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Release-Day Review: White Hot by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #2)

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White Hot by Ilona Andrews // VBCWhite Hot (Hidden Legacy #2)
Ilona Andrews
Published: May 30, 2017 (Avon)
Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon
Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Reviewed by: Amy

Rating (out of 5): 5 stars

Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Burn for Me.

Two months ago Nevada Baylor helped stop rampaging Prime mage Adam Pierce from burning down Houston, but apparently that was just the tip of the iceberg. There’s a conspiracy going on within the Houses, and no one knows the endgame quite yet. When bereaved husband Cornelius Harrison comes to Nevada to have her investigate the death of his wife, Nevada finds herself completely embroiled within the conspiracy. Plus, it brings her face-to-face again with Mad Rogan.

Mad Rogan propositioned Nevada two months ago, and walked away when she turned him down. She’s heard nothing from him since, but she’ll need his help in order to solve this mystery that entangles them both, and risks exposing Nevada’s well-kept secrets about her powers.

I feel like White Hot really needs no introduction. The Ilona Andrews team consistently delivers quality writing/stories and White Hot is no different. Even having to wait an extended amount of time to be published, the book does not disappoint, on all counts.

So, you’re probably wondering about things between Rogan and Nevada? I know that was the main draw for me as I find Rogan to be an excellent alpha hero, and I always love a good romance plot. I was happy it didn’t take them long to cross paths again, and honestly it’s in a most show-stopping sort of way that puts them right back on track with the sexual tension and funny bickering. I like that their feelings for each other are pretty much acknowledged without doubt. There are no games played, it’s just being able to decide if you can actually be with someone. If their circumstances and your circumstances can cohabitate. The give and the take. Nevada’s family adds in some hilarity as they try to make sure these two get their happily-ever-after.

One thing that comes up as a possible obstacle are Nevada’s powers. She’s a Truthseeker. On the surface she can tell if someone is lying, but we really learn that she wields so much more than that, and sometime soon she’ll have some decisions to make. In fact, we learn a lot more about the Baylor family and things they’ve chosen to keep secret. I really liked the expanded magic universe we get here. There are a myriad of powers that we learn about and it only serves to enrich the world-building.

I thought the intrigue involving the Houses was well played. It seemed natural that there was more behind events in the first book than meets the eye, and it kind of grows out of the murder investigation Nevada is initially hired to solve. Quite the tangled web that is definitely something continuing into the third (and final?) book. It’s because of this that you can feel White Hot being kind of a “bridge book.” But don’t let this moniker fool you, White Hot is everything you were hoping it would be. Trust me. As a bonus, Wildfire only releases in a couple of short months!

Sexual content: Sex

One Response to “Release-Day Review: White Hot by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #2)”

  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review!!! Love this cover!!!

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