Hidden Legacy, Book #2
By Ilona Andrews
Author’s Website: http://ilona-andrews.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar
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.
White Hot starts with Nevada Baylor disguising herself to hide her features and extract information from a kidnapping suspect. With the help of Augustin Montgomery, she is able to get into the police office where the suspect is and get the ware bouts of the missing girl. Augustine advises her to not do it again, as the citizens will keep expecting her to use her power to help every time, and power people will find out her identity. In order to get helped from Augustine, Nevada know needs to see a client that he sent to her, this person is Cornelius Harrison (from Burn for Me). Cornelius needs to hire Nevada’s services to find his wife’s killer and the reason she was so coldly kill. Knowing that major Houses are involved, Nevada tries to first stirred him out this dangerous path, but Cornelius need closer, and after a hearing his story Nevada decides to take the case. Without knowing it, Nevada steps into an even more dangerous conspiracy that is greater than the death of a couple of security workers. Once down this path, Nevada bumps into the one person she doesn’t want to see right now, Mad Rogan; he hasn’t forgot her, and once the two get together, the hard for both of them is to let go. Now is race against time to find the killers and save each other before they are all kill for knowing the truth.
I knew the moment I started reading White Hot that I was going to love it. The first installment of The Hidden Legacy series opens the door to this new magical world ruled by power families and the status quo of their magic. We meet Nevada Baylor and her odd, but loving and funny family, and the scorch of Merida, Connor “Mad” Rogan, and see them fall in for each other. We learn about the power House and their complicated rules and ladders of Power, and a secret war running underneath everyone’s noses. Now, with White Hot we jump straight into the world and submerge until it feels like we have been existing in this works created by author-couple Ilona Andrews all our lives.
When reading the Hidden Legacy series, you might think is similar to the other magic based series that Ilona Andrews has, but after reading White Hot you will understand that is a completely different world and writing style that Kate Daniels series, the Edge series, and the Innkeeper Chronicles. The Hidden Legacy series opens the authors to a world where even more surreal magic can exist thanks to the creation of the serum that unlock the magic in that world, and it keeps creating magic so new to what we normally read. White Hot is the embodiment of modern and urban fantasy magic; you can see it when ferrets open a vent with a tiny screwdriver.
One cannot fall in love with the Baylor family and their strange members. In this book, we get more of grandma Frida and her one line jokes and remarks, we learn much more of the magic that Nevada sisters and her cousins have and how powerful the Baylor family can be. Most of all, we learn secrets that have keep the family save, but decisions have turn this around.
It has been mentioned by the authors that this series is slow-burn, but with White Hot we see Nevada and Rogan getting closers, and learning more about each other’s thoughts and values. Their relationship is evolving and both of them has started to need more of the other to feel happy and safe. I want to see them happy and I’m curious what type of magic will their offspring have.
White Hot has so many funny moment and one liners, most of them come from the Baylor family, but I think they give a different feel to this series than the other magic-type that Ilona Andrews has.
If you are a fan of Ilona Andrews or of the other series that the author-couple has written, then I recommend you, White Hot. This time Nevada and Rogan have to find a killer that has set its eyes on their death and the destruction of social structure, but working together they might stop it on time even if major secrets come to light.