Review: Burn for Me – Ilona Andrews

Posted 17 July, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 22 Comments

Review: Burn for Me – Ilona AndrewsBurn For Me Series: Hidden Legacy #1
on 28 October 2014
Pages: 384
5 Stars

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.

Oh my goodness! Rogan and Nevada are both characters I became slightly obsessed with at the beginning of Burn for Me, and now, I just know that I have to figure out what is up next. Ilona Andrews did it again – a complete winner!

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews

There is something special with stories including magic. When those stories are written by Ilona Andrews, there is even more that is special about them! Burn for Me is a prime example of their excellent writing, world building, character development, story arc, plot and general awesomeness. I don’t really know what more to say than that – it was as close to perfection as the written word can possibly be.

Rogan and Nevada are very different, and at the beginning of Burn for Me, I thought Nevada might be slightly weaker than other heroines coined by the Andrews. It didn’t take me very long to realize that was all wrong, though, and that I was participating in the creation of something totally epic.

There is a lot going on in Burn for Me, both when it comes to the relationships between the characters, the suspense and the overall story arc that I’m sure will continue over the future books in The Hidden Legacy series. There is romance, too, even if it’s quite far on the sidelines, but the promise of what it could become is very strong.

If you’re a fan of strong female characters, a solid story, lots of magic and both mystery and suspense, Burn for Me needs to be added to your shelves!

Fave Quotes - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Those who previously married for status, money, and power now married for magic, because strong magic would give them everything.

Men and women passed me, some speaking quietly, some deep in thought. Expensive clothes, beautiful faces, some so flawless that illusion magic had to be involved. There was a point where a human being became too perfect and lost whatever sexual allure they might have been born with. They became untouchable and almost sterile, like plastic mannequins in store windows.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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22 responses to “Review: Burn for Me – Ilona Andrews

  1. YES!!! This series is honestly the best. I love Nevada and Rogan, and I’m so happy you love them as much I do. 🙂 I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the next books!

    • I agree, Nick! It’s so good it almost hurts. And now, I have to wait… I read the three first books in just a few days, and I was completely immersed in this universe and the characters that inhabit it 🙂 My next reviews should be up later this week and next Monday 🙂

  2. Berls

    I really need to give this one a go – I think I even own it on audio (Renee Raudman, awesome narration for Illona Andrews ALWAYS). I’m so on the fence with this author – I think I’m one of the only ones not 100% in their fan club. But I’m working my way there 😉

    Happy Monday! Have an amazing week. {{HUGS}} and be jealous 😉 I get to see Brandee this week. Yep, totally bragging!

    • Now that’s just mean, Berls! You get to spend more time with my wife than I do :p *pouts* Have fun!! and please have a frozen strawberry daquiri for me when you see her 😉

      Which Ilona Andrews books have you read so far? I love Kate Daniels, but I think Nevada just might be my new favorite heroine 😉 {{{HUGS}}}

  3. oooooh – awesome review!! Loved this books so much and the series was fabulously addicting. I honestly believe that Ilona Andrews might be the ONLY author of all where every book is fabulous!!!!!

  4. I seriously need to read a book by Andrews already. It sounds like she can do no wrong. She has all the bases covered – character, plot, world building… I need this in my life <3

  5. Ok…. So I am a bit late to this party ,but I was just snooping around your older reviews and ran across this and oh my freaking heck! This looks amazing! I will have to try it out. Thanks for the awesome review.

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