Wednesday, July 19, 2017

White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Author: Ilona Andrews
Publisher: Avon
Date of publication: May 2017

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 …

White Hot is the sequel to Burn for Me.  If you haven't read that one, I would say read it before you read White Hot.  There is a bit of world building that the author does in that first book that will benefit you in the second.  While there is some review, there are things that are referenced in White Hot that may make you feel like you missed something. In White Hot, Nevada has a new case and is reluctant to take it.  A group of lawyers, one of them a powerful Prime. has been murdered and she has been hired by the grieving spouse to find out why.  Once again, Connor Rogan comes back in her life to help solve the case.

I really enjoyed reading this one.  I absolutely loved Nevada.  She is definitely a strong female lead and has begun to finally realize her primer powers.  Yet she isn't afraid to admit when she is terrified and wants to run away from danger. Have to respect a girl like that!  Rogan is great as well.  He is no-nonsense and that makes for his wooing style to come across as a bit awkward and pretty hilarious.  I loved the chemistry between the two of them.  Even their fights were fun to watch.   

 There were a lot of intense action scenes and a lot of funny bits.  It really made for a compelling read and I didn't want to put it down. There are a lot of surprise reveals in the book pertaining to Nevada's siblings and cousin..  Catalina's power was pretty cool, but kind of scary at the same time.  I won't spill the rest.  The book ends in a kind of cliff hanger.  Thankfully, the last book in the trilogy, Wildfire, comes out later this month.  I will definitely be reading that one!

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