Sweet Jesus, this is it! Or maybe not.
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!
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With a unique voice all her own, Monk’s Spotless series is hard to place into a single genre. Monk refuses to fit in the box that is one specific genre as she masterfully weaves a story that is both action packed and romantic with a bit of suspense to round it all out. Crystal Whisperer is definitely not a standalone book as the reader will have missed a plethora of plot from the previous novels in the series. While Monk does a good job at filling in the reader, it just doesn’t compare with reading books 1 & 2 first. Not only that, but each book is an amazing adventure all their own. That being said, prepare to be stressed out. Not only does this novel end on a hair-pulling cliff hanger, Monk is an expert at teasing her audience into thinking we are getting what we want, when in reality the author is going in a completely new direction we didn’t even expect. Not only does it keep the reader on their toes, it makes us that much hungry for more. If I didn’t know any better, I would say Monk is trained in the art of torture. A splendid writer with unique voice and even more unique story to tell, Monk and her Spotless series are a treasure you shouldn’t pass up.
Alright, now that I've calmed myself down a bit, from that fall I did NOT see coming - since I never expected our dear sweet CM to have a monocle and an evil mustache.. or a set of railroad tracks for that matter.. But aside from all that, this book was unbelievably brilliant, fast paced (it really didn't stop after paragraph 2) and is by far my favorite! Don't get me wrong, Spotless and Beating Ruby were Amazing books, this one was just...I dunno, it had more chutzpah maybe? Anyhow, I'm really looking forward to book 4, and I really don't want it to get here at all. I already hate the fact that these two only have one more book but NEED to read and see how it all turns out. These are the things I want to see.. 1) March and Island together forever until death do they part B) Dries getting the smacking he deserves, then getting a hobby he so clearly needs 3) A roaring good toast over the demise of .. 4) The introduction of the baby ostrich 'Biscuit Buns' they adopt (or Cookie Muffin) R) Butterfly in Amber making it's world debut in March *le sigh*