Title: Sweet Temptation
Author: Wendy Higgins
Genre: YA Paranormal (A bit NA in spots, maybe)
Publication Date: September 8, 2015
Number of Pages: 485
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I won an ARC of this book through Wendy’s Twitter contest a while back!
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.
Y’all know that I love the Sweet trilogy. In fact, one of the most monumental moments of my life was when Kaidan Rowe followed me on Twitter. So there’s that..
But anyways, when I heard that Wendy Higgins was coming out with a book from Kai’s POV, I’m about 99% that I squealed, flailed, and uttered a string of (very excited) curse words that Anna would probably chastise me for. My bad. My reaction when I managed to get my hands on an ARC (I tweeted about 50 times in a small amount of time from a bathroom stall at work, good times) was equally as..spirited. I actually screamed so loud that my fiance and mother thought I was being murdered. *cough*
Nothing could prepare me for the actual act of reading this book..
I actually read this for the first time back in April and I read it in one sitting in the middle of the night. I HAVE HAD SUCH A FREAKING HARD TIME CONTAINING MY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK GUYS.
Kaidan freaking Rowe is simply perfect, and being in his head is more or less an overload of awesomeness. He’s so witty and sarcastic, but in a totally different way from Anna (an equally witty person, IMO). The thing about Kai is that he’s just so naughty, but I just can’t help but love it! He has such a bad boy appeal, but you know that he’s just a precious cinnamon roll underneath.
Sweet Temptation added a whole new dimension to the Sweet trilogy. There were so many moments in the Sweet trilogy where I was dying to know what Kai was up to, or exactly what he was thinking at that moment. Wendy Higgins is clearly some sort of mind reader, because she managed to pick ALL of these moments and more. There wasn’t a single moment that I felt like Wendy left out. It’s almost like she picked scenes from a list in my head.
I laughed, blushed (lots of blushing, LOTS OF IT), and cried from all the feels that were delivered right to my door in the form of Sweet Temptation. If I could give this book a million stars, I would. However, I’ll have to settle with giving it a solid five out of five stars. Go pick this one up!
PS: All over the US (I think in 40 out of 50 states?) Sweet helpers like myself visited bookstores on release day (September 8) and tucked signed bookplates and bookmarks into copies of Sweet Temptation! Be sure to check on Wendy’s social media to see if a helper has hit a bookstore near you!