From Goodreads: Curiosity is definitely going to get me dead one of these days. Probably real soon.
I’m Gin Blanco.
You might know me as the Spider, the most feared assassin in the South. I’m retired now, but trouble still has a way of finding me. Like the other day when two punks tried to rob my popular barbecue joint, the Pork Pit. Then there was the barrage of gunfire on the restaurant. Only, for once, those kill shots weren’t aimed at me. They were meant for Violet Fox. Ever since I agreed to help Violet and her grandfather protect their property from an evil coalmining tycoon, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m really retired. So is Detective Donovan Caine. The only honest cop in Ashland is having a real hard time reconciling his attraction to me with his Boy Scout mentality. And I can barely keep my hands off his sexy body. What can I say? I’m a Stone elemental with a little Ice magic thrown in, but my heart isn’t made of solid rock. Luckily, Gin Blanco always gets her man . . . dead or alive.
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Audio Rating 4
Story Rating 4
What I Loved: Who doesn’t love when a series gets stronger in the 2nd book? This is looking to be a series that consistently builds on the story, characters, and plots from the previous books and keeps you wanting more. Gin is a very impressive leading character. She is tough, smart, a chameleon (though I loved Owen’s reaction to her hooker gear), and yet still vulnerable. She truly is a great mix of everything. The storyline was fantastic and I like how the new characters were introduced. You can tell the story still has some ebbing and weaving to do and it will be fun watching it all come to, what I am going to assume, will be one bloody head with Mab.
What I Liked: I love all the side characters. I believe that a good series has great characters that are not in necessarily even in a 1/4 of the book but still make a huge impression on you. Jennifer has managed to do that with several of her characters and I can’t wait to see what they get up too in future books (Yes, Finn I am talking about you, JoJo, and Sophie)!
Complaints: Donovan Caine–just don’t like him.
Audio Specific Review: The story was narrated by Lauren Fortgang and she does an excellent job. There were only a few voices that I thought were a little off but overall it was a fantastic job.
Why I gave it a 4: This was a fantastic continuation to the story of Gin Blanco.
Who I would recommend this too: Urban Fantasy Fans
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