Sunday, December 3, 2017

Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews

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. Goodreads


“One school of thought says that the best way to handle an issue like this is exposure therapy," Mad Rogan said. "For example, if you're terrified of snakes, repeated handling of them will cure it."

Aha. "I'm not handling your snake.”

This entire review could easily just be quotes from the book. I had so many favorites! Like, “If you’re really hard up, I can introduce you to my grandmother. She’s a fan.” Adam blinked. “She doesn’t typically sleep with pretty young things, but she would make an exception in your case. You might even learn a trick or two."

There are many others, but I'll let you read the book and discover them for yourselves--definitely worth it! I always mark the pages that have meaningful moments, or quotes that I want to go back to, and this would have been filled with bookmarks and post-it notes if it hadn't been an audiobook.

I will say this about Nevada... the girl has way too much self-control. Seriously. If I was being *highlight to view spoiler» magically touched in a very good way, I would seriously consider letting the world burn. 

But that didn't happen. Nevada is sensible and likes to be in control. She's proud of what she has accomplished, and she wants to remain as independent as possible. I can respect that. I will also admit that she has actual, decent reasons for not immediately having sexy times, but I still wish she had acted on more of her impulses and desires.

While I may have wanted more romantic scenes, this book wasn't lacking in action or humor. I smiled and laughed the entire time. It could have been just a small quip from Nevada, or Rogan asking an intentionally devious question--I loved it all!

I've been promised less self-control in book two, so my fingers are crossed!

10 comments:

  1. You might get some more heated romance scenes if there's less control in the second book. Saucy! Glad you liked this one!
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review

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  2. DEFINITELY LESS SELF CONTROL. The sexy times, they are a coming. Man, I really enjoyed this trilogy. I really hope Andrews plans to continue the series.

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    1. YES! That's exactlywhat I want to hear! Lol. I can't wait to get to the next book! I promise I will get to it soon.

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  3. Oh man! I do need to start this series. I was waiting until I finished the Kate ones but I may have to dive into these sooner rather than later. Curious what you think about the 2nd book!

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    1. Yes! Start this series! What are the Kate books about? Are they good, too? Let me know!

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  4. I've never read Ilona Andrews, but those quotes make me think I definitely should :)

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    1. There were so many good quotes! I had a hard time choosing just one for this post (and why I snuck another one into the review, lol).

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  5. I loved this one! I had to wait so long for book 2 to come out though!

    For What It's Worth

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    1. I'm so happy I don't have to wait!

      I was following your vacation on Instagram--looks like you guys had a blast! I'm happy everything was so dog-friendly!

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