Hidden Legacy #4
I was excited going into this book. Even having loved Nevada and Rogan, and though I would happily read more books with them as the main characters, I looked forward to spending time with Catalina. Sapphire Flames gave me exactly what I was looking for.
It’s apparent that not everyone feels the same about Catalina, and I think one of the things that she suffers from the most is the appearance of being more passive than Nevada. I do mean appearance. Catalina is anything but passive. She just hides a little better; hides her truths, her fears, her actions. She calculates and considers everything. I really grew to appreciate this, especially on this re-read.
I do have concerns with where Catalina’s story is going, where her character is going. But Ilona Andrews have literally never let me down. I trust them. And I’m looking forward to the journey and to see Catalina – and all the Baylors – on the other side of all this.
The plot is pretty much non-stop action, banter, and relationship development. I love that we get to see Catalina interacting with her family, in a completely different way than Nevada did, but one that absolutely fits the dynamics. It’s also really interesting to see how the family has progressed in the three years since their House formed.
Alessandro is a joy to read. The conversations that he and Catalina have made me grin and laugh more than once. I finished this book incredibly curious about his history and story, and look forward to learning more in the future.
All in all, Sapphire Flames is an eminently satisfying, funny, action-packed, and fantastic addition to this world. Oh! And the hints about other possible relationships? I need them! Every time I caught something it just made me yearn.