Friday, June 28, 2013
Quickie Review: Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep
By: Jennifer Estep
Published: May 25, 2010
Published by: Pocket Books
Description: Curiosity is definitely going to get me dead one of these days. Probably real soon.
I'm Gin Blanco.
You might know me as the Spider, the most feared assassin in the South. I’m retired now, but trouble still has a way of finding me. Like the other day when two punks tried to rob my popular barbecue joint, the Pork Pit. Then there was the barrage of gunfire on the restaurant. Only, for once, those kill shots weren’t aimed at me. They were meant for Violet Fox. Ever since I agreed to help Violet and her grandfather protect their property from an evil coalmining tycoon, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m really retired. So is Detective Donovan Caine. The only honest cop in Ashland is having a real hard time reconciling his attraction to me with his Boy Scout mentality. And I can barely keep my hands off his sexy body. What can I say? I’m a Stone elemental with a little Ice magic thrown in, but my heart isn’t made of solid rock. Luckily, Gin Blanco always gets her man . . . dead or alive.
My Thoughts: I loved Spider's Bite, the first book in the Elemental Assassin series and Web of Lies was no different. We catch up with Gin in her retirement from the Assassin business, and she's bored. She's been running the Pork Pit, but other than that, she has no idea what to do with her time which is why when someone comes in to rob her restaurant high on his own magic, she takes fun in letting him know just how strong she really is. It's also why she can't help but help out the Fox's when she finds out someones trying to take their livelihood away from them, and she can't help but decide the best way to handle both situations is to kill the opposing parties.
This book was another fun ride with Gin Blanco. I enjoyed every second of it and I can't wait to read Venom, the next book in the series.
Because I'll be running through this series ridiculously fast, and I don't want to accidentally give out any spoilers, I probably wont review any more of the books here. Feel free to visit my goodreads page to see what I think about the next books as I read them. While you're there, feel free to add me as a friend so I can check out what books you like too. I give this one 5 stars.