What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?
This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tender-hearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
Let me tell you why I utterly adore this book, for starters the originality. Many angel books I read were more to do with a heroine discovering what she was meeting a guy, fighting the bad guys and emphasising the goodness of angels, the geniusness of this book was 1. The guy is considered ‘bad’ as he’s batting for the wrong team and 2. The bad guys are people just like the heroine and 3. Angels are anything but good in this book baby. The concept of Nephilim’s sole purpose as being bad influences is just pure genius, there’s no other way to describe it. Although it’s a re-working of the myth, it holds many points we are familiar with in keeping with the notion of angels and demons, I mean everyone knows the story of Lucifer right? It’s basically that but with a twist, which is what makes it so great as many angels books are similar in their plot lines. I really loved Anna, she was such an endearing character and I really felt bad for when her world gets turned upside down.
I mean can you imagine being a really good human being, without a bad bone in your body and then BAM finding out 1. You’re not human and 2. You were born to be bad…literally. Sucks right. Which is why I really wanted to hug Anna at times, god knows she needed it. I’ve never been a big fan of ‘goody-goody’ characters I find they annoy me (probably because I'm anything BUT a ‘goody-goody’), but somehow Wendy illustrated her in such a way it was damn hard to dislike her let alone hate her. She’s your typical YA heroine in the sense of her innocence, naivety, lack of ‘wild life’ and oh yeah a virgin. Some argue she is flawed to an extent with her ‘raging hormones’, but seriously? She might be part Neph but her body parts are just like everyone else’s, who wouldn’t go crazy with want with Kaidan around. I think the girl showed a damn lot of self-restraint *applauds*, which was a little frustrating at times but admirable nonetheless.
Wowza. He was smokin’ hot. As in H-O-T-T hott. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra T. This guy was extra-T worthy.
“Wait,” Kaidan called from behind me. I squeezed my eyes shut for a second, but kept walking. Then I felt his hand around my
wrist, spinning me in a half circle and pulling me to his chest. His face was so close. He reached down and cupped my face with one
woolly hand, and wiped the top corner of my lip hard with his thumb. I flinched back.
“What are you doing?”
“I...” He appeared to have no idea himself. “I wanted to see your freckle.”
A vulnerable tenderness flashed across his face, more painful to see than the coldness. It took every ounce of strength I had not to
beg for one last kiss. As fast as his expression had softened, it was back to stone again.
“What do you want from me, Kai?”
“For starters?” His voice lowered to sexy, dangerous depths. “I want to introduce myself to every freckle on your body.”
A powerful shiver ripped through me.”
Now everyone has different opinions of the ending, saying it was unresolved, bleak and disappointing. Okay fair enough, everyone has their own opinions…except this time you are all bloody WRONG! *Seriously talk to the hand* The ending people? The freaking ending! OMG but I thought it was great, yes I FELT disappointed but only because I wanted MORE! I mean the last line of the book was brilliant:
Deal me in.
Okay I’ve reached a somewhat calm balance, got a little bit excited there. I’d say sorry but I'm not, it needed to be said. Moving on….
Wendy is a simply amazing author and I really do regret not giving Sweet Evil a chance from the get go. I am completely enamoured with this book and give it 5 fantabulous stars and seriously recommend to everyone, especially those of you into paranormal romances and angels. This baby is a keeper. That’s saying a lot because dude’s, something you don’t know about me, in all honesty yeah I might read your book on my Kindle but honey you have to have something special and deliver in order to STAY on that Kindle. I’ve read a lot, but I’ve also refunded a lot of times even if I like the book. Sweet Evil? No brainer my friends it’s a keeper, simple as that. This book will have you holding your breathe, swooning on more than one occasion, screaming in frustration and thirsting for oh so much more. I cannot wait for the next book, so excited.