Review: White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Posted April 30, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 18 Comments

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Review: White Hot by Ilona Andrews
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Series: Hidden Legacy #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Avon
Released on May 30, 2017
Pages: 389
Format: Paperback
Source: Giveaway
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The Delight

Burn For Me introduced me to another wonderful world created by this team of authors.  I loved this alternate earth story that takes a different path when magic becomes the currency of power and status in the world.  A small-time private investigator with a secret magic and her family, an infamous and powerful head of his magical House, and a handful of others are taking on a dangerous, insidious shadow enemy and I was glad to pick up White Hot and get right back in this action-packed, intense world.


Review

White Hot is book two of the Hidden Legacy series and follows closely the events from Burn for Me so does not work out of order.

After the events of the first book, a little time has passed in which Nevada, the tough yet vulnerable heroine has regrets and anger at Rogan for taking her ‘no’ as final.  She would deny under pain of death that she cares.  Meanwhile, she works some cases and works at the magic she now knows is so much more than just a human lie detector.

Soon, quiet time is over and she’s embroiled in what she thinks of as a new, dangerous case for a man seeking answers about his wife’s murder.  But nope, she reluctantly finds herself working with  Connor Rogan again because the murder is related to his work nosing out the conspiracy group behind their first adventure together and this group is behind the murder.

I was thrilled to see this pair back in action together.  Nevada is hanging on hard to denial and still believes the worst in Rogan while he is true to himself while patiently trying to wear down her defenses against him.  He proves true blue and she now has to figure out if she can accept him for who he is when he sees the monster inside her and accepts her unquestionably.  I thought that was really the big turning point.  That twist that revealed so much about her and then the further twists that explain her family’s great magic.

And, on top of the personal story and the sizzling romance development, of course there is a fantastic action suspense case that requires everyone’s wit and strength to engage an enemy that seems to hold most of the cards.   So many riveting scenes in this book that I lost count and just flew through the pages.  The way these authors build their storyline and series plot is impressive.  So many elements and threads and they weave it all together into one fantastic tapestry of a story and series.  I can’t wait to pick up the next book and see where things go next.

I would definitely recommend this book/series to Urban Fantasy lovers, but hey, why stop there.  Pick up anything by this author pair and you won’t be disappointed.


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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.

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Vanessa
2 years ago

Waaah! I’m glad you enjoyed this one as well Sophia Rose. I was actually planning on reading the third book after finishing this story but I hate that it’s the final book in the series so I am going to hold it as far as I can take, hihi. Great review!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Vanessa

Oh, guess what! The third book isn’t the end. They just announced they have been contracted to keep writing the series. We get more!!! 🙂

Vanessa
2 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Seriously?! OMG! I’m so happy. Thanks for this wonderful news Sophia Rose!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Vanessa

My pleasure. 🙂

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Vanessa

My pleasure. 🙂

LilyElement
2 years ago

I love this series, I’m so glad that they got signed on for another 3 books 😀 😀 😀

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

I am right there with you on that. I was all set to drag my feet and take my time finishing the third book since I knew it would be last, but now, I need to get busy so I’ll be ready for the new releases. 🙂

Angela
2 years ago

I LOVE this series, well I LOVE everything by this author ^_^… Glad to see you enjoyed. Wonderful review. So glad they got signed to do more books in this series/world.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Angela

Same here, Angela. It took me forever to go beyond the Kate Daniels world, but then I jumped into the Edge series and then this one last year. So good. Yep, learning it was extended was some of the best book news all year. 🙂

Mary Kirkland
2 years ago

I plan on starting this series at some point.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

Yes! You’ll have a good time with Nevada and Mad Rogan I think, Mary. 🙂

Carole's Random Life
2 years ago

I read this book 3 times last year because I loved it so much. I am so glad you enjoyed this one, Sophia Rose!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Does not surprise me, Carole. I plan to re-read all their books that I own after I get through them the first time. 🙂

Cyn @ Bookmunchies
2 years ago

Yeees! Glad ypu enjoyed this one, too! It had so much going on and totally hit all tje spots! Great review, Sophia Rose!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

It really did. I was taking my time since I thought book three was the end, but now, must catch up for the rest. 🙂

Melanie Simmons
2 years ago

This series is so much fun. I just saw that the publisher bought three more books (if i remembered correctly). Yay! More Rogan.

Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Yes, I saw that, too. I was dragging my heels on finishing the third book so it wouldn’t end, but now I can jump in happily knowing there will be more. 🙂

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

They really are so good aren’t they? I’ve been putting off this series even though I have them and really really need to get over that and pick them up. They sound awesome 🙂