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Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews
Narrator: Emily Rankin
Series: Hidden Legacy #4
Published by Avon, HarperAudio on August 27, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 12 hours, 32 minutes
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Catalina Baylor is looking forward to wearing her maid of honor dress and watching her older sister walk down the aisle. Then the wedding planner gets escorted off the premises, the bride’s priceless tiara disappears, and Rogan's extensive family overruns his mother’s home. Someone is cheating, someone is lying, and someone is plotting murder.
To make this wedding happen, Catalina will have to do the thing she fears most: use her magic. But she’s a Baylor and there’s nothing she wouldn't do for her sister's happiness. Nevada will have her fairy tale wedding, even if Catalina has to tear the mansion apart brick by brick to get it done.
These are my favorite authors and I am so excited this series is continuing. I preordered this on Kindle (in November 2018!) and audio, as I have done for the entire Hidden Legacy series. I read this two months ago, and listened to it this week. I would definitely read this series in order because you don’t want to miss a thing!
Sapphire Flames is the first book in Catalina’s trilogy. We were introduced to her perspective in Diamond Fire, but we learn so much more about her now. I feel so much for her with the responsibilities she has now balancing then with the compassion she feels for others. I am worried she may be in over her head with Linus Duncan and her grandmother wanting to control her.
Catalina chooses to take on a case and opponents the most talented won’t touch. But her integrity makes her stand up for those less fortunate. And who is there every time she turns around? Alessandro Sagredo is her teenage crush and Catalina fights so hard to not fall for him. He’s dangerous, and a a playboy who doesn’t seem interested in commitment. Gah, I wish people talked to each other more honestly but I guess, where is the fun in that? We do get a peak at Alessandro’s perspective in the epilogue.
Books by Ilona Andrews are smart and funny. Bug played a key role of comic relief here while also using his major skills. I am never disappointed in their books.. I am tingling with anticipation and happiness when I am going to read one. I only wish the next one was available now. But I will wait for as long as it takes for these amazing works. They are everything I could want.
I dialed Bug.
“If you’re calling about that ass clown, I don’t have him yet. He got away from me this afternoon, but I’ll find him…”
Ass clown. What did that even mean… “He was in the oak by my window twenty seconds ago.”
“Dickfucker!” Bug hung up.
My phone rang. I answered it. “Hello?”
“Good news, ” Bug said.
I put him on speaker.
“I found our vomit muffin. He’s driving a crappy silver Italian import. He’s about to merge onto the I-110. Where are you?”
“In the passenger seat of the crappy import.”
This week was my first experience with Emily Rankin as a narrator. While I own Diamond Fire on audio, I haven’t listened to it. Yet. I was very comfortable with all her voices, male and female, and enjoyed the performance. I especially loved her performance of Alessandro and Bug, and felt she was Catalina. I was able to listen at my usual 1.5 speed.
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