New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews returns to the Hidden Legacy series with White Hot—an action-packed and tension-filled magical joy ride. Readers new to the series will have no problem jumping in, as Andrews does a fantastic job filling in the gaps and slipping in pertinent details. But those returning will love the way past events from the previous book, Burn for Me, affect Nevada and Rogan’s adventures in this addicting blend of suspense and sexual tension.
Nevada Baylor is a private investigator and a truthseeker, the latter being a magical gift she’s trying to keep hidden from the rest of the supernatural world. As someone who can detect lies and compel the truth, Nevada and her gifts would be highly sought after by the military, as well as by powerful, magical families known as Houses. But her sense of altruism and desire to help others jeopardizes her need for secrecy.
Connor “Mad” Rogan is a reclusive billionaire. He’s also one of the most gifted and dangerous magic users the world has ever seen, using his talents to wreak destruction for the government. Fate throws Rogan and Nevada together again after a grisly quadruple murder leaves four innocent people dead as well as several members of Rogan’s security team. As the two delve deeper into the case, they begin to realize that several Houses are working together to cause chaos—but why?
Watching Nevada and Rogan dance around each other is an enormous amount of fun. Rogan clearly desires Nevada, but she doesn’t trust him—nor should she. Their tension is palpable, and it’s always a delight when they’re on the page together. Nevada hones her abilities as a human lie detector over the course of the book, and the pride Rogan takes in watching her grow stronger shows that there’s more to him than battle-hardened cynicism.
The quest for the killer or killers sets a breakneck pace that never lets up. There are magical battles, the politics of a magical aristocratic society and even a touch of cyber espionage. (Don’t miss the hard drive-stealing ferrets in cute harnesses!) With danger, flirtation and magic, White Hot is one of those books that you can dive into for hours without even realizing that time has passed. You won’t be able to resist reading late into the night or sneaking in a few more pages over a morning coffee.