Yes…you read that right!
This is our first review for
by Wendy Higgins
Why, you ask, would we do
more than 1 review???
Well, we love this series so much that
we have a lot of trouble staying away
from spoilers (proof can be found in our
review for Sweet Peril)…but we don’t want to
wait until the book is released to share our
initial thoughts with you!
And that leaves us with a conundrum!!
So, we we made a decision…
one fun and spoiler–free review now
and one spoilerific review once
the book is released!!!
So…here goes…oh, boy…this is going to be tough!!!
Title: Sweet Reckoning
Series: The Sweet Trilogy
Author: Wendy Higgins
Published: April 29, 2014
Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.
The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.
In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.
Ana, Celeste and Jag will put Sweet Reckoning on their TOP SHELF
(with the rest of this awesome series)!!!!
**note: Wendy sent us an ARC that was mailed from the US to Canada to Canada again and we all were squealing with delight when we got to caress it. However, we swear on our kindles that it did not influence our review**
Ana: What a great ending for a wonderful series! I’m often scared of reading the last book in any series I love but, somehow, I just knew that Wendy understood what we wanted and would give it to us. And, boy, did she! This book wraps up the series in a very satisfying way…giving us all the swoons and the action that the other books had promised. I fell in love with the story and the characters all over again!! And…best part…only on “little Ann” to pretend I didn’t see. Wait, is that a spoiler?!? No, I don’t think it is…ugh…this is going to be hard!!
Celeste: *sings* I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH! It has everything: romance, sadness, anger, smexy times, hot guys…really, this ending was so perfect for such an amazing series.
Jag: Going in, gah, I was so nervous to read this final installment. Each of the previous books were amazing and the story built beautifully and I can honestly say that this final book blew me away. It was absolutely Kai-rrific!
Celeste: Ultimate. My arms are numb because I was waving them in the air for so long. I knew this book was going to be good, but it was ridiculously incredibly amazing.
Jag: Off the hook flails…I can’t even… *breathes into a paper bag*
Ana: Extreme! The type of flailing that has you jumping up and down on the sofa as you read. The type of flailing that has your husband thinking you’re even weirder than he originally thought!!
Kissy Level (on a scale of first date to weekend in Vegas):
Jag: Vegas weekend was the destination but it’s the journey there that’s always fun! Wendy knows how to write swoons and sexual tension and mixes in the naughty bad boy elements we love.
Ana: The smooching was good! Really, really good!! I’ll say weekend in Vegas…with Mick Jagger lips…yet still YA!!! How does she do it???
Celeste: Holy canoli was it good. Ms. Higgins keeps it fresh, and by fresh I mean brand new AND naughty.
# of Heart Palpitations per Chapter:
Ana: There were times that I was on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t read fast enough and my heart was racing. But then again, there were times that I couldn’t read slow enough…needing to savor every minute and, guess what, my heart was racing there too!! So, ya…heart palpitations everywhere!!
Celeste: Dyyyyyying. I tried so hard to savor every single word and not devour it, but that was really hard. I had to know what was going to happen. This was one intense ride!
Jag: Twists.turns.shocks.tension.swoons.surprises… *paddles!*
Things we feel we must tell you (these may or may not be true):
Celeste: I’ll go with my favorite one: Kai may or may not get Little Ann tattooed on his left butt check and shows her when they take pole dancing classes together.
Jag: Can you say ‘three-way’?!
Ana: When Kai shaves his head to win Anna back…OMG…that was hott!! But, my favorite part was when they were both…..oh…I can’t tell you! Please come back for review #2!!!
3 words to describe Kaidan in this book:
Celeste: Naughty, Hott, Naughty (yes, again), Angry, Sexy (What? I can’t count!)
Ana: Swoony, sexy-as-heck, vulnerableandsweet (don’t look at me like that, if I type it all together, it does too count as one word!!)
Favorite Non-spoilery quote:
Celeste: “It’s beautiful,” I whispered. “You’re beautiful,” he whispered back.
Jag: Um since I blew through the book and no longer have it lol *side eye Ana* I’m going to defer to Celeste and Ana on this one Ana: (clutching book tightly) Sorry Jag! *coughnotsorrycough*
Ana: “You’re so bloody cute,” he whispered, his voice all low and yummy. Blood whooshed through my body. A Kai buzz. Oh, he was totally using the bedroom eyes…all heavy lidded and seductive. I don’t even think he was trying.”
Why you must read this series:
Ana: This series has it all. Love, adventure, hot guys, angels, demons, friendship, innocence, evil…and, most of all, it has Kai. It you haven’t met Kai, you’re missing out!!
Celeste: So many times a series starts off with a bang and ends with a fizzle. Not this one. Wendy was able to keep both the storyline and the romance brewing from book 1 all the way to book 3. It was one of the most perfect series I have ever read.
Jag: Truly one of the most complete series I’ve ever read. By complete I mean each book was strong in it’s own right, each book was a page-turner, there was no middle book syndrome and the final book was absolute perfection. PERFECTION people!
Celeste: Thank you, Wendy, for this series. It was an honor to read it, and it was fantastic to be transported to the world you created with characters that I loved. You are talented and amazing!
Ana: Thanks, Wendy, for ending this series so well! This is truly a fitting conclusion to a great series. I’m so glad I picked up the first book because this has, undoubtedly, become one of my favorite series of all time!!
Jag: Wendy, what can I say ‘you complete me’ and Kai too! *sigh*