White Hot by Ilona Andrews

May 26th, 2017 Kimberly Review 51 Comments

26th May
White Hot by Ilona Andrews
White Hot
by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #2
Published by: HarperCollins
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …

magical ROMANCE urban well written

Wahoo! Do I love the writing team that is Ilona Andrews? You’re darn tooting I do. It felt like we waited forever for WHITE HOT the second novel in the Hidden Legacy series, but oh man it was worth the wait! Intense and kick-ass with an excellent side of swoon!

Another five cups of coffee from me. The Andrews grabbed me from the very first page. WHITE HOT has all the elements I love in a story. A kick-ass heroine, intense action scenes, an intriguing plot filled with danger, secrets, and magic. Then the Andrews added stellar characters, even secondary characters like Bug that are memorable. They sprinkle it with humor, love, and family and finish it off with a swoony romance and hero who is not only a total badass but a good guy to boot.

We learn a great deal about “Mad” Rogan as the Andrews peeled back his layers allowing us to come face to face with Conner. He is soon involved in Nevada’s case as a powerful villain returns once again threatening to destroy Houston. Rogan is at the top of the hierocracy when it comes to Primes and wow do we get to see him in action. He is edgy, and a tad scary especially when those he is protecting are endangered.

I loved the growth in Nevada’s skills and it’s clear we are just scratching the surface of her ability. We get plenty of draw dropping action scenes that will have you holding your breath.

In WHITE HOT, Nevada is discovering who she is, and her relationship with Conner is evolving. Sure they take two steps forward and two steps back as Nevada figures out who she is, but the chemistry is there and each scene delights. I absolutely loved the ebb and flow of this story. Just when I thought I would burst or die from the build up the authors would change things up, or throw in some unexpected humor and I would breathe again.

Because of the characters and overall story arc, it is essential that the Hidden Legacy series be read in order, but trust me you won’t be disappointed. As soon as I finished WHITE HOT, I immediately began WILDFIRE. This is something I rarely do, but couldn’t fall asleep knowing it was on my Kindle.

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About Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. author2sm“Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.) Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.

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51 Responses to “White Hot by Ilona Andrews”

  1. Sophia Rose

    Ungh! This is torture. I have a stack of review commitments keeping me busy and I have the first book of this series on my shelf. I read your review and I want to fling them all aside and get going on the Hidden Legacy series. You book tempress, you! LOL

  2. Braine

    I’m not very acquainted with their work and this one is UF? The cover looks more like PNR though so is the romance more like Kate D or is there more heat?

  3. Wattle

    I’m on book 6 of the Kate Daniels series and it’s like I’ve hit a wall, I *love* their writing but I think I’m burnt out on that universe for now. Maybe I should try this one…hmmmm, decisions.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I envy you. I have read/listened to everything they have written and now have to wait for each new release. It pains me!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have listened to every series but this one. I think I was an Avon Addict when the first book came out, and just kept reading them.