Series: Hidden Legacy #1
Published by Avon on October 28, 2014
Narrator: Renee Raudman
Length: 12 hours, 45 minutes
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire…
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.
Once upon a time, I read a book by Ilona Andrews and I didn’t really love it. So when a couple of friends recommended Burn For Me to me, I took them seriously. But I remembered that last book that I didn’t love and I didn’t rush to read this one.
I know, I know. How silly.
(There’s also the issue of that cover. But that’s an Asheley thing.)
Okay so I started this one again (for the third time) again recently, and for some reason: it just clicked. I loved the world this time, I loved the characters, and I laughed out loud at the banter. I was listening to the audiobook for most of the time, so it made the conversations even funnier. It’s fun to have characters that control magic and are in awe of the way other characters can control their magic. I loved the way Nevada Baylor and Mad Rogan played off of one another and helped each other. I love Mad Rogan’s name, because why not? I love that this book had so much fire in it. I’m talking about actual fire. I even liked Adam Pierce.
WIN! Totally moving onto the next book.
It absolutely kills me to say this, but the Burn For Me audiobook is the only thing that I didn’t like about this reading experience. I usually enjoy Renee Raudman as a narrator, but I’m not sure whether or not I’ll listen to the rest of this series or not. The accent that she chose for Mad Rogan was almost enough to make me stop listening. I had to pretend that he didn’t sound that way. It did not match the Mad Rogan on the cover, and if you’re going to be bold and go with a cover like that, well…I think a little bit of a [real] drawl and twang are okay since these characters are in the South. But I didn’t buy that accent for that Mad Rogan up there on the cover for one second. Ultimately, to me, the cover gives the impression that these characters are much younger than they sound on the audiobook.