by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #1
Published by: HarperCollins
Genres: Urban Fantasy
#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.
Have you ever started a book and within the first few pages, just knew you were going to love it? Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews the first in her new Hidden Legacy series was that kind of book. I consumed it with a smile on my face from its well-built world to the characters I was in book nirvana! Burn For Me is a must read for Urban Fantasy lovers this Fall.
Espresso review: brilliant, suspenseful and perfectly orchestrated
Caffeinated Breakdown of Burn For Me
World: This urban fantasy is set in an alternate version of Houston, Texas. Andrews has created a strong world with magic. World building is necessary for this curious reader, and she effortlessly gives us the back-story and explains all of the Houses. It is a simple foundation and allows them to expand upon it.
Characters: We meet Nevada Baylor, a human lie detector with hints of something more. She along with her family owns a private investigation firm. Nevada is my kind of female protagonist. She is kick-ass and protective of her family. Nevada does not whine when the shit hits the fan, nope she digs deep and gets things done. I adored her and cannot wait to see how she develops throughout the series. I loved her family from her teen siblings to her over the top oil-loving grandma. Did I mention her Mom is an ex-sniper? Loved it! Connor “Mad” Rogan was sculptured by the hands of God into a mouth-watering specimen! He is a bit of a recluse and a what is known as a Prime. A Prime is a high-ranking magic user, who rules a House. His powers will make your knees quake, or maybe it is his eyes. Either way, you will love the banter that develops and fall head over heels for Rogan.
Plot: Nevada is forced to take on a case involving a Prime who has committed a crime that left many injured and dead. He needs to be taken alive. This is Nevada’s toughest case, and it will push her, testing her limits and resources. Mad Rogan is also looking for this suspect when the two meet. Well, meet is not exactly the right word, but trust me you will want to be there!
Romance: Perfection complete with witty banter and snark that will have you laughing and begging for more. The tale is relatively clean, but that does not stop Andrews from creating delicious heat, romantic moments as she endears these characters to the readers. Rogan and Nevada have this chemistry that feels genuine. The snark and banter combined with Nevada’s thoughts had me laughing. I love that giddy feeling you get when a couple works so well. It reminded me a little of Reyes and Charley. *Oh yeah*
Caffeinated Conclusion: Burn for Me is like a perfectly blended cup of coffee. From the first taste, it is an orgasm for your mouth. You want to make it last but cannot stop drinking. The when your cup is empty you savor the memory and crave more.
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