Burn for Me – Ilona Andrews [Review]

Burn for Me is the first book in the Hidden Legacy series, written by Ilona Andrews.

This paranormal romance (or urban fantasy, depending on how you look at it) story was published on October 28, 2014 by Avon Books.


Burn for Me cover (Ilona Andrews, Hidden Legacy #1)


#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.




Jen’s Review of BURN FOR ME

I read Burn for Me a while back and reviewed it on Books That Hook. After I put my review up yesterday for White Hot (the second book in the series), I realized I never moved over this review to the new blog. So, I went digging through my emails, Goodreads, and Amazon to try to find a copy of my review. Sadly, I didn’t find one. What I’m putting up here is a short review of the first book in the series, based on what I remember about the book. I will put up my review of the third book soon.

Quick Review: Whether you consider Burn for Me to be urban fantasy or paranormal romance, it’s a fun, exciting read with likable characters and a cohesive, fast-moving plot.

My Thoughts…

Although the romance is a big part of the plot, there isn’t any sex to make this a typical paranormal romance book. The focus is more on what Rogan and Nevada need to investigate, which makes it seem more like an urban fantasy novel, despite the sexy cover.

No matter how you categorize the genre, the book is a lot of fun to read.

Nevada is young, but she’s smart and highly dedicated to her family. I liked her a lot. She wasn’t superficial or materialistic. She is realistic, interesting, strong, and all-around someone I could cheer on throughout the book.

Nevada doesn’t let Rogan push her around, despite her physical attraction to him. He’s a poster boy for PTSD and not really someone she’s wanting to get involved with. He’s antisocial and awkward in his dealings with her, not to mention he wants to kill everyone. In his mind, he’s still at war and the rules of war still apply.

The plot makes sense from start to finish. It moves along quickly. The writing team Ilona Andrews did an excellent job of creating a new world. The history, culture, and structure of the society are well-developed. From start to finish, I felt all my questions were answered sufficiently, and I was able to become fully immersed in the characters and their world.


Do I Recommend?

This is one of my favorite book series ever! I loved almost every single thing about Burn for Me. I strongly recommend it to readers who like a mystery mixed with romance and magic.

My Rating:  5 out of 5 stars (A)


Have you read BURN FOR ME or any other books by Ilona Andrews? What did you think?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments.


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About Jen Schaper

In addition to being a book blogger, I am a mother of three children, a retail backroom coordinator, and a wannabe writer (when I make time to do it).
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