Thursday, May 20, 2010

Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #2)

From Goodreads:
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.

Oh, this is going to be a hard review for me to write. Why? Because I want to say so much but I can't or I'll spoil parts of this book. It's one of those you just want to talk about because of what happens. Rest assured, I will not spoil anything for you. There might be a small spoiler for the last book, but I'll even try to keep those to a minimum. Mostly because I know many of you have this on your tbr, and haven't quite gotten to the first book yet.

As you know, at the end of the first book, Gin is looking forward to retirement. She is haunted by the file Fletcher has left her and she is bored, even though she loves to cook and has made her life as the Pork Pit's owner. Events happen in her life, as Gin's life will never be static and she gets thrown into one problem after another. At first, I'd say that everything she had to deal with would be too much for one book, but even those things that don't fit neatly together seem to fit enough in the end you aren't left feeling as though it didn't get enough attention. Gin is still her feisty self and still has the same attitude about life in general. There are also some hot scenes as there were in the first book. All of this action, sex, and mystery as there was in the first one with just enough surprise thrown in the end makes this book a great second book in the series. This book can also be read as a stand-alone because she provides enough background to have the book make sense. It is also not a cliff-hanger, but provides you with enough mystery that you are going to clamor for the 3rd book shortly after you read this one.

I recommend this book and this series highly. I gave this book 5 stars. This book will be published on May 25, 2010. Also check out her web site. She has some short stories posted
here about this series. She also just opened a twitter account, so follow her tweets!

Also, come back to my blog on June 10th for a bit of a surprise! ;)
I received this ebook from the author for review. No compensation was received for this honest review. 


  1. The cover of this book so fierce, I characters that kick ass! :)
    This book sounds a lot of fun and something I would enjoy reading. Great review.

  2. I tried reading this one and couldn't get into it, I think my reading mojo was off that day. I'll have to give it another go.

  3. @Nina, I really do think you'd like this series. It is good.

    @K.C. I'm surprised. There are a couple of very hot scenes in it... *waggles eyebrows*

  4. Nice review!! I agree with the 5/5. Gin has definitely become a favorite heroine of mine!

  5. @Mandi, Thanks, looking forward to your review. :)

  6. Interesting review!=) I really like the sound of the ending. I like when an author can end a novel giving that book closure but still have some mystery to carry over to the next one!=)

    I am so dying to know what happens with the cop.

  7. Oooo... I so want to talk, but *stuffs fist in mouth* I won't spoil it for you! You'll enjoy it, I'm sure of it. :)

  8. Oh, you are on a roll here lately. I have this book on my shelf here and WANT to read it in the worst way. I have to get through a few books here first. This sounds like an AMAZING book. Thanks for the great review!

  9. Chasity's review (she's Chas above):

  10. Thx Melissa... I am still in lala land over WoL!

    Hey, how is the Leana books coming along. I have both and would like to know if it is worth it!


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