(4.25 / 5)
Spotless! What a pleasant surprise! When I purchased this little “gem” (see what I did there?) for less than 5 bucks off audible I didn’t really have my hopes up. However, I wanted a new audio book, and the premise sounded entertaining and it had good reviews, so here we are…
So Island is a young woman who comes home early one day to find gun for hire English James Bond type March in her living room, sorting through her things… And cleaning them. He has a pretty bad case of OCD… He wants a diamond that her late mother stole ten years ago and doesn’t really buy her “I have no idea what the hell you are talking about” pleading (even though she actually doesn’t know what he is talking about). So there begins Island’s adventure around the world with March in an attempt to not only find the diamond, but discover who her mother actually was, and what exactly does March have to do with any of this… Whilst also trying to figure out what is going on with this spark between her and the hunky Englishman.
Spotless was a great to listen to for a bit of escapism. The first half of the book was setting up the scene and the characters, it was enjoyable, but it wasn’t till the second half that I really started enjoying it. There were a few violent scenes which were pretty tame (by my standards – Me being a pretty big blood and gore fan). And some killer romantic tension happening, especially in the last half of the book.
There were a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, and I always love that, because I’m normally not easily surprised…
I loved the characters, especially March. Island and her constant rambling annoyed me on occasion but not enough for me to dislike her character. I enjoyed the secondary characters in Spotless. They all had surprising depth.
The audio version was pretty good. Amy McFadden did a great job, especially in the little snippets before each chapter. However the one thing that I didn’t like was her rendition of March. For some reason with the English accent she pulled I could not for the life of me picture a sexy man! I couldn’t take it seriously. It didn’t go so far as to ruin the story for me, but for me it was a small downer in an otherwise entertaining performance.
Would I recommend Spotless?
Yes absolutely for anyone who loves a bit of entertaining romantic tension and suspense, a very odd “bad” guy, and someone who doesn’t mind getting caught off guard by a funny part of the story and snorting out some of their drink… Twice!
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