So this is Ilona Andrews’ long-awaited Avon story and holy smokes, I loved it.
I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH.
I honestly had no idea I would love Burn for Me this much. But I shouldn’t have expected anything less from Ilona Andrews. Ilona Andrews is one of my all-time favorite authors ever – their Kate Daniels series is like no other. And let me tell you, I didn’t even love Magic Bites (Kate Daniels book 1) as much as I loved Burn for Me! This just goes to show how freaking awesome author duo Ilona Andrews is, and that I will pretty much read anything and everything they write.
This new series had everything I could have wanted – fantastic world building, addicting characters, badass fight scenes – but there’s also that extra something in this book that makes Burn for Me exceptional and one of the best books I’ve read all year. I was utterly ABSORBED in this book. I couldn’t get enough of this world and these characters. I honestly never wanted this book to end – it’s unique and incredibly well-written. It’s Ilona Andrews at their finest.
Nevada Baylor is a heroine I absolutely loved and adored. She’s hilarious, down-to-earth, and so relatable. I connected with her from the start. I loved the goodness and loyalty in her, as well as her inner badass. So who and what exactly is Nevada? Well, she’s an investigator and she’s in charge of her family’s investigation firm. And in this world where certain people have magic powers, and the higher level power you have, the more respected and rich you are, Nevada has the power to detect lies. Her job and power are perfect complements, but that doesn’t make the investigations she gets involved in easy. In fact, her latest case, which is to find a rogue Prime (which is the highest level of magic a magic user can have), lands her deep into danger and trouble.
Connor “Mad” Rogan. This man. I am utterly in love with him. His character is the thing that MADE this book for me. Mad Rogan is one of the most powerful, if not THE most powerful, magic user in their world, and he’s looking for the same rogue Prime as Nevada. He is the embodiment of raw power – he is intense and dangerous and Nevada is ridiculously attracted to him.
The two women saw him and stopped talking. He cut right through the layers of civilization, politeness, and social snobbery to some preternatural female sense that said, “Dominant male. Danger. Power. Sex.“
Nevada likens Mad Rogan to a dragon, which is accurate. Their roads inevitably cross and they reluctantly form an alliance to find Adam Pierce. I L.O.V.E.D. the dynamics between Nevada and Mad Rogan. They are hilarious together and the sexual tension between them is off the charts.
The way my body came to attention when he was near scared me too. He turned me on by just looking at me. Having sex with him would be an experience I would never forget, and some insane part of me wanted that experience. I wanted to see him naked. I wanted to have all of that overwhelming masculine intensity focused on me. I’d never before had a reaction like that to a man.
I loved Burn for Me. I’ve already reread it countless times, and I highlighted so much of this book. I loved Mad Rogan, the insanely powerful man that he is, and I have no doubt that he’ll get even better as the series goes on. I absolutely can’t wait for more from this new, fantastic series from Ilona Andrews.