Published by Avon Impulse on November 6th 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Nevada Frida Baylor and Connor Ander Rogan cordially invite you to join their wedding celebration. Summoning, weather manipulation, and other magical activities strictly forbidden.
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.
If you have been following me for a while, then you know about my obsession with Ilona Andrews, the husband-and-wife team that gave us Kate Daniels, The Edge series, and of course, Hidden Legacy. In this novella, Ilona Andrews gives a glimpse into the future of House Baylor. The last time we saw House Baylor, they have just successfully completed their trials. Diamond Fire, bridges the events of Wildfire to the new spin off series. And let me tell you that the new series is going to be fantastic.
In this book, we finally get to be in Catalina’s head as she tries to recover a stolen crown belonging to Rogan’s mom. And I’m already in love with her! I’ve always loved her character in Hidden Legacy so being able to see the world in her point of view was a treat. One of the best things about the original trilogy was the relationship between the sisters especially between Catalina and Arabella. I love their fights and arguments, and their loyalty towards each other. Ilona Andrews captured the sister dynamics well and I can’t wait to read more of it.
This book also introduces us to Rogan’s mother. She was already mentioned in the original trilogy but this is the first time we get to meet her. And I must say that I’m intrigued. Who is this woman who raised Mad Rogan, the Butcher of Merida?
This book was shorter than most of IA’s books but it’s no less compelling. It gives us a taste of what’s to come and I for one, cannot wait for more of Catalina and the House of Baylor!