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White Hot

A Hidden Legacy Novel
Written by: Ilona Andrews
Narrated by: Renee Raudman
Series: Hidden Legacy (Andrews), Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
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Publisher's Summary

The Hidden Legacy series by New York Times best-selling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm...and their relationship burns hot.

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.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime - the highest rank of magic user - and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada's talent. But there's no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice.

©2015 Ilona Gordon and Andrew Gordon (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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I can’t even get through Chapter 1

The voice was bad
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And my patience was shot

I have to write 15 words so here are your 15 words.

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Great mix of magic and action

This series sizzles - in the romance, in the magic and in the action. I've thoroughly enjoyed it so far. Renee Raudman is a superb narrator, as well. So, a great story and a marvellous narration - what are you waiting for?

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ignore the cover

this is an awesome story, the narrator is fantastic, the characters are richly crafted and fun to read about. the cover art does the book a disservice but if you ignore that and give it a chance you won't regret the investment of your time. I can't wait to start the next book in the series

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Ilona Andrews has done it again!

Loved it! I couldn't get enough. The story line is fascinating and the narration is excellent!

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Excellent

Thrilled with the voice of Renee Raudman. Very smooth but still dynamic enough to identify the difference in character. Bugs voice cracked me up.

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  • 2017-06-04

Super entertaining, unsure on narrator!

Would you consider the audio edition of White Hot to be better than the print version?

No, I read the first book and wish I'd read the second one. I had a hard time with the narrator, I thought she did a good job but her voice was way too mature for the character. At several points I thought she sounded in her late 50's which didn't make sense for a 20 something main character. I found her male voice for Mad Rogan to be a little silly, he sounded a bit like an aging cowboy.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the quirkiness of all the characters and the world building. Ilona Andrews never disappoints with a full cast of unique and interesting characters with a solid world. The house system was well developed, the fight scenes had great pacing and the intimate scenes caused some good blushing!

What does Renee Raudman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I have a hard time leaving a bad review because I genuinely think Renee is a good narrator, just not for this book. I don't want to nitpick, my main thought is just that her voice is too matronly for a 20 something character. A few times when Nevada exclaimed or gasped aloud (rather than us hearing her internal dialog) she had a bit more of a higher, more breathy voice which I thought was a little more realistic.

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  • The Mays
  • 2017-06-04

Better than the first

Let me start by saying I love everything Ilona Andrews writes. Any of their series you pick up will be amazing. This series is no different. Nevada is snarky, loyal, fierce and can shoot her enemies with precision or break their minds with her magic. Mad Rogan got his nickname because he will do anything he has to to win, and his enemies shudder at his name. Love can make you vulnerable, and neither Nevada nor Rogan do vulnerable very well. When an enemy kills Rohan's people and leaves Nevada's client a widower and a single father they will stop at nothing to avenge the fallen. It means working together and dealing with their own issues. It means realizing they can't live without each other, even if they constantly drive each other mad.
As always Renee Raudman does an incredible job narrating this book. I look forward to hearing her voice Ilona Andrew's amazing characters flawlessly. She is insanely talented. She is one of my absolute favorite narrators. You will not be disappointed!
Happy listening!

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  • bebe
  • 2019-03-09

I am conflicted

This should be a great series, but it does not do it for me. I am sure many others will think it is great, but I simply could not get excited by the book. The characters are all very well written, especially Nevada, the heroine. The plot is excellent, but it just does not come together well for me. The chemistry between Nevada and rogan is not what I wished it to be. I returned the first book, but had already purchased the other two. to them all now and I am still conflicted. I will say that the third book is the best of the three and the authors were starting to hit their stride.

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  • Barb
  • 2020-02-05

Good story, narrator could be better

I enjoyed this story but wished someone other than Renee Raudman had been the narrator. She mispronounces words with greater frequency than I've ever heard in a professionally narrated book, and she doesn't do a great job voicing the ancillary characters.

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  • Book Dragon
  • 2020-02-03

Loved

I loved this story. It was well written and I didn't want to stop listening to it. I am not the biggest fan of the narrator. Her pacing at times can be very frustrating. Her pacing wasn't bad enough to stop listening to the whole series but she's not my favorite.

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  • Monique Olivier
  • 2020-01-24

A fun and exciting series

I enjoyed this one, and absolutely adore the relationship between Nevada and Connor. I really like her family dynamics and honestly rooting for them! Funny at times, and just fun. Great narrator!

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  • Terence Tidler
  • 2020-01-06

Great Story

Great world building and action scenes. Excellent characters and plot. The narrator is wonderful. I could do without the bodice rippling sex scenes, but they are standard for an urban fantasy romance.

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  • Shanazzi
  • 2019-11-12

Listened to it 3 times this year.

Love this series and the writers. Ilona ANDREWS are the best. Renee Rodman continues to enchant.

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  • Cydney
  • 2019-09-07

Finally!

The book in it's entirety has satisfied my cravings of Connor and Nevada finally giving in to their desires. I really enjoyed this book, not only did we get to see the growth of Nevada's magic, but also got a little taste of her sisters magic as well. Connor aka Mad Rogan is the same tough exterior man, but some of his softer sides are shown and at the times love and care is needed. This book was heavy on emotions for me, one second Nevada was sad and mopey (I mean who can blame her with a boyfriend like Mad Rogan?) And then she's happy, and the next thing she's missed off and about to kick someone's ass. This book is exactly what the series needed, and I can't wait to read the next book.

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  • Rlane
  • 2019-06-07

LOVE this series!

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 Houses. The more magical power you have, the more power you have. I break it down a little better in my review for Burn For Me , the first book.

White Hot, the second book in the series, picks up two months after the events of Burn For Me. Nevada is pulled into a dangerous investigation when Cornelius Harris hires her to find his wife’s killer. She was working as an attorney for a private investigation company owned by House Forsberg, specializing in corporate espionage. His wife was brutally gunned down in a hotel and Cornelius is devastated by her death, and even though Nevada’s first instinct is to refuse the job because of the danger. But Nevada knows she wouldn’t be able to look herself in the mirror if she doesn’t help him. The investigation immediately turns deadly; underscoring the serious threat they’re up against.

Of course, this series wouldn’t be as much fun if Connor “Mad” Rogan, didn’t somehow factor in, and he becomes a big part of the story very quickly! I was thrilled about that because the minute they’re in a room together the sexual tension climbs and the sparks fly! The hilarious sniping, clever banter, sexual innuendo is just too much fun! In spite of not seeing Connor for two months, his impact on Nevada’s senses is not dulled at all. Oh, these two could light my kindle on fire! Their relationship was mostly love/hate with a few really good moments, in the last book, so I was so pleased at the progress they made here, getting to know each other and the person underneath.

Nevada’s family is super funny, as well. Her Grandma, the mechanic who assembles tanks, her mother an ex-sniper for the army, and her younger sisters and cousin Bern, Nevada’s information specialist, make for an eclectic bunch. Nevada’s grandmother and sisters tease her mercilessly about Mad in such an annoying way only accomplished by family! Many laughs there! I was happy to find out more about her sister’s magic powers, and now I can see why her family is so secretive about all of their abilities!

Like I said, I LOVE this series, and as usual Renee Raudman's performance enhances an already brilliant story! She's one of my all-time favorite narrators!