There’s something about final edits on one of my books (The Resonance: The Reapers Series book 4) that makes me more of a procrastinator than I usually am. Maybe it’s that I’ve been spending three to seven hours a day with the book for the past two weeks, or maybe it’s that a part of me isn’t fully on board with letting go and sending the book out into the world. For whatever reason, I’m taking a break from editing to tell you about a book I am majorly crushing on. I can’t stop thinking about it and counting the days until the next book in the series comes out.
I should admit that I read a lot of books. I mean A LOT of books. According to Goodreads, I’ve read 55 books this year already and, although I’ve read many wonderful books, there is only one book I fell in complete and utter love with and that book is . . . drum roll, please . . . Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. If you’ve never read Ilona Andrews, you should. I love their edge series, as well as their Kate Daniels series, but this new Hidden Legacy series might just be my favorite.
Burn for Me is one of those books that I loved so much that it took me almost a full week, and about six books to recover and stop wishing every book I read was the next book in the Hidden Legacy series. Don’t let the cover of Burn for Me fool you, the romance, while fun, is not the main focus. The book is set in a world where magic users abound and the more magic a person has, the more wealth and prestige they have. One of those powerful magic users is causing destruction and chaos and it’s up to Nevada Baylor, who is a private investigator with low-level magic and no wealth, to stop him. She enlists the help of a hugely powerful magic user, Connor “Mad” Rogan to help her. The fight scenes in this book are a thing of beauty. The dialogue is sharp and spot on. The characters are fun and well-drawn. I don’t want to tell you more and ruin the story, but I will say that many of the characters are unapologetic about their dark side and straddle the line between right and wrong. If you love urban fantasy, this book has got it all, and October 27th (release date for the next book in the series, White Hot) cannot come fast enough.