Verdict: 5 Stars
One of the greatest things about attending an event like BookExpo is having CEOs and publishers literally reach into their bags and hand you books that the rest of the world won’t be seeing for another four or five months. That right there is worth one star, and Andrews’ writing earns the rest of them.
Good e-Reader has argued for some time that all of the innovation happening in digital publishing, self-publishing, and with e-reading in general is coming from the romance authors. They’re some of the hardest-working writers out there, and have some of the most dedicated fans. But what really needs to be stated is that many of these authors pioneered the current freedom of crossover genre writing and have broken the molds on what the publishing industry considers an acceptable character arc or story line.
In book one of the brand-new Hidden Legacy series, Burn For Me, Andrews has combined all of the elements that make romance such a sought-after read, while also taking the plot in the directions she chooses. In a world filled with magic that is ruled by both the good and the evil, the different Houses control nearly everything. Nevada Baylor, who possesses only an ordinary level of magic, is hired to bring down a supremely powerful man who’s gone rogue, and must join forces with Mad Rogan to do so. Their feelings for each other eventually grow as the pair works to stop a bloodbath.
Burn For Me is due out this fall.