Review: Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Review: Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
Burn For Me

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Series: Hidden Legacy #1
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Avon
Released on 10/28/2014
Pages: 382
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire…

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.

The Delight

A modern world where society’s class structure is based on a person’s magical heritage and their own individual power and a savvy gritty female private eye sent on a suicide job were just the thing to make me continue with my love for this author team and their Hidden Legacy series


I hopped over to start this first book in the Hidden Legacy series while waiting to acquire book three of their The Edge series from my library’s loan program.  One might just hazard a guess that I’m a tad bit addicted to Ilona Andrew’s writing and that one would pretty much be right on the money.

Burn for Me is the brilliant beginning to a new series.  I love Nevada Baylor, her quirky close-knit family and gah, yes, the dark hero Mad Rogan.  This pair have a lot of oil and water going on what with his expedient way of doing things and a wonky moral compass and her skittish issues with relationships and a compass that points true north always.  Rogan is a powerful first tier magic user, but Nevada is shaping up to be much more than she seems.

Things are shaping up good with an immediate threat which is the case that Nevada is strong-armed into accepting and places her as reluctant ally to Mad Rogan and then the underlying threat of a monstrous magical conspiracy set to overthrow the world order.  This was exciting, gritty, and twisting just as I’ve come to expect.

The world and set up of the cast of characters was great and I can’t wait to get on with this series and see what comes next.  I can’t recommend the book/author enough to urban fantasy lovers.


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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.


  1. Yay!! I’m glad you loved it! This series is amazing (it must gets better and better!) Nevada and her family is amazing. And Rogan! Ah the chemistry. Great review, hope you enjoy the rest of the books, Sophia Rose!

    1. I have really enjoyed any of theirs that I pick up no matter what the back drop setting. Hope you get the chance for more of them soon, Mary.