Unwanted by Jennifer Estep

Posted July 20, 2016 by Jennifer in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | | 6 Comments

Unwanted by Jennifer Estep

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Unwanted by Jennifer EstepUnwanted by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #14.5
Published by Pocket Star on July 18th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 74
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars

The New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series continues with a new e-novella--from the point of view of Finnegan Lane, the foster brother of Gin Blanco, and a fan favorite of readers of the series.

The fallout from his disastrous “family reunion” in Bitter Bite has left Finn feeling hurt, angry, and depressed. He can barely stand to look at himself in the mirror, much less eat any of the delicious barbecue from Gin’s famed Pork Pit restaurant.

But when the funeral for a slain security guard at his bank turns into a showdown with some nasty underworld giants, Finn knows that he must act in order to protect an innocent family.

Finnegan Lane might be the most unwanted man in Ashland these days, but he’s determined to try to make amends for his past mistakes...

If you’ve not read Bitter Bite there will be a mild spoiler.

 

Much like Owen needed to wrap up some things in his novella, Kiss of Venom, after Widow’s Web,  Finn needed to deal with the emotional fall-out of Bitter Bite in his own novella.

Finn is alone for the most of Unwanted but it’s not because his friends aren’t around to help. He believes he deserves to be alone after mommy dearest almost killed him and a few of Gin’s group. Unwanted is how Finn feels after the bank robbery that killed many of his co-workers. They blame Finn for the deaths and so does he. Finn is no longer Mr. Popular at work and he would be ok with that if it wasn’t for the horrible fact that the robbery wouldn’t have taken place if it wasn’t for his long-lost mother.

It was tough seeing the loveable, sass talking Finn so down. I wanted to hug him then I remembered he was a fictional character. But like Gin, Finn had a strong upbringing by Fletcher and I believe that’s what helps these two characters pull through in the end. That and the love of their friends that are more like family. Finn handled his inner turmoil with grace and deathly effectiveness all while in a killer three-piece suit. Well, expect for when he changed clothes to get down and dirty, after all, Finn wouldn’t ruin a Fiona Fine creation.

Unwanted is a short look into Finn’s mind and it was an enlightening journey for him and fans of the character.  My favorite scene was when Finn visited Fletcher’s grave and pocketed the BBQ sauce that Gin left for the old man.

 

 

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TOUR STOPS
7/11 – Books and Things (review + giveaway)
7/12 – DianaMCKiaradB (review + Q&A)
7/14 – Rantings of a Reading Addict (review + giveaway)
7/17 – The Book Crumb Trail (review + giveaway), Diane’s Book Blog (Q&A)
7/18 – A Book Fanatic Obsession (review + Q&A), Bambi Unbridled (review + giveaway)
7/19 – Bookish Things & More (review + giveaway), Slippery Words (review + giveaway)
7/20 – Mary Hughes (Q&A + giveaway), The Book Nympho (review + giveaway)
7/21 – Goldilox and the Three Weres (review + giveaway), The Reading Addict (Q&A + giveaway)
7/22 – Books That Hook (review + giveaway)

About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times 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 and the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. Dark Heart of Magic, the second book in the series, will be released on Oct. 27.

She is also the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series and Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. For more information on her books, visit Jennifer’s website at www.jenniferestep.com.

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My name is Jennifer (not Jen!) and I live in the South. I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two cats. I'm finishing my BA in English this Spring (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not touch anything labeled "classic" but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my courses. While I hated to read growing up I am now avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction with my favorite (at least to date) genres include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly paranormal from authors I read in the adult genre but I'm explaining after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in my college courses).
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