Hidden Legacy, Book 1
Synopsis: #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire…
Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.
Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.
Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.
Review: Okay, I love Ilona Andrews and each of the books I read from the authors is a real treat. With the announcement of the release of a new paranormal romance novel, I admit that I was immediately intrigued. This is a genre that is quite delicate and it can be a hit or a miss for me. So yes it’s true I was nervous … But what a mistake!!! This novel is just at the height of all the novels I’ve read of the authors and it is just sublime! Oh yes and I am very excited to be able to have more now.
Nevada is a young woman who has the power to know whether someone is lying to her or not, the kind of things that can help her a lot in her private detective work. She is the sole provider for her family and she is doing the best she can with their help to maintain the company. Their business is doing quite well until one event will change everything, upsetting the peaceful life of this family. Blackmailed, and with the fear of losing everything she has built until now, her boss, a Prime (someone with a great power) asks her to bring Pierce back, a man with phenomenal powers. Indeed, He is sought by everyone after a robbery where people were killed. But he is a man to be taken with care because of his ability to burn whatever he wants to. However, her path will cross Connor “Mad” Rogan’s, a man who will do anything to catch Pierce, regardless of who is on his way. But teaming up with him could wobble her choices.
I really loved this story! It was fascinating to find out what exactly was going on with Pierce, to understand what he was going to do, to see his actions and to try to know the truth. Besides, I can tell you one thing, this novel is not a lambda paranormal romance that we can easily find. Oh no because it’s much more than that, we have tension, a great plot and a relationship evolving and without everything being really wrapped at the end of the story. But the best thing here was the discovery of Rogan and Nevada. How I loved these characters! There is not a single moment when I did not take pleasure in discovering more about them.
Nevada is a young woman wounded by life but she is also strong and ready to do anything to save those she loves, even to lose her own life. It was touching to see that her family would always be first whatever may happen and that she would do her best. She does not know her potential and it was very interesting to see what she could do and so observe her evolution over the chapters. Her family also brings a real twist to the story as secondary characters and we can only love this grandmother a little dippy, this former military mother and all the children are adorable and very realistic. Yes you can see, I was conquered by all the characters here. But would I forget to mention Connor “Mad” Rogan? How is this possible? Our relationship with him began auspiciously I must say. He does not make us a great impression with his actions once he appears in the book. Yet he is a much more complex character than we think at first and the subtleties of his character are discovered gradually over the chapters. Oh yes, because this man is not afraid of anything, does not know about refusals and he controls everything and anything. He is a Prime with some extraordinary powers who is determined to do as he wishes. Killing does not bother him one second and violence is something he particularly appreciates. So yes, it’s quite a different character but despite his specificity, he takes up a place little by little in our heart. We understand perfectly how Nevada happens to fall under his spell and I confess I do not know how she manages to resist him that much. I admit that, no, I would not have the same control in this case. This is a man who will change at her contact and who will decide that she is what he wants. Yet it is not certain that the young woman would fell at his feet that easily.
So it was a pleasure to finally have a romance that actually progresses, which is not easy and is far from over. A romance that we understand and that seems much more realistic with all the difficulties it presents. But it’s also a romance that touches us and which we hope soon to learn more about. I can’t tell more about the sequel, but I think it is distinctly possible that the same characters would be featured or at least I hope at the highest point since nothing is finished and everything is just beginning.
It was in any case a sublime novel, living up to everything I’ve read by the authors and I can only advise you to read it as well. You will be blown away by this new story!
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