Book Reviews

REVIEW ➼ Flame by Aleatha Romig


“What matters most is how you walk through the fire.” ~ Charles Bukowski

No longer simmering and crackling beyond our realm, the fire smoldering in the distance roars to life. The blaze has the capacity to scorch and destroy everything and everyone in its path.

All that I’ve known and believed was obliterated the moment Madeline spoke a truth I’d never suspected. With one sentence, one plea, my life has taken an uncharted turn. Through the smoke and soot, I search for answers.

A man, an outfit, and my brothers-in-arms have been my solace, my calling, and my reason to live. Now that I know there’s more, what will the future hold?

The Ivanov bratva wants Chicago. I want what they possess. With the Sparrow world at war, and Madeline’s declaration, she and I are surrounded, trapped by the inferno.

What will remain when the flames cease and we are left surveying the ashes?

“I fucking hate you,” he said, “and God help me, I still love you.”


Flame is the continuation of Patrick and Maddie’s story and it is full of many twists, turns, secrets and truths. If you haven’t read book 1, Spark, go back and read that because Flame picks up right where we left off and Patrick getting a surprise of his lifetime. A surprise that will forever change is life.

Out of all the Sparrows Patrick is quickly becoming my favorite. I am in love with his and Maddie’s story. It was addicting, heartbreaking, suspenseful, steamy and the chemistry between those two is absolutely beautiful.

What I loved most about this story was learning more about what happened 17 years ago, why Maddie left suddenly and left Patrick lost and heartbroken. Her past was sad, heartbreaking and super emotional. However, she is a fighter, she is a survivor and it helped shape who she is today.

I am in LOVE with this trilogy and I can’t wait to read what I am sure will the jaw dropping, stunning conclusion to Patrick and Maddie’s story.