White Hot – Ilona Andrews [Review]

White Hot is the second book in the Hidden Legacy series, written by Ilona Andrews.

This paranormal romance story was published on May 30, 2017 by Avon Books.


White Hot by Ilona AndrewsBlurb for


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 …



Jen’s Review of WHITE HOT

I read White Hot because I received an ARC via Edelweiss for a tour. I read and reviewed it for the tour on Books That Hook, but I didn’t save a copy of it that I could use to put on the new blog. So, I re-read the book, which I now own a paperback copy of as well. My opinion didn’t change. White Hot is an excellent book that I would read again. I loved it so much, I rushed to get the next book in the series, Wildfire, as soon as it came to my public library. Hopefully, I will get a review of that one up soon.

Quick ReviewWhite Hot is a lot of fun to read. It held my attention from cover to cover. The world, characters, and settings were all richly developed. I loved this book! It’s definitely a five-star novel in my opinion.

My Thoughts…

This book picks up right where the first book left off. Nevada is trying to get over Rogan. When their paths cross again, she tries to fight her feelings. She doesn’t want to want him, but she can’t help herself.

In White Hot, Nevada gets a new P.I. job. Cornelius’s wife is murdered, and he comes to her for assistance. She doesn’t want to get involved, but does because he has a daughter. Rogan wants her to team up with him to solve the murder. She agrees because Rogan has resources she doesn’t.

The plot is solid from start to finish. The authors (Ilona Andrews is a pen-name for a husband and wife team) included a lot of action to balance out the romance. There’s also a good mystery about the lawyers who get murdered. I enjoyed the twist that Andrews put into the story. At the end, the next book’s plot is introduced, but the reader isn’t left hanging on any major points.

The romance is unusual in a way that I appreciated. The characters have to work with what they have. There aren’t any proclamations of love, which makes it more believable in a way.

One of the things I love about this series is the relationship Nevada has with her family. All of the members of her family are colorful characters. I also admire how dedicated she is to them.

My only criticism is that sometimes I couldn’t visualize the actions that the authors were describing. For example, I didn’t know what they mean on page 104: “I raised my gun and sliced the corner, clearing it.” Does that mean she turned the corner sharply? I don’t know. Anyway, that’s the only complaint I had. Otherwise, I loved White Hot.

Do I Recommend?

I absolutely recommend White Hot if you have already read Burn for Me. In my opinion, the books should be read in order. The Hidden Legacy series is a lot of fun to read because the characters are interesting and the plots move along quickly in both the mystery and romance storylines.


My Rating:  5 out of 5 stars (A)


Have you read WHITE HOT 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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