Book Review – Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews

 

 

I love Urban Fantasy and Ilona Andrews writes the BEST!!

 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire…

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

 

ebook, 400 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Avon

Any book by Ilona Andrews has been exceptional so far. Their books have the best world building, its incredibly stunning in detail and description. But it never overwhelmed me, it was just enough to make me see it with my own eyes. Whenever I read one of their books I dive into a world that’s vibrant, fascinating and keeps me glued to the pages until the very end. Their books are non-stop reads for me. No interruption ALLOWED!!!

Burn for Me, book 1 in the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews was first released in 2014. Book 2 & 3 were not released until this year, specifically May and June of this year. So, knowing that, I decided to reread book 1, just to refresh my memory.

And indeed, Burn for Me was as good as I remembered.

The idea of different Houses having different magic abilities was fascinating. Children were born just to expand a lineage and produce even more powerful mages. Each house had one or more primes, and their skill levels were scary and dangerous. Some houses were able to communicate and control animals, others were able to wield incredible power and manipulate the elements. Some were able to read minds, others to grow plants. It was mind boggling.

Magic has always fascinated me.

Nevada Baylor a truthseeker, kept her magic hidden, otherwise she would have been used by agencies to interrogate people in the most invasive ways. Her ability was feared by everyone.

Connor “Mad” Rogan was already the most feared and dangerous man in Houston, he was  jaded and brooding, after being used as a weapon for the military. Years later living as a recluse he found himself joining Nevada in apprehending a dangerous fugitive.

Nevada, of strong character with a high moral compass did everything to keep her families private investigation firm afloat. When she was forced to accept a contract she did so under duress and with the knowledge that the outcome could be dire. As it happens she stumbled upon Mad Rogan and went immediately head to head with him. Her inner strength, integrity, and loyalty became irresistible to Connor.

Realizing that they needed each other to have a fighting chance in closing the case, Nevada and Mad Rogan became partners in a dangerous chase against the clock.

What I’ve always loved about any Ilona Andrews novel is the layered plots and story arcs. The complexity of their novels, multiple arcs and twist, on top of unique and captivating characters turn their books into fascinating reading experiences. The authors are masters of creating the most fantastic stories that boggle my mind and make me devour each and every of their books. Outstanding and impeccable writing makes this duo one of the best in this industry.

On top of that they write the most hilarious and entertaining dialogues. 

The amount of dialogue often decides how much I enjoy a book. Add to it the quality and you got yourself a unputdownable book. Dialogue in my opinion is one of the most challenging aspects of writing a story. It allows for flow and movement. And it makes the characters seem real. I can almost see them with my eyes. And their writing does just that – again and again.

Now after I finished Burn for Me for a second time I can’t wait to dive into White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2)  and Wildfire (Hidden Legacy, #3). The excitement is making me GIDDY!!!

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