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 with 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!
©2016 Camilla Monk (P)2016 Camilla Monk
A total 5 star read but the story lost 1 star from me because I absolutely, completely, totally HATE cliffhangers and this ends on the mother of all cliffhangers. Now I have to wait how long before the next one comes out? Aarrrrrrrgh!
A man is supposed to keep his woman, well feed, well dressed and well fucked. That is the best line in the book. My first tears came after Joy, Island's roommate finds her bound in her bed with a man in the room. She sings, Oh my God finally with the religious fervor of seeing Christ raise from the dead. I am listening to it for the fourth time, that part, not the book. Joy is so funny. Her BFF is trussed up looking ready for a BDSM session is about to happen. Before leaving the room, she asks, can I get you guys anything, booze, toys, protection? I don’t want to say anything about the book except is damn funny. Oh yea, I am a taking one star because the author plays that same old played plot line of… I hate him, I hate him, but his ass really looks good. I want to jump his bones. Hum, I must give that star back. read it and you will know why.
I am DYING HERE!!!! I can't TAKE IT!!!
I love these books!!! It took FOREVER for book 3 to come out!!!
Now I have to wait for book 4 ????
Can you tell I am really upset, my advice wait to start the series. It is so good! It is a crime to leave us hanging!!
Amy McFadden is wonderful!!! I love the main characters Island and March!!! Camilla begins each chapter in a unique way. It seems like forever since book 2 but, Camilla did a great job of recapping in book 3 without repeating.
I highly recommend this series but only if you don't mind waiting!
"I'm aksing March to take a hit on Camilla Monk"
I love March. He is just wounded enough to forgive him for his past.
The French,South Afrikaans and Italian followed by the translation was wonderful. It added the "special sauce" for the listener.
He's waiting for you.
The story, same as the first two books, is great, but leaving us with an antagonizing cliff hanger like she did!!!!!! The next book better be coming soon.
I care about these people. The pre-chapter quotes are a highlight of the book. I actually sat up in bed and startled my husband I was laughing so hard when she mentioned Chuck Tingle.
"I NEED MORE"
This book definitely moved forward the plot, and the ending...Phew. Despite the usual light humor scattered throughout, this book felt heavier than the last two. I won't spoil anything, you just have to listen/read for yourself. I am, however, going to breathlessly awaiting the next book in the series!
Great series can't wait for the next book! I was holding my breath the whole last chapter.
Loved it ,but was disappointed that there is a cliff hanger. When. is the next book coming out?
"The characters had a personality change"
I did not like this book. It was not as good as books 1 and 2, which I LOVED! They were about a man (March) with an obsessive compulsive disorder and a woman (Island) who was a computer genius. They were filled with action, romance / sexual tension (without sex, so somewhat clean), and interesting characters and plot twists. I loved getting to know March and learning what made him the way he was. And I LOVE Amy McFadden as a narrator. She is amazing.
But something went wrong with the third book. First, the main character, Island, was no longer a participant in the action or a solver of problems. She was in love, worried about March's safety, throughout the entire book. She didn't do anything but think about March and put herself in danger so that March had to rescue her -- not a role I enjoy for my female protagonists.
Second, I am not one who gets offended at the occasional swear word (such as the f-word), but Island said about 15 times the phrase: "sweet raptor Jesus" in a disrespectful way. I think even if I weren't a Christian, I would be offended at how many times she said it and the tone she said it in. It was a real turn-off for me.
Third, the book ends in a cliff-hanger. The other two books didn't. This one ends with
all major characters getting seriously injured and about to die while Island is whisked away by the bad guy, taken prisoner, again, like a helpless female in need of rescuing. Island took initiative in the other books. In this one, she was too helpless and uninteresting.
"Noooooo. What the?"
I love March and Island so very much. Plus Dries makes a great addition to the story with his funny dad like moments now which I'm glad. However what the hell. I feel like this great story that had adrenaline filled, humour, tender loving moments turned into a cliffhanger nightmare. I love how the previous stories had been wrapped up but the March/ Island story continued as a whole. It's torturing to read those last 20 minutes, let alone have to wait for the next book to come out. I feel the refreshing storyline that made this a series so great has now been ruined. I hope the author doesn't destroy her previous great formula by making March and Island into something they aren't; like the masked crystal whisper in this book. However, I did enjoy the story immensely. It was enlightening and interesting to hear about Dries and March's past and the Lion's. Also get to hear how Phyllis came to work for March. Also what is It that Callahary has to tell Island.... maybe a baby. Gotta love those fantastic reoccurring characters that give depth to March. Wow, so many questions left unanswered. The next book had better do justice to them all.
"Two and half stars"
I loved the first too books. This one had too much going on with it. It took me several days to get through the book. Just when I thought I was nearing the end..... cliffhanger!😩Love Amy McFadden
"EXTREMELY IRRITATED WITH ENDING"
VERY DISAPPOINTING ENDING.
Give some sort of win in the end--instead of a total loss.
I have enjoyed the first two of this series but this one made me very frustrated. It's one thing watching a nightly show or weekly serial that has a cliff hanger but to do this sort of cliff-hanger at the END OF A BOOK, when you won't be able to read a sequel for another year or so is very irritating. Even movies that allude to more to come, still ends a movie with a good ending. Maybe the real bad guy is still alive and you know more is to come in the next movie but you can wait because at least the movie ended on some sort of a win. This story ends totally, on a loss. There was nothing gratifying about it and it made me not want to recommend it as I know my friends (who I had read the first two) will be disappointed to now read this due to the ending.
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