Title: Sweet Reckoning
Author: Wendy Higgins
Series: The Sweet Trilogy
Previous Book(s) Review(s):
1. Sweet Evil
2. Sweet Peril
Date Started: December 15
Date Finished: December 16
Format: Paperback from my local library
The time for war has come. With the death of their ally Flynn, Anna and the other Nephilim on her side can no longer pretend to work for their demon fathers. Not when they know that no matter what they do they can’t be trusted. Anna and Kaidan can’t fight their feelings for each other – not since they’ve declared them – and it’s getting hard to hide them when she is being followed by whisperers every day. But why are whisperers following her when the demon lords seemed to trust her six months after that summit meeting?
They don’t trust her anymore. They know of the prophecy and they think that she is the one who will bring it. So Phazeruph – Kaidan’s dad – is sending Nephilim and humans after her so that way he can smell her to see if she is still ‘pure’ and if she really is the one who will bring the prophecy. He even gets so desperate that he sends Kai to her and it’s only by a small miracle that they avoid doing the deed. But not for long. Phazeruph is determined to smell her and she can only run for so long. Luckily, her father comes up with a plan that would give everyone what they want, and keep the final battle from coming for a small while. But even the best-laid plans don’t always work out.
I’ll admit, I devoured this book at work on Monday. There were just so many cute moments – and sexy ones too – that I wanted to know what happened! I couldn’t put it down. Anna and Kaidan’s relationship is cute and sexy at the same time. I really loved Anna’s character development from the first book, she’s grown since that first sexy snide comment that Kai made to her. Although, I was a little ticked with the direction their relationship went, even if it was insanely cute. They’re still a little too young for that big of a step. I’m still in disbelief with what happened to Marna and Patti. But a war wouldn’t be a war without some losses, right?
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Another final book in a series that I actually liked. Maybe I should re-examine my feelings about final books? My only complaint was the epilogue. I could have honestly done without it, even though it was in character for Anna, just not Kaidan.
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