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review 2017-10-22 19:41
Review: White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews
White Hot - Ilona Andrews




The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm…and their relationship burns hot

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …



I really, really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down and pretty much read it in one sitting. There was so much going on in this book. We get a lot of new information and we get to meet some new people. Of course some of them nice other not so much. I don’t think I will look at ferrets ever the same and now more than ever want a ferret. I love Nevada, I did in the last book but I like her even more in this book. We learn a lot of new and vital things about her heritage. Some things I saw coming others were a complete surprise. She also growing her powers and mastering it more but at the same time trying to keep them a secret from the public. We finally learn why it is so important for her to keep them hidden. There are also some news about her family, some new powers are being discovered. Also the whole family bands once again together and sticks together. I absolutely lobe the family dynamic and can’t get enough of it. Especially grandma, she is just a hoot The same goes for Connor (Mad Rogan, well we learn a lot more about him and motives, some of them. We also learn that he actually has a heart and does care. We get to learn a lot of his history and why he is the way he is. Either way. Mad Rogan rocks and so does Connor, while they are one and the same they are still a bit difference. I loved how he pushes Nevada’s buttons to get a rise out of her. We find out some of things he was up to concerning Nevada and her family and when it comes out it was actually kind of hilarious. We meet Cornelius and his adorable family, I really liked them and I hope we get to see him and his kids in future books. Plus I think they could be really helpful in the upcoming battle. Of course Augustine is back and I really shouldn’t like him, but I think liked him more than I should have. Which is kind of bad especially if what I think is about to come, turn out to be right. Either way I think he is funny and has a certain charm to him. We also get some more background of the house and the politics of it., We also learn how new houses are made and what the rules are to that. Overall this was an amazing book, full of action, humor and some steamy romance and also plenty if snark. I laughed out loud a lot reading this book.

I rate it 5★ and cannot wait to read the third book after we get this huge cliffhanger.



Some of my favorite quotes:


“Did you see how she got all hot under the collar?" Grandma Frida said in a theatrical whisper behind me. She's not over him.

"I can hear you!”


“I’m going to shoot him,” I squeezed through my teeth. “No, that would be murder,” Grandma Frida told me, her voice soothing. “You’ve had a long day. Let’s put your magic away. You know what you need? A nice cup of chamomile tea and a tranquilizer . . .” I”


“I so didn’t need another outbreak of Rogan fever.”


“You will. You’ll fall asleep fast and sleep soundly until morning, and then you’ll get up and have breakfast with your family because I’ll be prowling in your house tonight. And if anyone tries to interrupt your sleep and end your life, you have my word that they’ll sleep forever.”








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Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. author2sm“Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.


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review 2017-10-10 02:57
White Hot - Ilona Andrews

The temptation was great to stay up reading it last night but the other half spoke. Sleep was needed.


Nevada accepts a job to bring a murderer to justice. More specifically, to find out who done it and let the bereaved have said person.


Is a conspiracy, and the people involved don't want it solved. So they come after her. Rogan is involved in the sense that his people were providing security for the victims...and were controlled into killing them and each other.


Lots of action, and eventually...ah yes; our H/h become a thing and stop dancing around each other.

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text 2017-10-02 22:11
Reading progress update: I've read 384 out of 384 pages.
White Hot - Ilona Andrews Loved it . RTC
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text 2017-10-02 07:37
September: Coda
It's a Book - Lane Smith
Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores - Otto Penzler
Burn for Me - Ilona Andrews
White Hot - Ilona Andrews
Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier
Magic and Macaroons - Bailey Cates

I'm going to preface this monthly wrap-up with the disclaimer that there were a lot of short books and short stories in the mix this month.


Total number was 26 - A number I was completely unprepared for.  I think the Bingo game sort of distracted me from paying attention to numbers, even though on some level I knew I'd read enough to complete my bingo card. 


Not including re-reads, I had one 5-star read this month; a children's book that I recommend for all ages, It's a Book by Lane Smith.  If you see it in the library or store, read it - even if you have no reason to buy it, it'll make you laugh when you get to the end.


I had three 4.5 star reads, one an anthology (up front, I've only read a few of the stories - the rating reflects the stories not the overall collection), and the first two in Ilona Andrews' new urban fantasy series, masquerading as paranormal romance.


My least favorite read was easily Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier; literary classic or not, that ending was horse-shit.


In the midst of all of that were a lot of 4 star reads, and the completion of my 2017 Reading Challenge (Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates on 14 Sept), all of which tally up to a very successful reading month.  

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review 2017-09-29 04:16
White Hot (Hidden Legacies, #2)
White Hot - Ilona Andrews

Well, that was exciting.  Still more urban fantasy than paranormal romance, but when the Andrews team decides to get down to the romance, they don't mess around. 


The non-romance part of the story is fast-paced and exciting as hell; I woke up in the middle of the night last night and my first thought was "oh, I can start reading again!" and it was only through supreme effort (and pharmaceuticals) that I refrained from doing so.  But I did start up again at 8am this morning and didn't stop until it was finished.


I'm thoroughly enjoying watching all the characters come together; the team it took Kate more than 5 books to build up has only taken Nevada 2.  The only niggling thing I was a tiny bit disappointed in is the overall series arc: I sense shades of Roland.  And don't get me wrong, I love the Roland storyline in Kate Daniels, but if it's used here, it's going to feel repetitive; it's not the sort of plot device that wears well over time.


I have the third book and I have no idea how I'm not going to pick it up and devour it immediately.  But if I do than I have to wait who-knows-how-long until the 4th one is out. Curse you Ilona Andrews!  


(I originally used the first book Burn for Me for my demon square, but it had a very scant mention of demons.  This book was much more demon-rich, so I've switched Burn For Me over to Supernatural, and I'm using this one for Demons.  No Bingos were altered in the switching.)



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