Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep ~ Book Review


Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship? That’s the question Gin Blanco asks when a friend’s long-lost relative strolls into town. The suspicious reunion is a surprise for everyone—and a big problem for Gin. Book fourteen in the New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!”It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in. It’s funny how life works: one minute your best friend is rock-steady, and the next he’s doe-eyed and buying into this whole loving-relative routine to the point of ignoring you. I’d like to be happy for Finn, I really would. But all of my instincts are telling me that beneath the syrupy sweet demeanor and old-fashioned charm, this sudden interloper is planning something. The whole shtick leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. This person might have avoided the grave once, but I’ll put anyone who hurts Finn in the ground—for good.

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

I was given this book in return for an honest review. Bitter Bite is book 14 in the Elemental Assassin series. I couldn’t put the book down till I reached the end of the book. It was a great addition to the series. I can’t wait for the next installment of the Elemental Assassin series.

This story is the continuation of Gin aka The Spider. Gin and her friends are still protecting Ashland from the shadows while trying to keep themselves from being killed. Gin and Finn are at the bank when it gets robbed.

During the robbery, one of Finn’s clients takes a bullet for him. But after the robbery, some major secrets get revealed that changes everything.

Bitter Bite is the perfect mix of action, mystery and romance. The characters are all great and well developed. My favorite character is, of course, Gin. Gin is the perfect heroin. She is strong and independent.

To find out what secrets are revealed go grab your copy of Bitter Bite.

I give Bitter Bite 5 stars and would recommend the Elemental Assassin series to anyone into paranormal romances. I can’t wait to read the next installment.

Note: I suggest reading all of the books in order from the beginning. It is easy to get lost if you haven’t read the previous books.

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Unwanted, e-novella #14.5 in the series, will be released on July 18. Unraveled, book #15, will be released on Aug. 30.

Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. She is also the author of the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.

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