Monday, 5 January 2015

Burn for me - 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. 

My thoughts:
As good as Kate Daniel? Eh, no. And seriously, this cover, I hate this cover! I saw an earlier version and that was amazing! But this screams PNR. Ok nothing wrong with PNR, but this is not PNR. I hope they get a better cover for book 2.

The world was cool. Magic, Houses that rule, all interesting. Nevada was pretty kick-ass (even if she was way too distracted by a sexy guy, come on girl!)

Mad Rogan was, omg yes fine, HOT! He was just so freaking insane, and I might have a weakness for sociopaths it seems. 

I did have a problem with their relationship though. He kidnaps her. And this is not a nice kidnapping (like they could be nice). No, it's BAD. And still after it, she is all, well he is hot. Really? I do get why she works with him even after that, he is powerful and she needs his help. And she does stay away. This is not a romance. They kiss once or twice?, and that is it. But she thinks about him a lot. In the end I forgive it, cos he is...ahem, hot ;) But I do feel like the kidnapping could have been done differently. Now it's more Stockholm's syndrome.

Conclusion:
Was I hyped for more? Definitely. It gets like that when everyone tells you it is AMAZEBALLS. I would not say it was that. It was good. Nothing more nothing less.

Cover
I hate it

Mass Market Paperback, 382 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Avon
Hidden Legacy #1
Urban fantasy romance
Own


62 comments:

  1. What is that disorder called when the kidnapped falls in love with the kidnapper? I still want to check out this author tho. I've heard lots of good things.

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    1. Stockholm syndrome ;)
      And I do like her other books

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  2. I agree on the cover, it definitely suggests PNR and that is not at all what this book is. Glad you enjoyed it for the most part!

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    1. I really wish the pub would have gone with that first cover. I read reviews on GR where romance lovers complained that the cover had cheated them

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  3. I finally managed to squeeze in a listen of this before the end of 2014. Mad Rogan was such a great character, and yeah, that cover doesn't do him justice as all.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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  4. Hmm, well I have heard a lot about the author but sorry to hear it wasn't what you'd hope esp with issues with relationship

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  5. I will read this this month, I promise! And yes, the cover blows

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  6. I can see the appeal. I might have a thing for Neanderthals. *shrugs*

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  7. I really liked this one, but I'm with you, it's not Kate Daniels... but Mad Rogan.. *swoon*

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  8. Not a fan of cover..but as my first Andrews book I adored this..it is what made me listen to all of the Kate Daniels books in two months..so it made my top ten. I loved the characters in this one.

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    1. Well at least you liked it so that is good :D

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  9. I hated the cover as well. I agree with you, it wasn't as amazeballs as all the hype, but overall still a good read. I am anxious for more.

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    1. Haaaaaaaaaate.
      Good, not amazing, I am glad someone agrees :)

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  10. I have this as my first book to read or listen to I think. But I will try the Kate Daniels books too.

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  11. Oh I hate that kind of premise... where the woman forgives all and loses her brain. I think he should at least grovel a bit for the kidnapping. It's only fair. LOL I have this book and I will read it since you still enjoyed it.

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    1. And it was bad, I mean freaking torture and shit!

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    2. I agree. The kidnapping is bad. I'm not one for that theme, either. But it's not so much about her forgiving him, it's that by being with her, he's changing - and seeing things in a whole new way. Yes, she's attracted to him - she was before she was kidnapped, but she doesn't forget what he did to her. This isn't a romance, but over the course of a few more books, it will be. And yes... he has a lot of groveling and growing to do!

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    3. I did forgive him, I just did not want to ;)

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  12. Sorry you didn't find this to be as amazing as earlier readers, though I do agree that the cover could use improving. =.=

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    1. It's so arghhh, no that is not him and not her either and they certainly do not embrace a lot

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  13. Not for me - the whole "falling for the kidnapper" thing bothers me.

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  14. Ugly cover - and I swear I've seen those two on another cover... a PNR cover, if I remember correctly. :D

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  15. Not liking the cover either. the cover looks like they couldn't choose if the book is paranormal or just romance.

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  16. I agree with you on the cover. I enjoyed the book and look forward to the next installment.

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    1. I just hope the next cover is better

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  17. I also hate the cover. I read this one originally back in October and felt it was good - slow at the beginning and confusing. However, I just did a re-read via audiobook and LOVED it (review coming Thursday). I think this is one that will get better as we learn more about the characters.

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    1. I kept hating the cover and thinking it was pnr even though it was not pnr, darn cover

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  18. hot, powerful vs cruel, asshole kidnapper ... not sure it's for me lol

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  19. I'm glad you were able to read it too. Sorry it wasn't as good for you as it did for me. I can't wait for book 2!

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  20. I hate the cover too, but I thought the rest of it is pretty great and their sense of humor is just amazing. :)

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  21. So not a fan of the Stockholm Syndrome thing in general, but I'm glad you still enjoyed it overall! I agree, that cover screams pnr to me.

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    1. I do wonder what they were thinking with this cover

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  22. Hehehe. I maybe should have a go. That cover really disgust me however. Seems like total brain candy. Plus I always love the world they build, despite the problems I have with the stories. Cool review!

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    1. Do not look at the cover, the cover made me not wanna read it,

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  23. The cover is awful. It's not even GOOD pnr. It's cheesy pnr cover. I have this one on my tbr pile. I do enjoy their books so hopefully it'll work for me.

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  24. Ok, putting it on my library hold list now.

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  25. I need to read more Ilona Andrews. I have a feeling I'll be tackling this one first before I continue with the Kate Daniels series.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. But the other series is so much better ;)

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  26. I've heard that the cover is really inaccurate. Stupid really then the wrong people buy thee book. Sounds good even if the girl was too guy distracted. Oh not a kidnapping love story!

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    1. Yes! And after reading reviews on GR, romance lovers were upset of the lack of romance cos the cover had promised them, not to mention it says pnr on it

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  27. I need to get this one. I do enjoy their stories and would like to still read it. Maybe the next books will get better and better with age. ;) Thanks!

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  28. Oh, yes. Hideous cover. If I was browsing, I might pass it up (oh, who am I kidding. It's Ilona Andrews. Auto-buy!)

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    1. If not ILona then def pass by for me

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  29. You and me both! I love hot sociopaths in books too! :))) Let's hope for a better cover for book #2!

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