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.
Pages: 304 Pages
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Ever since I first heard that Roth, a main character in White Hot Kiss, was who Daemon was based off of, WHK became one of my most anticipated 2014 releases. I was blown away by how amazing WHK was and it’s my favorite JLA book since Obsidian.
I liked Bitter Sweet Love, and was especially curious to see how White Hot Kiss would play out with our main character, Layla. Layla’s part gargoyle/part demon, which makes her an outcast in the gargoyle world she lives in. The only great company she has is found in her best friend Zayne, an extremely attractive friend that Layla’s been crushing on since forever ;) When she meets Roth she finds out that what she’s always known might not necessarily be true.
There was no contest for me between Zayne and Roth. In Bitter Sweet Love, I thought Zayne was okay, and I did like in WHK, although I was frustrated by how his actions hurt Layla at times. I absolutely loved Roth, though! Layla is so uncomfortable around at first, but I loved how she quickly began to warm up to him. and he’s a hilarious guy who truly cares about her. Their interactions are both hilarious and adorable and I have so many lines that I bookmarked.
The pacing was great, with Layla beginning to figure out the mystery of her past, besides what she’s been told her whole life. She attends a normal school, too, and her friends there were hilarious! There’s plenty of action scenes, but those are balanced out with plenty of swoony ones as well. The ending was crazy too, and I can’t believe it left off that way! I was so shocked.
White Hot Kiss is tied for my favorite JLA book and definitely holds a spot on my favorites shelf, in general. I loved it so much! I’d give it 5 out of 5 flowers :)