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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Book Review: By a Thread

By a Thread by Jennifer Estep
Expected publication: February 28th 2012

When killing people is your job, there’s no such thing as a vacation.


Poor Gin. Ever since her battle with Mab, people have been coming into the Pork Pit staring at her and/or trying to kill her. After all, what better way to make a name for yourself than by taking out the infamous Spider? So when Finn suggests a vacation, she reluctantly agrees. Looking at it as an opportunity to spend time with her sister, Gin shouldn't be surprised when trouble finds her.

Letting Bria choose, they decide to vacation in Bria's old hometown. A little jealous of the easy friendship between Bria and her BFF Callie, Gin is even more shocked when she sees her old flame Donovan! Turns out that Bria and Donovan had switched jobs, but nobody had mentioned that little detail to Gin.

Despite her best intentions, it isn't long before Gin finds herself smack dab in the middle of trouble. Turns out Callie is being strong-armed into selling her restaurant to some bad guys. Well, no one threatens Bria's best friend, much less a fellow cook, so Gin comes up with a plan. Only it seems that she bit off a little more than she could chew this time around....

Really, really loved this one, as Gin just keeps getting better and better! One of the things I really love about her is that she's human. She can get hurt. She feels jealous of the sisterly relationship Bria has with Callie. She isn't sure of her feelings for an old lover. Her plans aren't infallible. Love that while she's good, she's not Superassassin!

Another thing I love about this series is Gin's family and friends. While I'm not totally sure about Bria yet, I love Gin's foster brother Finn, lover Owen, and the Deveraux sisters! They all love Gin and will always be there for her. You couldn't ask for better friends!

And the descriptions of the food! I must have been hungry while reading this one, but the food that Callie served at her restaurant had me drooling! I really want to try the pineapple pudding that Gin had for dessert! Wonder if Jennifer has the recipe?

Sorry...where was I? Oh yeah....this is an awesome read and I highly recommend it for anyone who loves a strong heroine, a great plot, excellent writing, and outstanding characters! And food.... :)

Previous reviews:

Spider's Revenge (#5)
Spider's Bite (#1)



eARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review.


4 comments:

  1. So wait...you liked it right? LOL...just kidding! ^_^ Glad it played out well for you. Sounds like the author knows how to keep her character connections alive and thriving. Thanks for sharing...and happy reading!

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  2. Sounds like a well written novel ..... not too sure its a read for anyone on a diet though.

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  3. I really liked the first one in this series! That's how far I got!

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  4. Looks like a good one (and a new one!) to me!

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