Private eye Nevada Baylor (Burn for Me, 2014) takes another case putting her in the path of Connor Rogan, and it soon becomes clear they’ve taken on some powerful enemies; Nevada may have to truly embrace her magic in order to save her family and fight for her happiness with the prickly mage.
When a client asks Nevada to look into the murder of his wife, she discovers a coverup that sprawls into at least two magical Houses and seems connected to a recent event that nearly destroyed the city of Houston. Working with the powerful Rogan to get to the bottom of both mysteries leads them into danger as well as into the highest echelons of magical society, but things get really interesting when combat-grade soldiers attack her family’s office and home. Nevada has never been sure of Rogan’s feelings, but things between them heat up when he takes a protective stance toward her—and she is both touched and resentful. Nevada has spent years trying to keep her magic—the ability to tell when people are lying—under the radar, but when she chooses to save a child with her power, her secret gets out, complicating her life even more. Tracking down at least one layer of adversaries fulfills her promise to her client but leads to even more questions as to who the true mastermind is and sets up the third and final title in the series. Andrews (which is a pen name for a husband-and-wife writing team) is a prolific and popular author, and her magical worldbuilding is brilliant and compelling. Her imaginative use of magical personalities and traits is spellbinding, and Nevada, Rogan, and the other characters jump off the page. Add breathtaking romance and sexual tension plus a complex, layered plot, and you have a book that’s hard to put down.
An enthralling paranormal romance from a master of the genre.