White Hot by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #2
Also in this series: Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1), Wildfire, White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2), Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1), White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2), Wildfire (Hidden Legacy, #3), Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1), Wildfire (Hidden Legacy, #3), Diamond Fire (Hidden Legacy, #3.5), Sapphire Flames, Diamond Fire, Wildfire, Emerald Blaze, Sapphire Flames
Publication Date: May 30th 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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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 …
Book two in the Hidden Legacy series begins just 2 months after book one ended. Nevada is still working her private detective business and dealing with family issues. Mad Rogan has been in the wind since Nevada told him that she wasn’t into having a fling with him. She figures that he’s moved on and she’s trying to do the same.
Nevada takes a case for Cornelius Harrison (who we met in book one) who is an animal mage. His wife, a lawyer, was recently murdered while working for House Fosberg and the House is saying that it had nothing to do with work. That she was at a hotel and it was personal business. Cornelius is pretty sure that they’re lying as his wife was faithful to him and hires Nevada to look into it. Of course her investigation brings up a whole bunch of things that want to stay hidden, as well as more interaction with Mad Rogan.
Nevada also ends up using her truthseeking magic to force a child molester/serial killer to tell her where he had hidden the latest child he’d kidnapped. Though she went against advice and her face was hidden, she still outs herself and the one person she doesn’t want finding her, her grandmother, does just that. The grandmother will stop at nothing to get Nevada into her House.
The story is a great one. I love Andrews’ world building, character building and romance. There’s truly nothing I didn’t like in this book.
Mad Rogan and Nevada have an interesting yet incredibly romantic relationship. They get closer in this book as they uncover part of the plot that started in book one. They work together so incredibly well and I love that they’re so protective of each other.
The secondary characters in this story are awesome. Nevada’s family plays a huge part in the book, as they did in book one, and we get to know them a bit better. Cornelius and his magic are wonderful and made me laugh more than once.
I want to tell you so much about this book but you need to read if for yourself to understand the beauty of it. Don’t read this book if you haven’t read book one as you will be lost, lost, lost. The series definitely needs to be read in order. White Hot is an amazing book set in an amazing world and is a book I definitely recommend.
Rating: 5 out of 5