Book: Burn For Me
Series: Hidden Legacy #1
Author: 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
Review: A new book in a brand new series by the amazing writing team of Gordon and Ilona Andrews? Yes! I was so excited to read this and overall it was great. First things first-this is being marketed as a paranormal romance. I'm not sure why because this is urban fantasy with a dash of romance. Since this series is scheduled to be 3 books, the romance will burn hotter than Kate/Curran per the authors (if you are an UF fan and don't know who Kate Daniels is, read the series, it's fab) but I think there was maybe one kiss in the entire book. A lot of fans are griping over the cover of this book, which definitely screams 'cheesy romance' more than 'kick ass heroine and powerful magic man' (that's my cheesy tagline..). I had the opportunity to hear the Andrew's talk at a book signing about the cover and several people had to sign off on it. They had a great one with lightening shooting out of Nevada's arms but Walmart insisted on this cover showing 'more skin.' Anyway, don't judge a book by it's cover!
As for the book: the world building was great, Nevada and her family are hilarious and Mad reminded me a little bit of Barrons (don't know who Barron's is? Do you live under a rock?! Read the Fever series, you won't be disappointed). He's powerful, conceited and possibly a sociopath. I can't wait to see how this relationship develops in the next installment.