Author: Wendy Higgins
Series: Book Three in the Sweet Trilogy
Published By: Harper Teen (April 29, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
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.
To say I was anxious and nervous to start this is a huge understatement. I actually felt a little sick opening the pages because I have been burned before with last books and I so did not want to have to go stalk Higgins until she made the wrongs right and gave me what I wanted out of this last installment and I didn't want to hate her because we have been getting along so nicely up until this point, why ruin a good thing?
So yeah, I was very apprehensive starting this. I love Kai and Anna and I wanted them to be able to be together, to love one another openly and lovingly. I wanted them to have their happily ever after.
Oh gosh Higgins did not disappoint. I could tell right from the start this was going to be different from the other books. Not the writing or really event he characters, but the whole feel of the book. Where the storyline was going and what was going to happen. I mean, this was it, the end regardless of how it turned out.
I freaking loved all of it. Higgins knows how to take us on a journey. Make out hearts soar with exhalation and then plummet in our chests like a carnival ride gone wrong except it is one ride you don't want to get off of. You want to stay tucked tight into your seat gripping the safety rails and just hold on because you know, you just know, that at the end of it, all the heartbreak, all the ups and downs, will have been worth it.
This really was perfect. There were losses and gains and so much more.
All I have to really say is, thank you Ms. Higgins for giving us a beautiful conclusion to Anna and Kai's story. One that I could live with, be happy with and one that held true to the rest of the storyline and previous books.
You truly ended this well and I am so looking forward to whatever you come out with next because although I will be sad I don't have Kaidan to drool over next, just think of all the possibilities for someone new and maybe even more yummy you could create. Either way, I will be there, eager to read it.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*