Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: Amy! (Thank you!)
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.
Fictitious Delicious Rating: 4
I picked up on a strong Christian message throughout this book--especially the last third or so. I didn't find this distracting in the least bit. As a matter of fact, it brought an interesting aspect to the story. I found myself thinking, "Do the characters have strong enough faith to carry them through the tough decisions they need to make?" and appreciated this part of the story. Some may consider it a bit too evangelical for their taste. I liked it!
Can I just say how much I LOVE an angry Kai? Because I do. There is a scene involving Anna and a hotel room that I had to read twice because the swoon factor was distracting me. I think I might have a deeply rooted issue that is coming to the surface here. Angry Edward Cullen (Twilight), Angry Wrath Son of Wrath Son of Wrath (Black Dagger Brotherhood) and now, Angry Kaiden Rowe, are some of my favorite persona's of these particular book boyfriends. Hmmm. I might definitely have an issue. One that I'll accept happily. The Barry White version of Kaiden Rowe is equally delicious. *fans self*
As much as I love Kai, Anna really steals the show for me. We've watched Anna grow throughout the series and she's bloomed into an amazing young woman. She's still Anna, but by the time I got to the end of this book, Anna was more mature than I am. Which isn't really saying much, honestly, but you get the idea. She's a character that has experienced SO MANY THINGS and changed because of them. Good writing, that.
You'll see all those delicious secondary characters you've come to love and many of them will do things that will make you laugh. And also cry. Sometimes harder than you'd like to admit to.
And then we get to the epilogue. I...wasn't a fan. I did get an answer to a burning question I had so I'm thankful to get that, but it went a little too far into cheesy territory for me. Keep in mind that a number of reviews I've read make mention of how much the reader enjoyed the epilogue so you may love it. I hope you do!
Wendy Higgins has done a marvelous job at delivering a trilogy that is equal parts entertaining and thought provoking. I'm so happy that I picked up this series!