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.
So here's Gin in charge of the unsavory underworld and yet at times no one seems to even be slightly phased by her! She has proved herself countless times but still her enemies plot. The newest ice elemental in Ashland is only the tip of the iceberg though (pun intended), as there's something else going down and Gin is unfortunately going to trip herself up getting the answers!
Gin has suffered so much in her life and yet, here again, we see her willing to go to the wall to save those she cares about. Flashbacks to her childhood with Finn had me wondering just how solid her relationship with him really is. I cannot say too much but relationships are put to the test and even Gin's sister Bria is fleshed out in this story.
Bitter Bite is part of a series that you really should read in order. Gin is a fabulous heroine and never gives up no matter what is thrown her way. Is she perfect? Well read this book and discover a major flaw or the is that weakness? I really enjoyed seeing the two sisters interact, Gin's partner Owen is the perfect foil for her but Finn? Can we just say mummy issues? I had wondered if this series, (Elemental Assassin), could keep going but with the way it ends, oh boy are readers in for fun, and of course a little spider retribution!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.