Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews (thoughts)
"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 absolutely loved everything about this book from the first page to the last. Burn For Me was such a refreshingly great beginning to a new paranormal romance series and really left me excited about this series in general! The characters, world that this author has created, and even all of the secondary characters are so original compared to other books out there in this genre. Nevada's grandma works on armored vehicles for instance....how great is that?? I just couldn't get enough and didn't want to see this book end. Nevada and Rogan are both such great main characters. Rogan is dark, dangerous, and filled with all of this powerful magic inside of him. Nevada is young, much lighter personality wise, and filled with all of this untapped potential. They are just such a perfect match in my opinion! The world that Andrews has created is filled with magic users with different abilities and levels of magic. It is a dark, gritty world where powerful magical families rule, and I loved everything about it!
Sometimes I find that the books I love the most are the hardest to share my thoughts on. All I want to say are things like "READ IT NOW!!!" and "No seriously, I really loved it!!!!" which works but only to a certain extent. Why did I love it so much? Because it was so different from many of the other paranormal books that I have read. Because it has two amazingly great main characters who have this great romantic tension thing going on between them. Because it was fast paced, hard to put down, and left me wanting the second book instantly upon finishing. These are just a few of the reasons why I loved this book so much!
Obviously I loved this one and can't say enough good things about it. I'm anxiously awaiting the second book (heck even the cover will be exciting at this point) and will be picking it as soon as it is available. As this if officially one of my favorite authors I cannot recommend this book enough. Don't be put off by the paranormal romance label if that isn't quite your thing. Really to me this one reads much more like an urban fantasy and I think fans of both genres will enjoy. Highly, highly recommended!
Bottom Line: A top ten read for 2014. Enough said :)
Disclosure: I checked out a copy of this book from my local library. Thoughts are my own.