Nevada Baylor can’t decide which is more frustrating—harnessing her truthseeker abilities or dealing with Connor “Mad” Rogan and their evolving relationship. Yes, the billionaire Prime is helping her navigate the complex magical world in which she’s become a crucial player—and sometimes a pawn—but she also has to deal with his ex-fiancée, whose husband has disappeared, and whose damsel-in-distress act is wearing very, very thin.
Rogan faces his own challenges, too, as Nevada’s magical rank has made her a desirable match for other Primes. Controlling his immense powers is child’s play next to controlling his conflicting emotions. And now he and Nevada are confronted by a new threat within her own family. Can they face this together? Or is their world about to go up in smoke?
“Call her out,” Arabella said.
“Tell her Rogan is yours!” Grandma Frida pumped her fist.
“Don’t let her take your man!” Leon declared.
We all looked at him.
“I was feeling left out,” he said.
Luckily no two and a half year wait for me this time! Wildfire was gloriously, thankfully released two months after White Hot and I’ve never been so happy in my life. This is the final book in the Nevada Baylor portion of the series which is bittersweet. But I love this book so very, very much.
Throughout the series, there has been a conspiracy in the background that Nevada and Rogan kept coming up against. This is the climax of that conspiracy, the grand confrontation. Yet, Wildfire is about so much more than that. It is about relationships and family. It is about power and influence. Because nothing Ilona Andrews writes is just about any one thing.
Rogan and Nevada are so good for one another. I love Rogan and how much more of a person he becomes in Wildfire. He isn’t just Mad Rogan, but he has become Connor, and I love him. I love Nevada and her decision to say fuck you to every doubt and every obstacle to be with Connor because she loves him. I love them both, but I worry about their future. because damn this world is FUCKED UP.
When I think of Hidden Legacy, I think of three things. The first is the relationship between Nevada and Rogan. The second is the world because the world they live in is fucked up. Power begets Power, and they run the world. They can do anything, they have their own private police forces, they have their own wars, they have have enough money to do whatever they want and the Power to back it up. Sudden death to assassins, poison, etc. is a reality in Houses. It is a life people outside the Houses covet without knowing what it really entails.
Yet the third thing I think about is the Baylor family. A family that is now trying to become a House, because it is somehow safer than staying as they are. I love this family, and I love the people who are in the family. I don’t want to see any of them hurt, let alone killed. This family is amazing. They love each other so deeply. And they’re just a little bit fucked up. Their magic is gloriously weird. But they love each other very much and just want to keep each other safe and happy.
I hate that this is the last full book with Nevada, because I want so much more. I don’t want to say goodbye to her yet. I want to follow her on her next adventures. I want to follow her through her life. Yet I have to say goodbye to her now, and I don’t feel it is fair. I love her sister, Catalina, who is going to be the next Baylor Family lead, but I want Nevada, too.
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