Perpetually foiled romance heroine Island Chaptal and reformed cleaning expert March —or is it Mr. November?— are enjoying a pleasant break in South-Africa, after brushing death in the inhospitable and platypus-infested mountains of Liechtenstein…
That is, until a commercial flight disintegrates over the Atlantic, killing hundreds, and Island’s supervillain dad makes the news as the mastermind behind the attack. Old Lion Dries is now on the run, and he calls upon his last ally —and favorite disciple— March.
From the streets of Venice to the turquoise waters of French Polynesia, March and Island embark on a deadly race against the clock to find out what secrets lie behind Dries’s downfall, and stop the mysterious “Crystal Whisperer” before it’s too late. This time, though, there might just be no winning against futuristic weapons, CIA agents, Roomba cats, (reluctantly) evil henchmen, and dads who won’t let you get your groove on, dammit!
Genre: Mystery, Thriller – Action, romance
Stand-Alone: Not really but sooooo worth it (and I HATE cliffhangers) The main part of the story is complete but that ending
Part of a Series: Yes Book 3 of the Spotless Series No need to read books 1 and 2 (although I’m going to) The author does a great job catching the reader up in a few pages
Steam Level: 🙂
5/5 I’d rate it higher if I could
This is third book in the Spotless Series and the first one I’ve read. The author did a fabulous job of catching me up in a quick, unique and hilarious way. From the start I was hooked – the mix of action and humor was perfect. The story kept me enthralled and near the end I wanted to finish it to see what happens but also not so I could keep reading the story. The twists and turns and who can and cannot be trusted gave me whiplash. The ending was spectacular and a bit of a cliffhanger However there was so much story packed into this book I don’t feel cheated or irritated, just anxious for the next book. It’s been a while since I’ve found an author that I can truly say will become a must read author but I think Camilla Monk has been added to this (short but growing) list.
Island is my favorite type of female character. She’s strong, funny, and independent. She’s not afraid to speak up for herself but smart enough to know when not to speak (most of the time). March is my favorite type of male character. He’s strong, protective and a little bit dangerous. This mix and battle of wills causes some situations that are explosive. Adding in daddy Dries and his “nope” moments mixed in with interrupted hormones ratchets up both the tension and the hilarity.
With exception of my favorite authors, I haven’t read a book this good in a while. It kind of reminds me of Janet Evanovich’s early Stephanie Plum novels in both its comedic genius and mix of action/adventure. I will definitely be reading more of Camilla Monk’s works, including the rest of this series.
I received and ARC of this book and I’m voluntarily giving an honest review.
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