Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sweet Reckoning By: Wendy Higgins


Holy freaking cow!!!!! Words can not describe this book. It literally made me feel all the feels lol. 
What a way to end a series, it was absolutely perfect. And I have to say I am a little sad to see it finally finished. I almost wanted to delay reading it to make it last a bit longer, but I'm just not strong enough to delay the inevitable and finished the book in less than 24 hours, *sigh, I know. 



Overview:
Embrace Your fate
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. (From Barnes and Noble)

So where to start????? Well I guess lets just get the most important part out of the way... 
Kaidan Rowe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who I will admit is my favorite book hottie (other than Daemon Black) but not going on that hot alien tangent for a few more months hehe. Although there was definitely a small little shout out to said hot alien books in this. So back to the point. The smoking hot drummer is back and more adorable than ever. At the end of Sweet Peril (Book 2) Anna Whitt and Kaidan finally decide what to do about their growing love for each other. I don't want to give it all away in case you are new to the series but lets just say I was one happy person at the end of the that book. In Sweet Reckoning we see a completely different side of Kai. He is no longer the brooding secretive neph avoiding his feelings that we originally saw throughout the first 2 books, now he is very forward with his feelings for Anna and will let nothing stop him from being with her. Even if it means Taking down his own demon father and the other 11 Dukes (The demons of the 7 deadly sins plus a few more. All who fell from heaven to wreak havoc on the earth) For the son of the demon of lust, Kai puts his natural instincts aside and we see just how caring and kind the real Kaidan is and how love can change a person for the better. *We are talking totally swoon worthy stuff here ya'll.

In this last book we find everyone's favorite neph teaming up again to bring down their big bad daddy demons. And some familiar humans pitching in to help along the way as well. While Anna can't stay with her best friend Jay and adoptive mother Patti any more, they still play a huge roll in her life and do everything they can to help possibly defeat the dukes. 

This book definitely throws a few curve balls at you. But I have to say that as shocked as a couple in particular left me, they added depth to the plot and made everything everyone was working for worth so much more. And ok let me just say one thing, there is a particular part in this book that had me going crazy. And not mad crazy or anything like that. Crazy in the sense that I have been wondering since half way through book 2 why know one thought of this particular moment sooner. I am telling you I thought about this the minute this whole "Anna has to use the sword of righteousness to take down the dukes by staying pure and righteous herself blah blah blah" if I had things my way this great big problem would have been fixed by the end of book 2. but this folks is why I am not the author here. Suspense? Ha I laugh at suspense, my way would be everyone getting to the point the minute it popped into my head.

I have to say this was an absolutely stellar way to end a series, and as happy as I am to finally have all the answers I'm also extremely sad to see the story go. I feel like I have been a part of the nephs trials and tribulations as much as they have and I will miss all the things that happen in the amazing world Wendy Higgins so beautifully created. As with anything the end must come and I am happy to say that I am so thankful to Wendy for writing such an amazing story and having the guts to publish it. 

Goodbye Kai and Anna your story has been one of Sweet Awesomeness.

I actually got my book a few days early and this was me right after getting my hands on it. Thank goodness for a book store that released it early. hehe

And if you haven't started the series I highly encourage you to. It is amazing and you will fall in love from the very first chapter.