Series: Elemental Assassin #1
Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Published by Pocket Star on January 26, 2010
Source: Personal Copy
Reviewed by: SherriPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble
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"My name is Gin, and I kill people."
My name is Gin Blanco. They call me the Spider — the most feared assassin in the South (and a part-time cook at the Pork Pit BBQ joint.) As a Stone elemental, I can hear the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet and feel the vibrations of the soaring mountains above me, though I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.
After a ruthless Air elemental double-crossed me and killed my handler, I'm out for revenge. And I'll exterminate anyone who gets in my way. I may look hot in a miniskirt, but I'm still one of the bad guys. Which is why I'm in trouble when irresistibly rugged Detective Donovan Caine agrees to help. The last thing a coldhearted killer needs when she's battling a magic more powerful than her own is a sexy distraction ... especially when he wants her dead just as much as the enemy......
This was just a “Wow” book for me. From start to finish I was BLOWN away and couldn’t put it down. It has all the elements I prefer in an Urban Fantasy book, a strong, tough lead heroine who can be caring, compassionate and loving; along with a mysterious, hunky, alpha male who doesn’t always ride to the heroine’s rescue but is there by her side.
Throw in an evil grandmother and you have all the makings of one dark Disney fairy tale.