Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
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.
I love how Ilona Andrews builds these fantastic magical worlds. If you love Urban Fantasy and haven’t yet tried her books, you need to get on that. You’re missing out. I was a little worried that this would just copy the formula for her very popular Kate Daniels series, but while it is set in a world that is similar, it’s different enough that you don’t feel like you’re just rehashing that series.
Nevada is a character that I fell in love with right from the start. It was easy. She’s working her ass off to keep her family and her family’s business together after the death of her father. Unfortunately, that has put her right smack in the middle of the rock and hard place she’s trying to work herself out of.
Her family is great. I would love to have a grandmother like hers. Oh, the stories you would hear… You can see why she fights so hard to make sure they’re all okay. They’re not perfect, but you know they would all die to protect the others.
Mad and Adam were a lot harder to pin down. I wasn’t sure who was good, who was bad, were they both bad, were they both good? So many damn questions! And I honestly didn’t make up my mind until close to the end. I mean I had an idea of who I wanted her to get together with….Mad….always Mad. Whoa….that man is freakin hot! I don’t even care if he’s good, bad or indifferent.
I am never disappointed with a book from Ilona Andrews and I can’t even tell you why I put this series off for so long. It’s definitely moved up my TBR list. And for those who love Audiobooks, Renee Raudman does a fantastic job with these books, as usual.