Review: Your Tempting Love by Layla Hagen

Your Tempting Love by Layla HagenSynopsis:

Christopher Bennett is a persuasive man. With his magnetic charm and undeniable wit, he plays a key role in the international success of his family’s company.

Christopher adores his family, even if they can be too meddling sometimes… like when attempt to set him up with Victoria, by recommending him to employ her decorating services. Christopher isn’t looking to settle down, but meeting Victoria turns his world upside down. Her laughter is contagious, and her beautiful lips and curves are too tempting.

Victoria Hensley is determined not to fall under Christopher’s spell, even though the man is hotter than sin, and his flirty banter makes her toes curl. But as her client, Christopher is off limits. After her parents’ death, Victoria is focusing on raising her much younger siblings, and she can’t afford any mistakes. . .

But Victoria and Christopher’s chemistry is not just the sparks-flying kind. . .It’s the downright explosive kind. Before she knows it, Christopher is training her brother Lucas for soccer tryouts and reading bedtime stories to her sister Chloe.

Victoria wants to resist him, but Christopher is determined, stubborn, and oh-so-persuasive.

When their attraction and connection both spiral out of control, will they be able to risk it all for a love that is far too tempting?

Favorite Lines:

“Buddy, having chocolate ready for every occasion is Survival 101. Trust me, I have three sisters.”

“Oh my. Be still my beating heart. I can handle fun and lust. But butterflies? They’re traitorous little beasts.”

“And it’s a good sign that you’re afraid. You know it’s real when it scares you.”

My Opinion:

I would like to start out by saying this is a NSFW. I will be completely honest, this book started out kinda slow for me. I didn’t find myself drawn in and waiting to see what happens to the characters like I have been in all the other books. If anything, it was a bit cliché. I know what you’re thinking; “This is a cliché romance novel. What did you expect?” That is very true but in the previous books in the series so far, each character was very different from the last and it was like reading a whole new book every time. This book just didn’t have that hook for me this time around.

That being said, by the end of the book, I was happy with the ending and am ready to move on to the next book in the series. The story follows Victoria and Christopher while they try to remain professional (and fail miserably). This isn’t the first book in the series that has children from one of the main characters that act as a potential obstacle for them to get together; Pippa and Eric also had a conflict of this sort. That being said, Hagen was able to introduce children in the story in a new way so that it wasn’t a repeat of a previous storyline. Making it new and fresh in that sense.

What I liked was while the beginning of the story started out slow, Hagen did introduce new content and concepts that she had not previously used in any of her other stories. It’s almost like she continues to take it one step further every book that she writes. It will be interesting to see how far she goes with the series.


Overall, even though it started out slow and I wasn’t interested in the beginning, I did enjoy it by the end of the book. The ending was so happy and sweet that I couldn’t help but smile. So my advice is if you find yourself not hooked like me, give it some time to get into. Until next time, happy reading!


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Review: Your Inescapable Love by Layla Hagen

Your Inescapable Love by Layla HagenSynopsis:

Max Bennett is a successful man. His analytical mind has taken his family’s company to the next level. Outside the office, Max transforms from the serious business man into someone who is carefree and fun. Max is happy with his life and doesn’t intend to change it, even though his mother keeps asking for more grandchildren. Max loves being an uncle, and plans to spoil his nieces rotten.

But when a chance encounter reunites him with Emilia, his childhood best friend, he starts questioning everything. The girl he last saw years ago has grown into a sensual woman with a smile he can’t get out of his mind.

Emilia Campbell has a lot on her plate, taking care of her sick grandmother. Still, she faces everything with a positive attitude. When the childhood friend she hero-worshipped steps into her physical therapy clinic, she is over the moon. Max is every bit the troublemaker she remembers, only now he has a body to drool over and a smile to melt her panties. Not that she intends to do the former, or let the latter happen.

They are both determined not to cross the boundaries of friendship…at first. But as they spend more time together, they form an undeniable bond and their flirty banter spirals out of control.

Max knows Emilia is off-limits, but that only makes her all the more tempting. Besides, Max was never one to back away from a challenge.

When their chemistry becomes too much to resist and they inevitably give in to temptation, will they risk losing their friendship or will Max and Emilia find true love?

Favorite Lines:

“You know what they’re saying about plenty of fish being in the sea…Yeah, and I’m living in the desert.”

“Better to go after who you want than carry a torch forever, wondering if it would work out.”

“It’s different now, Max. We’re dating. You’re supposed to think I fart rainbows and never have morning breath.”

“I’ve never understood the concept of someone glowing until now. I must be losing my mind. Maybe that’s why they say madly in love.”

My Opinion:

This book was beyond adorable. It’s totally a NSFW but still adorable as can be. The story follows Max and Emilia, childhood friends who lost contact with one another and who get reunited with one another in a chance encounter. While they both initially agree they just want to be friends and pick up where they left off, we all know that isn’t going to happen.

As the story progresses we get to see both Max and Emilia go from reconnecting as friends to recognizing that they have feelings for each other and all the emotions and drama that go along with it. I really like that each story that Hagen is writing for this series has different aspects and every character is so dynamically different. I also think it’s really interesting how Hagen keeps giving us more and more insights and backstories into the Bennett family as we continue the journey throughout the series.

I don’t think there was anything that I didn’t like about this book. It’s a great, quick read full of romance and cute little moments. There is a part in there that made my heart hurt (not telling you which part) but don’t worry, Hagen made it all better by the end of the book. Your Inescapable Love continues to really tie The Bennet Family series together and I can’t wait to see what Hagen has in store for us in the books to come.


Overall, I have nothing negative to say about this book, it’s exactly what I expected it to be and wasn’t disappointed. Romance books like The Bennett Family series are my late night guilty pleasure when I want to get lost in a story and stay up until the wee hours of the morning reading them. If you enjoy the same thing then this is the book series for you. Until next time, happy reading!


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Review: Your Forever Love by Layla Hagen

Your Forever Love by Layla HagenSynopsis:

Eric Callahan is a powerful man, and his sharp business sense has earned him the nickname ‘the shark.’ Yet under the strict façade is a man who loves his daughter and would do anything for her. When he and his daughter move to San Francisco for three months, he has one thing in mind: expanding his business on the West Coast. As a widower, Eric is not looking for love. He focuses on his company, and his daughter.

Until he meets Pippa Bennett. She captivates him from the moment he sets eyes on her, and what starts as unintentional flirting soon spirals into something neither of them can control.

Pippa Bennett knows she should stay away from Eric Callahan. After going through a rough divorce, she doesn’t trust men anymore. But something about Eric just draws her in. He has a body made for sin and a sense of humor that matches hers. Not to mention that seeing how adorable he is with his daughter melts Pippa’s walls one by one.

The chemistry between them is undeniable, but the connection that grows deeper every day that has both of them wondering if love might be within their reach.

When it’s time for Eric and his daughter to head back home, will he give up on the woman who has captured his heart, or will he do everything in his power to remain by her side?

Favorite Lines:

“…but she’s gotten under my skin, and I like how it feels.”

“Then stop looking for excuses and start finding solutions.”

My Opinion:

It seems that the series is going in order as far as family members go; after all there are a lot of them to get through. Your Forever Love follows Pippa Bennett and Eric Callahan. This is the first in the series to follow a female Bennett, so it was interesting to see inside the Bennett family from a female perspective.

I remember saying in my past reviews for this series that I wish there was more drama, more heartache for characters, and this book delivered. It still wasn’t the worst scenario that I have ever read this normally the characters have a minor hiccup and then get back together. In this book, Hagen gives us the feels train. I know for me, my heart was literally hurting reading certain parts of the story; which, as bad as it sounds, is always a good thing. I think this is the first book in the series to actually make my heart hurt and, in my mind, that means it was the best so far.

I love that Pippa has an addiction to sugar and sweets and I love that Eric takes the time to really figure her out. Pippa is always used to being the listener in her family, always analyzing and reading her siblings but Eric comes into her life and gives her a taste of her own medicine. I think it’s really sweet that he figured out what she wanted and tried his best to give it to her. It makes us all want a relationship like Eric and Pippa.


Throughout the series, we get to see more and more of the Bennett siblings and are constantly introduced to new characters. This makes us, as readers, wonder who is going to star in the next book in the series and I can’t wait to see how Hagen continues to tie everyone together. I loved this book and can’t wait to see what’s in store in the next one!


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Review: Your Captivating Love by Layla Hagen

Your Captivating Love by Layla HagenSynopsis:

Logan Bennett knows his priorities. He is loyal to his family and his company. He has no time for love, and no desire for it. Not after a disastrous engagement left him brokenhearted. When Nadine enters his life, she turns everything upside down.

She’s sexy, funny, and utterly captivating. She’s also more stubborn than anyone he’s met…including himself.

Nadine Hawthorne is finally pursuing her dream: opening her own clothing shop. After working so hard to get here, she needs to concentrate on her new business, and can’t afford distractions. Not even if they come in the form of Logan Bennett.

He’s handsome, charming, and doesn’t take no for an answer. After bitter disappointments, Nadine doesn’t believe in love. But being around Logan is addicting. It doesn’t help that Logan’s family is scheming to bring them together at every turn.

Their attraction is sizzling, their connection undeniable. Slowly, Logan wins her over. What starts out as a fling, soon spirals into much more than they are prepared for.

When a mistake threatens to tear them apart, will they have the strength to hold on to each other?

Favorite Lines:

“Do you have any idea how many thoughts a woman can have in one night? Women are masters at overthinking words, overblowing situations.”

My Opinion:

Your Captivating Love is book two in The Bennett Family series and it was just as addicting as the first book was. It is a NSFW story, please protect your eyes. This story follows Logan, the second oldest sibling in the family, and Nadine, Ava’s friend, as they navigate their lives and find themselves falling for each other.

Again, this book was easy for me to get lost in and I read it in one sitting (what else is new?). Like the last book in the series, it is definitely a cliché romance book so steer clear of it if you don’t like the stereotypical love story. This series is turning out to be really easy to enjoy and once I start a book in it, I can’t seem to put it down.

We are starting to see the matchmaking aspect of the series and character’s from previous books and future books are being interwoven throughout the storyline, which is something that I love and definitely look forward to seeing more of in future books as the series progresses.


Overall, this story was so cute (but also sexy as hell) and I couldn’t get enough. Good thing there are 9 books (so far) in the series, plenty more for me to get my fill of cliché romance with. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy a quick, but worthwhile read. Happy reading!


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Review: Your Irresistible Love by Layla Hagen

Your Irresistible Love by Layla HagenSynopsis:

Sebastian Bennett is a determined man. It’s the secret behind the business empire he built from scratch. Under his rule, Bennett Enterprises dominates the jewelry industry. Despite being ruthless in his work, family comes first for him, and he’d do anything for his parents and eight siblings—even if they drive him crazy sometimes. . . like when they keep nagging him to get married already.

Sebastian doesn’t believe in love, until he brings in external marketing consultant Ava to oversee the next collection launch. She’s beautiful, funny, and just as stubborn as he is. Not only is he obsessed with her delicious curves, but he also finds himself willing to do anything to make her smile.

He’s determined to have Ava, even if she’s completely off limits.

Ava Lindt has one job to do at Bennett Enterprises: make the next collection launch unforgettable. Daydreaming about the hot CEO is definitely not on her to-do list. Neither is doing said CEO. The consultancy she works for has a strict policy—no fraternizing with clients. She won’t risk her job. Besides, Ava knows better than to trust men with her heart.

But their sizzling chemistry spirals into a deep connection that takes both of them by surprise. Sebastian blows through her defenses one sweet kiss and sinful touch at a time. When Ava’s time as a consultant in his company comes to an end, will Sebastian fight for the woman he loves or will he end up losing her?

Favorite Lines:

“There is a bit of fire in everything and everyone.”

“This man sneaks pheromones in his cologne, I swear.”

“If you aren’t next to him, he searches for you. I’ve watched him. He’s not even aware. He simply needs you.”

My Opinion:

Honestly. I just wanted a book I could get lost in and not have to think really hard about and this book was perfect. I was craving a sweet romance story and wasn’t disappointed. Warning: this book is NSFW or not safe for work (for the kids in the back).

It tells the story of a CEO who runs his family’s company. Of course, he isn’t your stereotypical CEO, he’s nice and caring, not cold or rigged. But his life is missing a certain something…love (obviously). Then he meets Ava, and falls head over heels.

What I liked about this book was that it was an easy read but still had a good storyline. Of course it’s a cliché book, but sometimes that’s not always a bad thing. If you despise stereotypical love stories this definitely isn’t the book for you. But I just wanted to get lost in the pages and ended up staying up half the night to read this in one sitting.

The only thing I didn’t like about this story is that I wish it had more problems throughout it. I know you’re thinking “You cynical person, why does there need to be more problems?” and I will tell you why. Because I feel like when characters have to overcome more obstacles it brings them closer together. I’m a sucker for painful emotional moments because they are so raw and so much more real. I just wish this book had that element.


Overall, this was the perfect, easy read love story. Characters were charming, the romance was both sweet and spicy, and it was well written and easy to follow. I definitely recommend Your Irresistible Love as a quick but lovely read.


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Review: Restore me by Tahereh Mafi

Restore MeSynopsis:

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

Favorite Lines:

“But the fire of true hatred, I realize, cannot exist without the oxygen of affection. I would not hurt so much, or hate so much, if I did not care.”

“Idiots are highly flammable, love. Let them all burn in hell.”

“So this— This is agony. This is what they talk about when they talk about heartbreak. I thought I knew what it was like before. I thought I knew, with perfect clarity, what it felt like to have my heart broken, but now—now I finally understand.”

“In the steady thrum that accompanies quiet, my mind is unkind to me. I think too much. I feel, perhaps, far more than I should. It would be only a slight exaggeration to say that my goal in life is to outrun my mind, my memories.”

My Opinion:


Restore Me is the fourth book in the Shatter Me series (not counting the two novellas). Originally this series was supposed to end after the third book but Mafi decided to pick it back up and I am beyond ecstatic that she did.

Everything that you knew from the last books is about to be thrown out the window and you get to live through it with Warner and Juliette. This story follows up shortly after the events that took place in book three of the Shatter Me series. Juliette is the Supreme Commander and trying to figure out how to rule. This book is a dual POV book, which has me shook. I love love love hearing from both leads in the ship to see their feelings for each other. Mafi is unlike any other writer I’ve ever read from in the way she can create such complex but completely realistic human emotions in her stories. She is able to capture exactly how characters feel in such a vivid and raw way…there is no other writing style like it.

One thing that I kind of thought was missing from this novel is Mafi’s usual way of descriptive writing. Normally, she uses such beautiful language in her books. She combines lyrical metaphors and heartbreakingly accurate descriptors that I felt were somewhat absent in this book. Don’t get me wrong, they are still present but do not occur as often as they did in the rest of the series; which is a shame because I truly believe this is what sets Mafi apart so much. Don’t take this as me saying this wasn’t worth the read. This book might be the best one in the series so far (I might be bias because I just finished it so it’s fresh on my mind). But this story is full of so much action and drama and emotion that it will leave you wanting to keep turning the page until you reach the end of the book.


Like I said earlier, this book takes the series to a whole different level and allows for so much expansion in the future. I think that’s what made it so interesting, the introduction of a whole new area to be explored moving forward; I can’t wait. This book is a must read if you have read the rest of the Shatter Me series. Now I just have to wait a whole year for the next book…


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Review: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Temptation by Wendy HigginsSynopsis:

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—smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune to his charms. The daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve.

Determined to save all the Neph from their dark lives, Anna joins forces with Kaidan to overcome the Dukes’ oppressive ways. In the light of her affections, Kaidan must undergo his toughest test of all, a battle of the heart.

Sensual and swoonworthy, this companion volume to the Sweet Evil series, told from the perspective of the mysterious Kaidan Rowe, gives readers revealing insights into the true emotions that drive him.

Favorite Lines:

“When I’m with her I feel…different. Lighter or some shit.”

“Look at me, lovely Anna.”

“That causes some idiotic thing inside my chest to swell and strengthen. I think Anna Whitt is bad for my health.”

“My sweet and lovely little Anna. This is good-bye.”

“Don’t go. Don’t bloody leave me. Throw your arms around me. I don’t care if you smear my face with paint, Anna. Tell me you love me. Show me you still want me. Torture me a bit more. Oh, God…”

My Opinion:

Sweet Temptation is a companion novel in the Sweet series. It is from Kaidan’s point of view and goes through all three books from his perspective. Honestly, it was so adorable to watch Kaidan develop feelings for Anna and try to talk himself out of them by saying it’s for his job. This whole book had me smirking and internally shrieking because it turns out Kaidan was developing feelings for Anna when we, as readers, were unaware from Anna’s point of view in the other books. This book made my heart hurt with how sweet Kai was and how much he truly cared for Ann. It was a whole different level than I originally thought… a whole better level.

The only thing that was kind of confusing was following some of the events in this book because it’s from Kai’s point of view and it’s technically book 4 in the series, so it was kind of confusing to have to recall some things that happened in the other books that were in Ann’s point of view. That being said, I enjoyed Kai’s POV nonetheless.


This novel was the perfect unofficial ending to the series. I say unofficial because the series already ended and this was just a bonus book. It was most definitely a bonus and I am so, very happy that Higgins graced us with its existence.


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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!


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Books I am Most Looking Forward to in 2018

This list is not in any particular order and does not show any favoritism.

War Storm by Victoria AveyardWar Storm (Red Queen, #4) by Victoria Aveyard

Release Date: May 15th, 2018

Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.

But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.

War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?

In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive.

A Court of Frost and StarlightA Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: May 1st, 2018

Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this bridges the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin and the upcoming novels in the series.

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

ToG7Throne of Glass Book #7 by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: October 31, 2018

Information not yet available.





Restore MeRestore me (Shatter Me, #4) by Tahereh Mafi

Release Date: March 6th, 2018

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch–and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

Review: Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Peril by Wendy HigginsSynopsis:

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

Favorite Lines:

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all…”

“I was more myself with you during those three days than I’ve ever been with anyone in my life. It’d be easier if I could be fake with you, but you bring out everything in me, little Ann. All of it.”

“’Spend the night with me. I’m tired of living like I’m not alive.’ He dropped his hands from my face to grip my shoulders. ‘I’m bloody sick to death of it. I want one night to be alive. With you.’ He closed his eyes and leaned his forehead on mine. ‘Please, Anna. One last night and we’ll go back to being safe again. I need this. I need you.’”

My Opinion:

Coming into this book, I read the synopsis and figured there wouldn’t be any Kaidan but I was desperate for whatever I could get so I dove in. Naturally, I got hooked and stayed up until 3am to finish the book in one sitting; I’m a sucker. Sweet Peril, and the whole Sweet series for that matter, takes place over an extended period of time. Because of this, the books will jump ahead every few months and then pause to spend some time in each area. I usually don’t like this way of writing because I feel like you are missing out on a lot of the character time, but Higgins really makes it work in Sweet Peril. If anything it really adds to the build up and anticipation of the story.

At the end of Sweet Evil, the first book in the series, Kaidan moves to L.A. without saying goodbye to Anna and sends her a postcard that breaks your heart in such a simple way (you’ll understand if you have read it). Sweet Peril, focuses on Anna as she tries to navigate the world alone without Kaidan in the same state as her. Like I said above, I was sure that there would be no Kaidan and the story was going to focus on Anna but Kaidan does make his appearances every once and awhile and these were the moments I was living for. Because he was out of the state, Kaidan was not around much but Anna would seek him out for obvious reasons and when they saw eachother….my heart would stop beating and I would hold my breath (you would think I was Anna seeing him or something). Your heart will actually stop every time she sees him; that’s how good Higgins is. She builds up with such anticipation and makes you want the ship to happen so every little second that you get with them is like sweet, blissful, torture.

One thing that I have love/hate feeling towards is Kaidan’s behavior. I get why he is doing what he is doing and it becomes more clear towards the end of this book why he acts the way he does, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating. He is such a little butt for denying her for so long but I feel for him and think its sweet. I still want to just skip to the part where he admits his feelings and stops being all “knight in shining armor” in his own way. But ultimately the way he acts is part of his personality that draws readers to him and makes us love him even more.

Something that I am going to admit and wish that I didn’t feel this way because it’s slightly embarrassing is that I relate to Anna and the way she feels about Kaidan on a cellular level. I think that is what makes me relate to her so well and how I see myself reflected in her. She knows how she feels and she gets rejected over and over and some of her thoughts throughout the series so far are her trying to deal with that rejection and figuring out how to live her life. I think a lot of us readers have been in her shoes but I have never read a series that laid out feelings so similar to mine and let me relate in a much deeper and more personal level. The vulnerability that Anna feels is not something that a lot of writers can nail on the head as well as Higgins did.


Overall, I am in love with this series so far. So much so, that I might even venture to say it’s in my top 5 for favorite series. I am seriously going to have to reread all the books once I finish the series, which is not something I normally do right away. If you want all the feels with biblical references thrown in here and there, then this is the book series for you. It is extremely well written and addicting. I can’t wait to read the next one!


Sweet Peril