Four Star Review for Sapphire Flames from JERR
Title: Sapphire Flames
Author: Jeanne Barrack
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: www.loose-id.com
Reviewer: Joy Harrington
Rating: 4 Stars
Heat level: O
When Prince Loran comes to Mariess to search for the last part of the Book of Tocson, he discovers Princess Talea’s dire secret and growing feelings for her. He has no mage powers and, as a youngest son, no kingdom to offer her. Still he vows to keep her safe from the evil mage and those that would harm her for her secret. When Talea accidentally exposes her secret to the wrong people, Loran’s brothers and their new soul mates are called in to help.
This story is a very complex and ambitious one. It has many of the elements in sci-fi/fantasy epics—hidden abilities, a quest for sacred objects, multiple story arcs happening simultaneously and truly evil villains. At well over 200 pages, this third installment in the Hearthome series brings the previous heroes and heroines from the first two books back for encore performances. The interaction and dialogue between all the couples was great. ... If you like lots of hot sex scenes, this is the right book for you. Just about everyone hops into bed at one point or another, even the villains. ... In the end, there were still a couple of loose strings in this romantic epic, including Talea’s big secret. I can’t help but wonder if there might not be a fourth installment. If so, count me in!