#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 situation. 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 and wanting to 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.
This series start from popular author Andrews serves up a refreshing new magical society, excellent world-building, beguiling characters, and strong storytelling. The Osiris serum, discovered in 1863, activated latent human magical talents. In the novel's alternate present, families with strong magical lineage are now dynasties called Houses, and they rule the world. Nevada Baylor of Houston's Baylor Investigative Agency is from an ordinary family, meaning she has little magical talent and thus must rely on more mundane abilities to survive. Under contract to an influential House, she reluctantly accepts a mission that will make or break her family's company. Along the way, she tangles with Mad Rogan, an incredibly powerful scion who renounced his House. Fighting her attraction to Mad Rogan at every step, Nevada must capture the bad guy, unsnarl layers of deception, and come to terms with her own magical heritage if she is to survive. The pace and plot start slowly but soon quicken. Romantic sparks and a tangled mystery make this a lively, impressive series debut. Agency: Nancy Yost Literary Agency.
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We have a society where magic has a place and their own houses/system and then you have normal people. Meet Nevada Baylor who is a private investigator. Now you have a possible client and with a mystery whom she can help or walk away. Add in Connor Rogan mix well and let the fun begin. You have lots of action, twists/ subplots, humor and the beginnings of a possible romance. Meet Bern, Cantina, Arbella, Leon, mom and grandma Frida, Montgomery and a few more and you will find the book hard to put down! I highly recommend this book!
Where was the strong female protagonist?
My friend recommended this book when I asked if she had read any stories with strong female protagonists. I was tired of reading romance novels where men are overly aggressive, disregard consent, and treat women terribly then get away with it because they have a “secret” soft side, are dripping with “irresistible” masculinity, and/or are rich causing supposedly strong women to suddenly turn a blind eye to terrible behavior. I was disappointed to find that this book is no different. Mad Rogan constantly disregards Nevada’s wishes, pressures her into sexual situations despite her adamantly saying that she does not want their relationship to go that way, and belittles her opinions, capabilities, and choices. Meanwhile, Nevada, who is supposedly capable, confident, and intelligent allows Rogan to walk all over her, making excuses for him and succumbing to his “overpowering sexiness” despite the fact that he does not treat her like a human once throughout the whole story. Really not my cup of tea.
As soon as the next books were available in the bookstore I pre-ordered. Ilona Andrews' books are phenomenal, and this book is no different! Also check out their other books, you won't regret it.