Series: Hidden Legacy #1
Published by Avon on October 28, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook, eBook
Narrator: Renee Raudman
Length: 12 hours and 46 minutes
Source: Library, Purchased
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Number-one New York Times best-selling 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 situation. 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 and wanting to 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.
For me, it seemed like forever since I’d read an Ilona Andrews story. When Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews went on sale earlier this year It seemed crazy for me not to scoop it up and add it to my digital collection.
Toying with the idea of reading Burn For Me on my kindle app, without its audiobook companion, lasted only as long as it took me to open the book to chapter one. I went to my Libby app and began searching for the audiobook version so that I could sit back and enjoy this new-to-me story with its new-to-me characters.
For complete transparency, I have borrowed this title many times in the past but I could never get past the first chapter. There were many factors into why, but the biggest was that I wanted to finish Andrews’ Kate Daniels series before I jumped into any of their other titles (this is also why I haven’t finished the Innkeeper Chronicles).
Now that I have finished their Kate Daniels series, outside of Iron and Magic which featured Hugh d’Ambray, I felt that it was the perfect time to try another of their series so that I could build my library some more with their titles.
Burn For Me took a minute to get used to for many reasons:
- While I love Renee Raudman’s narration, the voice of Nevada and quite a few other characters took a minute to separate them in my head from the voices of the Kate Daniels series. For example, the voice of Nevada’s grandmother sounded almost like Kate’s aunt(?) or the old woman witch that she would consult with closer to the end of the series.
- The world and story contents were so different than what I was used to reading from them, granted I had only read a series and a book by Ilona Andrews so that’s not much I could really go on.
- The slight anti-hero that Mad Rogan portrayed made me feel like a slinky. One minute I loved him and the next I was giving him a serious side eye.
Considering the fact that I’ve already borrowed and downloaded the next audiobook in the series, White Hot, I guess you could say that I enjoyed my time listening to Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews. I hope things continue on with the same momentum that I don’t have to deal with more dialogue than action.