Book Review: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins

September 2, 2015 Young Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★½

Book Review: Sweet Temptation by Wendy HigginsTitle: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins
Series: Sweet Evil #4
Published by: HarperTeen on September 8, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Source: YABC
Format: ARC
Pages: 485
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three-half-stars

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.

I received this book for free from YABC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: Sweet Reckoning
Also by this author: Sweet Reckoning

One Line: I’m definitely sighing for Kai after this.

What I Loved: Kaiden. DONE!

Ok, I know that’s not enough. But seriously, that boy knows how to make me swoon! I’m a sucker for being in a guy’s head when it comes to reading and I loved seeing the his and Anna’s story through his eyes. Seeing his feelings for Anna change so drastically, and with good/believable pacing, made me melt a little. I also liked that we get a good amount of new material that ties into the original trilogy. It gave me a different perspective on each of the characters and how they all handled their powers.

What Didn’t Work for Me: It was a tad bit long, but considering that it spans all three books, it’s understandable. With that said, it still felt a bit rushed. There was too much emphasis on the first book and not enough with the remaining two. I’d say about half of this book is Sweet Evil in Kai’s POV. The second half is split between the other books. While that may not bother those who have read the series already, if you’re a newcomer and wanted to start with this book, you may be left feeling clueless at times. There were a lot of scenes that were cut out of that latter half and what was there was choppy, to say the least.

Recommended for fans of: If you’ve already read this series, you will definitely want to read this book so you can be inside Kai’s head. I loved seeing some of my favorite characters again.

Final Verdict: Kai’s definitely got the good, and the very bad, stuff and I want it all!

*This review of Sweet Temptation was first published on YABC.*

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 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son.

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