Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep

Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin, #9)Paranormal Mystery

From Goodreads:

"When a terror from the past threatens Gin’s friend and body-disposer, Sophia, Gin will stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means walking straight into a killer’s trap. Meanwhile, the rocky romance between Gin and Owen reaches a turning point—can they reunite and rekindle their love? Or will the things Gin has been forced to do in her line of work as the deadly assassin the Spider keep them apart forever? Assuming, that is, she survives long enough to find out."

There are times that a series seems to run out of steam by book 9.  That is not true of Heart of Venom.   If anything this story just makes the series stronger.  Gin is in fine form protecting her friends and family.  Owen realizes that the action he blamed her for was done for the very reason he loved her.  We finally see what happened to Sophia and watch as Gin saves her just as Fletcher Lane did years ago.  This story line closes the book on old issues and opens the way for a whole new set of problems. Now I just have to wait for book 10 to see how the series progresses.

Heart of Venom moves at a great pace.  The characters act according to the way they have been developed in previous books.  Any backstory that is needed for the book was woven in without the cut and paste of some of the books in the middle of the series.  The plotting keeps the tension up through out the story.  All in all Heart of Venom is a very satisfying read.

I received an ARC of Heart of Venom from Edelweiss.  It will be released on August 27th.  Preorder now so you can start reading immediately.

Pocket Book is the publisher of Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep.

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