Review: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins

22428712Sweet Temptation (Sweet Trilogy #4)
By Wendy Higgins

Paperback, 485 pages
Published September 8th 2015 by HarperCollins/HarperTeen
Average Rating: 4.38

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.

Author Note:
Sweet Temptation will encompass the entire trilogy in a condensed version, beginning with Kai’s life before he met Anna, and taking readers through the epilogue of Sweet Reckoning. Sweet Temptation is a companion novel, not meant to be a stand alone story. It will definitely be a richer experience for those who have read the original trilogy.


four star

I first mentioned this book in My Most Anticipated September 2015 post. Let’s say it met my very expectations.

It did give me a richer experience when reading in Kai’s POV about the Sweet Evil Trilogy. Hell, it gave me a very sexy, mouth-watering, swooning experience.

Getting into Kai’s head is a privilege and I never want to get out. I can’t explain how much joy this book brings me!

It’s divided into three parts, each part corresponding to the three books, Sweet Evil, Sweet Peril and Sweet Reckoning. Sweet Evil had the most chapters written for it and Sweet Peril being the least.

In Sweet Evil, I really loved the new scenes that I first read in Anna’s POV, now in Kai’s. Readers really got to see how Kai fell in love with Anna and those months where Anna and Kai had no contact, you found out what Kai was doing and how he was dealing with the separation. Just like Anna did, Kai brought me to tears reading about how much he missed her and cared for her.

When reading Sweet Peril, I wanted a specific scene written in Kai’s POV. Okay, I wanted a lot more than one specific scene. First, I wanted to read Kai’s reaction to hearing about Anna kissing Kopano, which tighten my heart and gave me the feels because I just wished some guy would react that way when he thinks about me being with someone else. *sigh* Another was that day when Anna goes and sees Kai and Blake at the house and when Anna and Kai finally reunite after that long separation. Seriously, I thought those scenes were steamy in Anna’s perspective, in Kai’s? I melted. It was sooooo amazing!! I was a puddle by the end of those chapters.

Sweet Reckoning was just as good as the others. When Kai hunts down Anna and pretends to have sex with her on his father’s orders, I loved reading that in Kai’s POV because this was a significant scene for both Kai and Anna. Kai really had to control his lust when it came to Anna and Anna had to trust that he was going to keep her safe. I already got to see Anna’s reaction, it was a gift to read Kai’s. When Anna and Kai got married and reading that in Kai’s POV, again it melted my heart and I was cooing and “aww”-ing the whole time. *heart eyes*

I already liked Higgins’ writing and I did again while reading Sweet Temptation. The writing was like Wendy Higgins’ but different at the same time. What I mean is that she did a very good job switching from a female voice to a male voice. Kai was very masculine and had this nice tone and feel. Some authors can’t change perspectives according to gender and Higgins aced the switch.

It was nice to read the Sweet Evil books again but in Kai’s POV. Reading the Sweet Evil trilogy books in his POV made me understand Kai more, and just brought a never-before, in-depth experience to the books. I now have a better understanding of the story on both counts with two different perspectives now in my brain. I loved going into Kai’s head and reading about him and his life and his feelings for Anna.

Overall, I love Kai and the books even more after reading Sweet Temptation.

Sweet Temptation is a must-read for all Sweet Evil fans. Fans will get a large unforgettable dose of Kai and will love this “extra” that Wendy Higgins has provided.

Happy reading!

Michelle

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