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White Hot

A Hidden Legacy Novel
Lu par : Renee Raudman
Série : Hidden Legacy (Andrews), Volume 2
Durée : 13 h et 18 min
Catégories : Romance, Paranormal
4.5 out of 5 stars (4 notations)

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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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Best reading voices ever.

The novel in itself is a brilliantly written urban fantasy. The characters are jumping out of the page, even the secondary ones, and the world after the osiris serum discovery is fascinating, exciting, and gradually exposed as the actions take place.
The reading is not only totally in tune with the qualities of the novel but adding to it. Renee Raudman’s beautiful voice is very pleasant to listen to and she masters the differences of paces, emotions and tones so well that she makes you feel you’re there with Nevada. She is also excellent at giving a different voice to everyone in the book. I enjoyed her reading so much that I purchased other books simply because she was reading them .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04/06/2017

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
  • 04/06/2017

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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  • Phx17
  • 07/04/2020

Like Kate Daniels series with a family

Don’t let the cover art mislead you; this is an urban fantasy, not a romance book. Or rather, any romance with be a slow burn, not realized until further books. This Hidden Legacy series has become my favorite Ilona Andrews series, and I think the biggest reason is Nevada Baylor’s family.

But, let’s start with the downsides: Rene Raudman is a fan-freaking-tastic narrator, However, the first three Hidden Legacy books are written with too many character similarities as the Kate Daniels series, and using the same narrator for both urban fantasy series revolving around an uber powerful, kickass heroine made it really hard to separate the two and enjoy them as separate series. Let’s count the matching characters from the two series. 1) Nevada is just like Kate: both snarky, self sufficient women who don’t trust easily and whose instinct when threatened is to push back hard, 2) Mad Rogan/Curran start off as the bad boy alpha males that our heroines duel with, both with words and fists, but over the course of the series move through the enemies to lovers arc, 3) Bug/Derek serve as the sidekicks, who become steadfast and loyal to the power couple, but also provide teenage style comic relief, 4) Augustine/Saiman interact regularly with our characters as sources of information and potential manipulators- you’re never quite sure if they’ve got your back or will stab you in the back, 5) Gandma Frieda/Era is the familial link to Nevada/Kate, shrewd and ruthless, and not giving a fig what society thinks of their behavior, 6) Arabella/Julie as the plucky kid who will in future books become a kickass heroine in her own right. I could go on, but you get the picture. And Rene Raudman clearly understood that these characters were written alike because she voices these doppelgängers identically.

Perhaps that’s why the big Baylor family is my favorite part of the Hidden Legacy series- it is very different from the “Kate Daniels” alone against the world starting point in the other series. I loved the Kate Daniels series as the books progressed, and the number of her friends and family grew. In this series, Nevada starts off with a big, fun, close knit family. Tank loving grandma Freida, lethal sniper mom, wicked smart Bern, angsty and earnest Leon, ephemeral Catalina, and precocious Arabella. In this book, the extended Baylor family grows to include Rogan, Bug, Cornelius, and Matilda.

Come for the kick ass urban fantasy about battling magical houses in modern day Texas. Stay for the heart and fun that is House Baylor.

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  • Rlane
  • 07/06/2019

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!

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  • bebe
  • 09/03/2019

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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  • wrs
  • 24/06/2020

So good!!!

The worlds created by Ilona Andrews capture my imagination; the characters hold it. I tend to read/listen briskly, finishing one book then immediately moving to a new one. Books by Ilona Andrews however, present a dilemma. On one hand, I want to gulp them down to discover where the story leads. On the other, because the stories are so good, I want to savor every bite. Additionally, I've found various tidbits sprinkled throughout which only much later prove important. My solution, as with VERY few others, is to periodically reread/relisten. This is an excallent choice when life has become,,, stressful. The skill of the narrator contributes significantly to the pleasure of this indulgence.
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  • REW
  • 30/05/2020

Good book

I think this one is better than the first one. Good story, lots of action and good characters. I don’t have a problem with the narrator.

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  • Susan
  • 27/05/2020

Great book...

I love the authors in general. The story was great but It makes reads a bit like a Harlequin in parts. I have seen these types of scenes done better in these kinds of books. Other than that...a great read.

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  • Barb
  • 05/02/2020

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
  • 03/02/2020

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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  • Alexander Hörtl
  • 12/12/2018

Gleich zum nächsten Buch

Wie immer leider zu kurz ;-) Sehr gut verständlich. Weiter so! Freue mich schon auf das nächste Buch.