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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep

Tangled Threads (Elemental Assasin #4)
By Jennifer Estep
Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 978-1-4391-9263-4
Buy From Indigo

Description: Id 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 Graysons front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesnt shy away from my pastor my present. And right now I have a bulls-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 theres a fifty-fifty chance one of us wont survive this battle. I intend to kill LaFleuror die tryingbecause Mab wants the assassin to take out my baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too.

The only problem is, Bria has no idea Im her long-lost sibling . . . or that Im the murderer shes been chasing through Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesnt know just might get us both dead. .

Mini Book Review: Another fun, fast and furious Gin Blanco story from one of my favorite authors.  I love Gin she is such a kick ass interesting character - an assassin with a developing heart of gold.  As usual there is tons of adventure, great snappy dialogue, some naughty bits and in this installment lots more of my favorite book boyfriend, Finn (keep your hands off him Bria, he is mine). You know Jennifer really needs to write a story where Finn ends up with a plain but cheeky Canadian Librarian -- just sayin might be an idea.  Fabulous character development in this story with Gin slowly developing into someone who is willing to let people in to her life and more importantly her heart.  Jennifer also has a gift for creating interesting secondary characters that you care about (obviously Finn, but also want more of Jo Jo and Sophia).  Love the big reveal at the ends of this one -- actually made me GASP outloud!  Only minor complaints would be lack of description of Gin's cooking (although probably better for my waistline) that have been prevalent in the other Elemental Assasin books and still some repetition of key plot points.  Although these were slightly helpful since I read Venom a long time ago and my memory isn't as good as it used to be (ok laugh it up, memory was never good)

4.5 Dewey's

I borrowed this from Natasha, but will be buying my own copy as I buy everything Jennifer writes


  1. Hehe, Im a library technician too! I am one of two ladies who runs/manages our library bookmobile, so Im on the road everyday AND reading!

    I just ILLd (Inner Library Loan) this series and cant wait to get my hands on it.

    Great review!

  2. Hey Dawn - Hope you enjoy the series it is so much fun - Love the bookmobile!!!!