Recap of: Kiss of Venom by Jennifer Estep

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Series: Elemental Assassin #8.5
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: July 22, 2013
Source: Gifted by Amber I. :)
Reviewed by: Amber R.

As we all know, Jennifer Estep came sliding into our hearts from the beginning with her Elemental Assassin series. EA has been a smash hit from the beginning and if you've been reading this series or following our reviews then we all know about Gin Blanco and her relationship with Owen. It took a turn for the worst when Owen's psychopathic ex showed up in town intent on destroying everyone.

In this novella that gives us that Jennifer style we all know and love, we get to see why Owen really acted the way he did about the entire situation. Which ended up more from guilt than anything else. However, I can't leave anything alone and I'm naturally suspicious. So it just makes me wonder if this was done just so that, we as the reader, don't hate him because of the way he acted? I don't know but it's definitely something to think about. It just seems like it gives him an out. However, Owen was always a good guy so who knows? Maybe this is just him showing us that he really is that guy.

Either way if you're into the EA series (which you should be) you should read this to get some insight. And we definitely get into Owen's psyche. If you're looking for an explanation as to why Owen was such a PIA in the last couple books, this gives you that answer.


  1. Great review Amber, thank. I still have to read the last book, and now this novella :) looking forward to it.

  2. I loved this novella from Owen's POV; it was an eye opener for sure and made me a little less mad at him. Personally, I still count him among my book BF's but I'm still not convinced he deserves to have Gin back yet.

    1. I'm on exactly the same page as you right now. I'm very curious as to how they're going to interact in the next book.

  3. I am anxious to read this now, I have not been very happy with Owen and I've been wanting him to man up and be who Gin needs. I hope this novella helps me understand him a bit better.

  4. I liked this novella it actually gave us an insight for Owen feelings and actions. I had hopes he would treat Gin better thna douchebag Donovan, but everyone makes mistakes and we can see he was hurting too. Totally understandable.


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