Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Early Unraveling of Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins
Title: Sweet Reckoning
Series: The Sweet Trilogy Book Three
Author: Wendy Higgins
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: April 29, 2014

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.

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My Thoughts

A copy was provided through Edelweiss and HaperTeen in exchange for an honest review

So many disappointing endings to series lately. Usually the whole book is good enough and the last 10% are the bad part. In Sweet Reckoning's case it's backwards. I simply did not like 90% of the book. At one point I picked it up and thought 'Let's just get this over with already'. It was painful to read. I had been planning on giving this 1 star but it got the half star and rounded up because of the last chapter + epilogue. The epilogue was very sweet and the last chapter finally had all the action, suspense, and badass-ness I had been looking for. It all came too late though.

Love was in the air. Among other things. Like lust. And the smell of turkey. A weird combo.

That right there pretty much sums the whole book up. Everyone was finally pairing off. There was gooey, cheesy lines every where your eyes landed, but most importantly there was LUST. With capital letters. Once Anna and Kaiden did the nasty it was all over. Kaiden had a one track mind after that and I just couldn't take the book seriously anymore. It lost all my respect right there.  (view spoiler)

The whole book reminded me of reading a romance novel, only worst, cause this isn't supposed to be a romance novel. The plot was pushed out of the way to make room for this:

"I will tie you up again if you don't behave," he warned.

"Oh, you'd like that, wouldn't you?"

And proceed to make out even though there were Dukes nearby.

That was another thing that bothered me. Anna was always with someone. Yet they were supposed to be seen working alone so the Dukes wouldn't notice what they were up to. But they were always together with someone! Whether it was Anna with Kope, or with Kaiden, or with Marna and Ginger, or Jay and Patti. It was ridiculous. They'd get together and get all sad and messed up cause they had to part ways again, and I'm just thinking, why even bother, they have spent the whole book together anyway, what's the point. And it's not like they were doing some awesome missions or something. No, it was just relationship drama, and Anna's virginity in question. 

Their cunning, Machiavellian plan? Wait. That was it and that's exactly what they did. It was boring.

I'm sure a good chunk of readers are going to be ecstatic that Anna and Kaiden are finally together and getting it on, but to me it actually kinda ruined the series. Me? I was crestfallen.


Would I Recommend it?


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