{Blog Tour} Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
   I am so honored and excited to be part of the blog tour for Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins!! I was quite stunned when I had received the invitation to take part in this because I have been such a fan of the series for a while! And it's so bittersweet because the series is now over but I will never forget. These books will always hold a special place in my heart for being one of the first books to get me into YA. I actually gave every book in this series 5 stars. I LOVE it that much and it's a very rare thing for me to do.

   We were asked to come up with a unique idea for our post. And I just kept thinking of the swoon worthy, Kaidan Rowe. I love talking about him so I decided to tell write about why he's just the most amazing book boyfriend that ever lived!!

   Also check out the giveaway for your chance to win a set of Sweet series. And follow the rest of the blog tour for more fun posts!

Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins

Publication Date: September 8, 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Sweet Evil, #4
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

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Bad boy Kaidan Rowe has never wanted for anything—money, popularity, musical talent…hot girls—but seducing them is part of his duty as a Nephilim, slave to the demon Dukes. As the son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan has learned his father’s ways, becoming a master of passion, a manipulator of chemistry. Disobeying his father would mean certain death. Thankfully for Kaidan, he’s good at his job. And he enjoys it.  
Until he meets Anna Whitt—sweet, smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune to his charms. The daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she has a certain power over him, one that makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve.  
Determined to save all the Neph from their dark lives as the influencers of sin, Anna joins forces with Kaidan to overcome the demons’ oppressive ways. In the light of her affections, Kaidan must undergo his toughest test of all, a battle of the heart. 
Sensual and swoon worthy, this companion volume to the acclaimed Sweet Evil series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, told from the perspective of the irresistibly sexy and mysterious Kaidan Rowe, gives readers revealing insights into his struggle, his intense connection to Anna, and most of all, the true emotions that drive him.

The First Three Books In The Series...

Sweet Evil | Goodreads | My Review
Sweet Peril | Goodreads | My Review
Sweet Reckoning | Goodreads | My Review

So why should you read this series, you may ask?! Because...

Kaidan Rowe is in it!!

Wade Poezyn comes pretty close to the Kaidan in my head.

   I absolutely adore Kaidan Rowe. He's just the perfect man but he's super naughty because...

He's the son of the duke of lust

(Scene between Kaidan and Anna) 

  "All right, fine, no legs. But you're missing out. I'm not through with you. Roll onto your stomach and relax again." I obeyed, letting my arms lie limp at my sides and closing my eyes. Somehow it seemed a little safer to be on my tummy.

   "Mmm." He moaned, having not even touched me yet.

   "What?" I asked, muffled by the poofy pillow.

   "Oh, nothing. It's just that you've got quite a nice little-"

   I flipped to my side, glaring hard. He put up his hands.

   "Sorry! A guy can't help but notice. Truly-best behavior-starting now."

He sleeps naked!!

   From the corner of my eye I saw him throw the blankets easily aside and scoot to the edge of the bed by the window. He stood up, facing away from me, and raised his arms for a glorious stretch. When I looked again my eyes landed on his bare behind.

   Dear God!

   I screamed and buried my face in my pillow.

   "What?!" I heard him ask. "Did you see a roach?"

   "Why are you naked?!" I did not dare lift my red face.

   "Huh. Is that all?" He asked. "I always sleep in the buff. I don't know how you can stand all that clothing."

   "Unbelievable," I said. I pulled myself up and stomped to the bathroom.

Only he can dress up in a ridiculous costume and still be sexy

   I stood with my arms crossed, scanning the crowd. My eyes halted on a very tall gorilla looking in our direction. He bore a red badge on his furry chest. I had no idea how long we stared at each other, unmoving, before I lifted one hand in a wave.

   "Who are you waving at?" Veronica asked me.

   "Um, that big monkey. I think he's starting at...us."

   And at that moment, the gorilla lifted an arm and scratched his armpit. The silly gesture filled me with a rush of joy. But I wasn't going to him.

   I faced my friends, chewing my thumbnail. Please come over. When I glanced again, he was walking our way. Yes! My pulse went erratic.

The first time Anna laid eyes on him

   “I noticed several things about the drummer all at once. He was focused on the task at hand, keeping perfect rhythm. Instead of a swirl of transparent colors around his torso, there was a small, concentrated starburst of bright red at his sternum. But otherwise his aura was blank. Huh. That was strange. But before I could contemplate it too much, my eyes landed on his face.


   He was smokin' hot. As in H-O-T-T hot. I'd never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra T. This guy was extra-T worthy.

   I examined the drummer, determined to find a flaw.

   Brown hair. An interesting haircut: short around the sides and back, but longer on top, hanging loose and angling across his forehead. His eyes were narrow and his eyebrows were a bit thick and...Oh, who was I kidding? I could pick him apart, but even the shifty slant of his eyes made him more alluring to me.” 

He's such an alpha male <3

   “She was mine. Didn’t she know that? Because my body was screaming it - demanding me to stake my claim on her."

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  All these quote are all from Anna's point of view (except the last one is Kai's) from the first book in the series. They're very sexy but just imagine when you read Sweet Temptation and it's Kaidan's point of view!

   Oh Kaidan, I am forever yours ;)

    Kaidan's sin is lust, which I find extremely sexy. It just adds to his hotness. He has a british accent and I love that. The way he talks is hilarious. He sure has a dirty mind. And his urges and weakness towards Anna is so hot.

   He's also on Twitter: @KaidanRowe. I fangirled so much when he followed me! Even though I know the account is run by the author.

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 Virginia with my husband, daughter, son and doggie Rue.

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Two winners will each receive a complete Sweet series set! All 4 books!
US/Canada Only

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Week 1:

Week 2
9/18 - The Irish Banana Review

Tell me what you think of Kai!! Have your read this series? If so, what did you think? If not, you are missing out!!!


  1. Hey Karina! (Nice name btw) :) I SUPER DUPER enjoyed reading this fun post and it just now reintroduced me to the love I have for this series! I haven't tread the very last one yet but you better believe I'm about to READ THEM ALL. OH. YES. teehee

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! This is one of my fave series EVER!! <3 And so jealous you get to read Sweet Temptation for the first time :o

  2. Thanks for the post on this series. I wasn't sure if I'd be picking this one up, but it sure sounds like I should now. :)

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