Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout


From Harlequin:

Every touch has its price 

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who's pretty sure things can't get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. 

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla's powers begin to evolve, and she's offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She's finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay….

I LOVE the Dark Elements Series. JLA hooked me with Bitter Sweet Love – Dez and Jasmin's story is sweet and snarky, just the way I like them. Then White Hot Kiss – holy cow! It's super steamy for YA and I ADORE Roth! I was devastated at the end of White Hot Kiss, which made me crazy psyched for his return in Stone Cold Touch. I don't get the whole Zayne – Roth debate, to me, there is no triangle, it's Roth all the way. I was told I would feel differently after SCT, but I don't. The "relationship" between Zayne and Layla seems forced and unnatural to me. Roth and Layla just fit, so all this argument over Team Roth or Team Zayne seems like much ado about nothing to me.

Putting aside my giddiness over the wonderfully dysfunctional and frustrating Roth and the romance elements, the events of STC were shocking. The story was amazing, with love, betrayal, twisty turns and a truly emotional and wild ride. I was reeling at the end of it and have so many awesome ideas for how the trilogy will end (though none as awesome as how it WILL actually end, because I totally could not have predicted SCT). JLA is currently writing Every Last Breath, the finale of the Dark Elements Trilogy and I cannot freaking wait!!! It will be out July 2015 – I am greatly looking forward to Layla and Roth's happily ever after (I refuse to even think it may end any other way!)…


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