The third book in the Hidden Legacy series finally gives its readers all the answers they have craved since the release of the first book in the series, Burn for Me.
Picking up almost immediately where White Hot left off, Nevada returns home from her much deserved vacation with Rogan intent on dealing with her grandmother, Victoria Tremaine. But she has more problems than just Victoria to deal with. Rogan’s ex-fiancé Rynda Charles, who you’ll remember as the daughter of the bad guy from White Hot Olivia Charles, is sitting in her kitchen asking for help. Her husband is missing and no one seems to be concerned or willing to offer assistance. But despite Rynda’s previous involvement with Rogan, and because Nevada is Nevada, she takes the case and promises to look into it. Which leads her deeper into the mystery of the group of Primes whose sole mission is to create havoc and chaos within in the magical community in Houston.
I have a whole lot of love in my heart for the Hidden Legacy series. Oh okay, I pretty much have a whole lot of love for everything Ilona Andrews writes, but this series holds a special place because it takes place in and around Houston and as a native Houstonian I am familiar with almost all the locations mentioned. While this series is billed as a romance, it’s not just the relationship between Nevada and Mad Rogan that hooked me and kept me coming back for more. The action scenes are off the chain crazy intense, crafted so well that I have zero problem visualizing them in my head and at times give me chills. The characters are so well fleshed out that I feel like I know them. The dialogue is unbelievably realistic. The world building is unlike anything I’ve ever read in this genre. Throw all that together and you have one of the most addictive urban fantasy romance series ever.
In Wildfire Nevada has to make the tough decision to form a house of her own, which means letting out some of the Baylor secrets. What are Arabella and Catalina’s magical gifts? You’ll find out and be amazed. Who exactly is Victoria Tremaine and why did Nevada’s father keep his family hidden from her? Andrews gives a nice in-depth explanation about who she is and why she is so terrifying. In the midst of Nevada forming House Baylor, she and Rogan are doing their best to track down Rynda’s husband, which only leads them deeper into the mystery of the group of Primes out to disrupt the Houston magical community. Nevada and Rogan have worked well together right from the beginning, but now that they’ve accepted their feelings for each other and want to make it work, their chemistry sizzles and snaps and kept me glued to the page. Rogan is a truly formidable magic user, and Nevada is finally coming into her power and owning it. She’s quite simply a badass. Together this couple is magical.
Although this series was originally supposed to be a trilogy, something happens in the last pages of Wildfire that lead me to hope that there will at least be one more book in the series. Pleasepleasepleaseplease, let that be the case. We still don’t know the identity of Caesar, although I have my suspicions. I would love to see a more settled Nevada and Rogan. Although, I wouldn’t mind a spinoff of her sisters and cousins. Basically, I’ll read anything in this world and be happy.
The entire Hidden Legacy series is a must read for lovers of romantic fantasy. If you haven’t read the first two books, do yourself a favor and move them up your TBR pile. This series is best read in order and I promise you once you dive in you won’t be able to come up for air until you’ve finished. They are that amazing. Final Grade- A
“You’re everything to me,” he said into my ear.
I wanted to tell him that he was everything to me, that I wouldn’t let the darkness have him, that he never had to worry that I would give up and walk away. But the echoes of our shared pleasure stole the words, and so I said it the best I could.
“I love you.”