Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

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Series: Hidden Legacy #1
Published by on October 28, 2014
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Pages: 400
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#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.

Ilona Andrews has done it again! They’ve hooked me. For book one in a new series, there is no info dump, no lost feeling, no First Book in the Series Syndrome. It was amazing.
Nevada Baylor runs a small PI agency. She has 6 employees, but seeing as it’s her family’s firm, the majority of them are under 16. Her mom was a combat vet who’s injured, and the last employee is her grandma. This is important because when the company that owns her loan hires her for a losing case, she tries to explain that she’s the only PI there.
MII doesn’t care, and if she doesn’t take the case, her loan is due. Her family would have nothing. The case? Bring in golden boy Adam Pierce. The catch? He’s a pyrokinetic, prime class (the highest class there is). Adam Pierce turns out to be a spoiled little rich brat who hates being told what to do. But he’s gorgeous and rich and powerful, so he’s been getting away with it his whole life. And Nevada has to find a way to bring him in alive, and not get herself killed in the process.
But while she might be intriguing enough to keep him curious about her, she needs him to surrender. It’s not gonna happen. Then, to top things off, Mad Rogan is involved. Mad Rogan is even more powerful than Adam. Mad Rogan also wants Nevada. The difference is that while Adam is pretty and powerful, Mad Rogan is sleek, and powerful, and dangerous, but stealthy. He doesn’t walk around all shirtless in leather pants, smiling at the cameras. Mad Rogan is a tiger, and Adam Pierce is a Kardashian. (<—seriously. He’s pretending not to want the attention, but really he thrives on it).
Nevada and Rogan team up to bring Adam in, and they find out there’s so much more going on than just a spoiled little rich brat who wants attention. There’s something big going down, and now they not only have to stop Adam, but they have to stop what’s happening behind the scenes.
The new world they’ve built is full of everything any paranormal/UF reader could want. It’s billed as a PNR, but the authors have said that while it is a PNR, it takes all 3 books to get to the HEA, so I’d say it straddles the line.
This book has more nuanced characters than you typically see in a UF series, between the whole family having active roles, and the hero being a billionaire mage (LOL! I see what you did there). This series also has fantastic writing, world-building, and plot. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would. You know what? It’s my blog. I will give this book all the stars! You hear that people? All. The. Stars.
Read this book. Read it and you can thank me later.
You guys need to read this. Seriously. Then report back so we can talk, because I have all these feelings and no one to talk to yet!

***ARC courtesy of Avon Books

 

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2 Responses to “Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews”

  1. Melanie Simmons (@mlsimmons)

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this audiobook. I love Iona Andrews and they got Renee Raudman to narrate this one too. That is a great pair up (would that be right, since there is really three people involved? LOL). I would read/listen to anything this team put together. Great review.

     

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