Review: Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep

Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin, #2)Title: Web of Lies
Author:  Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin
Publisher:  Pocket Books
Format: ebook
ISBN: 143914799X
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release date: May 25th 2010
Number of pages: 400

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.


This book has improved during the chapters and although my first thoughts were a bit on the normal side, Gin totally surprised me at the end and managed a curve ball. She’s strong and confident but we can see this retirement is so not good for her and even if she still does her things on the side is not enough for her.
I have several issues with this book, but they are all explained on the latter chapters. First is how and why Fletcher never told her he knew about her family and that he was approached about this job? My only reasons were connected with time and safety, because once Gin found out she would try to get revenge, but since she was not powerful enough he tried to protect her.
Finnegan is the best, but it looks like he doesn’t have a job, because any time Gin needs him he’s free and he’s a good guy, but clearly feels protective about Gin and the family.
Detective Donovan is no longer a problem to me, because I can’t even start thinking about the way he treated Gin, just because he feels guilty about his feelings and torn about her job. He’s a total loser and there’s not a thing to change my mind at the moment.
We also saw a potential love affair for Gin, but I just don’t trust and it’s not only because he works with Mab Monroe, but the way he’s curious and at the same time don’t ask questions makes me think he knows more than he should and he probably got the information on a very dubious source.
I talked a lot on this review and didn’t even touched the real job. But that’s the thing, it wasn’t that fascinating, nor very good and all those questions and some characters made the book all the better to me.


#0.4 – Spider’s Nemesis
#0.5 – Poison
#0.6 – Web of Deceit
#0.7 –
Spider’s Bargain
#1 – Spider’s Bite
#1.5 – Web of Death
#2 – Web of Lies
#2.5 – Wasted
#3 – Venom
#3.5 – Tangled Dreams
#3.6 – Tangled Schemes
#4 – Tangled Threads
#5 – Spider’s Revenge
#5.5 – Thread of Death
#6 – By a Thread
#7 – Widow’s Web
#8 – Deadly Sting (Expected publication: March 26th 2013)