Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Book Review: White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews

White Hot
Hidden Legacy #2

Ilona Andrews


May 30, 2017

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Book Synopsis:

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 …

My Thoughts:

As much as I loved the first book in the Hidden Legacy Series, Burn For Me, I enjoyed White Hot even more!  In this sequel the world building is already established, but now we get even more action, and the romance between Nevada and Rogan has just begun to develop.  

We now know that there is one master villain who is being backed by several houses and has an army of deadly mages with various talents.  In this installment, Cornelius Harrison, an Animal Mage of House Harrison is looking for help in discovering who murdered his wife, Nari.  She worked for a very powerful House, House Forsberg, as a lawyer, and when Cornelius asks for their assistance, they refuse, and threaten him.  

Cornelius is friends with Augustine, who confides in him that Nevada, is a Truthseeker.  Cornelius convinces Nevada to take his case.  Rogan is also thrown in to the thick of things, so Cornelius, Augustine, Rogan, and Nevada end up working together.  Along the way, danger is at an all time high, with Rogan, Nevada, and her family being targeted by an Ice Mage, a Manipulator, and various other mages.   As the danger escalates, so do the feelings that Rogan and Nevada feel for each other.

I loved White Hot!  There was never a dull moment in this action packed story.  The suspense, mystery behind the Ice Mage, Manipulator, and their leader, had me turning pages.   The delicious white hot chemistry behind Rogan and Nevada's developing relationship had me excited to see what was ahead for these two.  The strong, independent, and courageous Nevada was extremely likable.  The fiesty banter between Nevada and Rogan was a lot of fun, and this story brought smiles, laughs, butterflies, surprises, and excitement throughout.  

We learn more about the origin of Nevada's powers, as well as what her sister, Catalina's magical powers are.  I hope the next book lets us in on Arabella's abilities.  Nevada's cousin, Leon didn't think he had any magic, but we are starting to get a glimpse of what his ability may be.  I love Nevada's mother and grandmother, and her sisters and cousins are so much fun to read about as well.  We are also learning the back stories of Rogan's employees and why they are so loyal to him.

My favorite thing about this sequel is that we see the transition from "Mad Rogan" to Connor Rogan take place.   We see how brave, courageous, loyal, and strong Rogan is.  We see PTSD from combat is what has made him the way he is.  Rogan has two sides to him.  While the first book hinted at the good in Rogan, this sequel really starts to show us why we should love him and root for him to be with our heroine!

White Hot was an excellent addition to the Hidden Legacy Series!  I am really excited to dive in to book three, and can't recommend this series enough!  It has everything that a reader could want in a story; action, romance, suspense, humor,  magic, extremely likable characters, and romance!

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About the Authors:

"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.) They have co-authored two New York Times and USA Today bestselling series—the urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and the romantic urban fantasy of The Edge—and are working on the next volumes for both. They live in Texas with their two children and many dogs and cats.


  1. You have me so interested in this book and series. I am happy that you are loving this series. I have read a few books by Ilona Andrews and had no idea that it was a husband and wife team.

  2. I love Ilona Andrews and can't keep up with their different series but this sounds dynamite. I remember you enjoyed the first but it seems like it gets better in the sequel. ❤️

    1. I'm loving this series, and each book just seems to get better and better!

  3. Oh man I want to read this author so bad. Great review

  4. I wrote a comment yesterday but it's not here... so well I said that I love this series and you'll love the others as well! Book 4 was awesome!

    1. I hate when that happens! I'm loving all of the books and am reading the novella right now...

  5. Yes! I repeated myself, but I am so thrilled you loved the series! Ilona Andrews are such talented writers! I gobble everything they write up. :)

    1. Now I need to figure out which series of theirs to start next :)


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