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White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Posted July 15, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 3 Comments

White Hot by Ilona AndrewsWhite Hot by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #2
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Published by HarperAudio on 05-30-17
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
Source: Library
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five-stars
three-half-flames

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada's "talent." But there's no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice . .

read it, track reviews are a way  to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short

The same reasons that made Burn for Me great (Ilona Andrews wrote it, Great Characters and Renée Raudman narrated it) are true for White Hot.

White Hot picks up a couple of months after Burn for Me. The larger plot thread continues and as all Andrews’ series, the characters and plot become more complex. While the danger for now is wrapped up by the end of the novel the overall series danger is still there waiting for Nevada and Rogan. The budding romance between the hero and heroine grows as well.

If you have not tried an Ilona Andrews novel I would recommend the Hidden Legacy series (well all of them really but this one only has 3 books and the final one is releasing later this month) for a highly entertaining binge read/listen.

 

About Renée Raudman

Renée Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has earned a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for The Last Secret by Mary McGarry Morris and Wesley the Owl by Stacey O’Brien, as well as a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award for Joe Schreiber’s Chasing the Dead. She has also performed on film, TV, radio, and stage, including the recurring roles of Jordon on ABC’s One Life To Live, Phyllis on NBC’s Passions, and guest-starring roles on prime-time TV. She has been heard in cartoons (The Simpsons, Billy & Mandy), videogames, and on the E! channel. Her narration of Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper was selected by Library Journal as one of the best audiobooks of 2009, and her reading of Marthe Jocelyn’s Would You was selected by the ALA as one of the best young adult audiobooks of 2009.

About Ilona Andrews

“Ilona Andrews” is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Texas with their two children and many dogs and cats.

They have co-authored two NYT and USAT bestselling series, the urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge and working on the next volumes for both.

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
four-half-stars
Writing
five-stars
Dialogue
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Narration (Audio)
four-half-stars
Overall: five-stars

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Posted March 15, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

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