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REVIEW by Heather: Venom (Elemental Assassin #3) by Jennifer Estep (@Jennifer_Estep , @_shoe_girl_)

What kind of assassin works pro bono?

It’s hard to be a badass assassin when a giant is beating the crap out of you. Luckily, I never let pride get in the way of my work. My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family. Which means protecting my identity, even if I have to conceal my powerful Stone and Ice magic when I need it most. To the public, I’m Gin Blanco, owner of Ashland’s best barbecue joint. To my friends, I’m the Spider, retired assassin. I still do favors on the side. Like ridding a vampire friend of her oversized stalker—Mab’s right-hand goon who almost got me dead with his massive fists. At least irresistible Owen Grayson is on my side. The man knows too much about me, but I’ll take my chances. Then there’s Detective Bria Coolidge, one of Ashland’s finest. Until recently, I thought my baby sister was dead. She probably thinks the same about me. Little does she know, I’m a cold-blooded killer . . . who is about to save her life.

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I think this is my favorite book of the series (so far)!  Retirement just isn’t working out for Gin…she’s trying, but problems just keep coming to her.  In Venom, Gin has to take on Elliot Slater; for her own reasons as well as to help her almost-friend, Roslyn.  Complications arise, as always; namely her long lost sister reenters Gin’s life, even if Bria is unaware of that fact and Owen Grayson still has sights set on Gin; she just needs to figure out if he’s going to bail on her the way Donovan Cane did.

The ONLY thing stopping me from giving Venom 5 Heels, is the repetition factor.  How many times in each book do we need to hear that Gin carries five silverstone knives, or what her rune is, or the rune of her arch nemesis Mab Monroe?  That gets really old, but is easy to skim over.  I DO like that Jennifer doesn’t waste PAGES giving back story from previous books.  I really hate when authors do that.  I read books in order, and if other people don’t then that is their issue.  But, I’m getting off topic!  😉

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I give Venom 4 1/2 Heels!
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