When killing people is your job, there’s no such thing as a vacation.
Then again, how often does an assassin live long enough to enjoy her retirement? In this line of work, you either get lucky or you get dead. And since I destroyed my nemesis Mab Monroe a few weeks ago, all of Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning to make a name for themselves by taking out the lethal Spider—me, Gin Blanco. So I’m leaving behind my beloved barbecue joint and heading south with my baby sister, Bria, to cool my heels in a swanky beach town. Call it a weekend of fun in the sun.
But when a powerful vampire with deadly elemental magic threatens an old friend of Bria’s, it looks like I’ll have to dig my silverstone knives out of my suitcase after all. Complicating matters further is the reappearance of Detective Donovan Caine, my old lover. But Donovan is the least of my problems. Because this time, the danger is hot on my trail, and not even my elemental Ice and Stone magic may be enough to save me from getting buried in the sand—permanently.
Warning: There will be small spoilers for those that have not been reading the series...
I can't believe it is already #6! I love this series and I'm so glad to have been able to read this one. You think that after solving one of her biggest problems things would just settle down and perhaps almost be boring (I mean how boring could it be with Owen around? *sigh* Anyway back to the review...). Oh but this is Gin and of course you know that nothing is that simple with her. She finds someone in dire need of her services and it happens to be her sister's very best friend. So, if it involves her sis in even the smallest way, Gin is willing to come to the rescue and do things that others can't or are unwilling to do.
The story also involves Gin's strained relationship with Bria. I did have a problem with Bria's attitude, especially when she's been dating Finn who also isn't completely lawful and has killed people for money. I always thought that was a bit hypocritical. Also, we see that Donovan Caine is back and still has the same attitude with Gin and what she does. However, do not let these two things bring you down in the book. Both are solved and in a quite brilliant way. Bria gets a stick removal and Gin gets to tell Donovan how she hurt. I totally applaud both moves!
Oh and then there is Owen. *sigh* OWEN! Oh the contrast between Donovan and Owen just makes him SO much more swoon worthy. You will feel like me and want... no demand... that Owen be real and sweep... well.. ME off my feet. :D Oh Owen fans will NOT be disappointed with this book. Oh and I still say there was not enough Owen in the book... but again... I'm just a greedy wench. ;)
I give this book 4 1/2 stars. It is a great addition to the Elemental Assassin series. It closed some doors, opened some possibilities and gave me a fun ride in the process!
And if this makes you salivate for this book, don't forget Jennifer is having a giveaway for a signed book at my blog! Just go HERE to enter!