Thursday, September 25, 2014

Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements, #2) by Jennifer L Armentrout ~ Review & Giveaway

Source:  Received paperback ARC at BEA in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements, #2) by Jennifer L Armentrout

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…


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17455815-stone-cold-touch

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IPDVGKWhttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stone-cold-touch-jennifer-l-armentrout/1118656141?ean=9780373211340

 Available October 21, 2014 from Harlequin Teen




Review...

From the moment I met Zayne in Bitter Sweet Love, I loved him.  So when I read White Hot Kiss, I struggled.  I wanted to love Zayne the best.  The problem was that I loved Roth too.  So infrequently does this happen to me.  I can usually pick THE guy out of a love triangle that will own my heart and the heroine's heart from pretty early on.  But JLA has skills and I loved both of these guys.

In Stone Cold Touch, Layla spends more time with Zayne.  We find out just how much he loves to snuggle.  We learn how protective and sweet he is.  We learn how he'll do anything for Layla.  He is truly the good boy to Roth's bad.


And when Roth shows back up, things get very interesting.  I am sure that both of these guys love Layla.  But that's about it for the sure thing.   I thought I had an idea of what was happening...maybe not.

Here's the thing, the love triangle is so wonderfully developed that I could easily see her with either guy.  I love all three of these characters.  I doubt the guys would be up for sharing, but I want them all happy.  My heart will break for whoever loses the girl.  And I will beg for their happily ever after.

There is so much more than a love triangle going on, though.  The mystery of all the unexplained death and destruction had me flipping those pages trying to figure it out.  But that strong emotion surrounding the love triangle wrapped it's way through all the pages and had me overlooking some pretty intriguing clues.  As I looked back, I was so impressed with how this story was stunningly crafted to hide things in plain sight. 

I have loved them all, but this one is my favorite of the series.

I cannot wait for book three. 


         

Good luck picking between them...





The series...


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17455811-bitter-sweet-lovehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17455585-white-hot-kisshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17455815-stone-cold-touch


The Author...



# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins. 




https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4476934.Jennifer_L_Armentrout?from_search=truehttps://twitter.com/jlarmentrout http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/


Giveaway...


I have an extra SIGNED paperback ARC to give away.  This one is INTERNATIONAL.

Terms and conditions can be found in the rafflecopter. 





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54 comments:

  1. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    Roth!! I believe he loves her more :)

    thank you :)

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  2. Team Roth all the way as of the end of book 1 but I have a feeling JLA is going to kill me (in a good way) with this one

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  3. i can't decide yet!! really why we have to choose?

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  4. I've heard so many good things about this series, I think I'll have to give it a go.
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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  5. Roth, he's committed to her in more ways than Zane ever will be able to be! :-) slavat15@hotmail.com

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  6. Roth all the way! Zayne is nice, but Roth is much more the type I prefer in books. I hope Layla will end up with him.

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  7. I haven't started the series yet but it sounds like Roth is the man! :)

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  8. I don't know yet! I've read other awesome books of Jennifer's but not this series yet. :)

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  9. Don't know yet :( I haven't read this series! But it looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I am definitely conflicted like you! I read Bitter Sweet Love and fell for Zayne. I just loved how much he cared for her, but then Roth came a long. I am very much undecided!

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  11. I only started WHK because someone told me it was a huge cliffhanger (JLA herself recently told me that's not true) so I have to get on it. So. No team yet.

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  12. Team Roth! ^_^ And I am DYING for this book to come out! Like I think I might literally be dying for it. ^_^

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  13. Why, oh why do I keep seeing fantastic reviews for JLA books? I so want to read all the books by her! Thanks for sharing :)
    Book Maniac Reviews

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  14. I am soooo Team Roth, I'm gonna tattoo it on my forehead for everyone to see and vote for him haha

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  15. I'm a bit on the undecided side but after the ending of book 1 I'm Team Roth, who knows if I'll switch alliances after Stone Cold Touch!

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  16. Haven't read this yet so I can't choose. Sorry

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  17. I am deff going to read this soon. Tried to hold off so the wait between book 2 and 3 wouldn't be horrible lol your review has me incredibly excited though and if anyone can do a love triangle right it's JLA. I loved Roth after White Hot Kiss but I have a soft spot for Zayne too so this is going to hurt.

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  18. Roth all the way. I couldn't stand Zayne at all.

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  19. Team Roth right now, but we'll see after I read Stone Cold Touch!

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  20. Team Roth!!!! Yayyyy!!! Can't Wait to Stone Cold Touch!!!

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  21. I can't wait for this! I loved WHK :)
    Team Roth all the way!

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  22. I can't pick!!!! I love both of them in different ways <3

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  23. At the moment I'm team Roth. That might just be because there was more romance between Layla and Roth in White Hot Kiss and only some tension between her an Zayne. Jennifer did a number on me because I am a fan of long time crushes ending up together and the bad boy. I think its going to be hard to vote once I read Stone Cold Touch. ♥

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  24. My wife just filled this out. I'm doing it for my lil sister since she doesn't have a Twitter. She says "Roth baby all the way. So hott!"

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  25. Team Roth totally! PERFECT sexy bad boy! :')

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  26. Team Roth! Can't wait to read this! Loved this first book!

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  27. Team Roth!


    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  28. I love both Zayne and Roth. I don't know who to choose!

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  29. OMG Roth of course!!! I need this book so bad! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Hugs,
    Jaime

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  30. I haven't read the books yet but don't really like tattooed men, so Zeth!

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  31. I have yet to read the series, its so hard to resist but I really want to wait until three are out so I can binge read!
    I hope I like Roth; pierced and tattooed! <3

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  32. I haven't read Stone Cold Touch yet, but at the moment I'm Team Roth! ♥ Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  33. Team Zayne!!!!! I like him a lot more

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  34. Sometimes Love Triangles can be done right, and it sounds like JLA has done it perfectly... again! I am not sure who I would pick, I saw how protective Zayne was in Bitter Sweet Love, and Roth in the background... interesting!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  35. I loved Zayne in Bitter Sweet Love and was not happy with him in White Hot Kiss. Roth really stepped up his game in that one. So, right now I am team Roth- maybe this one will switch me though.

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  36. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a SIGNED paperback ARC
    of Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements, #2) by Jennifer L Armentrout.
    In response to your question of Are you Team Roth or Team Zayne?
    I am Team Zayne.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!

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  37. I'm still undecided as Roth has captured my interest quite a bit! ;)

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