Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy, #3) by Wendy Higgins

Source:  Purchased audiobook

It’s time.

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.


I'm not happy with myself for waiting as long as I did to read this one.  It's the best series ender I've ever read.

Let me start with the cover.  Not just this cover but all three covers.  It finally dawned on me what the covers were up to in this book.  The color.  Each book's cover color is the emotion for the book.  I loved that because when the cover makes sense for the book, I'm a happy reader.

Kai.  I adore Kaidan Rowe.  As the son of the Duke of Lust, he's not supposed to love any girl.  But he fell for Anna in book one.  He protected her and he risked the wrath of his father for her.  Plus he's one sexy boy.  British accent, dark hair and blue eyes - this boy is the total package.  Skilled with knifes and determined to be on Anna's side.  I love him.

Anna makes me happy.  She's true to who she is and fights the battle given to her.  And she loves Kai.  So much.  I adore seeing them together.  And they do get to spend some time together in this book.  So nice.

The story is brilliant.  Truly.  Painful and hard, they battle together to fight for the good of humans, the rest of the nephilum, and their hope of being together.  I wasn't sure what to expect with the ending but not what I got.  I enjoyed all the twists and turns.  I loved how the secondary characters played such important roles.  I cried for some loss.  I rejoiced at some victories.  And everything came right down to the end.  Mostly, I enjoyed the ride.

If you haven't read this series yet or finished it, you need to.  I planned to pick up the books I had missed along the line this year and this was the first one.  Couldn't have started with a better one and others aren't going to be able to keep up.


The Series...
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The Author...

After earning a bachelor's in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.
She lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son.



  1. My daughter really enjoyed this series. So much so that it is on my TBR list. The color on the cover portraying the emotion for the book has just gotten me excited for this series. Moved up my list!

  2. I just started Sweet Evil yesterday. It's so good! I don't know why I waited so long to read it. I'm looking forward to reading this entire series.

  3. This is one of the many series i'm planning on binge reading this year.

    Great Review :)
    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

  4. Completely agree! This was a wonderful conclusion to the series! Kai and Anna are awesome.

  5. I loved all the twists and turns in this one as well. I agree, Anna was true to herself :) I was so sad for this trilogy to end! 5 Stars all the way!!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  6. Wow... you really have big feelings for this one! I have to get onto it!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace