Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) by Wendy HigginsAuthor: Wendy Higgins
Series:  (The Sweet Trilogy #3)
Published:  HarperTeen
Publisher: April 29th 2014
Categories: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
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Summary: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.

Review: I think 2014 is so much better (finale-wise). Here’s another book that ended spectacularly. I’m happy to add Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins on my ‘best reads’ this year. Why? Well, she just floored me with these amazing details and almost had bawling when the story had reached the end. I’m very elated to write a review when you have these very high expectations and the book managed to deliver those expectations…and a lot more!

Every time I write a review of a series ender, I always have this mixture of bittersweet feeling and of course, nostalgia. You’ve been with these characters from the beginning. Love and hate them, then love them some more. You hated those people who hated them and pissed on those things that sidetracked the story. Well, that is precisely my experience when I read this series. Knowing first hand Anna’s growth, and who she becomes today, I have this urge to pat her at the back (or hug) and tell her ‘good job, girl.’ Congratulating her on how she got their asses handed to them by none other than Anna. But more than anything, I really like that she proved herself than they can rely on her and she can rely on herself because she now believed that she can do it. And she freaking did it!

Oh my, let’s start the romance because, well, swoon guys. Swoon! No more I’m-not-good-for-you drama. Kaidan finally stood firmly on their relationship. His resolute is just amazing. I’ve always been a fan of these two but when odds were stacked against them, and Kai, thinking he was doing her favor by staying away just pissed me off big time. But there was no more of that. Of course, they still needed to put their relationship in hush-hush status because of his father. But man, Kai was fighting; he’s determined to keep and fight. Deceiving his own father (and knowing the consequences) was just one of those things that he was willing to do for her—for them. And before I forget, I might have squeed when they did that…ceremony. Ok, I’m shutting my mouth now.

I think I already hinted earlier on what Anna did but I’m very careful on what to spill next because really, if you’re huge fan of the series like I am, you would want to savor it, exactly as it is. So no spilling on my part no more, hah! Ok the epilogue, just wow, wow. It’s like a ribbon on a gift and the ribbon is made of feelings: love, compassion, hope, strength; all those sappy things, haha. But to see them in this situation was for me a huge box of Christmas present. They endured so many things and went beyond those roadblocks so if you think about it, the happy times is well deserved. Oh man, Kai, I love you! I hope Anna doesn’t mind because I knew he has what it takes to be one!

Format: Advance Reader’s Copy
Preview Quote:  “Yes, we are all in love. We’d defied the oppresive rules, fought back, and won. No more hiding. No more faking. No more fearing. We are free.”