I LOVE this book! It’s the first book in the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews, a husband/ wife writing duo.
Nevada Baylor is a strong, smart female lead. She doesn’t just give in to things because she wants to. She takes her responsibilities seriously. She is a private investigator who also happens to be a Truthseeker (she can tell when people are lying or telling the truth).
Because Nevada works for a crappy employer, she finds herself in over her head with a job that makes Connor “Mad” Rogan notice her. Rogan is a telekinetic, the strongest telekinetic in America at least. He’s rich and gorgeous, and his moral compass needs some work.
There is a LOT of tension going on here. Nevada is a great role model. She’s tough, smart, and when the going gets tough, she’ll do the best she can to make the right decisions. I admire her a lot as a character. Rogan is not your typical idea of a hero, and I love that about him. He’s unapologetic for being the man he is. He is not flat out cruel, but he’s all about getting results his way.
This series is set pretty much in modern times Houston, however magic is everywhere. I don’t know if everyone has magic, but most of them seem to to varying degrees. The Primes have more power that most. Rogan is a Prime. Primes create strong families all about maintaining power and tend to think themselves above the law. Adam Pierce is the villain in this novel, and he is a Prime pyrokinetic.
I can’t wait for the next novel in this series to come out, White Hot. It was originally supposed to come out this year, but things happened, so now it’s due out in June, followed shortly by the release of the final book in the series, Wildfire, due out in August 2017.
I reread this book all the time. It’s cleverly written with a great sense of humor. The writers also have a blog where they tease their fans will all kinds of stuff. However they did recently post a long excerpt from White Hot, so I love them anyway.