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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Book Review: Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins 
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published:  April 30, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen

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 is the second book in the Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins. I loved this book just as much as the first which thrilled me to bits. I always worry about the second book in a series or trilogy because it almost never lives up to the first book. Not the case here. Kaiden and Anna are apart through part of this book for their safety. Anna is adapting very well to this new life. Though she hates her "job", she's doing what needs to be done to survive. I loved Kaiden in this book. You could feel the tension between  them. The way he calls her Little Ann is adorable too. Sure, I wanted to slap him around a little bit, but he did and said these things for a reason and I love him more for it. I got to know Kopano more in this book too. I really like him. Not necessarily for Anna, because well.. let's face it, I'm Team Kaiden all the way, but Kopano is the kind of guy you just want to be held by. Through all his stiffness and seriousness, he just seems cuddly when it comes to the ladies. I love all the tension and chemistry between the characters of this book. This trilogy is intoxicating. I enjoyed every minute of reading this book. Everything is coming together and building towards the finale. I'm so completely hooked on  these characters. There's no help for me now, but I don't care! I can't wait for more!!

At nearly three in the morning sleepiness weighted my body as we lay there together so still. I heard his breathing even out as we both hovered in that place between wake and sleep. And then his hand wandered lazily down my back and over my hip until he was cupping the full curve of my behind, part of me that he’d actively avoided touching all night.
Scratch that sleepy thing.
His firm hands clutched me closer and I breathed a heady gust of air at his throat. I’d been careful all night not to be too vocal about how good his touches felt. I knew each noise would act as fuel, making it even harder for him. He rolled to his back, pulling me on top of him with both hands fully on my backside now.
“Kaidan,” I whispered.
Looking half-asleep, he shushed me with a hot kiss, pulling my hips to crush us together. I whimpered into his mouth.
“God, those little sounds,” he said against my lips. “I want to hear how you sound when I make you—”
“Kai!” I practically leaped off him, and he sat up, eyes blazing, licking his lips. I was breathing hard. He had to be as tired as me after our long day, and it was starting to weaken us big-time. Oh, how I’d love to indulge that weakness.
I scooted farther away.
“Maybe we should try to get some sleep,” I suggested, though I was feeling wide-awake now.
He stared at me with roaring passion. “I think a third shower might be necessary,” he said.
A silly laugh wanted to escape me, but there was no humor in his eyes. Only want.

Check out my reviews of the other books in this series!

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After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, I taught high school English until becoming a mommy. I've always had a heart for teens, and writing YA stories gives me the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal years before adulthood.
I live in the D.C. area with my husband, daughter, son and puppy Rue.

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