Monday, June 10, 2013

Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep

Book Description:
Red is definitely my color. Good thing, because in my line of work, I end up wearing it a lot.
Most people shy away from blood, but for an assassin like me— Gin Blanco, aka the Spider—it’s just part of the job. Still, it would be nice to get a night off, especially when I’m attending the biggest gala event of the summer at Briartop, Ashland’s fanciest art museum. But it’s just not meant to be. For this exhibition of my late nemesis’s priceless possessions is not only the place to be seen, but the place to be robbed and taken hostage at gunpoint as well. No sooner did I get my champagne than a bunch of the unluckiest thieves ever burst into the museum and started looting the place.
Unlucky why? Because I brought along a couple of knives in addition to my killer dress. Add these to my Ice and Stone magic, and nothing makes me happier than showing the bad guys why red really is my color.
My Thoughts:
This was a good book.  Gin isn't overly thrilled with going to the gala, but at least she has a 'one of a kind' red dress to wear that looks fabulous on her.  Fin has wonderful taste in women's clothing, even if he is dating Gin's sister.  It could be a bad idea going to a party for the woman you killed but she can't say no to Fin.  At the gala there are lots of people who would love for the Spider to be dead, and she is recognized by pretty much all of them.  One in particular seems to have her sights set one Gin...
I loved Gin.  How confident and strong she is, most of the time.  She and Owen still have issues that haven't been worked out and that is the only spot she is weak in.  Fin is such a wonderful, conniving character that you can't help but love him.  All the support characters were good and added to the storyline, even the bad guys.  I like that this book sets up for a future books well and there is at least some closure if not entirely.
I rate it a 4/5.  I like most of it but Owen

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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