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Review: Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

January 11th, 2015 by Debbie's World of Books

Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Source: Received for review

Publication date: October 28, 2014

Publisher: Avon

Series: Hidden Legacy #1

Rating: ★★★½☆

About the book:

#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.

My Review

This is my first Ilona Andrews book and I picked it up because a friend of mine raves about their books and how I had to read them. I have mixed feelings about it. I loved the world building and the story moved at a fast pace that drew me in. Nevada is a great heroine that I fell in love with and her family was also great. I loved her grandma in particular.

My main issue with the book was Mad Rogan. Yes, he’s sexy, rich and extremely powerful but he’s a true asshole and sociopath. Normally I really like the bad boys because they have this sexy, don’t give a damn demeanor but there is a chink of vulnerability when it comes to the heroine. Rogan was missing that bit of vulnerability that moves him from asshole to redeemable, tortured soul for me. Every action that seemed like it gave a hint of humanity to him had some calculated and horrible justification behind it and he makes some choices at the end that truly made me dislike him. We are finally given a breadcrumb that he’s not a total douche but it was so small and so late that it didn’t make much of a difference in my opinion on him.

I’m holding off on judgment because of course he’s the hero and we know he’s going to fall for Nevada. I just wish we had gotten tossed a bone in this book. I loved everything else about the book though so definitely will keep reading this series.

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Posted in 3 Star Books, 4 Star Books, Blogroll, Urban Fantasy

2 Responses

  1. [email protected] cats & burning soup

    I really love their other series. I haven’t tried this one yet. With the Kate Daniels series book one wasn’t my favorite but as the series went it got better and better and is now a must read series for me. Hopefully that’ll be the case with this one :D

  2. Kailana

    Good grief, another series? I still haven’t caught up on the other one I am reading by her… I actually think I have only read book 1. Too many series, people. lol

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