Book Review: Widow’s Web by Jennifer Estep

Widow’s Web by Jennifer EstepTitle: Widow’s Web
Series: Elemental Assassin, Book 7
Author: Jennifer Estep
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: bought
Published: August 2012 by Pocket

I used to murder people for money, but these days it’s more of a survival technique.

Once an assassin, always an assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland gunning for me, I don’t need another problem, but a new one has come to town.

Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but she’s really a dangerous enemy whose water elemental magic can go head-to-head with my own Ice and Stone power. Salina also has an intimate history with my lover, Owen Grayson, and now that she’s back in town, she thinks he’s hers for the taking.

Salina’s playing a mysterious game that involves a shady local casino owner with a surprising connection to Owen. But they call me the Spider for a reason. I’m going to untangle her deadly scheme, even if it leaves my love affair hanging by a thread.


Why I Read this Book: Gin. She’s a badass heroine.

What I Liked: Jennifer Estep consistently brings a level of ingenuity to each of the Elemental Assassin books. She does a great job of keeping things fresh with her creative and unique ideas. And she knows how to keep readers, as well as the characters, on their toes. I had been worried about the loss of one of the original characters, thinking that no one else could fill those shoes, but I was proved wrong. Also, the author does a superb job of bringing in a backstory and interweaving it with the current storyline. There’s some interesting history surrounding Phillip Kincaid and the Graysons.

I love tension between characters, especially between the hero and heroine, and boy is there a lot of tension in Widow’s Web! I saw a completely different side to Owen than what I've seen in the past books. He’s changing and adapting after what went down in Widow’s Web. Though I will say that I’m a little concerned where this leaves him, relationship wise.

And there’s possibility for a new romance, which I would love to see happen. I can’t wait to see how that pans out.

What I Didn’t Like: I only wish that Gin would speak her mind more often instead of keeping her thoughts to herself. She likes to let other people come to their own conclusions but sometimes people just need a swift kick in the butt.

Overall Impression: This series is still going strong and hasn't missed a beat. I can't wait to see what Jennifer Estep comes up with next for Gin and the gang.

Brianna’s Rating:
5 Frogs

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Reviews for other books in this series:
Spider’s Bite 5 frogs
Web of Lies 5 frogs
Venom 5 frogs
Tangled Threads 4 frogs from J9; 5 frogs from Brianna
Spider’s Revenge5 frogs
By A Thread – 5 frogs

About Brianna: Supermom by day, naughty reader by night. Addicted to chocolate, Twitter, her iPad, her Kindle, and 99¢ Kindle deals. You can follow Brianna on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram.


  1. "Gin. She’s a badass heroine."

    I'm 100% with you on that. Gin is one of my all time favorite characters.

    Paranormal Haven

  2. I'm 100 pages out from finishing, and it has been REALLY hard to put down!


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