My name is Gin, and I kill people.
They call me the Spider. I’m the most feared assassin in the South when I’m not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don’t use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.
Now that a ruthless Air elemental has double-crossed me and killed my handler, I’m out for revenge. And I’ll exterminate anyone who gets in my way good or bad. I may look hot, but I’m still one of the bad guys. Which is why I’m in trouble, since irresistibly rugged Detective Donovan Caine has agreed to help me. The last thing this coldhearted killer needs when I’m battling a magic more powerful than my own is a sexy distraction…especially when Donovan wants me dead just as much as the enemy.
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4.5 Kick-Ass Stars!
Loved it! What’s not to like…. Gin. a kick-ass heroine that’s sassy, spunky, sexy, smart and confident….She is also an assassin… but only kills the bad ones. She is powerful, she can control the stone elements and then some, but she only use those as last resort, she relies on her skills and knives, her weapon of choice.
Great group dynamic. Sometimes a family doesn’t have to be blood.
Easy world building, it’s basically like our world mixed in some paranormal elements like Vampires, dwarves and giants, then there is the rich side and the poor side… leaving you with that urban fantasy feeling.
Then there is the hot, full of moral detective, Donovan Caine, who just happens to hate the Gin and wants to kill her, and at the same time is very attracted to her. And Gin just happens to be attracted to him too and is not shy to tell him… 😉
“You’re an attractive man, detective,” I said. “I’m an attractive woman. And here we are, all alone. Together.”
There are times I’d like to kick the detective’s ass but at the same time admire his conviction.
An intriguing and thrilling story that had me from start to finish, though I do admit there are some background or flashback that I couldn’t care less, but that was just somewhere in the beginning of the story… it went smooth and fast after. The climatic scene got me at the edge of my seat.
There are powerful enemies at play.
This book introduces us to the heroine, her world, her tragic past, how she became who she is now, her talent, and the people that surrounds her, her friends/family. As the blurb says, her handler, who is also like a father to her, was double crossed, tortured and killed, and she’s out for revenge! From the start of the book you can read Gin in action right away…
Fast-paced, action-packed, suspenseful, funny and heartwarming… Looking forward to the next book.