by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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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 …
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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Kimba! I loved your review and I felt exactly as you did about this book, I re-read the first book before my pre-order arrived and loved every moment of it (again) and White Hot was just as fabulous, I loved Nevada and Rogan. Super excited for the next book.
A great review! http://www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com
This book really is pure perfection. Awesome review! 🙂
Hehe yes. I have read all three books now and just smile!
I’m very excited for this book. I’m waiting the audio. I have to have Renee Raudman read me their books. It is a rule of mine. LOL Can’t wait to tackle this one.
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.
I haven’t tried this author yet, but I really want to read the Kate Daniels series. Now I need to add this one to the list!
*blinks* Darlene you need to fix this.
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.
I envy you. I have read/listened to everything they have written and now have to wait for each new release. It pains me!
I’m now listening to Magic Rises (I know I’m super behind). Each time you review another Ilona Andrews story I get more excited for the stories that I’ll get to once I’ve caught up on all things Kate and Curran
Yay. I am at the point now where I have to wait for releases. It is a killer.
oh yes I loved this one so much as well! I need to post my review
Glad to hear you loved it as well Melliane!
I kind of skimmed this because I am looking forward to reading this series this year. I miss her writing <3
You’re in for a treat, and the next book is even better if you can imagine that!
The Bibliophile Babe
I can’t wait for this one!
Okay, I HAVE to read this series. I’ve seen it around a lot lately. 🙂
Ooo yes, you do Aleen!
Great Summer read. Thanks for the post. Enjoy the three-day weekend!
Enjoy yours as well.
I am a bit worried I won’t remember the details of the first one it has been a long time. I am eagerly waiting for my audiobook copy. Glad you loved it so much!
Yeah, I read this series. I re-read my review at the last two chapters just to refresh.
That sounds really good. I haven’t read their books yet and I always forget that there’s a writing team of two for their books.
This is a fun series to start with.
I had read, and loved, the first book but it was so long ago I almost forgot about the series. I can’t wait to pick it back up!
For What It’s Worth
Ooo happy reading!!
So excited for this one! I wish I wasn’t so far behind in review books or I would reread Burn For Me since it has been so long.
I read my review and the last 2 chapters to refresh my memory.
Great review. This novel was AMAZING! ^_^
It truly was 🙂
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?
We shall not discuss the covers for this series….eek gads. But yes this is UF. Major city, a female protagonist, Our world with Primes.
Sorry, Braine, I didn’t answer your question. It is more like Kate Daniels.
The cover for this is seriously hideous but thankfully the writing and story more than made up for it. 😉
I am with you on the covers.
Yes! What a fantastic read, right! I love Nevada and her growing relationship with Rogan, too! And so much action!! Definitely looking forward to the next read! Awesome review, Kim!
I am glad you felt the same Cyn.
*sigh* I haven’t caught up with Kate Daniels yet and haven’t read the first book in this one yet. You make me want to fix that right away. Great review!
You need to play catch up stat!
I skimmed your review as I wll be reading this soon. Can’t wait.
Wahoo! Enjoy Nadene.
Ahhh every time I turn around there’s another great review by this couple. I have got to read them. 🙂 Thanks Kim
I think the blogs you follow are trying to tell you something. *winks*
I am so sad it did not work for me
Oh no. That is horrible. Like someone ate your cookie. I am sorry, but it happens.
sounds like this is going to be an awesome series to follow
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
LOL, aren’t you enough ahead where you could drop everything for the weekend?
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Sounds awesome!!! I’ve been wanting to try this author. I think I’m gonna start from this book. I loved the last UF I read so I want more of this genre. Awesome review, Kim.
Read book one first BURN FOR ME.