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.
Ever since Anna discovered the truth about who she is, she has been trying everything possible to stay alive. But can she trust her allies, outsmart the Duke of Lust and get rid of all demons on Earth?
I really enjoyed the character growth of Anna in this series. Being brought up under the good influence of her adopted mother, Anna was sweet, kind and loving. When she learned about the identity of her parents, she knew that she must learn to mask her goodness under the image of a party girl if she hoped to survive and protect her loved ones. With demons constantly checking up on her, it wasn’t easy to live a life devoted to goodness but Anna still managed to honor love and do her best to fight the urge against addictive desires. I really liked the few scenes about her struggling with addiction and dark desires in this installment – these scenes really brought out her helplessness and I cried when she could hardly hang onto her sobriety.
I was also surprised by how much I enjoyed the cast of characters in this series. I wasn’t on Team Kaidan in book one but by the end of the series, I was totally his fan. I bawled when I read the epilogue as I was so so SO HAPPY to see him embrace his vulnerability and learn to let go of his guilt. It was fun to get to know Anna’s father – I didn’t expect to like him this much to be honest. But what shocked me the most was the fate of Anna’s adopted mother – she was one of my favorites from the very beginning and I was nearly heartbroken towards the end to watch her endure the things she had to go through.
Although the battle between good and evil wasn’t as intense as I’d like it to be, I still enjoyed reading about the struggle of repentance, loss and conversion. What I felt slightly uncertain of was the notion of staying pure in order to be worthy. I understood from a religious perspective but I guessed what I preferred to believe was that worthiness was a birthright and not something to be weighed on a scale or to be judged by a certain form of standard – wouldn’t you agree? Also, I wasn’t exactly sure if some of the deaths were necessary but overall, I liked the ending and I was glad I spent 10+ hours reading the series.