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Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar…. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead. The odds are impossible.
Her reactions to him are so hot and every time they touch, I am glued to the page. So I mentioned the great characters, the phenomenal world-building, and the scorching sexual tension. But I also have to give a shout-out to the awesome pacing and funny, funny one liners.
Right in the middle of a serious conversation or observation, we're treated to inside jokes on tortured heroes and snake-penis metaphors. I laughed out loud more than once. It's smart. It's engaging. And I wouldn't change a thing. I beta read for this book. But I already considered it an A-read on the first pass. And I swear, if I didn't like it, I would tell you. View all 11 comments. Dec 19, Navessa rated it liked it Shelves: Let's talk about expectations, shall we?
A few years ago, I went on a business trip to London. I was good friends with the co-workers I traveled with, and already had a fantastic rapport going with our British counterparts because I served as the liaison between our two companies. The trip was a roaring success; everyone not only got along, but got along really well, and because of this dynamic, we accomplished everything we set out to early on in the week.
That left us with a lot of free time t Let's talk about expectations, shall we? That left us with a lot of free time to tour the city. And by tour the city, I mean tour the pubs. Each night after work, we would pour forth from the office doors in search of the nearest or loudest watering hole. One evening, already half-smashed thanks to the deceptively strong cider I'd been downing seriously, what the hell is in that stuff? The "dessert" arrived a few minutes later, carrying with it the smell of golden pie crust and roasting meat.
In my inebriated state, I brushed off the unexpected seared-flesh scent, thinking that it must have emanated from something else on the tray the bartender carried. I stabbed at the pie and lifted a steaming spoonful to my mouth.
Maybe, if I hadn't been absorbed in the conversation taking place at my table, or if I hadn't been such a goddamn lightweight, I would have noticed that something was off.
I would have realized that my spoon hadn't slid into the pie with the same ease I would expect from a fruit-filled delicacy. I would have caught sight of the chunks of carrots and peas that ascended to my lips. I would have seen the massive chunk of meat hanging off my spoon. Alas, I didn't. Did I mention I'm a vegetarian? Ah, well, now you might understand why after biting into the carcass of a dead animal when I expected a dead fruit I tore out of the room and vomited spectacularly onto the sidewalk, narrowly missing a group of pedestrians.
It was all anyone talked about for the rest of the week. And when we briefed our boss on the success of the trip after arriving back home, one of my co-workers, who is sadistically quick on his feet, snuck a picture of my humiliation into the slide show. Well, let me tell you. I went into this expecting a paranormal romance. I had recently finished reading a book that had made me think about a lot of things - too many things - and I wanted to turn my brain off for a few blissful hours.
I wanted something light and fluffy and sexy. And really, with a title as cheesy as Burn for Me , who could blame me for thinking that this would deliver? Also, have you seen this cover?
It promises certain things. Let me demonstrate what went through my mind when I first saw it: Imagine my surprise when instead of witty banter and half-veiled propositions I was met with nearly a hundred pages of shoddy world building.
I spent the first thirty percent of this book regretting my decision to pick it up. I spent the next twenty percent trying to stifle my hope, lest I be disappointed. I spent the last fifty percent enjoying the hell out of myself but also having some SERIOUS misgivings about all the woman-on-woman hatred and the shitbag of a male lead.
In short, the second half of the book did not make up for the first, just balanced my rating out a little. This was not the fluff-filled dessert that I had expected. This was a goddamn meat pie. Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Denyse Prendergast I enjoyed Kate Daniels and the Innkeeper books; this wasn't quite in their league, but still a good read.
It's not all about the sex; the cover is mis I enjoyed Kate Daniels and the Innkeeper books; this wasn't quite in their league, but still a good read. It's not all about the sex; the cover is misleading. Looking for that kind of read? Grab anything that has to do with shifters, especially dragons. You know, the larger his animal form, the more fun you'll have. Navessa LMAO.
Sound advice. Feb 01, Lola rated it did not like it Shelves: Wow…I never had to leave two books incompletely read within a week before. New record, I guess? I was SURE having loved Magic Bites that this was going to be a kickass UF new series with a strong main character and a splendidly developed magic world.
But it was underwhelming…so so underwhelming. Why did they reject this one? Please don't tell me that it wasn't sexy enough. View all 20 comments. These talents were many and varied. Eventually the world realized the consequences of awakening godlike powers in ordinary people. The serum was locked away, but it was too late. The magic talents passed on from parents to their children and changed the course of human history forever.
Those who previously married for status, money, and power now married for magic, because strong magic would give them everything. Now, a century and a half later, families with strong hereditary magic have evolved into dynasties.
It is a world where the more magic you have, the more powerful, the wealthier, and the more prominent you are. Some magic talents are destructive. Some are subtle. But no magic user should be taken lightly In a world where Magic is the currency that talks and the Houses families with strong magic genes rule the world, Nevada Baylor is a very small fish in a huge pond.
She works as a PI and she loves it buts he also carries the responsibility for her family's wellfare on her shoulders since her father's death. When MII, the company who owns their mortgage, sends Nevada in a suicide mission to deliver a Prime the most powerful magic users pyrokinitic who doesn't want to be delivered, back to his family, she has two options.
Deny the job and lose everything, the bussiness, the house, the cars and all their savings, fail the job and lose everything, or succeed and earn a considerable amount of money.
At least her family will get the bussiness back if the worst happens. Not really. So Nevada has to manage to talk Adam, a narcissistic psychopath who has taken a liking for her, to return to his family and as if that wasn't enough, Mad Rogan, a Prime telekinetic with off the charts power, is after Adam too and is willing to walk all over her to get there.
The chances of survival don't seem in her favor. What can I say that will describe IA's brilliant minds? This is the first installment in a brand new series, a brand new universe and I wasn't bored for a minute.
The world building and the story were so well-done that I felt like I knew the rules from the beginning. No struggling to understand, no slow parts that magic is explained in length. They let the story flow and gave you enough information to keep you from being confused but not enough to overwhelm you. Nevada is a brilliant heroine.
She has Kate Daniels' spirit and snark but she is more responsible, more logical and not quite as quick to jump in dangerous situations.
Just like Kate though danger seems to be drawn to her whether she wants or not. I liked how relatable Nevada was with her everyday problems of keeping her family bussiness afloat and her not always being the biggest badass around town. She is also highly moral and surprisingly law abiding which is a nice change for an UF heroine. The fact that she has a magic talent that must be hidden if she doesn't want to end up forced to do a job she won't like only adds more to the story.
And then comes Mad Rogan. Mad Rogan is powerful, arrogant, completely lacking in empathy and thinks everyone is beneath him. He is by all accounts a sociopath and makes no excuses. He used to work for the military but has retired and at the moment he has zero purpose in his life until he is given a distraction in the faces of Adam Pierce and Nevada Baylor.
He could level a town with his power and probably wouldn't feel much regret later, he kills with hard, cold logic just like he does everything else in life. In a world full of badasses he knows he is the most badass of them all. I think you did it because Adam Pierce got under your skin. You do it because they offer you unquestioning loyalty. You rescued your cousin, but you had been content to ignore the existence of that whole branch of your family.
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Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews
I think you might be a psychopath. There is insta-lust but they don't act on it so it doesn't count. This is something that IA always do well, they develop the relationship, give it time and space to mature and by the time they get there you know why, you can't deny that they belong together.
As frustrating as the unsatisfied sexual tension is, the end result is definitely worth it. Also the bad guy of the story is suficiently cruel and demented but he isn't the one pulling the strings so we see the foundation for a bigger story arc. I want the next book so badly. We'll see how this develops but I have every faith I will ove it.
The secondary characters IA know how to do secondary characters. From the overprotective mother who never misses a shot, to the crazy grandmother who loves a good eye-candy and is always there for everyone, to the teenage troublemakers in the family, they are all special snowflakes, hilarious and full of awesome. My cousin blinked. He looked at Mad Rogan, then glanced back at himself.
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At fifteen, Leon weighed barely a hundred pounds. His arms and legs were like chopsticks. You might even learn a trick or two. I put my hand over my face. I'm looking forward to knowing exactly how powerful Nevada is and how her exposure will go down. You think you can do whatever you want, enter wherever you want. When cops show up, you wave your hand and make them go away. Because you are Primes and the rest of us are, apparently, nothing.
I can see it coming already. It's a mile long worship letter!: View all 23 comments. Aug 30, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: I refuse to blame Andrews for this ridonkulous looking cheese-fest, but I wish that whoever is in charge of this sort of thing at Avon would get a clue. This cover doesn't say kick-ass story between these pages , it says Fabio ish romance inside.
Well, guess what? They don't have sex in this book. And the people who don't want mindless PNR not that there's anything wrong with that!
Even I put off reading it, and I'm a fan of Ilona Andrews That's the power of a BAD cover, people! Alrighty, enough bitching.
I picked up Burn For Me and gobbled it down in record time. I loved Nevada and her entire wacky family. Especially Grandma! Surprisingly, I loved Mad Rogan, too.
I see some complaints about him, but I thought he was awesome. Sure, it seems like he's sort of a sociopath, but I have a feeling he's a bit more complicated than that. Or maybe not.
Either way, I thought he was great! Magic thanks to a scientific breakthrough is now a hereditary quality that the more powerful magic users in the world view as a commodity.
They marry for the power it brings their families, and those Houses rule cities and corporations. Or something like that. The world-building wasn't fully explored, but I'm hoping that we'll get a better glimpse of how everything works in the next book. There was definitely enough information to get to get started with, though. I'm feeling really lazy, and I want to go eat some soup and pie.
So instead of trying to review the plot, I'll just say that if you're a fan of Ilona Andrews stuff, you're going to like this. View all 63 comments. Jan 22, Adina rated it really liked it Shelves: I wanted a fast pace Urban Fantasy with a strong but caring heroine, a dangerous Alpha love interest with a hidden heart and some smut.
Burn for Me delivered on all accounts. Urban Fantasy is my go to genre when I need something light, fun and the right amount of sexy. Nevada Baylor is a 25 years old, attractive woman who owns a small private detective agency.
She lives and works in a warehouse together with her extended family: Those powers differed in strength and form and were passed to offsprings. Although the serum was banned after its dangers became obvious, people continued to posses magical talents and the society changed in order to favour those with magic. The most potent magic users, the Primes became the leaders of Houses which pretty much controll the world. Nevada has her own special skill, namely she can tell if someone is lying, a handy talent to have in her job.
Her relatively safe existence is shattered when she is hired to locate one of the most wanted criminals and to bring him to his family unharmed. Mad Rogan is a former soldier with a destructive power, a Prime and the leader of a powerful House. He is tangled in the same investigation in order to protect one of his relatives.
The paths of Nevada and Rogan will intersect and, although they had a bad start they will be forced to work together. I particularly loved her bad ass, tanker fixer, grandma.
An Rogan, well, he is hot. I do like an alpha whose heart needs to be discovered, although I wouldn't touch this kind of person in real life. Also, because in real life assholes usually remain assholes. The 2nd one is almost done ; View all 10 comments.
After the brilliant Magic Breaks, Burn for Me further proves that Ilona and Gordon can do whatever the hell they want and it will always be gloriously entertaining! Only three things are certain in life: Burn for Me is just another in a long string of successes for this husband-and-wife writing team. Burn for Me is not paranormal romance. Ilona and Gordon once again did what they do best — they created a compelling world and filled it with fascinating characters and plenty of danger and action.
Nevada Baylor is a heroine with a backbone of steel, just the way I like them. Her family is also very colorful, starting with her grandma Frida and ending with her young cousin with a man-crush on Mad Rogan.
He has the looks, the money and the unimaginable power. Their relationship starts with a kidnapping, involves things like snipers and duct tape, and ends with a juicy promise and lots of pent-up passion. Lots and lots of pent-up heat and unfulfilled desires. Their interactions are hilarious, the dialogue witty and quick, Ilona-Andrews-style, and the promise of things to come is more than enough to keep us fully invested and desperate for the next installment.
I loved their version of Houston, and the quality of their writing made the short world-establishing prologue almost unnecessary. They have a way of including just enough information for the story to function smoothly, never overwhelming the reader, never creating confusion and never ever info-dumping. View all 9 comments. Jun 15, Jilly rated it it was amazing Shelves: If the writing team of Ilona Andrews decided to write an instruction manual on how to use my dishwasher, I would buy it, stay up all night reading it, chuckle out loud while my family sleeps obliviously, and highlight all of my favorite parts until the pages were so yellow that it looked like my dogs took turns "marking" it as their own.
In other words, I'm a fan. This book hit every one of the happy spots in the Big Book Map that is located in my brain. It's like one of those old Nintendo Mario If the writing team of Ilona Andrews decided to write an instruction manual on how to use my dishwasher, I would buy it, stay up all night reading it, chuckle out loud while my family sleeps obliviously, and highlight all of my favorite parts until the pages were so yellow that it looked like my dogs took turns "marking" it as their own.
It's like one of those old Nintendo Mario games with the world maps that have different levels. Some books can deliver on a few levels, and some books have "game over" written all over them from the start, but very few can make it past all of the bosses and beat the game.
I have boys, video games are my life, give me a break! Why so much win? Level One: The main character, Nevada. Nevada is a 25 year old Truthseeker who is the head of her family business, a private investigation firm. What is a Truthseeker?
Someone who can magically tell if someone is telling the truth or not, and can pull the truth from someone even if they are not inclined to talk. She hides the fact that she has this ability because she does not want to get stuck working for the government as a human lie detector for the rest of her life.
Her loyalty is to her family, and her family is awesome and funny. Ilona Andrews knows how to write amazing families. They did so in the Edge series, and they did so in this one. The grandmother in this series is hilarious. Nevada has a great magical talent, but doesn't have Special Snowflake Syndrome. She is funny and sarcastic, but she is also very likable, loving, and compassionate.
She is tough, but not unbelievably kickass- just human. She is attracted to these extremely attractive men, but is too smart to get involved with them because they are a-holes and psychopaths. Her reactions are actually reasonable and well thought out. I never felt like she was acting like an idiot, and that's a big deal.
I think people are too stupid to live in half the books I read, and I think that characters are making dumb decisions sometimes in the other half. Nevada's only questionable decision, in my opinion, was when she kissed Mad Rogan, but at least she also realized it was a mistake.
Level Two: The Setting This was exciting for me because this book was set in Houston, Texas. I live in Houston!!! Also, the world-building was awesome. Blah, blah, blah But, again, Houston!!! Level Three: The Romance Very little!! As I said before, Nevada appreciated the good looks of the sociopaths men around her, but was too smart to get involved.
He probably had to have protective detail when he left the building to fend off all the sculptors who wanted to immortalize him in marble. I'm a known fugitive who likes to set people on fire. If I get bored, I'll barbecue you for my amusement. Sure, let me get my shoes Level Four: The Sociopaths The men in this book are sociopaths. There is a bad guy sociopath, Adam, who has the magical ability to catch any noun on fire, and there is the "good" guy sociopath, Mad Rogan, who can move anything with his mind, including buildings off of their foundation.
Nevada is hired to find Adam, and Mad Rogan kidnaps Nevada in order to find out what she knows because he is looking for a relative who is with Adam. Nevada ends up in a very uneasy partnership with Rogan. Uneasy because he kills with no remorse and hardly a thought. He doesn't even get why this bothers her. They have no remorse and no understanding of normal human emotion regarding the sanctity of life. Characters like that are always amusing. If the clouds split open and an archangel descended unto the street in all of his heavenly glory and tried to make Rogan see reason, he would fail miserably and have to pack up his flaming sword and go back to Heaven in shame.
Bonus Level: The Humor This book had me laughing out loud so many times. The duct tape and paper towel bandage - yes, all men instinctively know how to make them from birth; the scene where she slams the door in his face, then opens it, takes the flowers, then slams it in his face again; the "I hate you", "You're okay" interaction But, my favorite laugh out loud moment came toward the end, so I can't spoil it.
I think it was the most original funny scene I have ever read when Nevada stopped Rogan from beating someone up just so that she could beat the crap out of them. I seriously cracked up at that. This book seriously delivered! Jul 05, Nicole rated it it was amazing Shelves: I've read many books this year over I've given only 11, 5 stars.
If that doesn't tell you how good they are and that you check out their books, I don't know what will. Ok, not enough? Let's see, why would this book be worth it? First, I need you to forget that beautiful hot cover the male model doesn't even look good, for God's sake Now let's see the content: Awesome family.
Yes, this is I've read many books this year over Yes, this is 1 because we rarely see good families in books. However, in this book, they live together: Nevada, her mother, her super cool grandmother, 2 teenage sisters, 2 cousins yes people normally have cousins , and they all live in a warehouse.
I don't think I've ever read a book in which the adult MC actually lives with the parents. And is happy with it.
It felt kinda weird even though it's the normal thing to do in my country Thus, I naturally loved this aspect. This girl is amazing!!!! Yes, she might not have the strongest powers, yes she might not be able to use her own magic to kill, but she definitely can handle herself.
He's a bit the anti-hero. The slow burn romance was so hot and just exciting. This is no romance book, though. It has heavy world building, more action, and very little kissing. Anyway, back to Mr. Roger, his interactions with Nevada made me want to pick the next book now.
But alas, my tbr list always gets in the way. Yes, he does try to order her around but she stands up for herself. The difference in his behavior comparing to the start is very clear. After the release of a serum back in that gives humans supernatural abilities, things got messy.
Those with great magic abilities pyrokinetic, telekinetic, aerokinetic… pass their abilities to their children the stronger the parents, the stronger the children's magic and therefore, they only marry for power. Each powerful family forms a House, on the head of it, a Prime highest magic rank.
The more magic you have, the richer you are. Grandmother Frida, who is obsessed with hot guys like a teenager, is simply hilarious. I hope she survives this trilogy. Even her mother is cool. Everyone has his own distinctive character. The book is full of action, mainly shooting people, burning people, and chocking people. I love the sarcasm in the Andrews books.
A lot. You only need to know that Nevada is forced to make Adam Pierce, pyrokinetic prime, surrender to his family and Mad Roger needs to find his cousin who is associated with Pierce. I just think Ilona Andrews is so underrated and I wish her books were more popular.
So yeah, please try this book! But if UF is not your thing, you don't like alphas and such stuff, this book isn't for you. View all 28 comments. When I pick up a story from a favourite author I always go into it with high expectations and sometimes that can work against me but this husband and wife team have never let me down and with each new book they consistently hit the ball out of the park.
They excel at excellent world building, creating strong female lead characters, sexy heroes and fantastic casts of side characters and that is exactly what they've done again in Burn for Me.
I wanted to climb into the book and live there, Nevada would make a great friend although I don't think she'd appreciate me having such a big crush on Rogan LOL. Nevada is a private investigator in charge of running her family business, they're a small operation and money is tight so Nevada is under a lot of pressure to keep her family stable financially. She has a close relationship with her mother, grandmother and younger cousins and siblings but as the main breadwinner she has a lot on her shoulders.
When she is asked to take on a case against a Prime magic user she knows she has very little chance of succeeding but the money she could earn would make a huge difference to her entire family and it's not like she has much choice other than to accept. As if going up against a Prime wasn't bad enough the case also brings her to the attention of Mad Rogan, an eccentric billionaire and powerful magic user in his own right.
Rogan doesn't play by the rules and he will do whatever it takes to get what he wants, for now it is in his best interests to work alongside Nevada but she knows she can't trust him to have her back if their goals change which makes him trouble.
I absolutely loved the world that Ilona Andrews has created, the magical system is well explained and thought out and the idea of the powerful magical families having mob like control over certain areas was a brilliant one. These families do whatever it takes to protect their interests and to keep their bloodlines pure and it is safer to stay under their radar, something Nevada and her family have always tried to do in the past.
Her latest case drags her right into the middle of things though and she's now stuck in an impossible situation. She isn't powerful enough to tackle the case on her own but accepting help from one family could set the others against her.
Nevada is a great lead, she is strong and intelligent, she knows her own mind and she doesn't let anyone get away with pushing her around. She cares about her family and is willing to risk everything to keep them safe but as much as she would prefer to go it alone she is willing to accept help when she needs it.
I loved the relationships she has with her various family members, in fact, the whole family was just so much fun to spend time with. There are some quite eccentric characters amongst them but I mean that in the best possible way and I can't wait to see more of them as the series continues. Then you have Mad Rogan. What can I say about Rogan apart from that I have the biggest crush on him? Nevada and Rogan don't get off to the best start and considering that Rogan kidnaps her trying to get information that isn't too surprising.
Technically I shouldn't like Rogan for that incident alone but oh boy do they have some fabulous chemistry going on between them. I loved the fact that Nevada didn't instantly forgive Rogan and act on her attraction to him, in fact she is fighting it all the way because she is still annoyed at his behaviour but he's definitely wearing her down and I can't even blame her for that. Rogan is dangerous with a capital D. He isn't the kind of guy who lets anyone close easily and if you're not part of his family then he really has very little interest in what happens to you.
He doesn't have standard morals so if you're not an ally you're automatically a potential enemy and he'll have no reservation about doing whatever it takes to make sure you give him what he wants. However, once he has given someone his loyalty they can trust him to have their backs no matter what.
Nevada starts to see that but it's going to take a lot before she accepts that they are anything beyond convenient, and temporary, allies for the length of their current case.
I'm incredibly excited about seeing them spending more time together and I'm also looking forward to seeing Nevada start to get more control over her abilities.
I could rave on and on about Burn for Me but if I haven't already convinced you to give this series a try then I don't think anything else I could say will make a difference.
This is a fantastic start to the Hidden Legacy series and any future books will be going immediately to the top of my to read pile. I mean NOW!! Burn for Me is up on Edelweiss for review right now guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I should have known that would be impossible - I just can't read anything by Ilona and Gordon Andrews slowly, their books are written to be devoured in one sitting!
I started this before heading to bed again I should have known better! I absolutely love Nevada and Rogan and I can't wait to reread this again before White Hot finally releases I'm actually tempted to read it again now but I figure I should wait at least a couple of months LOL.
To be honest I'm not sure how I held off for 2 years the first time around probably because I knew it would be such a long wait for White Hot to release! This book gets better and better with every reread - like all of Ilona and Gordon's books. They're the Queen and King of UF!
View all 45 comments. Review also posted at Fantasy Literature: The husband-wife author team of Ilona Andrews began their new Hidden Legacy urban fantasy series in with Burn for Me. The initial trilogy is finished and a spin-off series is starting soon, beginning with Diamond Fire starring Nevada's younger sister Cassandra that promises to be lots of fun! As the powerful and rich sought the serum as a new way Review also posted at Fantasy Literature: As the powerful and rich sought the serum as a new way for their families to gain more power and wealth, others realized the potential it raised for chaos and destruction, and locked it away — too late.
The most powerful magical users are known as Primes. In fact, she does her best to stay under the radar and hide her powers from the world. Rogan is a sexy billionaire with Prime telekinetic powers, sufficient to destroy a city. He kidnaps Nevada and uses his secondary power of telepathy to try find out what she knows about Pierce.
Telepathy was will based. I scooted forward, trying to get as comfortable in my restraints as I could, and liked my dry lips. The power exercised by magical families and the different types of magical talents were intriguing. We'll take the van and the Barrett. It will hit him before he ever hears the shot. He seems irretrievably damaged at first, but gradually more layers to his personality and past are disclosed.
The mystery on which the plot is based was a fairly good one by urban fantasy standards. I found it less convoluted and easier to follow than some of the Kate Daniels plots. There was an unexpected twist that could have been better handled or foreshadowed, but overall the plot holds together well and is an enjoyable ride with some fun tongue-in-cheek humor and a confident, determined heroine.
I recommend Burn for Me for fans of romantic urban fantasies. The second book in this series, White Hot , is just as good, if not better! The husband-wife author team of Ilona Andrews is starting up a new urban fantasy series as the Kate Daniels series appears to be winding down maybe?
Simpler at least at first glance and less complex than the Magic Bites series. Some people have magical powers due to some scientific mucking around about years ago.
Sure, there are a lot of variations in those magical powers. But no shapeshifters no Curran! No vampires, or exotic wacked-out magical non-human or not-quite-human creatures.
No magical waves eating up the buildings and turning off your car or gun. I kinda missed it. Nevada is a reasonably kickass kind of main character, but doesn't rise to Kate's level.
Which makes sense; you don't want to repeat yourself too much as an author, but still. It's interesting that both Nevada and Kate are in the private investigation business. It does fit well in the plot, but a little more distinction would've been nice. Nevada's magical powers were a fun twist, though. She also has a great family, which really adds a nice touch to the plot. Romantic interest: No Curran! He's hot, and he knows what he wants and goes for it.
He seems irretrievably damaged at first, but by the end of the book I felt like I understood who he was, and I'm rooting for him and Nevada. I also liked that the authors are taking their time with this relationship--although there was that one really seriously sexy kiss. A plus. This one was a little less convoluted and easier to follow than some of the Kate plots.
There was an interesting twist that could have been better handled or foreshadowed, IMO. But overall I really enjoyed it. It held together well. Final assessment: I liked it better than the first Kate Daniels book, Magic Bites , about the same as the second book, but not quite as well as the third.
I think the Andrews have learned something about writing books as they've gone alone. Content advisory: Scattered F-bombs and some sexual content kisses only, but. Well, I sucked that book down in pretty much record time. Review to come, when I finish fanning myself. View all 3 comments. Kate Daniels fans and everybody else. Re-read in Audio this time.
Lemme tell ya, Mad Rogan has some mad skills. It's like the author sprinkled crack on the pages, I just couldn't stop reading. I didn't want it to end. Seriously, were do they come up with this brilliant, magical stuff? I love the writing, all the humor, the action, the romance and everything about the characters. It's really easy to relate to Nevada, she' Re-read in Audio this time. It's really easy to relate to Nevada, she's such a likable character. She's strong and brave, but also vulnerable.
I adore Nevada's family, especially her grandma! That lady is hilarious!! I hope there's going to be lots of her family in the upcoming books, I enjoy immensely reading about them. Mar 21, Melindam rated it it was amazing Recommended to Melindam by: This statement has never been more true than for this particular book. The story has everything you need and in perfect proportions: Influential families called Houses with powerful magic rule this alternate world and also control territories in Houston, where our story takes place.
Of course, there are the "multitudes" with little or no magic: It was very easy to like the MC Nevada Baylor: I also found Connor "Mad" Rogan a very appealing male lead, despite the suspicions I usually nurture whenever a customary alpha-male-billionaire is around. He was smart. I mean really smart, not just described as such and, just like Nevada, I couldn't help being fascinated by his brutal efficiency and found his total lack of social skills almost charming.
His character development is handled very well by the authors. At the beginning he seemed to be one-dimensional and step by step we get to see behind his facade and discover his depths. He also has this self-deprecating sense of humour, which I liked. The secondary characters, members of Neva's family, are a delight to read about and their always being there for each other really gives you this warm, fuzzy feeling all around. The action and the world-building part magic, politics is also well thought-out and built-up.
Original Update Well, never judge a book by its cover and all that View all 17 comments. Re-read on May 8, Review also posted at: I think I finally found my casting choice for Mad Rogan. Rogan and Nevada. May 8, in preparation for the May 30th release of White Hot.
I have no idea what I was thinking when I read this the first time. This time around, I really liked Rogan a lot more. Grandma Frida is awesome. I loved the world-building so mu Re-read on May 8, I loved the world-building so much. Original post: Maybe more like 3. This was a great first book in a new series. It's an urban fantasy set in Houston. The setting is about present time but we're in an alternate type reality, where science discovered a "serum" in the late s that could bring out a person's latent magic abilities.
So now some people can control animals, water, fire, all kinds of various things. The stronger your magic, the wealthier and more powerful in society you tend to be. The rich, notable families marry for genetics. Our main girl, Nevada Baylor, is a barely-getting-by private investigator who has what she thinks is minor magic. Her company is family run, but owned by a more powerful company who forces her into a seemingly impossible job. She ends up being to her dismay partnered with Mad Rogan, a loose cannon with past military experience and head of a powerful magical House.
He's a Prime, which means he is rated highest in his magical type - and he also might be slightly psychotic. But he's sexy and of course, Nevada is drawn to him right away and he to her. But they're both hot and unattached, so who can blame them? This isn't a paranormal romance, but it has a bit of that sprinkled throughout.
This is going to be a slow build relationship. Don't be expecting a fully realized romance by the end of this book. But that's a good thing, in my view. I think Ilona Andrews proves they get better and better. There was some great world-building. I look forward to continuing the series. I think this was probably a better first book than the first Kate Daniels book. I have no doubt that this series will blossom into a kick-ass series similiar to that one but unique in its own way.
View all 13 comments. Sep 09, Aisling Zena rated it it was amazing Shelves: I needed a pick me up and this was perfect. And once again they weaved their magic and I fell for it! I love this book! Crushing hard on Mad Rogan and Nevada, in the modern vernacular totally shipping them! Nevada Baylor is a strong young woman that's been struggling to keep her family and business afloat. She does her job, tries to uphold the laws and keep the hard earned state of calm her family finally has.
Unfortunately for her she's given a case to retrieve a very powerful magic user, a Prime, or forfeit everything she has worked so hard for. It's suicide but she sees no other option. I absolutely adored Nevada. A strong heroine, absolute loyalty to her family and a very strong sense of ethics, of right and wrong. We are introduced to her family which I also loved and I'm looking forward to read much more of them. I have such a weak spot for her Grandma! I wish my Grandmother was like her.
Nevada decides on a course of action but guess who disrupts everything by kidnapping her? Mad Rogan is also an extremely powerful Prime and has the same mission as Nevada but for his own reasons.
He decides the best thing to do is to kidnap her and find out what she knows but the whole thing backfires on him. There's a reason he is called Mad and you see it from the beginning.
Very imposing figure, dangerously attractive and just plain dangerous. He's also insanely hot, intense, commanding and swoon worthy to the nth degree.
There's undeniable attraction between Nevada and Rogan, the pull and push of their chemistry makes an amazing read I couldn't put down. I wanted to know how they'll catch the bad guy, I wanted to know if they'll get together.
I wanted to read more of Grandma! I kept reading until I devoured the whole book and I still want more. The second book cannot come soon enough! I am fangirling on Ilona Andrews and I'm not ashamed to say it.
View all 43 comments. Apr 27, Helen 2. Buddies, who's up for a White Hot BR on the release date?????? Let me know! All those muscles I had been admiring yesterday were just a by-product of his journey toward his goal.
And the goal was power. Raw, lethal power. All of him, his incredible strength, his blinding speed, his flexibility, dexterity, and stamina blended together to achieve an almost feral savagery.
Tiny hairs stood on the backs of my arms.
It was like watching a god of primal human violence dance, and I couldn't look away. Anyone else feel a little hot and flustered? Please nobody stone me for heresy when I admit this: Burn for Me is the first and only Ilona Andrews I've ever read.
I'm sorry! I'll do better! But color me impressed. Burn for Me contains the sort of pure storytelling and character-building skill that makes you face unapologetic psychopaths and absolutely fall head-over-heels.
Exhibit A: Mad Rogan. To get away from your family? I can't really explain it. Nobody's forgiving his homicidal tendencies because Rogan is mad hot. The Andrews couple infuses his character with a whole lot of spicy darkness but just enough light to melt all readers instantly. The master authoring behind Rogan's character alone convinced me that the Andrews are a winning team. The whole cast of Burn for Me , major and supporting, is fleshed out in loving detail and complexity.
Each character has a depth that makes you constantly second-guess what you assumed upon first introduction. It's hard to guess the true villains and heroes of the story. I especially enjoyed the attention given to minor players.
For example, Nevada's family didn't exist purely for advice and support of the main heroine; they all had personal motivations and backgrounds. Not that I'll ever care as much about anyone like I do about Mad Rogan. View all 15 comments. Oct 31, Deborah Obida rated it really liked it Recommended to Deborah by: Tessy Ijachi. As much as I hate the cover, Tessy said its an amazing book and won't stop gushing about it. Prologue 5. Chapter 1 6. Chapter 2 7. Chapter 3 8.
Chapter 4 9. Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Epilogue Announcement page to Hidden Legacy series About the Author By Ilona Andrews Copyright About the Publisher. Read Online Swipe version. Read Online Continuous version. Download now. Buy a paper book. Diamond Soldiers by Pinki Parks. Black Diamond by Victoria Quinn. Rough Diamond by Leslie Knight. Diamond Days by Suzanne Steele. Black Diamond by Susannah Sandlin. Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews. Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews.
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