Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Series: Hidden Legacy #1

Burn for Me is the first novel in the Hidden Legacy series. It’s being touted as a paranormal romance. It definitely has elements of that, but it’s actually urban fantasy. Based on the cover and the blurb, I expected this to be a standard paranormal romance where the characters have their issues but jump into bed quickly anyway. That was certainly not what happens in this. There is insta attraction but luckily no insta love. The romance was the slow building type. This felt more like urban fantasy. It had a strong storyline that still would have made a good book even without the romance subplot.

Ilona Andrews has managed to create another interesting magical world. Magic was introduced to the world roughly 150 years ago. Not everyone is adept with the same types of powers. Everyone has magic, but they have varying levels of ability i.e. some are weak and some are strong. The most powerful families are rich and have family Houses much like something in Romeo and Juliet.

Of course Nevada is a nobody, but she has a rare power that she keeps hidden. She was forced to take a case that impossible for her to do. While trying to bring in her target, she has an unfortunate encounter with Mad Rogan. For her to get the job done, working with him is a necessary evil. Rogan is charming and has sex appeal in spades, but he’s a bit of sociopath. He was too heartless sometimes, but I still find myself shipping him and Nevada.

All in all this book was great! It was a fun read. It was easy to get sucked in. The side characters were likable and had personality although they didn’t get nearly as much page time. I just wish the next one was out already.

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