Synopsis: What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences?
This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted 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?
I heard about this book through a story on Wattpad. I thought the story sounded like something I would enjoy, so I bought the first book. I was eager to start reading it when it arrived. Once I started, I literally couldn't stop. I'm not joking... I finished this book in one sitting. I had to wait another week to finish the series because I had only ordered the first book. :(
Sweet Evil centers around the children of fallen angels/demons. They are made to help their fathers (the Dukes) carry out a certain sin. They promote the 7 'main' deadly sins, along with some others (murder, substance abuse, lust, etc.) The children (Neph) are expected to spread the sin, essentially to create misery among the human world.
I loved Kaidan from the start. Don't get me wrong, I totally shipped Kaidan and Anna form the start. But, I loved Kaidan's protective nature. He refused to be romantically involved because that sort of thing was forbidden among their kind.
When Anna finally met her father, I will admit, I was afraid her father would turn out to be like some of the other Dukes. This was totally not the case! Anna's dad is a total softie for her.
Back to Anna, she is the ultimate good girl. It did get annoying in some of her inner thoughts, refusing to lie, and even taking it to the extreme and offering up truths that shouldn't necessarily have been shared. At some points I just wanted Anna to stop and man up a little. Thankfully, she does start to later in Sweet Evil.
When Anna meets Kaidan, she is immediately drawn to him. She doesn't know at first that his sin is lust (which definitely complicates things). I mean, who wouldn't be drawn to him? He has a British accent!!
At first I was having trouble with all of the Dukes and the sins they were associated with. Once I reached about midpoint in the book, it became clearer and I didn't have any problems. Overall, I loved this book and the series is one of my favorites. (Right behind the Lux series :))
Sweet Evil (Sweet Trilogy #1)
Sweet Peril (Sweet Trilogy #2)
Sweet Reckoning (Sweet Trilogy #3)
Sweet Temptation (Sweet Trilogy #4)
*Sweet Temptation is in Kaidan's POV*
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by L.J. Smith
Goodreads 2017: 81/100