Book Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

November 6, 2014 4 Bullet Rating, Book Review 5 ★★★★

Book Review: Burn for Me by Ilona AndrewsBurn for Me by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #1
Also in this series: White Hot, Wildfire
Published by Avon on 2014-10-28
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
Source: Personally Purchased
AmazoniBooks four-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.

     Burn for Me is Ilona Andrew’s first installment in the Hidden Legacy Series.  Honestly, if you don’t know who this husband/wife team is, you need to come forward and present yourself to the COUNSEL OF WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?  Their previous Urban Fantasy series will forever remain one of my all time favorites and are definitely in the reread category.

And now onto to this new Series!

     Burn for Me is a fantastic story.  I loved the dynamic Nevada had with her family and reading about all of the different personalities under one roof made me long for that kind of life.  The world building was easy to understand and all magical.  So be warned, no vamps or weres were contained on the pages of this book!  It was a great fresh feel with new rules about magic and the society around it.   Andrews throws out such unexpected similes, keeping the whole feel stunning and awe-inspiring.

I also want to address something.  I accidentally read a snippet of a review for this book and I normally don’t do that, but it happened. It was only a piece and I honestly don’t know what the end of the review stated about it.  Good or bad – I have no idea.  This review stated that the name of one of the main characters, “Mad” Rogan was shaming him for a disability.  There was a fancy word that was used and I seriously had to look it up to know what it meant, but I am not sure I agree.  Mad was certainly not “normal” but I don’t believe he had a disability.  Unless that disability was narcissism.  Not sure we should be calling everyone with a little quirk “disabled”.  He was the most powerful man in the book.  So much raw power, both physically and mentally.  Mmmmm. Wait.  What was I saying?  Oh, yeah.  I didn’t feel calling him Mad Rogan was insulting.   That being said, he was kind nuts.  In a way that is great for fictional characters, probably not so great in real life.  I would not classify him as an Alphahole – more of a socially awkward bad ass that doesn’t understand normal people logic.

The chemistry was sizzling, but that was about as far as it went.  This title read much more like a Urban Fantasy than a Paranormal Romance.   This aspect contributed to feeling a bit discontented at the end.  Where was the love?  Where was the Happily Ever After? When I read romance I want to be swept off my feet by the chemistry and dance of the couple.  I want to journey into their internal struggles and then overcoming them to be happy at the end.  I want to be clear on this warning – there was no HEA and I would never call this title a Romance.  However, this was a great read and I truly enjoyed it.  I would highly recommend to any Urban Fantasy lover or magical fiends!

I rate Burn for Me 4 out of 5 Bullets!

4 Bullet Rating

I personally purchased this title.  All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way,

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5 Responses to “Book Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews”

  1. Felicia The Geeky Blogger

    It totally wasn’t romance. I very seldom look at the labels on the books so I didn’t even realize they had marked it that. On audible where I bought it it was under romance-fantasy (almost all UF is under that category so I didn’t really pay attention outside of that) 🙂

  2. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    I really hate expecting the HEA but not getting it. I’m on a PNR kick right now and need those HEA’s! Don’t freak, but I have yet to read this couple. LOL, I don’t know why, I’ve heard such great things, but there are just so many books on my TBR, and most of them are fairly long series. Just crazy!

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