Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Avon
Released on July 25, 2017
I took my time getting around to reading the final book in the Hidden Legacy series’ first series arc. I knew there were more coming, but I also knew the focus would shift to others in the family. What can I say, I wasn’t ready to see Nevada and Connor shift out of the spotlight. I finally did step up and Wildfire was as incredible as I knew it would be.
Wildfire is the third book in the Hidden Legacy series and ties closely to the books that came before it so doesn’t make for a good place to jump in.
Nevada Baylor and Connor ‘Mad’ Rogan finally put words to feelings when they thought the end was nigh in the last rushing moments of White Hot, but, as can be the case with this pair, that was the easy part. Nevada and her family must seek magical House status to thwart her powerful paternal grandmother and head of her own house, but in so doing, she puts them all in the crosshairs of every other power-seeking House that will crush them. Rogan will and does stand by them, but they must stand on their own to prove they aren’t weak prey.
Meanwhile, Nevada lands a new case involving Rogan’s former fiancee’ involving her missing husband and maybe ties to the greater conspiracy that Nevada and Rogan have been investigating since book one. There are powerful enemy magic-users range against them and they learn just how vulnerable love can make one when their lover’s life is always on the line.
As, with previous books in this series, this read like it was merely a few pages. It was all kinds of amazing from characters, their growth, their relationships with each other and family, building trust, sensual juxtaposed against deadly action scenes, and a culmination bringing them to the heart-stopping big money scene at the end. Oh, that little dangling teaser at the end was just the right note to segway into further tales of the Baylors.
The authors have an absolute gift for both fight scenes and relationships. The three book arc of Nevada and Connor’s romance with their equally strengthening ability to fight and work as a team was paced out and laid down with precision timing. I felt everything happened at just the right time.
As usual, Nevada’s quirky, special family was an element that has only strengthened this series. They have fun, they face overwhelming odds with aplomb, they take each person in their family just as they are, and they always have each other’s backs. The other side characters like Cornelius and his daughter, tough DA, and odd Bug kept things just as lively.
The distraction of Connor’s ex along with a rival for Nevada’s affections showed them both even more about the person they were in love with. Yes, there was a bit of jealousy, but also perspective. Connor’s ex was the ‘need a man to solve my problems’ type and Nevada’s new suitor was ‘need a woman who is gifted, but not more than me’ type. Neither Nevada nor Connor were each other’s safe choice or looked well on paper, but they got to see how that mattered little. I think I enjoyed this background plot thread nearly as much as the exciting bits.
Anyway, I came to the end and was left wanting more. Good thing, the series will march on with Catalina’s story next with a good dose of Nevada and Connor. Those who enjoy an exciting world, rich plotting, romance and action pairings that leave you breathless should snag up this addicting urban fantasy series.
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