SAPPHIRE FLAMES by Ilona Andrews
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Catalina Baylor is called on to help two siblings, the rest of whose family members have been murdered, but the more she digs, the more things don’t add up, especially after a gorgeous playboy shows up, determined to get her to stop investigating.

After Catalina saves a boy from jumping off a building, suddenly she’s embroiled in a huge mystery that makes less and less sense the more she digs. Ragnar is despondent. He and his sister Runa have recently lost their mother and other sister in a house fire. Yet once Catalina saves him, they discover Halle may not be dead but has likely been taken captive to use her powers for nefarious purposes. From the moment Catalina starts investigating, it’s clear someone doesn’t want her asking questions, and soon she’s the target of a string of assassins. Unexpectedly, international playboy and global heartthrob Alessandro Sagredo keeps appearing when she needs help, and together they thwart the villains. She’s grateful but annoyed because he warns her to drop her probe. Catalina has had a crush on Alessandro for years, but now she’s confused as to why he’s continually underfoot and how good he is at using magic to kill enemies. She doesn’t have time to think about it too hard, though, because some powerful enemies have targeted her family, and the first order of business is to survive. It’s clear she and Alessandro share an attraction, but his attention rattles her. Then they discover the frightening secrets threatening the world as they know it. Andrews (Diamon Fire, 2018, etc.) continues the Hidden Legacy series with Catalina’s first book, which is a start as imaginative and high-octane as that found in Nevada’s trilogy.

Another creative, thrilling paranormal romance from the masterful Andrews.

Pub Date: Aug. 27th, 2019
ISBN: 978-0-06-287834-2
Page count: 400pp
Publisher: Avon/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2019


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