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White Hot

(Hidden Legacy #2)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  33,536 ratings  ·  2,854 reviews
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.

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Mass Market Paperback, 389 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by Avon
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Wendy It's now going to be May 2017 (the publisher has changed the date), and the 3rd book in the series will also be published in August 2017. She posted …more It's now going to be May 2017 (the publisher has changed the date), and the 3rd book in the series will also be published in August 2017. She posted about it on their blog early in November.
Wendy It's now going to be May 2017, and the 3rd book in the series will also be published in August 2017. She posted about it on their blog early in Novemb…moreIt's now going to be May 2017, and the 3rd book in the series will also be published in August 2017. She posted about it on their blog early in November.

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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
And the moral of this rererererererereread is: not sure why I bother with slightly temperamental, somewhat homicidal crustaceans when despicably cute, revoltingly fluffy ferrets are obviously the key to world domination.

See what I mean?

👋 Until next time and stuff.

· Book 1: Burn for Me ★★★★★
· Book 3: Wildfire ★★★★★
· Book 3.5: Diamond Fire ★★★
· Book 4: Sapphire Flames ★★★
· Book 5: Emerald Blaze - to be read
· Book 6: Ruby Fever - to be released 2022

Previous rating: 50 million stars and a half.
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

The first time I read BURN FOR ME, I had concerns about literally Mad Rogan. I mean, yeah, he was effing hot, but when Nevada had to explain to him, over and over again, why he shouldn't (b/c yes, brat, we all know you can) kill people just b/c they annoy you . . . I repeat, I was concerned.

In WHITE HOT those concerns were answered, and HOO BOY, if I'd thought he was hot before . . . *chants* Tactile, tactile, tactile . . .

Nevada Baylor has a rare gift in a world that pr
Robin (Bridge Four)
3rd read just as good.


4.75 Come Into My Lair Stars

I keep thinking that I'm going to write you guys a better review of this. But no matter what I say it will not be as awesome as the words in the book and the fantastic blend of humor, sexual tension and action.


This was one of my favorite descriptions in the book.

he had thunder on his brow and lightning in his eye. I never understood what that phrase meant until Rogan’s face demonstrated it for me.

Yes I know it is just release day but it
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Maybe a gazillion ★★★★★ would be enough.... but probably not!!

Let's talk expectations. .. As all of us devoted readers know expectations can be the worst kind of plague. They make you excited and often a little bit manic and most of the time they lead to you wanting very specific things. Obviously the authors not being a mind readers can't deliver exactly what your overzealous imagination has come up with for their characters. And even if they could read minds, yours is probably not the only ove
Aisling Zena
Re-read 1/8/19 20/8/17

5 stars

Review now posted 4/6/17

Was this worth the wait? Hell fucking YEAH!
Did I love Nevada and Rogan? Hell fucking YEAH!
Did I love the plot? Hell fucking YEAH!
You see where this is going right?!

This book made me wanna roar!!
(See what I did there? Bit of Curran! (wink,wink)

The covers might be atrocious (and I really blame Avon for it) but don't let that stop you from picking up another winning series by these fantastic authors. They might not be everyone's cup of tea but t
Em Lost In Books
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, 2020, 5-star, 2010-19
fantastic!! why didn't i read this before.:/ ...more
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I didn't already know and trust IA, that cover would make me run screaming in the other direction.

3.5 stars

Better than the first. I'm here for the witty banter. Not so much for Rogan and his alpha douchiness. I'm also super over the hating on women not related to this female lead.
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm not sure why, but I'm just not as blown away as everyone else. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood?
I don't know.


All I do know was it took me a couple of weeks to finish it.
But don't get me wrong, it's not bad!
I like the characters well enough, I like the plot, and I like the world they live in, so I'm not sure what the problem was.
Other than that cover...


Anyway, I'm glad I read it and I'm looking forward to the conclusion of this trilogy in the next book.
chan ☆
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
i want a mad rogan :(

honestly though, this was fantastic. very glad i gave these books a second chance because they're the perfect blend of plot & romance that i need in my life. also love that i have another great series to recommend people that are looking to transition from YA fantasy romance to something more adult but not too smutty.

i also immediately started the third book in the series, so you know the series has to be good.
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
4.5 stars. This is a really great urban fantasy despite having maybe the worst cover ever. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature. Fair warning: Some spoilers in this review for the first book in this series, Burn for Me.

In White Hot (2017), the second book in Ilona Andrews’ HIDDEN LEGACY urban fantasy series, we return to a magical version of Houston, Texas, where some people (typically the rich and powerful) have inheritable magical powers. Nevada Baylor is from a not-particularly wealthy
Helen 2.0
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everybody everywhere
Oh boy. Where do I start?

This is the type of series that draws you in from the get-go, grips you the whole way, then spits you out all chewed up, wanting to claw your hair out while you wait for the next installment.

If you look at the GR page for White Hot, it's a slew of five-star reviews from obsessed readers who have considered selling their souls to Ilona Andrews in exchange for book 3.

So what makes Hidden Legacy so addictive? I'll give my 3 biggest reasons real quick.
1. The world, my god,
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Confession time: I'm a TOTAL Ilona Andrews nerd/super-fan!!

When I met the writing duo at RT this year and got a SIGNED PAPERBACK (meep!!), I just about died. I was saving the book for a special time because I LOVED Burn for Me with a passion and I knew White Hot would be a winner. So when I sort of hit a reading slump this week, I picked up that glorious paperback and got to work.


I stayed up until 3:48 am finishing it! This is not a drill!

Okay, I'll admit the book
Oh, book, how I love you! Let me count the ways:

♥ Ilona Andrews can do no wrong. No, I don't know them. No, I don't have any stake in their writing career. I'm just a simple fan-girl sitting in front of a computer asking them to keep writing.


♥ The main characters, Nevada and Rogan, are awesome. Their chemistry is amazing.

Maybe I should roll down the window to let some of the sexual tension out. We needed a distraction, or I’d end up pulling over and we’d end up in the back seat, doing . .
Bought the book for my Kindle and then purchased the audio when I got to about 30% Just finished a reread in preparation for Wildfire. I'll be back again someday to write a proper review. I've got all these highlights and notes, but no patience! It was woo-hoo good, all my wildest dreams came true. Rogan. RoganRoganRoganRoganRogan!


Update: This is it? The cover redesign is a magical greenish background and a weird font? Did the publishers decide to drive us crazy? All I ca
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
(Insert generic rant about covers.)

Putting my intense hate aside for just a moment, I do need to clarify that I loved the actual text of this book. I've gotten through all of the Kate Daniels series and the Innkeeper stuff, but I really ought to spell this out... I think I am in love with this series and it's even better than the others.

Sheesh. It's really a case of misleading expectations thanks to that damn cover. I mean, technically, it has a strong romance plot through it, but for the most p
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I do not have the words to say how amazing this book is, honestly 5000 stars would not be a high enough rating! If you enjoyed Burn for Me you aren't even going
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
The sequel is just as racy, exciting, sexy and endearing as the first novel. We get to learn more about Rogan's past, House politics and Nevada's family. Also the conspiracy we uncovered in the first volume gets even more dangerous. On to the 3rd and last in the series. ...more

Uggghhh, this cover is still atrocious, but the content is awesome. :)

5 Brilliant, Shining Stars - buddy-read with the awesome Ilona Andrews Addicts IAA Group


Reading felt like drinking this.


It promised a lot and OMG, did it deliver! It went right up to my head and made me feel fabulous. :)

Ilona & Gordon just went and did it again: reducing me to tears / laughter while making me hold my breath till the end and then of course serious deprivation, book hangove
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If anyone had told me a few years ago, before I really discovered urban fantasy as a genre, that I could LOVE a book with a cover like the ones you find on this book and in fact the whole series, I would have laughed in your face. Judging books by their covers? Yep. Well please don't let the covers on this series put you off. These books are amazing!
Nevada and Rogan are such fantastic characters. The romance is perfectly done, the magic of the world is great, the action fast paced, the plot so
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let's face it, if the team of Ilona Andrews writes it, I'm going to read it. Everything that this husband and wife team has produced has been everything an avid reader, such as myself, would love to find in every book they pick up. WHITE HOT is another perfect example of this amazing storytelling by this duo.

I received this ARC copy of White Hot from Avon in exchanged for a honest and voluntary review. This book is set for publication May 30, 2017.

My Rating: 5 stars
Written by: Ilona Andrews
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Re-read December 2019.

Yap, this makes me feel all warm and cozy. The breathtaking action is the spice on top, but it‘s about the characters and their relationships / interactions for me. The intense bits as much as the funny ones. All of it. Sooooo good. *purrs*

I'm in love!

This second volume starts action-packed and thrilling with the continuation of the conspiracy we learned about in the first volume. Nevada discovers the true extend of her powers - but, unfortunately, s
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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God, I love this series. Especially that terrible cover. If it's depicting what I think it's depicting in this book then lawlz, because ain't no time for sexings when you're about to be dead. I'm not going to say anymore on that because spoilers, but seriously, L-O-L.

When I finished BURN FOR ME and found out the sequel wasn't out yet, there were tantrums. This is precisely why I avoid new series. I have zero patience. If I like a book,
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I LOVE books by Ilona Andrews.

Even so I have read ALL Ilona Andrews books, I’ve noticed that her books get better while a series progresses. It rarely happens with other series, that the sequels are even better than the first book, but with IA it happens every single time!!

I don’t know what the secret ingredient is but their series ALWYAS get better with each additional book.

Maybe it’s the way they take their time, plan the series in advance, adding complexity and depth not only to the
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 stars

It is time yet again not to judge these books by their covers! (God these covers are so bad). Another excellent PNR/urban fantasy book from the writing duo Ilona Andrews.

I'm going to keep it short and say while this book started off slow, it gained speed and by the end I was riveted. This is an unforgettable series with characters that will stick in your mind for a long time to come. I'm glad I waited to pick up this series so I am able to binge it now and not have to wait for my next f
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can find this review and more at Novel Notions.

SecondFourth read (don't judge! XD) - Spoiler-free review

This is a book I'll be definitely re-reading every time I need to go back to a comfortable, soothing, familiar place.

I honestly have no words to describe just how much I love Ilona Andrews' simple writing and colorful characters. Coming back to any world they created always felt close to coming back home and meeting with old and beloved friends. White Hot was no exception.

Okay, let's take
Deborah Obida
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Deborah by: Tessy Ijachi
This cover is even worse than that of the first book, that looks nothing like Mad Rogan, that pose is just WTF! Can't decide whether this is better the first book, there was more action,romance and revelations but I kind of miss the whole mystery of book one. I don't know why but I always find it hard to review urban fantasy, you should read my review for the Raven boys, it was horrendous. I know that I've improve so I'll defintely do a better job here. The ship finally sailed here.

There was rar
Maria V. Snyder
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I spent about 15 hours driving over the last couple weeks and I listened to this book. The narrator is fantastic - she also does Ilona Andrews' The Edge series as well (not sure about Kate Daniels). This is a great follow up to the previous book, but there were a couple times when I wanted to yell at Nevada for being a bit too stubborn - one of the things I dislike about most urban fantasy are the chip-on-the-shoulder protagonists, while strong, independent and skilled in self-defense/fighting, ...more
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Original review below. Thoughts on this one based on a 7/22/2019 re-read. I hope Cornelius is in Catalina's book and doesn't disappear. There's something about the quiet character that interests me. And will we see the protective man from the party again? He was interesting. Ack, so many interesting characters and so little books/time. :(

4.5 stars

“I can be a good dragon, when the occasion requires it.”

The first book was my favorite read of 2015. To say I was excited for the two sequels to be r
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Hidden Legacy series is quickly shaping up to be one of my all time favorites. No surprise there, because in my opinion the husband and wife writing team that make up Ilona Andrews are so very talented! Thrilling plots, laugh-out-loud humor and romances that ooze sexual tension are the hallmarks of every one of their books! I can’t recommend their writing enough!

The Hidden Legacy series is set in a modern day Texas where people with magic powers have clout and are organized into family Hous
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a good book! The authors are just so talented - I read everything they write and so far they have never let me down. Just never look at the covers. They are so bad they need a category of their own.
However, back to the book. Nevada and Rogan are very similar to Kate and Curran in the Kate Daniels series but set in a very different world where magic is the norm, Mages belong to Houses and fighting between them happens all the time. Rogan is just wonderful, one of the most powerful , he is de
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