned about Zayne, I liked him but not as much as Roth. Stacey I didn't like so much because had been with every guy it seemed which is a lot different from Layla. Sam was pretty cool with his smartness.
The love triangle wasn't that pronounced. In the recent series that I've been reading, The Tiger Saga , there is the love triangle throughout the whole thing and it can sometimes get annoying.
This never happened with this book. Instead the fact that Layla likes to guys is only brought up and talked about. Well, except for the end which brings up my next point. The ending was a massive cliffhanger and was a little upsetting.
I still didn't like the result but it makes the book that much more enjoyable and the desire for the next one greater! What I didn't like or could have been better I already mentioned some of the characters but I'll go over it again. Layla was sometimes shown as weak and would have to be saved or saved instead of her fighting.
She would try it to fight it but it usually didn't work out. Layla also repeatedly said that she wasn't pretty or not good enough. I know that sometimes teenagers think like that but it seemed to be accented too much. These two things are also similar to The Tiger Saga. Stacey was also a problem for me. The way that she also talked about sex or made sexual innuendos was annoying and I thought kind of unnecessary.
She would make comments about some jock at the school checking out Layla and then her saying that Layla was still a virgin and making fun about it. Roth and Zayne seemed almost too perfect. I know that they both had problems because of what they were but the whole time Layla seemed to be admiring their "hard stomachs" or "holding their rock hard forearms. Even Roth's tattoos and piercings made Layla seem to like him more. It was kind of bizarre that the fact that there are demons wouldn't be known to people.
I mean, they knew about Wardens and why else would they be there? Overall The book was written well. The plot was good even though to me it seemed to occasionally get confusing. The characters were developed well or seemingly too fake or set up. There was a lot of action which was good and it definitely showed both sides of Layla and what they represented.
I can't wait to read the next one. View all 18 comments. La verdad es que me ha gustado. View all 3 comments. Aug 14, Jennifer Kyle rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 11 comments. Apr 12, ambsreads rated it liked it Shelves: White Hot Kiss is the first in its series and a book I've started numerous times and out down. I decided this time I would triumph though and finish it. To my utter surprise I did. I kind of wish I hadn't, it wasn't the greatest book out but I'll finish the series and it had a series of issues I found.
Most around the characters, both side and main, the dialogue, the love triangle, and the under developed world.
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Characters Layla was our sweet and innocent character. Almost every action of every White Hot Kiss is the first in its series and a book I've started numerous times and out down. Almost every action of every character was done to prove just how innocent and virginal she was, including her best friend.Roth is badass, hottie, and a demon! Typical American smiley with cowboy hat from the Wild West.
Hed raised me to be a Warden, to act like a Warden. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Jump to Page. Why does every book have to have a love triangle!!! Symbol for an extraterrestrial being. Even her best friend seems like a tool constantly being used to reinforce the MC's good girl persona - her characterisation consists almost solely of her overt sexuality and revealing outfit choices.
I loved everything about it, the plot was addicting and full of surprises!
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