Monday, September 7, 2015

Sweet Temptation (The Sweet series, #4) by Wendy Higgins ~ Tour Stop, Review & Giveaway

I'm happy to kick off this extra special tour for a long anticipated book!  I have loved this series from day one.  Kai is an all time favorite book boyfriend and I couldn't wait to be in his head!  The boy does not disappoint.

For this tour, I am featuring all the books with links back to my reviews and my interview with Kai!  I also have great teasers for every book.  I hope you enjoy!

First book up is Sweet Evil!

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Next up is Sweet Peril

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

And then there's Sweet Reckoning!

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.

And FINALLY, Sweet Temptation

Available TOMORROW!

Source:  Received a paperback ARC from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.


Bad boy Kaidan Rowe has never wanted for anything—money, popularity, musical talent…hot girls—but seducing them is part of his duty as a Nephilim, slave to the demon Dukes. As the son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan has learned his father’s ways, becoming a master of passion, a manipulator of chemistry. Disobeying his father would mean certain death. Thankfully for Kaidan, he’s good at his job. And he enjoys it.

Until he meets Anna Whitt—sweet, smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune to his charms. The daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she has a certain power over him, one that makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve.

Determined to save all the Neph from their dark lives as the influencers of sin, Anna joins forces with Kaidan to overcome the demons’ oppressive ways. In the light of her affections, Kaidan must undergo his toughest test of all, a battle of the heart.

Sensual and swoon worthy, this companion volume to the acclaimed Sweet Evil series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, told from the perspective of the irresistibly sexy and mysterious Kaidan Rowe, gives readers revealing insights into his struggle, his intense connection to Anna, and most of all, the true emotions that drive him.


***Waring:  Contains spoilers from the first three books***

Let me start by saying that I don't always enjoy re-tellings from a different POV especially when it's just the exact same story.  I'm so glad that wasn't the case with this one.  I just loved it.

I've wanted to know what Kai was thinking from book one.  I wanted to see his colors.  I wanted to know what he was thinking when he pushed her away.  In my heart, I knew he loved her and I needed to understand him.  I got all of that and more in Sweet Temptation.

I loved how the author balances the retailing with new things we learn about Kai, tender or emotional scenes between them with summaries of things we learned in other books.  I do think someone could read this without having read the first three but they won't enjoy it as much.  For me, the summaries brought back great memories and detail that I didn't need to read again but loved remembering.

The new things we learn about Kai tugged at my heart.  He loved her much sooner than I realized.  His actions were always to protect her... mostly from him.  I loved his strength.  He never gave himself enough credit but he was so strong.  I loved his fierce emotions and loved finally being able to feel them with him.  I loved seeing things through his eyes...his band, his father, the other neph, Anna and mostly himself.  He may never believe that he deserves Anna but I do.  I believe.  I know him.  I love him.

Those tender moments between them show up in this book.  The kiss in the hotel room, the moment she gives all her money to a begger, the pinky lock before the summit meeting and the stolen kiss, the pain they put each other through in book 2, the cold water hiding, the touching and holding, and so much more.  Hearing things from Kai's POV, learning how much frustration he had, how much love he had and how close he was to tears tore at me.  Then book three and his determination to save her, his willingness to die for her, his desperation to help her.  His joys and his fears.  I thought I couldn't love him more...I was wrong.  I love him more.

The writing is brilliant.  The story is full and complex.  The characters bring out emotions in me.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It felt like meeting a friend.  It satisfied me and made me happy.   It's the perfect capstone for this series.

If you've read the first three, then this one needs to be your next read.  If you haven't started this series, now is the time.  It's paranormal at it's best.  Loved it.


After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, I taught high school English until becoming a mommy. I've always had a heart for teens, and writing YA stories gives me the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal years before adulthood.

I live in Virginia with my husband, daughter, son and doggie Rue.


Two winners will each receive a complete Sweet series set!  All 4 books!
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  1. I love Wendy's books and was so happy I got to meet her at the DC book festival a few years ago!

  2. My daughter had her for English and loves her books. So, I recently got the first book to read. A complete set of the Sweet series would be highly prized in this family.

  3. Love the series! Can't wait to read Kai's POV.

  4. I love this series! I really can't wait to read SWEET TEMPTATION. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

  5. I love this series so much and can't wait to read the fourth book! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy reading!

  6. This is amazing thank you for the chance!

  7. Cant' wait to get my hands on SWEET TEMPTATION! thanks for the giveaway opportunity! :)

  8. I am so in love with this series! It is so fantastic, and I can't wait to read more about Kai! :D

  9. I haven't read this series yet exciting! Crossing my fingers. :)

  10. This sounds like a great series! Definitely added to my to read list!

  11. I absolutely love this series and can't wait to read Kaidan's version! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  12. I'm am so glad to hear you loved Sweet Temptation! I cannot wait to dive into this book. Love Kai!

  13. Look forward to checking this addition to the series out! Can't wait!

  14. Great giveaway and the guys on this post are so attractive.

  15. Oh man, those teasers!!! I'm also so glad to hear that Kai's story is more than just his version of events, there's more to his story. Thanks so much for sharing :D

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  16. Everybody seems to love this series. So I figure I need to check into it.

  17. This is so amazing! I've heard incredible things about this series and I'd love to win the chance to read this. Thank you so much!

  18. KAIDAN ROWE is a beautiful beautiful boy. I can't wait to read ALL his thoughts XD Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  19. I've been wanting to read this series for so long now!

  20. Would love to read this series, been on my TBR for a while!

  21. I haven't read this series yet, but I really want to! So excited that all of the books are out so I won't hit a cliffhanger and have to wait a year to figure out what happens! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  22. I've heard great things about this series! I can't wait to start it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. I haven't read any of the books yet but I would love to win so I can start!!

  24. Thank you so much for the chance! I love Wendy Higgins <3

  25. I have not read any books from this series so would love to win

    tiramisu392 (at)

  26. Thanks for this chance! These have been on my list to read for awhile.

  27. Can't wait to read the final book! Thank you so much for the chance to win the series!

  28. Thanks for the awesome chance!
    -fatima tariq

  29. I've wanted to read this series for a while, I've read a lot of good reviews on them.

  30. I keep seeing this series everywhere. I has def been on my tbr for a while!
    Mary G Loki

  31. I want to read this series so badly! It's been on my TBR for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win it! :)

  32. I was hooked from the very first book and I can't wait to finally sit down and read the rest of the series!!

  33. I have heard great things about this series and it is one of them that my daughter would love to read too! Soon...I will read it soon!

  34. Love this series! Thanks for the chance!

  35. Thank you for a chance, Looks like a good series!!

  36. Wendy Higgins is AMAZING! Such a wonderful adventure she takes us on!