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Widow’s Web (Elemental Assassin #7)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  7,244 ratings  ·  439 reviews
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 m
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Published August 21st 2012 by Pocket (first published August 12th 2012)
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After more than 12 hours later..
My honest review :

To summarize:
Gin Blanco, the former assassin has a new problem in Ashland.
Salina Dubois is back in town for her own agenda and Owen has a past with her.
Salina, being woman... we know how vicious a woman can get and what a hissy fit she will throw if she doesn't get what she wants.
And Owen, being "caught" in between.
We get to know how Owen got his broken nose, his past that he did not share with Gin, his history with Kincaid and what poor Eva
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
Gin's still trying to fight off hoodlums looking to take down the Spider but she's still able to kick back and enjoy life. That is, until someone shows up in town. Coincidentally, this happened the same time Owen started acting strangely. Could they be related?

Wow, Wow, and then some more WOW. I LOVED this book. It sucked me in right from the start and I could not put it down. That didn't mean I was happy about things....oh contraire, this book is all about the angst, baby!

If you're reading th
Jen (Red Hot Books)
4.5 Stars
Jennifer Estep... how could you do this to me? Yes, you made it very clear where this story was heading, but it didn't make it hurt any less to see the hits coming.

The book begins with Gin happy. She and her sister are solid. Mab is dead. Things are good at the Pork Pit. And her relationship with Owen couldn't be better. Right there, you know it's all going to fall apart, because things are never easy for Gin Blanco.

Trouble comes in the form of the beautiful water elemental Salina, henc

Gin and Owen's relationship is tested when his ex, Salina, turns up to take over Ashland and win him back.

-The plot was engrossing, the pacing was great and most of the characters were as entertaining as ever.

-The reason I didn't give this a higher rating was because of 1) that bastard Owen and 2) the complete destruction of Owen and Gin's relationship. What I loved about Owen and Gin was how they both opened up to each other, how it came across that what they had they'd never felt befo

4 1/2 Stars!! I was uneasy going into this one, but in the end, I was pleasantly surprised!!

I had heard tale about a rift that would form between Gin and Owen, but considering the circumstances, it was well done, and leaves the reader hopeful. Theirs is a story that no doubt will resolve itself as the series moves forward. We have to remember that this is an urban fantasy, and although this amazing pairing adds an extra layer of depth to the story, one that this reader enjoys immensely, it’s n

My rating: 3/5 stars
First line:“Breaking into the building was easy. Too easy for an assassin like me.”
Favourite quote:“For a moment, I almost felt sorry for her. Then the bitch blasted me with her water magic, and I got over it.”
Song of choice: Serial Killer by Lana del Rey

In Widow’s Web many things happen. Or at least on the emotional front. But first things first, let me make a quick summary of the book. Salina Dubois, Owen’s ex fiancee comes back in town determined to kill all those who witn
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0


“I stood there alone in the dark and wondered who the hell Salina Dubois really was, why she seemed to have such an effect on my lover, and what I was going to do about her. Because this was a matter of the heart—and one problem that all my knives and all my prowess as the Spider wouldn’t help me solve.”

Oh baby what a story! Estep really threw me for a loop with this story! Yes, I was warned that there would be a shock or two coming and to try not to spoi
Beatriz  Lins
"I’m going to untangle her deadly scheme, even if it leaves my love affair hanging by a thread."


What? They're too perfect to break up!

EDIT: Just finished reading it. There were, what, 3 actions scenes, tops, in the whole book. This one was definitely a slow-paced book, compared to the rest of the series. THe romance was the only thing that managed to disappoint me. I'm still looking forward to Deadly Sting, though!
Full review to come.
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: I Like
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess HOT
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: This series continues to excite
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Heartbreaking. Making the right choice no matter the cost.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Absolutely
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Phillip Kincaid

SUMMARY (55 words or less)

I did not emotionally rate this book. Yes, I was pissed all to hell and if this series goes like the Hollows where every man is evil, I will stop reading it. Owen seemed totally out of ch
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

WIDOW’S WEB is book seven in the Elemental Assassin series and this time, Estep makes it personal.

Gin Blanco has a new enemy in town. Her name is Selina Debouis and rumor has it, the water elemental is back in Ashland after her long disappearance to seek revenge. But it seems that that’s not the only thing Selina has her eyes on...

Owen, Gin’s lover and Selina have a complicated past. Struggling at a young age to survive, Owen, Selina, Owen’s younger sister, Eva and Gin
Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho)
Oh where to begin? Well first if you follow me you know that all the books in this series have been 5 Mac Halo (stars) and favorites for me. Well kiddies, Widow's Web is still a favorite and I still have my Gollum moments (My Precious) but I could only give it 4 stars.

Why? One word, or rather name...OWEN.

Owen you broke my heart in this one. I knew you were too perfect. But I have hopes that you pull you head out of your ass in the future.

But I'll back up a bit and leave Owen where he belongs...b
In Spiders Bite we met Gin Blanco, cook by day and assassin by night. Over the past six books I have got to know Gin, I've cried with her, laughed with her, cheered as she defeated the bad guys, comiserated with her as she got her heart broke and finally fell in love as she did with Owen Grayson. In By a Thread Gin confronted her past in the form of Donovan Caine her ex-boyfriend, now in Widow's Web it's Owen's turn to confront his past.

Since Owen entered Gin's life it's been apparent that ther
Exciting, riveting, a really fun read in Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassins series.

I had stopped reading this series about a year ago. I loved the world, the characters, the stories – however the books were rife with repetition, especially the characters’ eye colors. The repetition was so distracting that I had contemplated a drinking game, but then I’d never be able to finish the book. Instead, I just stopped reading the books, which was a shame because the author does tell a good story.


What's next for Gin Bianco? I asked this before, and one book after we still remain with the same question, wondering where Jennifer Estep is taking this series next. It seems like for the time being the author is content with using the stage built in that initial arc and writing some standalone thrillers with a bigger focus on relationship developments. Widow's Web doesn't necessarily answer the question above, but by the end of the novel I can assure y
Sophia (FV)
Originally posted at Fiction Vixen

Widow’s Web is the 7th book in the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep. I’m assuming you have read the rest of the series if you’re reading this review. If not, don’t start here, read the rest of the series first, you’ll thank me.

Throughout this series we’ve slowly gotten to know Gin and with each book a few more of her layers are pealed away reinforcing my belief that Gin is a heroine who is emotionally solid, yet vulnerable in many ways. Always, I hope
Jacob Proffitt
While continuing the milieu of Gin's life and story, the plot of this one rather depends on everybody having a lobotomy before the story starts. I'm not sure if I should simply ignore Owen's actions throughout this one or actually let it taint my respect for him as a man (or as a rational human being).

So Owen's first love, Salina, returns to town and makes a splash (heh. She's a water mage. See what I did there?). This isn't a spoiler as it becomes rather clear from the first we meet her, but sh
Lynn Aoude
Great book! I have to say I haven't been disappointed in any of the elemental assassin books. It's a great series, and this book is no exception. But what infuriated me in this book is Owen's attitude toward a psycho murderous bitch. Ok, she'd been his fiancee at least 15 years ago & he loved her. But please!!! Even though he finds out that she'd tortured his sister & made him beat his best friend to about an inch of his life back then & now that she's back she comes close to killing ...more
This was exciting and action packed from start to finish. Combined with the edgy pacing, new characters, and fresh background info, it kept me eagerly turning the pages wondering where the next sucker punch was going to come from. Yes, there were a few awful ones.
However, I must say Owen truly disappointed me this time. I found it kind of hard to understand how easily he changed his tune where family loved were concerned, while everyone else held firm, trying to show him the error of ways(thinki

Well, I couldn't help but be disappointed in this one. It feels, to me, like the author isn't sure what to do now that she offed the nemesis, and so we end up just spinning our wheels on character development.

What I liked:

A villain that was just flat-out nuts. That was a fun change of pace. Some people have terrible things happen to them, and they just crack. From what we heard about her past, Salina was never really a good egg to begin with, but I liked that you had sympathy for where
Posted at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

You know how at the end of each of the books in this series so far, you close it with a smile on your face. Each book gives you a complete story absolutely filled with action leaves you feeling fulfilled. Happy. I am sorry to say that this book will still give you that “you go Gin girl!” feeling but will also make you feel a little sad. But you know what? It’s all good.

Let me explain.

Widow’s Web by Jennifer Estep is the seventh book in her Elemental Ass
I am SO dissapointed with this book. I had reservations from the start because all the major plot points have been taken care of. Bria and Gin and reunited, Mab is dead, Donovan has been put in his place and lastly, Owen and Gin are good for each other and happy. Thus begins the nightmare of this book.

OWEN-HATE: Remember all the time and patience Owen put in to finally get Gin to let her guard down? Selena, a water elemental, comes back into town. She used to date Owen when they were teens and
Rating: 4.5/5

Widow’s Web is the seventh installment of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, continuing to impress with a heroine who, book by book, allows readers under her substantial emotional defenses to show us yet another layer of the already multi-layered assassin known as The Spider. One of the most intriguing aspects of these books–outside a highly entertaining core cast of characters–is Ms. Estep’s ability to craft new and unique villains to take Gin on in each tale. After seven
Ezinwanyi~the Impish Angel  (Oh My Shelves)
Finally a chink in Prince Owen's armor. It's nice to see Owen Grayson not be perfect...but make bad decision after bad decision. As many already know, I love this series. this book was better than the last book because we finally got to see a chink in Prince Owen's armor. In book 7 of the Elemental Assasin series, Owen's ex-fiance Salina Dubois comes to town and she just opens all kinds of wounds for everyone! First of all, Salina is a mean witch. Second, she just has Owen fooled as to her true ...more
WIDOW’S WEB (Elemental Assassin # 7 ) by Jennifer Estep

WIDOW’S WEB is the 7th novel in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series. Gin Blanco aka The Spider is an assassin with the elementals of stone and ice, but Gin may have met her match both magically and emotionally, when someone from her lover’s past returns seeking revenge for the death of her father and Gin is the only one standing in her way.

Gin was surprised when local casino owner Phillip Kincaid requested her catering service. As the
Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)
This one was basically Owen and Eva's story as we get to know the sister-brother duo and their past a little better. Their past comes to haunt them with a plan of revenge and it's Gin's job to clean up the mess as always, even if she'd prefer to stay as far away from it as humanly (or elemntaly) possible.

Loved all secondary characters exept for Owen. I get where he's coming from, but when a psycho tries to murder your beloved ones as well as hurt innocent people who have even looked at her the w
I used to love this series Gin Blanco was a favourite kickass heroine of mine. The books were action packed and I thought they were fantastic. Gin was hell bent on revenge for Mab Monroe, the underworld boss who killed her family. That was the reason Gin became an assassin to kill Mab and then one day Gin was successful and the books…..changed. Gin decided to give up her assassin side but she carried on doing jobs for free to save people as opposed to killing people just for money and the excite ...more
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Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00

Audio Rating: 5.00 (Not part of the overall rating)

First thought when finished: Gin has grown by amazing leaps and bounds emotionally since the beginning of the series. This story really shows her emotional highs and lows while ripping your heart out!

Story Talk:
“Always take the most unexpected route” ― Jennifer Estep, Widow’s Web

The one thing the Elemental Assassin series has taught us is that Gin does not al
Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
UGH...Jennifer, you killed me with this one!!! *sobs* I kind of knew it would happen but I still didn't like it. I have loved Owen from the beginning, especially after Donovan being such an asshat, but now I am not sure I like Owen. I think Gin is too good for him. I wanted to kick him in his junk!! I hate when a book leaves me with this ache~I like my HEAs dammit!!! LOL... So, Jennifer I am mad at you for making me dislike Owen~please please please fix it!!! Great addition to the series. Love G ...more
Oh the angst, it HURTS!! I was prepared for the Gin and Owen drama, but it still stings with where things stand at book's end. I still believe they'll get through it, Owen is the one for Gin but the road can't be all smooth sailing.

The one tiny issue I had (which also makes me think Owen wasn't in his right mind, courtesy of Salina) was when he found out what Salina did to Eva when she was 4 years old, and Owen didn't kill Salina himself for what she did. That right there tells me not all was as
Lauren (aplpeach)
I loved and I hated it. However the only reason I hated it was the end. I wont spoil anything since it just came out today, but I am hoping that Deadly Sting puts everything right again for Gin. I love her character. Finn again was hilarious. I was not so fond of Owen in this book. All he wanted to do it seemed was pull away from Gin. He wouldn't let her in. That just pissed me off. Eva is so sweet and I really liked Phillip K.'s character. I hope he, gin and eva work things out. I can't wait un ...more
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Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin adult urban fantasy series for Pocket. Books in the series are SPIDER'S BITE, WEB OF LIES, VENOM, TANGLED THREADS, SPIDER'S REVENGE, BY A THREAD, and WIDOW'S WEB. THREAD OF DEATH, an e-novella, is also available.

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Elemental Assassin (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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  • Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin, #2)
  • Venom (Elemental Assassin, #3)
  • Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin, #4)
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  • By a Thread (Elemental Assassin, #6)
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  • Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin, #9)
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  • Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin, #11)
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“For a moment, I almost felt sorry for her. Then the bitch blasted me with her water magic, and I got over it.” 27 likes
“Gin! Gin, are you here?”
“Right behind you,” I said.
Finn shrieked and whirled around. I winced at the high-pitched sound.
“Dammit, woman.” He clutched the folder to his chest. “Are you trying to give me a heart attack?”
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