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White Hot by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #2
Published by Avon on May 30, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook
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 . .
I admit I am totally biased. This is the one and only author I auto-buy everything. I have some of their books in 3 formats: print, ebook and audio! They never let me down. Why do I love them so much? Somehow they infuse their world and characters with quirky details, relatable situations and feelings. There are multiple plot lines: the mystery, the action, the ongoing world-building and some romance. But even in a romance book – they don’t really need sex! Because the story is sooooooooo amazing! Although I appreciate sex and romance.
Not only do they write great books but they are wonderful people, real people. I was lucky enough to meet them at NOLA Storycon in September 2016.
I pre-ordered White Hot awhile back and I think it got cancelled. Now I pre-ordered White Hot and Wildfire in November 2016, as soon as I knew links were available. To prepare for this eARC, I “re-read” Burn for Me on audio in December 2016 . It was my first experience with Renee Raudman and a pleasure. I think I’ll have to read everything first before audio just because I can read faster and I can’t wait.
White Hot picks up right after Burn for Me and jumps into action immediately. We learn more about Nevada’s family, Rogan and Augustine, Bug, the magical community and meet a few new players. It’s intensely fascinating. And I feel Nevada so much. She has deep compassion and sticks to her principles when it isn’t easy. Nevada and Rogan continue to fight the good fight and have each other’s back. It ends with a breather before the next HUGE battle.
The Hidden Legacy series is a must read trilogy. The final book Wildfire will be available July 2017. I was reading it within minutes of getting the eARC. I have no willpower and no desire to have willpower. Go read and enjoy!
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Anne: 2017 New Release Challenge
- Anne: COYER Winter Storm