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!
9/7 - Stuck In Books
9/8 - Reads All the Books
9/10 - Reading W/ABC
9/11 - Jenuine Cupcakes
9/14 - Little Red's Reviews
9/15 - Supernatural Snark
9/16 - A Reader Under the Sea
9/17 - Krista's Dust Jacket
9/18 - The Irish Banana Review
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!
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.
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***
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.
ABOUT WENDY HIGGINS
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!