Early Review: Widow’s Web (Elemental Assassin #7) by Jennifer Estep

August 16, 2012 Review 1 ★★★★

*This title will be released on August 21, 2012*

Widow’s Web (Elemental Assassin, #7)

WIDOW’S WEB

(Elemental Assassin, #7)
by Jennifer Estep

Genre: Urban Fantasy |
Excerpt: Yes  |
Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: Publisher

  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (August 21, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1451651775
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451651775

Rating

Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

References to sex

Description

I used to murder people for money, but these days it’s more of a survival technique.

Once an assassin, always an assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland gunning for me, I don’t need another problem, but a new one has come to town.

Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but she’s really a dangerous enemy whose water elemental magic can go head-to-head with my own Ice and Stone power. Salina also has an intimate history with my lover, Owen Grayson, and now that she’s back in town, she thinks he’s hers for the taking.

Salina’s playing a mysterious game that involves a shady local casino owner with a surprising connection to Owen. But they call me the Spider for a reason. I’m going to untangle her deadly scheme, even if it leaves my love affair hanging by a thread.

Review

The seventh book in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series, WIDOWS WEB is filled with such emotional and physical intensity that it leaves you happily exhausted by the end. There are so many complex emotions and difficult choices for Gin since the plot focuses heavily on Owen’s past relationships. Throughout the series we’ve gotten hints about Owen’s interesting “rags to riches” history as he became a more integral part of Gin’s life.  I was amazed at just how much was revealed about Owen and  his motivations.

One thing Estep excels at is creating unique and sadistic villains and Salina Dubois is no exception. I would describe Salina as a black widow spider innocently luring her victims (especially Owen and Gin) into her web and springing on them at the last minute. Salina’s not just Owen’s jealous ex who wants to steal him back, she’s evil, vengeful, and crazy manipulative in her dangerous scheme to wreak havoc in Ashland.

WIDOWS WEB offered held a bittersweet end to a story fraught with emotional punches to both Gin and Owen. I loved seeing how Gin has gone from being a (mostly) lone assassin to semi retired surrounded by friends and family willing to stand up for and protect her. I can’t wait to see what happens to Gin in DEADLY STING coming out  March 26, 2013.


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