Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship? That’s the question Gin Blanco asks when a friend’s long-lost relative strolls into town. The suspicious reunion is a surprise for everyone—and a big problem for Gin. Book fourteen in the New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!”
It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in.
It’s funny how life works: one minute your best friend is rock-steady, and the next he’s doe-eyed and buying into this whole loving-relative routine to the point of ignoring you. I’d like to be happy for Finn, I really would. But all of my instincts are telling me that beneath the syrupy sweet demeanor and old-fashioned charm, this sudden interloper is planning something. The whole shtick leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. This person might have avoided the grave once, but I’ll put anyone who hurts Finn in the ground—for good.
I was so excited for this book! Gin is back and still the leader of Ashland's underworld. Her wonderful sister, assistant and boyfriend are there. So is her brother, Finn. The problem is, Finn's mother, who is supposed to be dead, is back as well. She and Finn have built a relationship that threatens Gin, but there is something more to it. Gin doesn't trust her, but is wondering if it is because of Fletcher's warning or just her insecurities.
Gin is still a kick butt assassin, leader of the underworld and fierce friend. I still love her and Owen together, and the call backs to previous books. I felt so bad to Finn wanting his mother's love so badly. I also loved that Gin was determined to help Finn regardless of if he wanted it or not. The characters in the book are family and have each other's backs no matter what and I think that is why I adore this series.
It was a 5/5. If you are already a fan of the Spider series, you will love this one, if not, start with book one and it is great.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.