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?
Sweet Peril picks up in the months after Sweet Evil and we witness a totally new side to Anna. Forced to work, in order to keep up appearances, she has become quite the party girl, the lifeblood of her school social scene.
Anna still pines for Kaidan Rowe though he won’t have anything to do with her. It’s heart-breaking, even though you know he is only staying away because he thinks it’s the right thing to do. He crops up in a few minor scenes in the first half of the book but I missed him terribly, and I was so happy when I kicked into the second half of the story and he was a regular feature.
The first part of the book is largely taken up with Kope and Anna jet-setting around the world to gather more allies. The prophecy has been revealed and the Neph finally have a chance at reclaiming their lives and ridding the world of all demons. It’s not without danger and they need to stay one step ahead of the Dukes at all times.
We learn more about the other Nephs in this book and I particularly warmed to Blake (he’s a riot) and Marna (she’s a sweetheart). The family connection is still strong, which I love, although I was shocked at her dad’s actions. Surely a man who has spent years pining for his true love wouldn’t do that to his own daughter?!
When Kaidan and Anna finally open their hearts to one another I felt like getting up and dancing a jig! Yay! Sorry, but I didn’t feel any compassion for Kope, nice guy, but he was never going to get the girl.
All in all another fantastic read from Wendy Higgins – accomplished writing, brilliant execution.
The only issue I have now is that Kaidan Rowe is pushing for a No. 1 spot on my book boyfriend list. It’s starting to get real competitive at the top and I don’t know how I’m going to choose. (It’s not like I can bump Edward, Aiden St. Delphi or Roth off the podium.)Nice dilemma! He! he!