The seventh book in the hugely popular Elemental Assassin series by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Estep—Gin Blanco is back and ready for action.
My name is Gin, and I kill people. It’s something I've been doing for years as the assassin called Spider, but now, it’s turned into a necessity on my part just to survive all the lowlifes in Ashland who are gunning for me. The underworld is still in turmoil, and I seem to be on everyone’s hit list these days.When I first got this ARC, Jennifer Estep warned that some people may not like what was going to happen. I worried about that statement a lot while reading Gin’s latest adventure.
To add to Gin’s problems, her lover Owen’s ex is in town. Salina is back in Ashland to reclaim an old family legacy—and she thinks that Owen is hers for the taking. Also in the mix is Phillip Kincaid, a casino owner and all-around shady character who has a mysterious connection to both Owen and Salina.
Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but there’s more to her than meets the eye. Her water elemental magic makes her a dangerous enemy—and someone who can go toe-to-toe with Gin’s Ice and Stone power. But Gin is determined to get to the bottom of Salina’s deadly scheme, even though it just might cost her everything... including Owen.
In this one we meet another bad element (forgive the pun) in the form of Salina who also happens to share a past with Owen, Eva and even a big underworld player, Kincaid. We find out quickly that Salina is not as she first presents herself. She is egotistical, and evil. In fact not only does she do her own killing, she revels in that fact. We also get a bit more background on Owen. I loved that peek into his past.
Ah, but where do I go from here so I do not spoil a thing? So much I want to say. I will address the first statement Yes, I was not completely thrilled in what happened, but it makes absolute sense. In fact, it would not have felt real if it didn’t happen. What is it? Heh... don’t you know me by now? I’m not going to tell. You’ll just have to read this installment to find out. I will tell you that it has made me want the next few books NOW just to find out what plays out with this little event. Yes, I said books. I’m not even sure if it will play to it’s conclusion in the next book.
I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I really enjoyed my time with Gin and her almost impossible enemies that she must defeat. This one filled with a lot more emotion for Gin. I can’t wait to be back in Ashland again.
I received this eARC from the author and no compensation for my review was given.
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