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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Review: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins


Book: Sweet Temptation, Wendy Higgins
Series: The Sweet Trilogy #4
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: September 8th, 2015

Bad boy Kaidan Rowe has never wanted for anything—money, popularity, musical talent…hot girls—but seducing them is part of his duty as a Nephilim, slave to the demon Dukes. As the son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan has learned his father’s ways, becoming a master of passion, a manipulator of chemistry. Disobeying his father would mean certain death. Thankfully for Kaidan, he’s good at his job. And he enjoys it. 

Until he meets Anna Whitt—sweet, smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune to his charms. The daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she has a certain power over him, one that makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve. 

Determined to save all the Neph from their dark lives as the influencers of sin, Anna joins forces with Kaidan to overcome the demons’ oppressive ways. In the light of her affections, Kaidan must undergo his toughest test of all, a battle of the heart.

Sensual and swoon worthy, this companion volume to the acclaimed Sweet Evil series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, told from the perspective of the irresistibly sexy and mysterious Kaidan Rowe, gives readers revealing insights into his struggle, his intense connection to Anna, and most of all, the true emotions that drive him.

Rating: 5 stars

Oh wow, my heart has broken out of my chest. There’s too much love in my heart for Kaidan Rowe and this series for me to contain. I loved the Sweet Trilogy and was so happy when Wendy decided to make a fourth book from Kai’s POV. I was expecting it to be hot, steamy, romantic and intense but… just wow. While the first three books were full of Southern Charm from our darling Anna, this book is full of British profanity from our favourite British boy. And I couldn’t ask for anything more.

It tells the story from the first three books of this series in this one book and I wasn’t sure how Wendy was going to do that without the book being way too long or forgetting important parts, but I think she did an amazing job! We got the most important scenes between Anna and Kai, and we saw Kai without Anna and see first-hand how he deals with his father and the beast within him who is always searching for lust.

This book borders on New Adult while still being mostly Young Adult because Kai does swear quite a lot (while Anna never would) and we see him work and deal with his lust quite explicitly. It’s not completely NA though, for me it’s just the perfect amount. I would still caution young readers to be warned, however. It’s hard to review the story of this book without spoiling the three books, so I’ll just focus on how well Wendy put three stories into one.

There does seem to be some rushed parts and many conversations are brushed over, but not so much that you would get lost in what’s happening. You still see the blossoming love between Anna and Kai, the development of both characters because of their love for each other, and the main concept of the series.

 I feel so much closer to Kai because of this book. I understand him way more, and see just how hard things were for him being the father of a demon like Pharzuph. It was heart-breaking to read sometimes, and other times I wanted to slap him because he was such an idiot. However, throughout it was Kai was able to redeem himself and see a life outside of working for his father.

I would definitely recommend reading this AFTER the Sweet Trilogy as it spoils everything from those three books and you don’t get as much information or close ups with the other characters. This book is to show Kai’s development. It’s still an excellent addition to the series and I'm so glad Wendy decided to write it. She has brought us back to her world brilliantly.


  1. Kaidan Rowe and his british sarcasm, LOVE! Great review! :)

  2. Kaiden <3 I can't wait to read this! I loved Sweet Evil, and I was super excited to hear that this book was coming out! Hopefully I'll my hands on a copy soon...

    1. It's SUPER SUPER SUPER amazing! Can't wait to see your review when you do get it!!

  3. Great review! I want to try this series so bad. :)

    1. Thanks so much Erin! I can't wait till you do, it's so good you won't be able to put it down!

  4. I loved this series very much! I didn't know how good the books would be! Great review and thank you for the comment on my blog!

    1. Right I was so sceptical about angels and demons but this series is amazing I'm actually quite sad it's over :( But this book was a great end to the series. Thank you so much and n bother :) Looking forward to your re-reads!


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