Review: Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep

Sunday, October 28, 2012
Series: Elemental Assassin #2
Publication Date: May 25th, 2010
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 400
Reviewer: Ambers I. & R.
Rating: Photobucket
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.

Web of Lies is another kick ass addition to the Elemental Assassin World. I am totally in love with this series.

Gin is trying to retire but like a true assassin its just not that easy. Especially when she kinda has a soft spot for troubled girls who need her help. So she is back in it to save this girl. Not only is Gin trying to help this girl, some punk ass who's daddy is a powerful man now wants to take Gin down.

I really liked the Detective Donovan Caine. He was sexy and I wanted to have Gin break down the man with his damn morals.. But you know what I am kinda over it. He comes around gets to have awesome sex then he beats himself up over it and makes Gin feel bad. I don't like him now. I really hope Gin just lets him go, hes not worth our time. Plus a new man has caught my eye and I am dying to explore that.

I am in love with this series. Jumping into book 3 tonight. I can't wait to see whats going to happen next. I think Gin is going to go down as one of my favorite kick ass heroines!

I finished the first book and immediately started reading this one. I already know what's going to happen. I'm going to read all of these books and then be horribly depressed when they're all done. I absolutely loved this book.

After some unfortunate events in the first book, Spider's Bite, Gin decided to retire as an assassin. She takes up running the Pork Pit and following her love of cooking. Staying retired isn't as easy as she thought it would be. By happenstance Jake McAllister, the son of Jonah McAllister Mab's hot shot lawyer comes into her restaurant trying to cause trouble. Obviously, with the Spider in residence that's not going to go over well. Gin gets all kinds of caught up in helping Violet Fox, the granddaughter of Fletcher's ex best friend. Detective Caine makes an appearance in this book. I have to say, I'm with Amber on this one. Donovan can shove it. I'm sick of him.

I like that Gin doesn't always get what she wants easily. She's not just like, I want to kill these people and BAM everyone is dead. Things don't always go as planned. And this time she may have met her match. Another stone elemental who is as strong as she is, if not stronger.

This book is amazing. So far, both of these books have gotten five star ratings. I can't wait to see what the next books in this series brings. Gin is still my favorite. I'm not sure if there is going to be another heroine as bad ass as her. These other author's are going to have to step up to the plate!

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  1. I am so glad you love the series so far. This is another one I made my hubby read and he does enjoy it as well. :) Yay! Team Owen!

    1. that's so awesome your hubby reads it. mine will attempt some but never follows through. And man I love Owen. Tell me nothing bad happens with him. I read books 1 through 5. give me something. I'm so nervous

  2. I confess I read the first one a while ago and I don't remeber it very well but I have book 3 and 4... now I just need to read them. thanks for the review!

  3. I love, love, LOVE this series! It's fan-freaking-tastic! Great review ladies. Team Owen all the way!!


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