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


The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm…and their relationship burns hot

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 really, really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down and pretty much read it in one sitting. There was so much going on in this book. We get a lot of new information and we get to meet some new people. Of course some of them nice other not so much. I don’t think I will look at ferrets ever the same and now more than ever want a ferret.
I love Nevada, I did in the last book but I like her even more in this book. We learn a lot of new and vital things about her heritage. Some things I saw coming others were a complete surprise. She also growing her powers and mastering it more but at the same time trying to keep them a secret from the public. We finally learn why it is so important for her to keep them hidden.
There are also some news about her family, some new powers are being discovered. Also the whole family bands once again together and sticks together. I absolutely lobe the family dynamic and can’t get enough of it. Especially grandma, she is just a hoot
The same goes for Connor (Mad Rogan, well we learn a lot more about him and motives, some of them. We also learn that he actually has a heart and does care. We get to learn a lot of his history and why he is the way he is. Either way. Mad Rogan rocks and so does Connor, while they are one and the same they are still a bit difference. I loved how he pushes Nevada’s buttons to get a rise out of her. We find out some of things he was up to concerning Nevada and her family and when it comes out it was actually kind of hilarious.
We meet Cornelius and his adorable family, I really liked them and I hope we get to see him and his kids in future books. Plus I think they could be really helpful in the upcoming battle.
Of course Augustine is back and I really shouldn’t like him, but I think liked him more than I should have. Which is kind of bad especially if what I think is about to come, turn out to be right. Either way I think he is funny and has a certain charm to him.
We also get some more background of the house and the politics of it., We also learn how new houses are made and what the rules are to that.
Overall this was an amazing book, full of action, humor and some steamy romance and also plenty if snark. I laughed out loud a lot reading this book.
I rate it 5★ and cannot wait to read the third book after we get this huge cliffhanger.

Some of my favorite quotes:

“Did you see how she got all hot under the collar?” Grandma Frida said in a theatrical whisper behind me. She’s not over him.

“I can hear you!”
“I’m going to shoot him,” I squeezed through my teeth. “No, that would be murder,” Grandma Frida told me, her voice soothing. “You’ve had a long day. Let’s put your magic away. You know what you need? A nice cup of chamomile tea and a tranquilizer . . .” I”
“I so didn’t need another outbreak of Rogan fever.”
“You will. You’ll fall asleep fast and sleep soundly until morning, and then you’ll get up and have breakfast with your family because I’ll be prowling in your house tonight. And if anyone tries to interrupt your sleep and end your life, you have my word that they’ll sleep forever.”

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Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. author2sm“Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.


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