Kiss of Venom

Kiss of Venom - Jennifer Estep Owen and Phillip are having a guy’s night out in the club – but Owen’s having a hard time letting go and enjoying himself with his head fully absorbed in how badly he messed up with Gin – which only gets more depressing when Gin and Bria come to the club for their own night outWith so much regret to mull over, it’s almost a relief when Owen hears a couple of assassins planning to take Gin down. The least he can do is try to keep her night undisturbed.In some ways, this is exactly the kind of short story I want in a series that is this established – something to give me an insight above and beyond the standard plot, taking someone else’s point of view other than the protagonist I’ve seen over and over again, getting their perspective on things that maybe will show the events in a different way from what I’m used it. After all, the series is 8 books long, not including short stories, it’s good to hear from the characters who follow Gin around, see what their version of events are especially since Gin has had personal conflicts with just about everyone.So opening the book and seeing Owen’s point of view was a big plus to me. Especially after everything that happened in the last few books with his ex-girlfriend and then the action at the Rotunda and trying to make up with Gin.And because of that, I was very very very tolerant of recapping. Even if there was a lot of recapping – and oh boy is there a lot of recapping – because if you’re going to get someone else’s point of view on past events then you need to look at those events again.But… Owen doesn’t exactly have an informative or deep point of view; about the only new insight I gained was his regret of all the years he lost with Phillip, the friend he cast aside because of Salina’s lie. Other than that?Woe! I let Gin down! Wooooe!Woe! Bria hates me because I let Gin down! I deserve it. Wooooe!Woe! I am such a bad person!Woe! Gin hates me – and she totally should!Woe! A woman flirted with me and Gin saw and now she’s hurt! Woe, I’m a terrible person!Woe! I treated Phillip like shit for years because I’m a terribad person! Woe!Woe! I let my sister down! Because I’m a terribad person! Woe!Woe! My extreme depression is now ruining Phillip’s night! I’m the worst person in the world! Woe!Woe! I didn’t tip the waitress enough! I’m scum beneath her shoes! Woe!Read More