Review: Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy HigginsSynopsis:

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

Favorite Lines:

“You’re my dream. My only dream.”

“Life was often so cruel, so ugly. And then, in the midst of all the madness, a precious gift would be placed in your lap. Because life could also be so sweet.”

“To love or have loved, that is enough… There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.”

My Opinion:

I ended up reading this book in one sitting and it had me crying both happy tears and sad tears not even 10 minutes apart. Sweet Reckoning is technically the last book in the Sweet series, there is a book from Kaidan’s point of view that I am dying to read and will be reading next (stay tuned for that review).

Sweet Reckoning gave me all the feels. This is the first book that we actually get to see Kaidan and Anna together (spoiler alert). As much as I enjoyed the tension and anticipation over the past two books, its nice to have a happy ending. As an added bonus, you will fall in love with their feelings towards one another and Kai’s protectiveness of Anna. Throughout the book, you will see Kai step up constantly to try and keep Anna safe while they try to navigate the dangerous world they are a part of.

In the book, you will see a lot more ships get together. Some of these couplings cause heartbreaking events to take place but the way Higgins writes them out, you’re oddly okay with the turnout. There is a VERY sad event towards the end of the book that will make you cry (unless you don’t have a heart) and will make you question why bad things have to happen to good people. At the same time, I understood why said “sad event” had to take place and how it added to the storyline.

One thing that I really didn’t like about the book was I felt like too much was happening in such a short amount of time. I think this comes from me being used to reading books with almost 500 pages in them so to read a book with under 300. I will probably always feel like there could be more time spent and more details or events put into the story. Honestly, I just wanted to spend more time reading about the characters and being happy for them.


Overall, Sweet Reckoning was the perfect ending to the series and like I said, I can’t wait to read from Kai’s point of view. You’ll snicker, smirk, hold your breath, and cry from this book and, to be honest, you shouldn’t want it any other way. This books is a must read to find out how Anna and her friend’s adventure comes to an end. I really hope you love it as much as I did! Happy reading!


Sweet Reckoning

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