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Burn for Me Audiobook

Burn for Me: A Hidden Legacy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand-new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire.

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career - a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile situation. 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 and wanting to 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.

©2014 Ilona Gordon and Andrew Gordon (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    RabidReads 12-27-14
    RabidReads 12-27-14

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    "Cover aside, this audiobook rocked!"

    I loved this first glimpse into Ilona Andrews' HIDDEN LEGACY world; the magic was fascinating, the characters were insta-hits, and the plot just didn't quit. Mad Rogan was everything I wanted in a bad boy—a powerful, borderline sociopath with mega sex appeal—and, Nevada was an absolute delight. Renée Raudman's narration was flawless, the family dynamics of the Baylor clan leaped off the pages, and the romantic elements left me anxious to listen to the next installment. 4.5 stars.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    DamselWriter 05-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "My New Favorite Ilona Andrews Must Read Series"

    I've been a fan of Ilona Andrews since the first time I read a Kate Daniels book five years ago. I have also read all of the Edge series, which I loved, but not quite as much as Kate Daniels.

    I expected phenomenal world building, eccentric characters, and an intriguing story. Andrews delivered, and then some. I was pulled into Nevada and Rogan's world and the twist at the end gives me high hopes for the continuation of the series.

    Burn for Me is my new favorite Ilona Andrews novel, and the Hidden Legacy series has gone to the top of my "Must Read" series list. I can't wait for #2!!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lilian Seattle WA United States 03-23-16
    Lilian Seattle WA United States 03-23-16 Member Since 2011

    I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!

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    ""Don't judge a book by it's cover" - TRUE!!!"

    I have to start of by saying that I have passed over this book multiple times in the last couple of years because of the cover. Don't make the same mistake I did.

    Ilona Andrews is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. If you have listened to at least one of her Kate Daniels books then you know what I am talking about.

    This series is delicious and I am a bit sad that she only has this one book out so far!

    The story starts off by explaining how the world works. In short, the more magic, the more powerful and wealthy.

    The heroine Nevada is a small time private detective, handling small time cases like fraud or cheating spouse situations. It is a family-run business with a mom, grandma, and a couple to teenage kids. It is not a "normal" family..hint, grandma does not knit or bake cookies like a normal grandma. While the business is run by the family, it is owned by a corporation.

    Nevada is forced into a bounty-hunter gig that eventually leads her to meeting Rogan. Rogan, is as dangerous as they come. He has some scary powers and is the last person Nevada would want to tangle with. Their first encounter is memorable.... it ends with Nevada getting kidnapped, chained to the floor and her brain almost being crushed. As the story develops, they learn that they need each other. Rogan offer Nevada the possibility of surviving this case and saving her family from complete destruction, while, Rogan needs Nevada for her rare gift, her skills that coming in handy as a partner and also to be the voice of reason.

    There is not a dull moment that I can point out. The book is engaging. It has humor, action, suspense and slow burning romance. I love Renee Raudman, so I am biased when it comes to her narration. I think she does a wonderful job in this book and I hope she narrates all three books in this series!

    Worth a credit: Yes! Let's just say that had I known this book was going to this good, I would have bought it even if I did not have a credit to use!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 02-14-15
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 02-14-15 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything

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    "Eh..."

    Setting: Alternate reality Houston, TX. Contemporary
    Genre: Urban fantasy
    This is the first in a new series and it's doubtful I will read further. The heroine, Nevada Baylor, is so whiney I just couldn't care about her. She's very frightened, and like an animal pushed into a corner, she lashes out. The hero, Connor "Mad" Rogan is much more likable, but he's nowhere near being three-dimentional either. And then there's the villain, Adam Pierce, who is a caricature of a spoiled rich kid who has stumbled into radical philosophy. He does things that move the story (very slowly) along, especially in the first half of the book. Then he takes a backseat and Nevada's low self-esteem and hostility become a sort of secondary villain. The plot centers on Adam's psychopathic actions and his family's desire to have him returned to the fold. MII, the company that holds the mortgage on Baylor Investigations, calls on Nevada to do this dirty little chore, because they are pretty sure it's impossible, but want to be able to tell the family that they put their best subsidiary company on the job. When she tries to refuse the job, MII threatens to call in the loan. She starts her investigation, then Mad Rogan gets involved because his cousin's son was involved with the first big crime Adam pulled, and he promised her he would find the kid. There's attraction between Nevada and Mad Rogan, but she's too scared to follow through on it. She is washy-washy on the whole issue of the attraction, and whether she will work with him. I spent a lot of the time listening to this book being pissed off at her. Whatever barriers she saw to working with him or following through on the mutual attraction, I could not see.
    The plot moved very slowly, and the characters were so one dimensional and unlikable I'm surprised I was able to finish the thing. This is definitely not Kate Daniels - the attitude and humor are missing. I really think the authors should have let this idea germinate a while longer.
    Renee Raudman gives an excellent performance, which is standard for her. I have no complaints about her work on this or any other book I've listened to.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Romance fan girl 03-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the my favorite books of all time"

    I've listened to this book now 5 times- yep FIVE. Words cannot express how much I love this book- I love the heroine who is smart, loyal and very capable. I love the hero, I love the secondary characters and the witty dialogue. The world building is fantastic and very interesting. Renee Raudman does a stellar job of making all voices distinct - you never have to wonder who is speaking or what they're feeling. The book
    Blurb gives a good summary of the actual story. As with any first book of a series the first couple of chapters is a bit slow as the world is explored and explained but boy does it pick up after that.

    Highly recommend this audio book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Owned By Fizz 07-29-15
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    "LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK"
    What did you love best about Burn for Me?

    I'm very picky about the audiobooks I purchase, I borrowed this from the library, listened to it, borrowed it again 2 months later, listened to it and then just recently borrowed it AGAIN then decided to purchase it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The world building is spectacular


    Have you listened to any of Renee Raudman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I've listened to Renee's other work and this one is amazing as well


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud and I LOVE Nevada's grandmother!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LizLemonLike 11-10-14
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    "Meh"
    Would you try another book from Ilona Andrews and/or Renee Raudman?

    I love Ilona Andrews, but not Renee Raudman.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was kind of out of nowhere, but added an interesting twist.


    What three words best describe Renee Raudman’s performance?

    Overwhelming Michigan accent.


    Do you think Burn for Me needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. I feel unresolved!


    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 11-04-14
    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 11-04-14 Member Since 2013

    I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

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    "Say It Ain't So...."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Possibly someone who has never read/heard the amazing writing that is Ilona Andrews. I think someone who is just getting their feet wet in the Fantasy genre could start here.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am currently listening to Desire's Prize by M. S. Laurens. This isn't an author I have ever read before but I got in on a sale and am hoping I get pleasantly surprised.


    What aspect of Renee Raudman’s performance would you have changed?

    I have to first give the disclaimer that Renee Raudman is my favorite narrator but I have to be honest. Just like another reviewer said, she was not spot on with her performance this time. Her voices were not consistent. There was one time that Nevada sounded like Adam Pierce and I had to rewind cause I found it odd that Adam would be having the conversation. Also, some of the voices drove me crazy. Early on Adam sounded masculine at least, but towards the end he sounded like a whiny 11 year old.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Honestly I was sad and disappointed, especially because I pre-ordered this with keen anticipation. Ilona Andrews is my favorite author and I was expecting so much more. This book is definitely NOT a romance novel. I had a hard time understanding when the romance supposedly started. It just seemed to be all about Rogan's hotness, arrogance and crassness. Nevada appeared to be strong originally but then just let Rogan's looks completely distract her. It just seemed like she was in lust with him and I didn't feel that the affection or relationship was built up well.


    Any additional comments?

    This book does not sound original to the author at all. It seems like they tried to step outside of their urban fantasy genre into romance but did not land soundly. This book let me down. But please do not let this one work throw you off of this author. The Kate Daniels series is totally amazing, and I understand that may be a hard thing to beat.

    17 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 11-03-14
    Donna 11-03-14
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    "Enjoyed it!!!"

    I really enjoyed the story. There was only one thing wrong. I wished I have read it instead of listening to it. Renee Raudman does an excellent job. But, it sounded too much like Kate and Curan to be anyone else. And since the storyline has to do with magic which is a huge part of Kate's life, I kept getting confused between the set of books. The voice Renee uses for Nevada, the main character, is the same voice she uses for Kate. And so as with Kate and Nevada, it is true for Mad and Curan. I would like to have distinction between the sets of characters since they are to different series. Just my two cents worth. I do love the new series and am looking forward to the next book in the series.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 11-15-14
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 11-15-14 Member Since 2013

    BJS

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    "I love this author great start to series"
    If you could sum up Burn for Me in three words, what would they be?

    Magic is something that you should learn to control,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Nevada, and her family are great. IIona Andrews always has strong family ties in her stories. I really like Mad Rogen.....My kind of hero.....can't wait for next book. hope it's not to long in coming


    Have you listened to any of Renee Raudman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes she's a great narrator, on my list of favorites


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Didn't make me cry but I got annoyed with Nevada at times for not facing reality.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to have Nevada start to grow up and get her backbone straighter. Also looking to see what Man Rogen will be up to also.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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  • Amanda D
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    6/20/16
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    "Loved It"
    If you could sum up Burn for Me in three words, what would they be?

    Took me there.


    What other book might you compare Burn for Me to, and why?

    Mercy Thompson series, or Kate Daniels Series for strong female leads.


    What about Renee Raudman’s performance did you like?

    Intimate.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Scorching....


    Any additional comments?

    Very much looking forward to book 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    5/30/16
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    "Brilliant book"

    Loved this book. narration was excellent. looking forward to book 2 which wont be out till 2017

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  • Andrew Emery
    12/1/14
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    "Magical"
    Where does Burn for Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good story very engaging leaving me wanting to hear more


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Burn for Me?

    The interaction between the characters


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    the reader made the story with use of cadences and rhythms very engaging

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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