Thursday, April 14, 2011

Top Reads Review

Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin, Book 4)Tangled Threads
Book #4  (Apr 26, 2011)

Gin, Ashland’s deadliest sexy assassin, is back and she is ready to get her revenge. There is no rest for the weary for this semi-retired assassin. Not when the super-bad elemental, Mab Monroe, is still gunning for her and her baby sister Bria. But when a new assassin is called into town to take care of this assassin, all bets are off.
                                       It’s kill or be killed.

And if surviving her mortal enemy wasn’t enough, now she must do battle with her hardened heart. The ever confident and deadly Gin will also have to come to terms with her past guilt of not being able to save her family 17yrs ago.

Estep not only has a keen talent for description and an unrestrained style of writing, but also an ability to foster likability in a seemingly unrelatable character. I applaud her for her unapologetic & unrestricted writing style in bringing this assassin’s story to full relief. A censored story about an assassin just wouldn't be the same.

Just like the two previous books, I enjoyed this book a great deal, but it still had a few nagging points that kept me from liking it as much as the previous ones. This book felt more like a filler book, even though there was definite movement in the series plot. I could have also done without the super cheesy and over the top villain name, Elektra LaFleur, and her matching elemental power.

And although I was happy to see her ex-lover, Det. Donovan, exit stage left, I did miss the sexual heat those two produced. Gin’s internal conflict over Owen, just wasn’t enough to create the necessary amount of tension to match. Call me crazy, but I think a romance between Gin & Finn would make for an interesting read. Or just the possibility of it, for a plot device in eliciting conflict for the couple to overcome.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and eagerly await the next chapter in Gin’s story.

Elemental Assassin
1-Spider's Bite
2-Web of Lies
4-Tangled Threads (Apr 26,2011)
5-Spider's Revenge (Sep 27, 2011)

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