Nice Guys Bite
(Elemental Assassin # 15.5)
Release: December 12, 2016
NICE GUYS BITE takes place after the events of UNRAVELED (#15). It is told from the point of view of Silvio Sanchez, Gin’s personal assistant.Review:
Working for Gin Blanco (aka the Spider, the assassin who runs the Ashland underworld) doesn’t leave much time for romance, especially with Gin’s holiday party planning in full swing. But when he catches the eye of a charming gentleman, Silvio finds himself going out for coffee.
All’s fair in love and war, though. Just as Silvio is starting to enjoy himself, he realizes he’s being watched. His nice-guy date doesn’t sense the danger, and Silvio wants to keep it that way (and, well, keep the guy alive) so Silvio ends the date early—only to be abducted by some villainous giants.
Will Silvio survive the night and make it back to the Pork Pit in time for Gin’s holiday party? Only if he decks the hall with bodies …
I love being back in the Elemental Assassin world! Ashland is covered in snow. Gin is getting ready for her Christmas party by decorating the Pork Pit with pig shaped snowflakes. And Sophia is wearing a bedazzled Santa Skull trench coat! Is it wrong that I want to steal her clothes?
I loved Silvio when he was first introduced. What was it, six books ago now? But I always complain that all he does is sit on his stool at the Pork Pit. It's nice to see him getting out of the restaurant in this story. (Okay he goes to another restaurant, but Cake Walk was so cute!) And then he finally gets to kick some ass. It's also the first time in the series that we get a vampire's POV, though we've seen them in action as villains in the past.
I felt like Silvio's story, with its Merry Christmas ending, was much happier than Finn's novella Unwanted. I'm still sad for Silvio though. It just seems like he's kind of lonely even though he's surrounded by friends. I hope that we get another story from him in the future and get to see him be happy.
Nice Guys Bite is a fun holiday short. It does contain spoilers for the previous book, Unraveled, so I would read that one first. (But it was awesome, so no trouble there.)
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley
Our reviews of other books in this series:
Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin #1)
Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin #2)
Spider's Revenge/By a Thread/Widow's Web (Elemental Assassin #5-7)
Black Widow (Elemental Assassin #12)
Spider's Trap (Elemental Assassin #13)
Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14)
Unwanted (Elemental Assassin #14.5)
Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15)
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About Jennifer EstepJennifer 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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