I’d rather face a dozen lethal assassins any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings.
But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my forehead.
Cold-blooded Fire elemental Mab Monroe has hired one of the smartest assassins in the business to trap me. Elektra LaFleur is skilled and efficient, with deadly electrical elemental magic as potent as my own Ice and Stone powers. Which means there’s a fifty-fifty chance one of us won’t survive this battle. I intend to kill LaFleur—or die trying—because Mab wants the assassin to take out my baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too.
The only problem is, Bria has no idea I’m her long-lost sibling . . . or that I’m the murderer she’s been chasing through Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t know just might get us both dead. . . .
There are not many urban fantasy heroines that I call epic. In order to claim that status, one must be, well…epic. Gin Blanco is one the best all-around, most awesome urban fantasy heroines I’ve ever read, hands down. I want to be Gin, only I don’t want to get all bloody and stuff. I like her because not only does have bad-ass super powers, she has the brains to put them to good use. Gin’s world is dangerous and she faces foes that are far more powerful than her, yet she out wits, out lasts and out plays every single time. Any villain in their right mind should run the other m*ther f*cking way if they’ve pissed off The Spider. Just sayin’.
I’m going to start out with what I was disappointed with this time. After the way that Venom, the previous book in the series ended I was primed and ready for my Gin’s big showdown with Evil Bitch Extraordinaire, Mab Monroe. I was convinced it was finally going to happen. It needs to happen. Much to my dismay it was not meant to be this time and EBEMM is still sending her flunkies to do her dirty work for her.
This time, Gin faces down Elektra, an elemental assassin that uses electricity to zap her targets. She is cold blooded and thoroughly enjoys her job. Mab has sent Elektra to take out the Spider once and for all but, not knowing the true identity of their target puts an interesting kink in the chain. Elektra and Gin interact many times and as usual Gin keeps a cool head and the upper hand. But when Gin’s younger sister Bria is in danger the gloves come off.
Since we’re talking about Bria, let’s talk about Bria and Finn. Oh yes Bria and Finn. I am super excited about this blossoming romance between the cool ladies’ man and the sharp, professional detective. Finn may have met his match in Bria and vice versa. Things are beginning to get interesting between these two and I’m looking forward to this secondary romance.
Alrighty then, now we’re talking romance. Oh Owen where have you been all my Gin’s life? Finally we see Gin’s love life smoothing out a bit. She’s still cautious and protective of her heart but Owen gets her and not only that, accepts who she is. I love that he has a bit of a cold hard edge and although he’s totally into Gin I never get the feeling she can walk all over him. I’m totally taken by Owen I hope he gets a lot more page time in this series since I have a strong suspicion that he’s a lot more dangerous than he lets on. (I hope) Say it with me people. OWEN, OWEN, OWEN!!
The Elemental Assassin series is one of my favorite urban fantasy series. Tangled Threads keeps up the pace set by Vemon, and this series show no signs of slowing anytime soon. The Elemental Assassin series is must read for all urban fantasy lovers.
“You! You’re her. You’re the fucking Spider!”
“Guilty as charged,” I said, flashing my knife at him. “And I’m ready to play. How about you?”
Check back later today for a fun guest post and giveaway from Jennifer Estep. She’ll be telling us about her llama drama. Yes, you read that right.