Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Posted September 25, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review:  Wildfire by Ilona AndrewsWildfire (Hidden Legacy, #3) by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #3
Published by Avon on July 25th 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 391
Format: E-Book
Source: Personal Copy

Just when Nevada Baylor has finally come to accept the depths of her magical powers, she also realizes she’s fallen in love. Connor “Mad” Rogan is in many ways her equal when it comes to magic, but she’s completely out of her elements when it comes to her feelings for him. To make matters more complicated, an old flame comes back into Rogan’s life…

Rogan knows there’s nothing between him and his ex-fiance, Rynda Sherwood. But as Nevada begins to learn more about her past, her power, and her potential future, he knows she will be faced with choices she never dreamed of and the promise of a life spent without him.

As Nevada and Rogan race to discover the whereabouts of Rynda’s kidnapped husband and are forced to confront Nevada’s grandmother, who may or may not have evil motives, these two people must decide if they can trust in each other or allow everything to go up in smoke.

Also in this series: Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1), White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2)
Also by this author: Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1), White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2)
Warning:  Hidden Legacy is the third and final gripping book in the Hidden Legacy series.  I highly recommend checking out the reviews for the other two books before diving into my review of “Wildfire”

Wildfire was the edge-of-your-seat, high suspense novel that I had been waiting for in this trilogy.  In fact, this book was so good it threw me into a three-week book hangover because I was convinced NOTHING would ever top it.  Ilona Andrews delivered on everything I wanted and so much more.

Nevada’s heritage and family backstory is finally uncovered in the last book of the Hidden Legacy trilogy.  Nevada is hired by Rynda Sherwood, Rogan’s ex, to find her missing husband.  She’s also dealing with her estranged Grandmother – who is set on Nevada joining the family house.  The synopsis makes this to be a love story, but what was more gripping is how the story of Nevada’s family history unfolded and how she faces the politics of her now emerged powers.  

What I liked:

  • Connor “Mad” Rogan is finally human.  Rogan was portrayed as a psychopath in the first book, began to be humanized in the second book, and finally reached full-human status in Wildfire.  He conducts business-as-usual while naturally fitting Nevada into his life. He even seems to back down on some of his alpha male tendencies in favor of Nevada’s best interests, like navigating house politics.  
  • Nevada came into her own.  Nevada annoyed me in the first book with her woe is me attitude, but there was SO MUCH room for personal growth. She smashed it out of the park!  Not only did she come into her own as an individual, she did it in a way that allowed her to stay true to her core values of honesty, loyalty, and protecting her family.
  • Nevada’s Family.  This group continued to steal the show. Grandma Frida was great comic relief in the past two books, but I loved how Wildfire focused more on how her teenage sisters and cousins are coming to grips with their powers.
  • The handling of the non-love-triangle triangle. Nevada was understandably threatened by Rogan’s flame, Rynda, but it didn’t fall into over the top, distracting love triangle. Yes, it stirred-up drama, but overall was handled very tastefully. Definitely no home-wrecker vibes here!

What I didn’t like:

Nothing…. This book gets all the stars!  Some readers may miss fan-favorite characters, like Augustine, but Nevada’s family is more than enough to keep you entertained.

I’ve been detached from the blogosphere lately, but I believe Hidden Legacy is still limited to trilogy status.  Ilona Andrews ties up 95% of the story arc, leaving some room for growth and exploration for a fourth book.  The ending is very satisfying – no cliffhangers here!


3 responses to “Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

  1. I like the non love triangle triangles in romance…its the only type I like in romance. Its very common in historical romance but don’t see it that often in other sub genres. Where it adds to the plot but there isn’t like a three way love affair type of issue. I can’t wait to pick up Wildfire. This couple has been fantastic to read though. Lovely review.
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    • Mallory

      I love the non-triangle traingles and you’re right – I think I see them best done in historical romances! (It’s been awhile – I need to get back into that genre 🙂 )

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