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.
What I liked: Can I just say, I loved Wildfire and you should read it and leave it at that?? Okay then, I’m a huge Ilona Andrews fan just like anyone who loves well-written, action packed Urban Fantasy. In this series, there are a bit more sex scenes and thus, it’s listed as paranormal romance BUT, it’s not sex for sex’s sake. It adds to the characters and the storyline and each sex scene is extremely well done. Not over the top yelling and screaming but a moment of want, need, and love between the two main characters, Rogan and Nevada.
The imagination behind this series, the development of the characters with only 3 books to work with, the research, and all the different types of magic is mind blowing. The Andrews have set such a high standard with their other works that I worry I might find something off in each new book. No need to worry though as they are meticulous in their passion of providing the reader with an exciting, sometimes gut-wrenching story.
I knew going into Wildfire that it was listed as the final book in the series and was concerned on how the Andrews would wrap it up with so many issues up in the air. It all worked out fine and if they wanted (which I hear/read they do) they can add more to the series at a later time or not as it does have a definite ending.
As Wildfire is so action-packed and there’s a bit of a timeframe involved in the plot, it moves quickly from beginning to end. I was so involved in the story that at one point I wondered how much I had left to read and was dismayed to find myself at the 80% mark. Ugh. I was switching between listening and reading depending on where I was and what I was doing. Renee Raudman was fantastic as usual. She’s able to depict each character so I was never confused on who was talking and the vibrancy of her voice kept me engaged throughout the listening.
What I didn’t like: Not only did I not want Wildfire to end, I wasn’t ready for the series to end. Hopefully from hints and remarks made by the Andrews, there will be more to come. Not only do I want to know who Caesar is BUT, I want to see Rogan and Nevada get married and have children, I want to see what happens to Nevada’s family and……I just want more!
I know, I didn’t talk much about the story but if you’ve read the previous two books, you should know most about what’s going on. The synopsis more than explains the premise of Wildfire but it’s the how Ilona and Gordon put the story together which always draws me in. The characters drive the story and the overall plot is intriguing but the quality of all the parts come together to make a fantastic read. You get humor, drama, edge of your seat fight scenes, and an ending but it leaves you wanting more! I always want more when I read an Ilona Andrews book. I dread the ending of the Kate Daniels series but Ilona and Gordon will write more books and I’ll read (or listen to) each and every one of them.
As I always comment on the price of new releases especially with a hardcover release, I want to commend the publisher on the e-book pricing of $6.99. Each version of Wildfire is in my opinion, more than reasonably priced for the quality and name recognition of the authors.