Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 2 Comments

OMG! This book was downright awesome. I cannot believe I took this long to read an Ilona Andrews novel.  I have read a few books within the urban fantasy genre which I enjoyed, but this my favourite.
What the book is about
Nevada Baylor is a private investigator with Baylor Investigations, which is run by her family. Unfortunately, the business is facing financial challenges and as a result; it was mortgaged to the hilt.  The company who holds the mortgage issued an order for her to take on an assignment, which may or may not lead to her death.  She had no choice but to accept the assignment as failure to do so would lead to the loss of the business and her family home.
In the midst of the chaos, she is kidnapped by Mad Rogan,  a rich and powerful man feared by all whom he came in contact with.  They are both after the same target, so working together seemed the logical thing to do.  However, their unexpected partnership will lead to them discovering things about themselves and developing feelings they never thought was possible with each other.
What I enjoyed
Superb Writing: Burn for Me pulled me in with its engaging writing and storyline. I loved he uniqueness of the setting and the premise. Set in a world similar to ours, with one main difference, magic.  A serum developed in the 1800s gave humans magical powers and since then magic  reigned supreme.  Years later, you have a world where some humans have interesting and unique powers.  There were those whose powers were stronger than the norm who are called primes.
Delightful Characters: Nevada is a strong, brave, honest, kick-ass heroine. From the moment of her introduction, I knew I liked her. She cares deeply for her family and would do anything to protect them. She is not the type to behave like a damsel in distress.  While working on this case she would come to realise that there is more to her powers than she originally believed.
Conner Rogan AKA Mad Rogan is a formidable and complex man.   He was former military and a trained killer. He has no qualms about killing when the need arises. However, I soon came to realize that underneath all that craziness lay a heart of compassion. Few were privy to this side of him.
I loved every moment spent with the supporting cast of characters.  I loved how Nevada’s family had her back.  They had a bond that was stronger than any magic.  It is rare for me to like the villain in a story, but this time around, I could not help but like Adam. He was cocky and entitled, but there was something about him that I found endearing.
Fun and entertaining story: There was tons of action, and thrilling moments to keep me on my toes. There was humour to help lighten the heavy moments. There was loads of sexual tension permeating the pages of this story, but there was no intimacy and no romance. Not that I am complaining. It is evident that there is an attraction there, but with all what was happening there would have been no to explore their feelings for each other.  I am curious to discover how this aspect of the story will eventually play out.
I was happy with the ending. Thankfully, it was not a cliff-hanger.  This installment wrapped up nicely, however,  a shocking revelation in the epilogue left me with questions. Thankfully I can proceed to next book in the series right away for the answers to these questions.
Overall,  a great read and one, which I highly recommend.

About Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.) Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.

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2 responses to “Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

  1. You sold it! I purchased the ebook based on your review. Thanks for such a great review. I've actually never read an Ilona Andrews book before sonit was pretty helpful to read a review by someone who has also never read one. 🙂

  2. You sold it! I purchased the ebook based on your review. Thanks for such a great review. I've actually never read an Ilona Andrews book before sonit was pretty helpful to read a review by someone who has also never read one. 🙂