Review: Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

Posted April 28, 2014 by Liza in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Reckoning

by Wendy Higgins
Published on April 29th, 2014
by HarperCollins
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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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.

4.5 Stars

I’m a big fan of the Sweet series and with very good reason.  These books are amazing and I was dying to read the conclusion of the trilogy.  Sweet Reckoning was awesome!

The pace of the previous books, especially the second was very slow.  Sweet Reckoning is fast paced and has more action than its predecessors.  The nephilim are running out of time to face the Dukes and change their fate. They are putting all their players on the board and counting their moves very carefully.

Anna is wonderful, as always.  She is afraid, I mean, who wouldn’t? BUT she has faith on what she is meant to do and has a great group of friends that support her.  Also, things ended up really good between Kaidan and Anna in Sweet Peril and I was so looking forward to see where it went from there.

Kaidan is, as in any of the other books, extremely protective, loyal, cocky, and handsome as ever. I find so attractive a man that is no afraid to show his feelings.  He’s crazy about Anna and he’s not afraid to show it and shout it to the world.  Something incredibly exciting happens in Sweet Reckoning and I’m so happy for Anna and Kaidan!  This get downright steamy and hot in this book, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

I’ve always loved the relationship between Patti (Anna’s adoptive mom) and later with his dad.  The rest of the nephilim are all in attendance, Kope, Blake, Zania, Ginger and Marna.  Also, Jay, Anna’s best friend, has a bigger role this time around.  I’m really fond of all these characters and I really sad that I won’t get to enjoy their story again. 

There were two things that prevented me from giving Sweet Reckoning five stars – the lack of the epic battle I was expecting and how the ending was too tidy.  However, that doesn’t mean that it’s all happy at the end, so let me just say that I did cry. A bit. I really love Higgins’ writing and I have from the first book.  The plot is a bit more intricate as we try to figure out who is good and who isn’t.

Some quotes for you (from the ARC):

“You’re so bloody cute,” he whispered, his voice all low and yummy.

Blood whooshed through my body. A Kai buzz. Oh, he was totally using the bedroom eyes…all heavy lidded and seductive. I don’t even think he was trying. I suddenly felt shy. Even from the other side of the country, this boy was dangerous.”


“This is right, Kai. We love each other.’

He closed his eyes. ‘I’d do anything for you.’

‘Just love me,’ I whispered”

 About the cover:  All of the covers are so pretty to look at, right?  This one is no exception, gorgeous.



About Wendy Higgins

After earning a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.
She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Evil is her debut novel.


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4 responses to “Review: Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

  1. Wow, it sounds like this book really worked for you! I haven’t read any of the booksnin this series (yet?). I am glad that you really liked Anna and Kaidan, throughout the entire series in addition to this final book. Thast bis always key fgor me. Sounds good!

    Fabulous review, Liza!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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