4 out of 5 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.
This is the first book of Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series, which is set in a different world where magic and technology coexist (unlike their previous books). Burn For Me is like a roller coaster – full of twists and turns and a ride you want to go on forever. The duo weave a gripping tale with an undercurrent of humor (in the most unexpected situations) and frankness which is their forte – complete with a strong utterly relatable heroine and a knight in not-so-shining (ok, downright dark) armor, a family made of (mostly) crazy lovable people and enough sparks to leave me hooked from the first page to the last. In this world, where most magic belongs to the most privileged, and magic is mightier than money, everyone’s place is determined by the houses and the shadowy games said houses play with each other.
After reading this book, I was apprehensive; I have very high expectations for White Hot, which is the second book in the series. Especially since we are left with some startling revelations and questions; is Nevada a Prime? And can she help people while still maintaining her anonymity? How did she manage to reach Mad Rogan in the higher state? And the cliffhanger: Who is Kelly working for? And what’s coming that was so big she sacrificed her son, a pyrokinetic Prime belonging to a prominent house, risked The Scourge of Mexico’s wrath and was ready to raze Houston to the ground?
Burn For Me is well written, although I was a bit disappointed in the cover; it doesn’t depict anything about the actual story. It contains some swear words; although they are minimal compared to the duo’s previous works. It’s just the book for anyone looking for a fun paranormal read.