Blurb: I’d rather face a dozen lethal assassins any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings. But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past — or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my forehead. Cold-blooded Fire elemental Mab Monroe has hired one of the smartest assassins in the business to trap me. Elektra LaFleur is skilled and efficient, with deadly electrical elemental magic as potent as my own Ice and Stone powers. Which means there’s a fifty-fifty chance one of us won’t survive this battle. I intend to kill LaFleur — or die trying — because Mab wants the assassin to take out my baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too. The only problem is, Bria has no idea I’m her long-lost sibling … or that I’m the murderer she’s been chasing through Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t know just might get us both dead …
Review: Again, I really liked this one, just like the rest in the series. Tangled Threads is a perfect name for this book as we get to see how intertwined various characters’ lives actually are and that there is more history than the reader has known up to this point.
In this one, Bria, Gin’s sister, finally learns who Gin is and we get to see some of the emotional fallout from that revelation. I like that it isn’t all rainbows and bunny farts and that there is hurt and doubt to deal with.
I love how solid Owen is and he is becoming one of my favorite characters. I will say that I wish we’d gotten to see more of him in this book, but I’ll take what I can get.
I think we saw hints in this book with regards to Gin’s magic and what she is now capable of doing with it as to how she might actually survive an encounter with Mab in a later book. It is total supposition on my part, but I’m anxious to see if my guesses pan out. I already have the next book on my To Read list so that one will be coming soon.