Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Hidden Legacy, #3

Just when Nevada Baylor has finally come to accept the depths of her magical powers, she also realizes she’s fallen in love. Connor “Mad” Rogan is in many ways her equal when it comes to magic, but she’s completely out of her elements when it comes to her feelings for him. To make matters more complicated, an old flame comes back into Rogan’s life…

Rogan knows there’s nothing between him and his ex-fiance, Rynda Sherwood. But as Nevada begins to learn more about her past, her power, and her potential future, he knows she will be faced with choices she never dreamed of and the promise of a life spent without him.

As Nevada and Rogan race to discover the whereabouts of Rynda’s kidnapped husband and are forced to confront Nevada’s grandmother, who may or may not have evil motives, these two people must decide if they can trust in each other or allow everything to go up in smoke.

“When life hits you in the gut, it’s always a sucker punch. You never see it coming. One moment you’re walking along, worrying your little worries and making quiet plans, and the next you’re rolled into a ball, trying to hug yourself against the pain, frantic and reeling, your mind a jumble of scared thoughts.”

Ah, I love this series. I love the Kate Daniels series too, but this one stands out enough as a unique invention and I have to admit the first book rivaled for my affections. Pair a great story with great characters and Ilona Andrews writing style? An easy win.

Continuing where the second ended, Nevada and her family have to come into the light with their powers to save their selves and establish their family as its own house. Rogan and Nevada continue their already strong relationship – we get an even happier ending than the other books at the end here. Besides the side issue of dealing with her powerful and demented grandmother and paving their way through confusing house politics, there’s still the series main story that involves fighting the powers that are trying to destroy the city and change the way the world sees the powers that be permanently.

Once you start, you can’t put it down

Nevada is still a heroine I love to love. She’s tough and sarcastic but also compassionate and loyal. She’s shrugged off the worries involving Rogan (about time, who can resist the man??), is doing what she must to secure her families future, has developed even more bad-ass abilities that she gets to explore in this book, and got rid of some of the annoying traits she had brewing and starting in the second book.

Rogan is…Mad Rogan. ‘Nuff said. He’s awesome.

As much as I’ve stayed invested in their relationship (it rocks as a favorite of all my series), I’m not anxious about the possibility of her younger sister and another leading House male. Full-length side book for them too please?

Even if the grandmother is the big bad, there are epic scenes with her in the book and I can’t help but like her and want to keep her around. Curious on the future and what it holds with her and the family.

I was pleased as punch when Nevada kept on the second book’s client animal mage since I found him endearing – we get a particularly awesome scene here and a new furry friend – Zeus.

Fans who want everything resolved, well think again. It’s not resolved yet so there is hope for more books – yes, a full series is what I want anyway, so bring it on. We don’t know all the big bad players and that plot is still up in force waiting for the big fight, so hold on.

As with pretty much of all the writing pairs books, the action scenes rocked – the fights and power battles were epic show-downs that kept the heart thrumming and the adrenaline flying. Steamy scenes are hot enough to fog up the glass. I love every character, seriously.

Bring on the fourth!! Oh, and that side book with the sister, have to have that one too, and soon please?

Book Quotes

“I can't believe I have to say this. You there, dashing male secretary! Drop the frying pan.”