Sweet Temptation was such a fun read!
Sweet Temptation is the fourth and final novel in Wendy Higgins's Sweet series. This novel is actually a recap of the first three books in a different perspective. If you don't know what the first three books are about, they follow Nephilim and demons. Sweet Evil, the first book, is about Anna's journey when she learns she is a Nephilim and daughter of the Duke of Substance Abuse. She has a love story with Kai, who is the son of the Duke of Lust. The story and series evolves from there while Anna discovers more about the world and her destiny. The three books have a complete story arc and conclusion. Sweet Temptation just recalls these events in one novel in Kai's perspective instead of Anna's.I can't give out too much more of the plot because I'd spoil the whole entire series for you, and no one wants that! I would recommend reading the first three books first instead of just reading this novel because as a reader you wouldn't grasp and understand the book as easily in my opinion.
I really loved reading in Kai's perspective. There were so many times throughout the series where I was so frustrated with Kai's actions, especially in Sweet Evil. When I first read Sweet Evil, I gave the book 2 stars. However, the series in my mind is a solid four star read. I think I disliked the first one so much because not only did Anna come off as too juvenile and saintly for me, but Kai seemed like a major jerk. What I didn't realize was that there were so many pivotal scenes in all three books that I was excited to read in Kai's POV. There were a couple right off the bat that I knew I wanted to read, but while I was reading the book, I kept on remembering different scenes that I was so eagerly anticipating.
The pacing was really well done and I liked how Wendy Higgins didn't include all the scenes from all the books, because than this novel would have been so, so long. Instead, she chose some really key moments and introduced scenes we haven't seen before because Anna wasn't there. What we got in return was a 485 page book of pure fun.
Reading in Kai's POV was really refreshing. I understood Kai more as a character, and his motivations were clearer throughout the novel. I really disliked Kai in the first novel and half of the second, and this gave me a whole entire different view of him. In book three, Sweet Reckoning, I absolutely loved Kai and liked him just as much in Sweet Temptation. Because the first three books were in Anna's perspective, a lot of Kai as a character was lost in translation in the first novel and I didn't completely understand him. With Sweet Temptation, I completely connected and understood him.
This novel was amazingly fun to read. Kai was such a fun character to read; he was sassy and sarcastic and overall just really funny. This book really improved the series in my mind. I do recommend this series as a whole. Though I didn't necessarily like the first book, the series improved with every single progression. Sweet Temptation was more fun than I anticipated and I really loved it.
With that, I give this book