Blog Tour: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Welcome to the Wildfire blog tour post! This is the third book in Ilona Andrews‘s awesome series Hidden Legacy and I’m so excited to share this book with you guys! If you thought Burn for Me, and White Hot was good, be prepared to be blown away by Wildfire!

I’ve got lots of fun things in this post, including a review, an excerpt, and a giveaway! So scroll on down and check out all the fun stuff (:

Blog Tour: Wildfire by Ilona AndrewsWildfire (Hidden Legacy, #3) by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #3
Published by Avon on July 25th 2017
Genres: Romance, Urban Fantasty
Pages: 384
Source: Edelweiss
Goodreads
five-stars

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.

Review:

This was just all sorts of amazing! As the last book in the Hidden Legacy series, or at  least the conclusion to this arc of the story, it really brought the action and emotions. (And Rogan found his shirt!)

When life hits you in the gut, it’s always a sucker punch. You never see it coming.

Similar to the other two books, Baylor investigation is hired to solve a mystery of sorts. In this case, it’s courtesy of Mad Rogan’s ex-girlfriend Rynda, who’s husband has been kidnapped. And because life is never easy for Nevada and her family, there’s also the return of Grandmother Tremaine and so many revelations! I seriously just loved how crazy action-packed this book was, there was never a dull moment as we delved a little deeper into the Prime conspiracy and have even more intense bad guys coming out of the woodwork!

The best part of this story (at least for me) is that no matter how serious it got, there was always a good dose of humour. It never failed to make me giggle and love the characters all a little bit more.

I had been hugged by a giant, superintelligent, pacifist bear. I could do this. I could do anything.

And again, much love to the entire Baylor family! I seriously was so happy we got even more of them (they’re still amazing and hilarious) and even more secrets coming to light with the imminent danger forcing Nevada to make some big decisions that affects the whole family. Catalina and Arabella get a chance to play a bigger role in this story and I really hope we’ll get more story with them! A little more Bern and Leon, too!

Rogan is still also fantastic. I loved his character development, the ups and downs and seeing how much he loved Nevada. And seriously, their chemistry is just off the charts! I just love them so much! They’re just so darn cute!

I pretend to mull it over. “Promise not to break any buildings.”
He gave me his most polite dragon smile. “I promise.”

This is technically the last book in the Hidden Legacy series, but I’ve got some high hopes for a spin off series that will put us right back in this universe and with the Baylor family, because holy moly, you can’t just throw out revelations like that not expect us wanting more. The good news is the big-ish arc story does wrap up, but there’s a potential for a lot more awesomeness, and I need it. Very badly.

Overall, this book was spectacular. It was an intense and super fun roller coaster ride of action and feelings that I never wanted to get off of.

{*Thanks to Avon & Edelweiss for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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About Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. author2sm“Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.


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Excerpt:

I opened my mouth. Nothing came out.

Mom made big eyes at me and nodded toward the table. I dropped my bag on the floor and sat.

“Drink your tea.” Grandma Frida pushed a steaming mug toward Rynda.

Rynda picked up and drank it, but her gaze was fixed on me. Desperation in her eyes turned to near panic. Right.

I closed my eyes, took a deep breath from the stomach all the way up, held it, and let it out slowly. One . . . two . . . Calm . . . calm . . .

“Nevada?” Grandma Frida asked.

“She’s an empath Prime,” I said. “I’m upset, so it’s affecting her.”

Rynda gave a short laugh, and I heard Olivia Charles in her voice. “Oh, that’s rich.”

Five . . . six . . . Breathe in, breathe out . . . Ten. Good enough.

I opened my eyes and looked at Rynda. I had to keep my voice and my emotions under control. “Your mother killed an entire crew of Rogan’s soldiers and four lawyers, including two women your age. It was an unprovoked slaughter. Their husbands are now widowers and their children are motherless because of her.”

“A person is never just one thing,” Rynda said, putting the mug down. “To you she might have been a monster, but to me she was my mother. She was a wonderful grandmother to my children. She loved them so much. My mother-in- law doesn’t care for them. They have no grandparents now.”

“I’m sorry for your and their loss. I regret that things went the way they did. But it was a justified kill.” Dear God, I sounded like my mother.

“I don’t even know how she died.” Rynda clenched her hands into a single fist. “They only gave me back her bones. How did my mother die, Nevada?”

I took a deep breath. “It wasn’t an easy or a quick death.”

“I deserve to know.” There was steel in her voice. “Tell me.”

“No. You said you needed my help. Something terrible must’ve happened. Let’s talk about that.”

Her hand shook, and the mug danced a little as she brought it to her lips. She took another swallow of her tea. “My husband is missing.”

Okay. Missing husband. Familiar territory. “When was the last time you saw . . .” Rogan had said his name one time, what was it? “. . . Brian?”

“Three days ago. He went to work on Thursday and didn’t come back. He doesn’t answer his phone. Brian likes his routine. He’s always home by dinner. It’s almost Christmas. He wouldn’t miss it.” A note of hysteria crept into her voice. “I know what you’ll ask: does he have a mistress, did we have a good marriage, does he disappear on drunken binges? No. No, he doesn’t. He takes care of me and the kids. He comes home!”

She must’ve spoken to the Houston PD. “Did you fill out a missing person report?”

“Yes. They’re not going to look for him.” Her voice turned bitter. She was getting more agitated by the minute. “He’s a Prime. It’s House business. Except House Sherwood is convinced that Brian is okay and

he’s just taking a break. Nobody is looking for him, except me. Nobody is returning my calls. Even Rogan refuses to see me.”

That didn’t sound right. Rogan would never turn her away, even if I pitched a huge fit about it. I’d watched the two of them talking before. He liked her and he cared about her. “What did Rogan say exactly?”

“I came to him on Friday. His people told me he was out. He was out on Saturday. I asked to wait, and they told me it was a waste of time. They didn’t know when he would be back. I may be naive, but I’m not an idiot. I know what that means. Two weeks ago, I had friends. I had my mother’s friends, powerful, respected, and always so eager to do Olivia Charles a favor. Two weeks ago, one phone call and half of the city would be out looking for Brian. They would be putting pressure on the police, on the mayor, on the Texas Rangers. But now, everyone is out. Everyone is too busy to see me. There is an invisible wall around me. No matter how loud I scream, nobody can hear me. People just nod and offer platitudes.”

“He didn’t stonewall you,” I said. “He was out of state. With me.

She stopped. “You’re together?”

There was no point in lying. “Yes.”

“The thing with my mother, it wasn’t just a job for you?”

“No. She killed the wife of a man I consider a friend. He works here now.”

Rynda put her hand over her mouth. Silence fell, heavy and tense.

“I shouldn’t have come here,” she said. “I’ll get the children and go.”

“That’s right,” Grandma Frida said.

“No,” Mom said. I knew that voice. That was Sergeant Mom voice. Rynda knew that voice too, because she sat up straighter. Olivia Charles was never in the military, but three minutes of talking to her had told me that she had ruled her household with an iron fist and had very low tolerance for nonsense.

“You’re here now,” Mom said. “You came to us for help, because you had nowhere to turn and because you’re scared for your husband and your children. You came to the right place. Nevada is very good at tracking missing people. Either she’ll help you, or she will recommend someone who will.”

Grandma Frida turned and looked at Mom as if she had sprouted a pineapple on her head.

“Right,” I said. I may not have personally murdered Rynda’s mother, but I made that death possible. And now she was a pariah, alone and scared. She had lost her mother, her husband, and all of the people she thought were her friends. I had to help her. I had to at least get her started in the right direction.

five-stars

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

17 Replies to “Blog Tour: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews”

  1. Love love this series! Even though it has some of the worst covers I’ve ever seen it is an amazing series!

    1. The covers were definitely unfortunate haha But at least the inside was amazing 😉 haha

  2. I love everything about this series! I agree that it is all kinds of amazing. Isn’t it great that Rogan finally found a shirt 🙂

    1. Despite all the chaos, he found a shirt! Haha but yes, definitely all kinds of amazing!

  3. Tasty Book Tours says: Reply

    Thank you for sharing your fun review!

    1. No problem! Thanks for hosting!

  4. Ahhhh! Everyone is loving this one. I seriously need to start the series.

    1. You do, you do! 😀

  5. oh I honestly can’t wait to pick this one up, I have just loved this couple so much. And this couple writing team are just brilliant.

    1. Hope you love it! I love the chemistry between them and yes, this writing duo is amazing!

  6. I read the first book in the series a little bit ago and I am looking forward to the rest. I’m already in love with the characters and I love the mysteries with the dash of humor, too. Thanks, Cyn!

    1. Yay! I hope you love the rest of the series! I love that these books are a good balance of action/mystery and humour!

  7. LOL YESS, THANKS ROGAN FOR FINDING YOUR SHIRT. 😀

    I’m so so glad you liked this one Cyn! I absolutely adore Ilona Andrews’ books (in fact, I’m looking forward to perhaps a binge reread of either this series or her others) and this one was no exception! Wildfire had all the beautiful family love of the Baylor family, snark from Nevada, and sizzling hot romance with the ship. And I agree, this story is definitely concluded but there is so much to be explored still! Wonderful review

    1. Thanks, Aila!! I’m looking forward to more Baylor family, they’re just so much fun!
      Any Andrews series would be good to binge! I need to get back on the Kate Daniels series!

  8. Love this series. Getting ready to read this installment.

    1. Yay! Hope you love it!! 🙂

  9. The Hidden Legacy series is the best! I thought Wildfire was basically the best conclusion we could’ve asked for, and I loved the way that Nevada, Rogan, and the rest of the Baylor clan all worked together. The fact that Rogan found his shirt doesn’t hurt either, LOL.

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