Alert: Gushing ahead!
#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.
“He killed a man.”
“He was framed,” Grandma Frida said.
“You don’t even know the story.”
Grandma shrugged. “Framed. A man that pretty can’t be a murderer.”
Mother stared at her.
“Penelope, I’m seventy-two years old. You let me enjoy my fantasy.”
Don’t let the cover fool you, THIS IS A GOOD BOOK!
I love Hidden Legacy. Hell, I love Ilona Andrews. Very few books have made me finish the book and start again from the beginning right after I finished it the first time. Burn for Me was one of them. In fact, I’ve done that to the entire series to date. This is actually the sixth time I have read this book. Yes, sixth. And I’m just as much in love with it now as when I picked up at midnight on October 28th, 2014, and again at 4:00 AM on October 28th, 2014.
The best thing about Ilona Andrews’ works is that they aren’t just anything. Hidden Legacy isn’t just a paranormal romance. In fact, I don’t even classify this as paranormal romance, though Avon has done its damnedest to market it as such (just look at that cover, the most deceiving cover of all time). Hidden Legacy doesn’t just have magic in it, it doesn’t just have an amazing world, it isn’t just a PI novel. It is greater than the sum of its parts, and I truly love it.
The main character is Nevada Baylor, and she is awesome. Nevada has worked her ass off to become a successful PI. She runs a small family firm who is under a larger firm, and makes absolutely certain they will succeed. Anything less and they’re completely and totally screwed. Nevada is competent and isn’t easily swayed to the tune of others. She is very independent.
Nevada also has the most AMAZING family ever. Her mom is KICK ASS. Her grandmother is the best grandmother I’ve ever read. She has two younger sisters that are typical teenage sisters: they’ll fight, but they love each other and they’re always willing to help out. She has two cousins who live with her, a competent, no-nonsense Bern, who does all of the intelligence work for her firm, and Bern’s younger brother who is very, very typical teenage male. After losing Nevada’s father to a very rare form of cancer, they are still a happy, healthy family. They’ll do anything for each other. They’re a perfect family, and Ilona Andrews always writes such perfect families.
Burn For Me has a great story, too. Some punk ass, “rage against the establishment” Prime from a good, rich, powerful family has decided to go around setting people on fire. And banks, too. But mostly Adam wants to cause chaos. And Nevada is being brought in by her parent company, MII, to bring him in, alive, before the police catch up to him. Her qualification? She is expendable.
Enter Mad Rogan, who in a roundabout way is also looking for Adam Pierce. Rogan is another Prime from a very rich, very powerful household. He is the stereotypical Ilona Andrews Alphahole, and I love him in spite of that. He attempts to steamroll over Nevada to get her to tell him what she knows, she refuses. He tries to get her to work under him, she refuses. He tries to get her to work with him, and she finally agrees after she realizes that she doesn’t really have any other option. Adam Pierce is completely above her pay grade, and she needs the help.
Nevada and Rogan are A+++++ together. One day, Nevada is going to kill Rogan, and I’m just going to be sitting here, eating my popcorn, enjoying the show. The entire book of Burn for Me is a battle of wills between Nevada and Rogan. There is no give and no take between these two. Just brute-force butting of heads. It is perfect and I love it. I love them.
Burn for Me is just Perfect for Me. It is ridiculous at times, and hilarious at others. It is cute and aggravating. I just love this book.
To read more reviews for this series, check out the Hidden Legacy series page!