Narrator: David Marantz
Length: 2 hrs 6 mins
Published by Pocket Books on December 12, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
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New York Times bestseller Jennifer Estep continues her Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series with a novella starring Silvio Sanchez, the vampire assistant of Gin Blanco, as he goes on a holiday date that turns out to be more deadly than romantic.
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...
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I love these novellas where Jennifer Estep takes us into the lives of the men in Gin Blanco’s world! Silvio is so quiet and reserved we don’t see him do a lot but work, work, work to get our Underworld boss in order. It was so sweet how he was trying to keep his date plans quiet. Like that would happen with Gin around.
If the bad guys think they are going to get what they want from Silvio, they have another thing coming. I held my breath for a little bit at one part. Loyalty was on the line. Silvio is so good, you can’t tell what he is actually thinking or planning. He is WAY ahead of these amateurs. Seeing him get out of his predicament was so much fun. I love seeing these alternate sides to our characters who so often take a back seat.
The question will be, how will Silvio’s night end at Gin’s party? I was happy with the story. I flew through it and loved every second of Silvio’s story. I hope to see him get more and more involved as we go on through the series.
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