Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: April 2014
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.
Finally! The end of the Sweet Series!
Sweet Reckoning is the last book in the trilogy, and I’m happy with the way things worked out in the end. I won’t go into much details of what happened (because that would be an EPIC TRILOGY SPOILER), but you should know that in this book, there’s a lot of drama and angst.
Anna and her Neph friends are still trying to fight evil and let good prevail, but the Dukes (Demon Lords) are on to them. They only have limited time till everything comes crashing down around them, so they have to act fast and prepare themselves for the possibility that they might not all come out alive.
Anna and Kaidan’s romance, being a big part of this story, has gone a long way since Sweet Peril. Things are more intimate/ steamy between them, and they are now more trusting of each other. They have grown so much in the course of the series and their maturation as a couple is a testimony to that.
Anna and Kai are not the only characters that have grown markedly in the course of the series. Their friends- Blake, Kopano, Zania, and the twins have also come a long way from where they started. They now have a common purpose, and are bound by their love and loyalty to each other.
I have never read a series with as much secondary characters as in this series but Wendy Higgins makes it all work out. In the beginning, it was a bit hard to keep track of all the Demon Lords and Nephilim but once I got the hang of it, everything went on smoothly.
The epilogue was a nice touch to the story. Although it’s a bit corny, I was happy to know the whereabouts of the surviving Neph, and how the happy ending worked out for them. In fact, the corniness if the Epilogue is so minor a problem, that I’m willing to overlook it for the sake of a great story.
And this truly is a great story: with the books in the series merging flawlessly into one well thought out and beautifully written story.