Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1)
by Ilona Andrews
What is it about:
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.
What did I think of it:
Although I wasn't impressed by the first Kate Daniels book, I really liked the Edge series by Andrews. I've been told to try the second book in the Kate Daniels series, as it does seem to get better after the first book, but I've not been that brave just yet. Still I was curious when I heard about this new series, so I was very happy when I got Burn For Me as a present from Melliane.
And this is a really cool read.
I very much enjoyed the setting. It's an alternate world setting: very much like our world, but at some point magic was introduced. And this magic shaped society. The Andrews duo sure thought about how magic would change the world and what influence it would have on those who have magic, and those who have little to no magic. The world that was created felt real and logical.
I also really loved Nevada and her family. They were fun and it was clear they cared about each other. I especially liked Nevada's grandmother, who sounds like someone who deserves her own story to be honest.
Rogan is a really cool character. I liked how his magic shaped his personality and his morals. He's almost not human anymore, and that made it interesting to see how he would react to things.
The romantic tension between Rogan and Nevada was slow and a bit frustrating at times for me. I'm glad this series will most probably be a trilogy, because if the romantic tension and its conclusion is spread out even further than that I might not be able to cope.
The story overall is really cool and suspenseful. There are some things that seemed pretty obvious to me, but others left me wondering and guessing. The ending gave enough closure for now that I'm not frustrated, but you can bet I'm going to get my trotters on the next book, because I want more.
Why should you read it:
It's a really cool Paranormal Romance.