Book Review: White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) – Ilona Andrews
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 …
I don’t normally do cover reviews to be honest, but this one really needed it. Just like with the first book, I absolutely do not like the cover of this book! It is overly sexual and looks like it’s a cover from a soft porn novel (nothing wrong with erotic novel, the hidden legacy series just doesn’t fit into that category). I think that these books would be read by a lot more people if the cover would be completely else. The same goes for the title. It totally makes sense if you read the books, but it just seems that they overly sexualise it on purpose.
It has been a bit over a month since I read the first book in this series, Burn for me. To be honest I already forgot how much I liked the first one. This book is packed with girl power and overall awesomeness. This is certainly my favourite Ilona Andrews series!
My absolute favourite part of the book was the ferret heist. I imagine it would look a bit like this:
Or like this:
Or even like this:
Okaay, enough already with the ferret gifs. My point is, it was freaking adorably and I would go see the movie of this book, just for that part.
Just like in the first book, I adored the baylor family. Grandmother Frida just made my day every time! She is so bad ass. If you loved the family situation in the previous, you will definitely like it in this one. Especially at the end, there is more sister action than in the previous novel.
I truly liked the romance in this book. Maybe even more than in the first one. I love that the romance evolve slowly in this series. It makes it feel more realistic. In this type of books that’s definitely necessary because the rest of the story is pretty surreal, if you add a fast paced romance to that, you get a bad book (in my opinion). This slow pace, gave it the human touch it needed.
Something that I didn’t previously encounter in any other book, was that this book had a job triangle instead of a love triangle. Two different men who at one point desperately wanted to hire Nevada, talking about Girl Power!!!
There is a lot of action in this book. But it was never overbearing. I get bored pretty easily when reading action scenes. This one managed to keep me interested during almost every single one!