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White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel Kindle Edition
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''If you want books that are jam-packed with thrills, complexity and deep human emotions, no one does it better or more consistently than Andrews…There is no better way to spend your reading time!'' --(RT Book Reviews (top pick)) --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
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- ASIN : B00T3C2ZMC
- Publisher : Avon (May 30, 2017)
- Publication date : May 30, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1662 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 421 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #19,343 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I am not going to try to tell you about the story in this book since everything you need to know without a spoiler is in the synopsis, I am here to tell you to get this book and the one before and after it as soon as you can lay your grubby little hands on them.
It was an amazing story, it never did what you were sure the next step was going to be, there was a wee bit more graphic sex than in any other Ilona Andrews book I can remember reading (and I think I have read them all) and at the end (and I hated that this book even HAD an ending, I wanted it to go on forever) you just kind of sit back and wonder what in the world you can read now because almost anything else will seem amateurish in comparison to this amazing story. It will take a few days to wear off LOL
Bottom Line: 5 Stars, I could hardly sit the book down, it kept going off in a direction I could not guess. It might be advantageous to wait until 25 Jul 2017 so you can read all 3 of them in a row, trust me, you won't be bored but you might forget to eat.
Mad Rogan propositioned Nevada two months ago, and walked away when she turned him down. She’s heard nothing from him since, but she’ll need his help in order to solve this mystery that entangles them both, and risks exposing Nevada’s well-kept secrets about her powers.
I feel like White Hot really needs no introduction. The Ilona Andrews team consistently deliver quality writing / stories and White Hot is no different. Even having to wait an extended amount of time to be published, the book does not disappoint, on all counts.
So, you’re probably wondering about things between Rogan and Nevada? I know that was the main draw for me as I find Rogan to be an excellent alpha hero, and I always love a good romance plot. I was happy it didn’t take them long to cross paths again, and honestly it’s in a most show-stopping sort of way that puts them right back on track with the sexual tension and funny bickering. I like that their feelings for each other are pretty much acknowledged without doubt. There are no games played, it’s just being able to decide if you can actually be with someone. If their circumstances and your circumstances can cohabitate. The give and the take. Nevada’s family adds in some hilarity as they try to make sure these two get their happily-ever-after.
One thing that comes up as a possible obstacle are Nevada’s powers. She’s a Truthseeker. On the surface she can tell if someone is lying, but we really learn that she wields so much more than that, and sometime soon she’ll have some decisions to make. In fact, we learn a lot more about the Baylor family and things they’ve chosen to keep secret. I really liked the expanded magic universe we get here. There are a myriad of powers that we learn about and it only serves to enrich the world-building.
I thought the intrigue involving the Houses was well-played. It seemed natural that there was more behind events in the first book than meets the eye, and it kind of grows out of the murder investigation Nevada is initially hired to solve. Quite the tangled web that is definitely something continuing into the third (and final?) book. It’s because of this that you can feel White Hot being kind of a “bridge book”. But don’t let this moniker fool you, White Hot is everything you were hoping it would be. Trust me. As a bonus, Wildfire only releases in a couple of short months!
So, if you're one of those people who gets all excited by good reviews & is then inevitably let down no matter what, because your imagination is JUDT THAT unsurpassable, I'll tell you that White Hot is okay. Pretty good. Worth your time.
Now stop reading my review & buy it already.
If, however, you can handle the unvarnished truth, it. Is. AMAAAAAAZING!!!!!!!
*Disclaimer: ABSOLUTELY NO Story SPOILERS to follow: cuz story spoilers are evil, IMO.
The writing is the tightest I've ever read from these authors, the husband & wife writing team that is Ilona Andrews.
The pacing is PERFECTION! No dull bits, etc, ruining your fun.
The plot & all of its subs are GORGEOUS!
I will say, that if you enjoy action-packed novels, filled with split plotting & sub-plotting, cleverly braided into & expanding upon the series thus far, & pointing to SUPER AWESOME things to come, and enjoy having your toes curled & re-curled, & re-re-curled by insane yummy tension, & general (if you'll pardon the pun) WHITE HOT romance, this is your new favorite book waiting to happen.
Yes, there is sex.
Mostly sexual tension throughout, but yup on the sex, in case you wanted to know. And while I normally take a star for that sort of thing, I'm going to have to repent because I didn't here. Pretend it would have otherwise been a 6-star review. The book is JUST THAT GOOD.
Kay. So stop reading reviews before you spoil the whole story & buy this already!
Top reviews from other countries
So why is this book worth 5 stars. It has humour, excitement and the usual excellent world building that is a key part of the authors work. I like the characters, even the secondary ones. The dialogue is sharp and it has one of the best heist scenes ever!
The one thing that surprised me a little was that there was a quite explicit sex scene included, more explicit than I am used to from these authors. I can only assume that this is because this is written for a different publisher who perceives the market for these books as different from the Kate Daniels series. That must also be the explanation for the awful cover art. I buy these on Kindle as I am not sure I could face being seen with the paperback in my hand! None of this detracts from the excellent qualities of this story line.
If you haven't read Burn for Me then go find it and buy it, you won't regret starting this series.
Nevada and Mad haven’t spoken in 2 months. Nevada has been spending time learning about her magic. The book starts with Nevada taking a step along a path, she’s not quite seeing clearly enough. She decides that a child’s life hangs in the balance so she has to act, even if it exposes her abilities to the world.
She also takes on another case, which causes her to run into Mad again. Once again they end up working together. The case is complex and tied into the conspiracy that they exposed in book 1.
Once again the plot had me turning page after page, even when I should have been turning the light out to go to sleep. I was lost in their world and didn’t want to escape.
We learn much more about the way the magical world works in this book and it’s fascinating. The world building and plot alone would make this a 4 star book, but it’s the characters that lift it into the 5 star category. They seem so real that they almost step off the page. I became so invested in the Baylor family and their happiness that I almost forgot they weren’t real.
I really do love Nevada. She’s a fascinating person. She’s principled, strong and determined. She is loyal to a fault and can be ruthless to protect those she cares about. She can be calculating at the same time as genuinely wanting to do the right thing. She has so many layers to her personality, and that is what makes her feel real.
This is a great book, and I highly recommend it.
Rogan and Nevada are still dancing around each other, but unable to suppress their feelings. Nevada's new investigation reveals a conspiracy where mystery and danger abide. Despite their differences, Rogan is always there to watch her back. They find themselves in some sticky situations and the fights that follow are vividly described. When Nevada's family are threatened, all bets are off. Who are the masterminds behind those threats and dangerous attacks?
Reading the interactions between Nevada and Rogan is fun and mesmerising. The new developments in other members of the family are gobsmacking. Leon brings that special something with his mysterious and fun contribution to the big battle. The whole story is captivating. As soon as one threat is eliminated, another one surfaces.
I look forward to reading the next installment to see the progress of Nevada's new discoveries and the effects they have on Nevada's and Rogan's relationship.
I love this world of magic where you can immerse yourself and enjoy the ride.
The second book in the outstanding Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews, White Hot, brings UF Fans another perfectly paced plot, and an even sweeter dollop of romance!
I'm so glad I decided to jump on this series. The first book, Burn for Me, had been on my TBR for a while simply because Ilona Andrews is an autobuy author for me, but it wasn't until recently when I kept seeing the books around everywhere that it moved its way up to the top of my list. The series has been relaunched by the publishers with the final* two books - White Hot and Wildfire - being released very close together in June/July 2017.
And oh my gosh, what a book! White Hot is an apt title! I thought the storyline in the first book was pretty perfect, but I somehow managed to enjoy this one even more (and that had absolutely nothing to do with Connor Rogan. Nope, nothing at all). What I especially loved was finding out more about everybody. I suppose the authors were busy setting up the world building and the two main characters in book one, and now that that's out there, in White Hot we got to explore other areas such as Nevada's fabulously wacky family. We also got insight into Rogan's time in the military, which helped counteract the slightly bad first impression he made to both Nevada and us readers in book one. And there are also a few new characters that pop up in this one that I feel will be sticking round.
The story, while new, is also a continuation of events from Burn for Me. I'm in spiky territory even trying to find something to tell you about it without spoilers, so I won't bother. The other part to these books which is just as important is the romance, which sees some interesting developments in White Hot. I think it's safe to say if your liked book one, you'll love book two.
Overall, I don't think I could have enjoyed this more. I look forward to re-reading it again someday.
* I believe this to be a trilogy, but would be very happy to be wrong about that!
Nevada Baylor is a small-time PI, she supports her injured ex-military mother, her two teenage sisters, her twin teenage cousins and grandmother (who modifies armoured vehicles). She is also a truthseeker Mage, she can tell if people are lying, and recently discovered that the active part of her gift allows her to force people to tell the truth. After the shocking events of the last book things are back to normal when Nevada is asked to assist Cornelius Harrison whose wife was murdered whilst on a business trip, but whose employer is denying involvement/ liability. Although Nevada is dubious about Cornelius' intentions towards his wife's murderer and what will happen when she starts poking into what looks like a war between magical Houses, she can't bear his sadness or the idea that his daughter Matilda won't know the truth. The investigation brings Nevada back into contact with Connor 'Mad' Rogan, the Scourge of Mexico, the Butcher of Merida and all round super hottie.
This is fast paced, action packed, Ilona Andrews at their finest. Every character is so well drawn, so nuanced, so real you walk away wanting a novel for every one of them. I can't wait for the third book and if the teaser at the end of this book is any indication, it's gonna be amazing.