Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

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(Hidden Legacy, #1)
  URBAN FANTASY


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 next time I kill someone, I'd like to do it in a way that doesn't freak you out.”

Because I - and so many others - fangirl Ilona Andrews, I was pretty sure I'd dig this book at least some. To my delight, I ended up falling completely head over heels.
Unique worldbuilding graces the pages. The world has magic in it to which only a few are granted, and to which an even smaller number are known as Primes (the super powerful). Houses made up of primes are what makes the world go round, as they've taken over sections of the world and are basically the government and controlling forces.
Regarding the cover, it looks like a generic paranormal romance that you'd find in a supermarket bin. I don't mind the cover as much as many do, but want to point out it's definitely not a generic PR - it's Urban Fantasy all the way like the Kate Daniels series, of course with a truly yummy male lead.
Nevada as the main character works well. Loved her personality, realism, humor, and how the authors gave her an existing family element that wasn't annoying. I also liked her unique ability and the private detective firm.

Fortunately Ilona Andrews writing style is epic as always, so this book flies by and is difficult to put down.
Only thing really bugging me about this book is that the sequel has been delayed and we have to wait until 2017 for it now.
Rogan is an epic male lead - Curran won my heart with the Kate Daniels series, but Rogan is a strong contender. He's fun, powerful, determined...seriously, heart-throbbing. It's not a "sex" book but there's definitely some steam, especially a particular power scene.

Magic makes the best fantasy worlds, and here isn't an exception as the author branches out to creatively give us unique powers. Loved everything about it and highly recommend.
Easily one of my top reads of the year so far.



   Book Quotes:

“Yes, I'm a hermit. Mostly I brood," Mad Rogan said. "Also, I'm very good at wallowing in self-pity. I spend my days steeped in melancholy, looking out the window. Occasionally a single tear quietly rolls down my cheek.”

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