Blurb: It’s hard to be a badass assassin when a giant is beating the crap out of you. Luckily, I never let pride get in the way of my work. My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family. Which means protecting my identity, even if I have to conceal my powerful Stone and Ice magic when I need it most.
To the public, I’m Gin Blanco, owner of Ashland’s best barbecue joint. To my friends, I’m the Spider, retired assassin. I still do favors on the side. Like ridding a vampire friend of her oversized stalker — Mab’s right-hand goon who almost got me dead with his massive fists.
At least irresistible Owen Grayson is on my side. The man knows too much about me, but I’ll take my chances. Then there’s Detective Bria Coolidge, one of Ashland’s finest. Until recently, I thought my baby sister was dead. She probably thinks the same about me. Little does she know, I’m a cold-blooded killer … who is about to save her life.
Review: This is another killer addition to the Elemental Assassin series. I feel like all I can do is to keep repeating myself from the reviews of the previous books in this series. The characters are awesome. How they interact with each other is awesome. Jennifer Estep is amazing about finding a perfect balance when it comes to creating these characters. They are so completely believable you can’t help but get sucked into their lives.
We get to meet Bria, Gin’s sister in this book. We also get to learn a bit more about her past and some of the story behind her family’s murder. I’m really enjoying how all of this is getting pieced out to the reader. It isn’t so little that you are frustrated by the lack of progress on that end, but it isn’t so much that all the suspense and mystery is suddenly gone.
Getting to see more of Owen and his story has got to be one of my favorite things (among many) in this book. I am really liking his character and who he is. I’m hoping that it stays that way in other books. I get really frustrated in a series when the love interest changes every couple of books. I don’t hate it (usually), but It kind of takes something away for me I think. I’m anxious to see how this relationship plays out in future books.
I’ve already got the next one in the series on hold and it will most likely end up on the top of my To Read list as soon as it is available.