Intense action, illusion/deception, trust and loyalty are at the heart of each Hidden Legacy novel. Can the Baylors hold together as family against all-comers, can they stay true to who they are when things are at their worst? Just how much sacrifice and punishment can one family take?
This is the third Hidden Legacy Book with Catalina Baylor at its center, the second of a new story-arc in the Hiddle Legacy world, and she really shines and comes into her own as head of house Baylor and Deputy Warden of Texas. She is shown to be managing those roles smartly, and delegating smartly, including her siblings and employees in important decisions, so they trust her when a new villain starts targeting the family. I loved how the Andrews have Catalina and Nevada stand side by side, and support and understand each other’s difficult choices. She is a heroine that is hurting, having lost her illusions about power of love in the previous book, but she is able to recognize that hurt in Alessandro, to see the disillusionment, and humbleness of a man changed. They start over, and the result is marvelous.
The Andrews deliver another action-suspense adventure, full of mind-numbingly intense warfare, that pauses for quiet family moments. In the midst of the chaos and gore, the lovers see to each other's hurts and are there when it matters most. This formula shouldn’t work, but it does, and once again I put down the book, and wanted to start reading the series right over again, because of new hints to the overarching story being revealed and because I know I read too fast, and although the A-plot in this book was resolved, I am eager to see what happens next in the Baylor/Tremaine family saga.
Ana received a copy of this book from the publisher for review.
Content Warnings: History of trauma, grief, murder, violence, guns, gore, medical procedures.