August 21st 2012 by Pocket
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.
The Elemental series is like a tall glass of iced cold water on a sweltering hot summer day! There is no stopping after one sip... it's chug, chug, chug all the way down. Jennifer Estep does it again. She has taken me by surprise with another explosive plot.
In every book thus far there is always a nemesis, someone who needs to get dead. There is always conflict present and danger on the horizon but this book, Widow's Web, has taken the series to a new height. I have been built up only to have the risers kicked out from under me. Oddly, I enjoyed that in Widow's Web. Action at every turn, decisions to drive wedges the size of the Pacific ocean and emotion running rapid.... Widow's Web will leave you content and anxious for more.
With out giving anything away, yes, readers of the series will be in for one wicked ride. Readers will be wide-eyed, pursing lips, frowning eye brows, inhale in shock, cry like a baby and then feel like they've read a worth while book. No doubt, I received more than I expected to but what good book doesn't do that! With Gin and her rag tag group consisting of Bria, Finn, Jojo, Sophia, Eva, Owen and the newest edition, Kincaid, she takes on Salina. Salina is an old lover from Owen's past and Eva's worst nightmare wrapped into one. Salina leaves dead bodies in her wake but the scariest thing is that she knows all too well how to manipulate people. So now as Gin is stuck in a hard place she needs to do things that will forever change the course of her life and those around her. What those changes are you may be thinking... well, I will give no spoilers so you'll have to read Widow's Web.
Without a second thought, Gin was, is and forever will be counted among my all time favorite heroines. No one will ever accuse Gin of having an easy life but she would likely be the first to agree that she had been dealt a lucky break in life. Taken off the streets by an assassin with a conscience and a son around her age, she was given a second chance. That very man, Fletcher Lane, had taught Gin all she knows in both line of businesses. A cook at a whole-in-the-wall BBQ joint and a Assassin to top it off. Gin is not your cookie cutter heroine. She is all her own brand and Jennifer Estep's success. Now that's only the basics of why I love her character. If you are a fan, you know what I mean. If you are seeing this review for the first time, I hope you read something you like and read the series.
All in all, a fantastic installment in The Elemental series despite the huge shocker. In fact, I am looking forward to how things will smooth out. They better smooth out! lol! I don't think my heart could take anything less than that.
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