Sweep of the Heart by Ilona Andrews is the fifth audiobook in the Innkeepers Chronicles featuring Gertrude Hunt, an inn on Earth for intergalactic species to visit and hold meetings. The inn is run by Dina Demille and Sean Evans. They are hosting a spouse selection streamed live from the inn….I devoured this one and cannot recommend the series enough.
by Ilona Andrews
Series: Innkeeper Chronicles #5
Narrator: Nora Sofyan
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Welcome to Gertrude Hunt!
We are so happy to see you once again. Your innkeepers, Dina Demille and Sean Evans, will see to your every need. No matter what accommodations you require, the inn will oblige. Physics are not an issue for us. Our Red Cleaver Chef is delighted to impress you with his culinary mastery. Rest assured that your safety is our first priority.
Enjoy yourselves, relax, and above all, remember the one rule all visitors must abide by: the humans must never know.
Sweep of the Heart is a serial novella set in the Innkeeper Chronicles featuring Sean Evans and Dina Demille.
The Andrews’ release this series weekly on their blog, but I wait for the audio release and it’s been a long two years. I planned to savour the audio but once I dove in it was all over. It was well worth the loss of sleep.
I love Gertrude Hunt, the magical intergalactic inn that is bigger on the inside! If I could choose a dream job… this would be it. Of course it doesn’t come without problems and this bride contest puts those reality tv versions to shame. From hosting different species and handling their dietary and environment needs to keeping the emperor alive.
The bridal selection ceremony & trials brings three hundred and some guests spanning fourteen species. Whoa baby. So why are Sean and Dina hosting? Sean’s werewolf mentor, Wilmos has been captured and they need a boon from the emperor.
In this episode we finally learn about Caldenia, the inn’s permanent guest. The Andrews never cease to amaze me with their storytelling and I found myself completely caught up in the events, rooms, views and political drama that unfolded.
The relationship between Dina & Sean has strengthened since we last visited in the inn. I love the ease, trust and love between them. They’ll need it for the last part of the story when they travel to aid Wilmos. The story is packed with information and twists that had my mind exploding and wishing for the next audiobook.
Narrated by Nora Sofyan I loved listening. From the voices of the different species, to the banter between Dina & Sean. It was epic. Nora does a wonderful job and enhanced the story bringing these characters and events to life for me. The series is wonderful in audio format.
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Rolé @ Hooked By That Book
I’ve enjoyed this series and this book. The spouse selection had a great ending. I love the inn and Dina and Sean so much.
Me too. One of my favorite series.
I’ve read this one, but I haven’t tackled the audiobook yet. I was worried with yet another new narrator, so I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the performance. I look forward to listening.
Yeah, but I trust their narrator choices.
I’m a little late in the series I have one book I need to read. Maybe the one before this one.
Ooo happy listening/reading.
Rachel @Waves of Fiction
I loved this one, too, Kimberly! Hard to go wrong with Ilona Andrews. They surprise and delight me with every new installment. I really enjoyed Sofyan’s performance as well. Wasn’t sure since she was a new narrator but I quite liked her!
Agreed, but she did a stellar job,
I’ve had IIona Andrews on my radar for a while. I’ll have to check out this series
Ooo, I hope you do Wendy!
I had a great time with this one and first time series narrator Nora too. 🙂
Yay. I love this duo.
One of these days I will read this duo. Thanks for the super review
Yes… add it to your bucket list!
Anne - Books of My Heart
I love everything Ilona Andrews! I’m close to deciding this series is the 2025 Read-along.
Nice. Maybe by then it will be done.
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
I enjoyed this novel and the audio. It’s such a fun series. Great review.
It really is. Thanks Angela!
Maureen @ Maureen's Books
I love the sound of this book. And what a fun cover!
I’m glad you enjoyed reading this!
Thank you Maureen!