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Photo Review – Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews

Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3)

By Ilona Andrews

Summary: 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.

Source: I purchased a Kindle copy.

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The story arc in this series is compelling and each installment is just as enjoyable. There hasn’t been a lag in the story so far and I love the relationship between Nevada and Rogan as they push and pull each other. I definitely recommend this series!

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Photo Review – White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews

White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2)

By Ilona Andrews

Summary: 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…

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Source: I purchased a Kindle copy

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White Hot was a great sequel and just as awesome and action packed as book one. I am really enjoying this series, about as much as the Kate Daniels series with a unique premise and likable characters.

Photo Review – Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews

Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1)

By Ilona Andrews

Summary: #1 New York Times bestselling 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 case. 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 or 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.

Source: I purchased a kindle copy

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As a huge fan of the Kate Daniels series, I bought this for Kindle as soon as it came out, but I have left it sit for ages because I thought it would be more of a romance and I just hadn’t been in the mood for that.

The cover is actually misleading. I was expecting it to be this over the top romance, but it’s more similar to the urban fantasy style of the Kate Daniels series than a paranormal romance, which was good news for me.

I felt the story was unique, interesting, and captivating and I devoured the book within a few hours!

Photo Review – F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher

F*ck Love

By Tarryn Fisher

Summary: Helena Conway has fallen in love.

Unwillingly. Unwittingly.

But not unprovoked.

Kit Isley is everything she’s not—unstructured, untethered,

and not even a little bit careful.

It could all be so beautiful … if he wasn’t dating her best friend.

Helena must defy her heart, do the right thing, and think of others.

Until she doesn’t.

Source: I purchased a kindle copy.

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I am always torn about Tarryn’s books. I feel so much, but part of me hates how much angst there is with little pay off. I mean, does anything ever work out? But I’m drawn to her books all the same. This was good, weird, and full of emotion. I kind of hate the whole plot where guys have this girl who is just baggage but never seem to end it type of borderline cheating storylines, though, which is why this gets 3 stars. Man up, communicate! But, there’s something realistic about it so I can’t totally hate on the way her characters act.

Photo Review – Flat Out Love by Jessica Park

Flat Out Love

By Jessica Park

Summary: Flat-Out Love is a warm and witty novel of family love and dysfunction, deep heartache and raw vulnerability, with a bit of mystery and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance.

It’s not what you know – or when you see – that matters. It’s about a journey.

Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it. When Julie’s off-campus housing falls through, her mother’s old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side … and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.

And there’s that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That’s because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie’s suddenly lonesome soul.

To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that … well … doesn’t quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

Flat-Out Love comes complete with emails, Facebook status updates, and instant messages.

Source: I purchased a kindle copy

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Cute contemporary with a great message and fun romance. It was incredibly predictable, but a good pick if you want light and quick.

Photo Review – Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) by Laura Thalassa

Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1)

By Laura Thalassa

Summary: They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.

Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him.

And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she’ll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

Source: I purchased a Kindle copy

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Pestilence in the perfect post apocalyptic romance for those who love villains.

It was problematic, of course, with Pestilence being one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Of course their relationship started out with violence and terror. She lit him on fire, watched him not die, and then he proceeded to drag her along his route of infection as torture.

It was awesome.

I definitely recommend, especially if you’re a JR Ward, Kresley Cole, Gina Showalter fan. It’s right up that alley, but unique and compelling. I will definitely read more of this series. And her other books.

Photo Review – Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Never Never

By Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Summary: #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hopeless joins forces with the New York Times bestselling author of Mud Vein. Together, they have created a gripping, romantic tale unlike any other. “How odd to be made of flesh, balanced on bone, and filled with a soul you’ve never met.”

Charlize Wynwood and Silas Nash have been best friends since they could walk. They’ve been in love since the age of fourteen. But as of this morning…they are complete strangers. Their first kiss, their first fight, the moment they fell in love…every memory has vanished. “I don’t care what our real first kiss was,” he says. “That’s the one I want to remember.”

Charlize and Silas must work together to uncover the truth about what happened to them and why. But the more they learn about the couple they used to be…the more they question why they were ever together to begin with.

“I want to remember what it feels like to love someone like that. And not just anyone. I want to know what it feels like to love Charlie.”

Source: I purchased a kindle copy of the complete series.

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I really enjoyed the book, but I highly recommend buying the complete series, even if you already own part 1 because it’s more cost effective and if you don’t have the rest, the cliffhanger for each part is super terrible. Just have all of the parts and save yourself the angst! I feel terrible for anyone who began this back when the whole series hadn’t been completed.

The epilogue was the only part of the series I hated, but if I pretend it isn’t there, the series was amazing! It was angsty like a Hoover book and screwed up like a Fisher book and their powers combined worked well.