Review Tour: White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Posted on June 9, 2017 by Nadene in 2017 new release challenge, Reviews / 31 Comments

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Review Tour: White Hot by Ilona AndrewsTitle: White Hot
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #2
Published by Avon on May 30, 2017
Pages: 389
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Edelweiss
Format: ARC
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Rating: five-stars

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 . . .

Wow! After that magnificent ride in Burn for Me, I was expecting my journey in White Hot to be just as amazing. It did not disappoint. This amazing story captured my attention from the first page and held me in its grip to the end.  It delivered so much more than I expected.  It surprised me in ways I never expected, which was a good thing.
 
What I loved
I cannot say it enough; the characters are awesome. I could not get enough of them.  I declare it now and without apology, Mad Rogan is my new book boyfriend. Not only is he powerful, he is also sexy and enigmatic.  He is considered a psychopath, but their opinions did not matter. The only person’s opinion that mattered to him was that of Nevada Baylor. He would do anything to have her see him for the man he is and not he was perceived to be.  I had fun learning what made him tick. I love the person who he was when he is around Nevada, protective and caring. 
 
Nevada Baylor is not your typical heroine. She is smart, feisty, strong –willed and independent. In this instalment, she discovers that there is more to her powers than she originally believed.  I enjoyed watching her growing into her abilities after keeping it a secret for so long.
 
I appreciated the dynamics of Nevada and Mad Rogans’ relationship. Their attraction is as strong as ever, but obstacles of every size, shape and form are determined to keep them apart. The sexual tension was so intense that it is a wonder my Kindle is still functioning.
 
The story is packed full of nail-biting action, that kept me eagerly turning the pages as I needed to know what next would happen.  This new case they are working on is proving to be more dangerous than the previous one.  The danger, the thrills, and the humour made for an exciting read, but what gave it the extra oomph was the romance and the family dynamics.
 
Verdict
If you have not started this series, then you are missing out on an awesome story. This is a series not to be missed, especially if you are a fan of this genre.   Please note, however, that the character development, requires you to read the books in order.  I cannot wait to start the next book.  Highly recommend.

 

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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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