Nice Guys Bite

Nice Guys Bite

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, espe...

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Title:Nice Guys Bite
Author:Jennifer Estep
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ISBN:1501142305
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:100 pages

Nice Guys Bite Reviews

  • Amy Braun
    Dec 14, 2016

    I'm a HUGE fan of Silvio, and was so happy to read this short, action-packed story where he officially had the worst date ever. I loved the nods to his past history and how he reacted to a new romance. While I wasn't that surprised with the "twist," I still thought it was great for the story and made the sting that much sharper. I always knew Silvio was a badass, but man, does he know how to hold his own! I also really liked the ending, which was sweet and heartfelt and made me feel like I was t

    I'm a HUGE fan of Silvio, and was so happy to read this short, action-packed story where he officially had the worst date ever. I loved the nods to his past history and how he reacted to a new romance. While I wasn't that surprised with the "twist," I still thought it was great for the story and made the sting that much sharper. I always knew Silvio was a badass, but man, does he know how to hold his own! I also really liked the ending, which was sweet and heartfelt and made me feel like I was there at the Christmas party with Gin and Co. Definitely something fans of the series will enjoy, and that readers looking for action in their holiday books. Can't wait for more!

  • Jennifer
    Dec 11, 2016

    Silvio is a character to watch!

    Silvio has been growing on me as a part of Gin's team. He can go toe to toe with Finn on the snarky one liners and putting away the food. Now after reading Nice Guys Bite we get to see that Silvio can hold his own when it comes to taking on the bad guys. He has some moves of his own, Gin would be proud of!

    I will definitely look at Silvio different after reading Nice Guys Bite. He's not just a pencil pusher for Gin. I loved how the novella wrapped up and how Silvio

    Silvio is a character to watch!

    Silvio has been growing on me as a part of Gin's team. He can go toe to toe with Finn on the snarky one liners and putting away the food. Now after reading Nice Guys Bite we get to see that Silvio can hold his own when it comes to taking on the bad guys. He has some moves of his own, Gin would be proud of!

    I will definitely look at Silvio different after reading Nice Guys Bite. He's not just a pencil pusher for Gin. I loved how the novella wrapped up and how Silvio feels like he is part of a family with the gang.

  • Shelley
    Dec 12, 2016

    *Source* NetGalley

    *Genre* Urban Fantasy

    *Rating* 4.0

    *My Thoughts*

    Jennifer Estep's Nice Guys Bite is a 100 page novella that takes place right after Unraveled. Gin and friends have survived an encounter with a new group called the Circle. Now, it is time to get all festive and party. Which means watching Gin cut decorations into little pig shaped snowflakes, and actually enjoy the holidays doing what she does best outside of killing; cooking! But enough of the food and decorations. Silvio Sanchez

    *Source* NetGalley

    *Genre* Urban Fantasy

    *Rating* 4.0

    *My Thoughts*

    Jennifer Estep's Nice Guys Bite is a 100 page novella that takes place right after Unraveled. Gin and friends have survived an encounter with a new group called the Circle. Now, it is time to get all festive and party. Which means watching Gin cut decorations into little pig shaped snowflakes, and actually enjoy the holidays doing what she does best outside of killing; cooking! But enough of the food and decorations. Silvio Sanchez is Gin's mister do everything.

    *Full Review 12/12/2016 - Book Blitz Day!

  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    Jan 05, 2017

    Silvio Sanchez is a fairly recent addition to The Spider clan. He originally stepped onto the scene in BLACK WIDOW, book #12, so I was a little surprised that Jennifer Estep picked him as the next novella candidate over longer standing characters like Bria, Jo-Jo, or Sophia. Although, admittedly readers do already know a great deal about these secondaries given that they've been a part of this series longer. My two cents not withstanding, NICE GUYS BITE was full of holid

    Silvio Sanchez is a fairly recent addition to The Spider clan. He originally stepped onto the scene in BLACK WIDOW, book #12, so I was a little surprised that Jennifer Estep picked him as the next novella candidate over longer standing characters like Bria, Jo-Jo, or Sophia. Although, admittedly readers do already know a great deal about these secondaries given that they've been a part of this series longer. My two cents not withstanding, NICE GUYS BITE was full of holiday cheer, and helped to bring Gin's assistant further into the ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN fold.

    It's no secret that when push comes to shove, Blanco's sidekicks are more than capable of handling themselves whenever trouble comes a knockin', and the boss lady isn't handy with her silverstone knives. Silvio has proved himself to be a proficient paper pusher in his role as aide to Ashland's Queen of the Underworld, but has yet to be battle tested. What started off as a fun date—bonus points for it being LGBT in nature—quickly went South, and Sanchez demonstrated that he has skills that extend past his efficiency with tablets and smartphones.

    I enjoyed the festive Pork Pit inspired decor, and Gin's holiday feast had my belly rumbling for BBQ after only a couple of deliciously descriptive phrases. There was nothing important to the story arc of the full-length volumes in this short which is exactly how it should be however, like any Estep title, NICE GUYS BITE was still incredibly satisfying.

  • Ronda
    Dec 29, 2016

    A cute addition about our very own Silvio, however, not as good as previous novellas in this series!

  • Margaret
    Dec 12, 2016

    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

    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.)

    Originally published at Goldilox and the Three Weres and based on a copy provided by the publisher.

  • Steven
    Nov 29, 2016

    This was a cute little side-story, set in the holiday season, and involving one of the newest cast members in the Elemental Assassin series.

    It was highly entertaining to see inside the mind of Silvio, but it was a little bit disheartening to see that behind his facade of togetherness, he's hurting and broken inside.

    Luckily for our protagonist, he's joined one of the best "chosen families" in all of Urban Fantasy.

    The little lingering potential thread of hope at the end was especially heartwarming

    This was a cute little side-story, set in the holiday season, and involving one of the newest cast members in the Elemental Assassin series.

    It was highly entertaining to see inside the mind of Silvio, but it was a little bit disheartening to see that behind his facade of togetherness, he's hurting and broken inside.

    Luckily for our protagonist, he's joined one of the best "chosen families" in all of Urban Fantasy.

    The little lingering potential thread of hope at the end was especially heartwarming.

    Thanks Netgalley and Jennifer Estep (for posting the Read Now link on her facebook!) and the publisher for this review copy. The only thing I got out of it was the free read, in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • Sandy
    Dec 12, 2016

    4.25 stars

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Release date December 12, 2016

    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 Silvi

    4.25 stars

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Release date December 12, 2016

    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.

    •••••••••

    REVIEW: 4.25 stars--NICE GUYS BITE by Jennifer Estep is the latest novella in her ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN urban fantasy series focusing on the head of Ashland’s Underworld and Elemental Assassin known as The Spider aka Gin Blanco. NICE GUYS BITE focuses on Gin’s assistant-vampire Silvio Sanchez.

    Told from first person point of view (Silvio) NICE GUYS BITE follows Silvio as he embarks on a date with a local college professor Martin Mahoney- but things don’t go according to plan when the couple finds themselves victims of a kidnapping where information about The Spider is payment for release. As Gin prepares for the friends and family Christmas party, Silvio struggles to get himself free.

    NICE GUYS BITE is a quick read; a supernatural tale of mystery and suspense that allows the reader a small glimpse into the mind of Silvio Sanchez-a vampire whose strengths have never been revealed; with a protective streak for his boss known as The Spider; and a man whose loneliness comes at a cost. There are moments of fun and humor; heartbreak and crushing realization; torment and victory. NICE GUYS BITE is an entertaining and engaging short story; another playful addition to Jennifer Estep’s ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN series.

    Copy supplied by Netgalley

  • NyxShadow
    Dec 28, 2016

    C'était sympa d'être dans la tête de Silvio surtout pour voir Gin à travers ses yeux.

    Au final la nouvelle est plutôt sympa même si - et c'est dommage - on devine tout très rapidement !

  • Lianne Pheno
    Dec 22, 2016

    Petite histoire de Noel de la série L'Executrice, vraiment très sympa, j'ai adoré.

    Dans ce tome nous suivons Silvio, fidèle assistant de Gin, un personnage qui mérite qu'on le découvre.

    C'est Noel et Gin organise une fête dans son restaurant. Silvio est bien entendu de la partie et ça serait bien si il pouvait venir accompagné. Mais malheureusement pour Silvio cela fait longtemps qu'il ne c'est pas penché sur le sujet. En fait c'est depuis que son ancien boss a torturé et

    Petite histoire de Noel de la série L'Executrice, vraiment très sympa, j'ai adoré.

    Dans ce tome nous suivons Silvio, fidèle assistant de Gin, un personnage qui mérite qu'on le découvre.

    C'est Noel et Gin organise une fête dans son restaurant. Silvio est bien entendu de la partie et ça serait bien si il pouvait venir accompagné. Mais malheureusement pour Silvio cela fait longtemps qu'il ne c'est pas penché sur le sujet. En fait c'est depuis que son ancien boss a torturé et tué son compagnon sous ses yeux, il n'a jamais voulu retenter le coup au cas ou ce genre de cas de reproduirait.

    Maintenant il a plus de 50 ans, ce n'est plus l'age idéal pour flirter.

    Mais voila que depuis quelques semaine un des clients du restaurant de Gin lui plait bien, ils discutent régulièrement et d'ailleurs celui ci l'invite justement le matin de la fête à un rendez vous autour d'un café.

    Tout se passe merveilleusement bien ... Jusqu'à ce que 3 géants menacent et enlèvent Silvio à sa sortie du Café. Son rendez vous le remarque et se précipite sur place, alors les géants l'embarquent aussi ...

    Tout ce qui faisait peur à Silvio arrive à nouveau, alors qu'il commençait vraiment à s'attacher à quelqu'un pour la première fois depuis des années, son nouveau partenaire (même si il n'est que potentiel pour l'instant) va subir la même chose ..

    Mais Il n'a pas dit son dernier mot, il est un vampire, il n'a pas l'intention de se laisser faire cette fois ci ...

    haa Noel ... Enlèvement, torture, meurtre, que des sujets habituels pour cette série quoi, le tout dans l'esprit de Noel !

    Franchement j'ai vraiment bien aimé cette Novella. Bon elle ne révolutionne pas le genre on est d'accord mais j'ai passé un très bon moment.

    En fait on ne connaissait pas trop Silvio avant, tout ce qu'on remarquait de lui c'est qu'il était efficace et toujours assis dans le Pork Pit. Donc ça fait du bien de le voir un peu au cœur de l'action. Et la dessus il ne démérite pas, c'est un vampire après tout, il n'est pas sans défenses.

    La fin est vraiment très sympa aussi, bien dans le vrai esprit de Noel cette fois ci :P

    Un lecture vraiment fun !

    17/20