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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  3,777 ratings  ·  559 reviews
Island Chaptal, nerdy IT engineer by day, romance novel junkie by night, just walked into her messy New York apartment to find Mr. Right waiting for her. No, wait…Mr. Clean.

A gentleman professional killer with a bad case of OCD and zero tolerance for unsorted laundry, March isn’t there to kill her…yet. He wants the diamond her late mother stole for a sinister criminal orga
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published May 12th 2015 by Montlake Romance
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Stacey is Sassy
Audio is definitely 5 stars too.

The narrator does a marvelous job giving the hilariously quirky Island a voice. Each chapter opening gives us a great example of the narrators talent. It wasn't unusual for me to laugh out loud because I just couldn't help myself. This led to some very embarrassing moments on my train trips to work.

I loved reading Spotless myself and listening to the audio, I loved it more.


I couldn't pick my favourite part of Spotless it was all good

I really, really enjo
May 22, 2018 added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I can't. DNF at 8%.
I'm sorry everyone who loved it, but I'm upset at how the victim heroine is being treated by the guy who will be her love interest. I am reading, and she is just trapped and victimized every single second and it's driving me batty.
Maybe I'm just not in the right mood for this right now. I'll try it again another time.
ren ♡ [semi-hiatus]
Spotless was WILD from start to finish. I was not expecting it to be such a fast-paced mishmash of craziness. Personally, I felt like Spotless had a lot of potential but at the end of the day, it didn’t live up to what it was promising. The writing itself was great but it was light-hearted in places where it shouldn’t have been and shallow in places that needed more depth. The tone of the story didn’t feel consistent, and often times left me feeling confused.

Plot wise, the story was a bit too ea
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jill by: Ian

Action-packed thriller + mystery + romance + humour = It Works

I like ostriches. There's a certain depth to their gaze.
- March, professional killer

March (aka April or May or June or July) is a professional assassin with a penchant for order and tidiness, mints and ostriches. Island Chaptal, computer engineer and romance novel enthusiast, is socially awkward and her life a little unadventurous. Until now.

Out to retrieve a diamond believed to be in Island's possession, March realises that teaming u
Jennifer Kyle
Sep 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5~ 4 STARS

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This author displayed a unique witty writing style as she tells this tale of our heroine Island Chaptal being kidnapped to help find a two billion dollar diamond that her mother hide before her death. The hero/the kidnapper is a very interesting character not only is he a killer but he has OCD and a bit of a thing for our Island. The two travel all over being chased while Island discovers things about her family that she hadn’t known before.

Hands down my favorite part
Camilla Monk
(Goodreads deleted this review a long time ago, but look what I found on my hard drive tonight!)


Writing this review was a difficult decision to make : I consulted friends, family, my dermatologist, the cat that sometimes sneak into my living room (which belongs to the 4th floor neighbor. Husband say we should complain because he’s allergic and recently woke up from a nap with said cat sitting on his face).

I’ve come to feel it was
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4.3ish stars (I won't fit into your box Goodreads!)

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

When Island opened the door to her apartment and found a man standing there with his back to her going through her filed taxes, she h
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Ok, so this was me reading this book!

Upon beginning to realise it might be getting too late for the HEA to come so close to the end!

And finishing it and the book indeed having a cliffhanger!!

ANNNDDD - this book had no sex, zero, nada, no bumping uglies, no doing the pants dance, no making the beast with two backs! But you get the picture.

However, I LOVED this book, the heroine was awesome, my favourite heroine EVER, and March was great, if a bit odd, and a hitman, and weirdly adorable at tim
Aisling Zena
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humorous-romance

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An action adventure like n
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh wow... wow. I have never been as entertained by book characters as I was with March and Island. Even as this review is being written, spontaneous bursts of laughter alternated with goofy smiles seem completely apropos.

OMG. Sorrynotsorry, but words are inadequate to convey how thoroughly I enjoyed EVERYTHING about Spotless

It had guns -and Bazookas-; brilliantly written action scenes; crack-your-ribs cast of main and supporting characters; intelligent and adorable female protag, and a male pr
Renegade ♥
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5 stars

This was just so much fun!

I didn't know what to expect but I had such a great time reading/listening to this story and, now, all I want to do is keep going and find out more about these characters and what's to come.

Ms. Monk has a wild sense of humor, the storyline was engaging, I got such a kick out of Island (the heroine) and March (the hero... um... what I mean to say is... uh... well, you'll see. And yes, you're quite welcome for that articulate and informative bit of info) and their
Review written January 25, 2016

4 Stars - Hilarious fun fast paced suspense adventure

A couple of days ago I dowloaded this Spotless audiobook on pure impulse. Written by Camilla Monk, new for me. I read some pretty good and happy readers-reviews and yet another time, took a chance. I expected it is to be a lighthearted funny suspense with an added sweet romance touch. — And I was right, this was for sure a lighthearted chuckle "read". I liked and it will be more.

~ 11 hours well narrated by Amy
4.5 Stars


What do you get when you take an awkward IT engineer teaming up with a paid killer with OCD? This hysterical novel!

Spotless revolves around Island who is sort of kidnapped by a paid killer named March to help him find a rare diamond Island's mother supposedly stole before passing away. Island is socially inept, a total weirdo, and has the most insane thoughts like this one:

“Chinga tu madre!” My accomplice clearly had unresolved issues with March, because he was encouraging him to sat
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you can leave your common sense behind before you delve into this book, you are in for a treat.😁

In simple words, if Alias were to be a romantic comedy, this book would be the outcome. Island is a 25 year old girl who is kidnapped by a hitman who goes by the name March. He wants to know about a diamond that was stolen by her dead mother. The fact that her mother was a spy shocks Island and we are off on a journey with them as they uncover secrets while searching for the lost diamond and Island
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I loved and hated it at the same time!

Island was sometimes hilarious and sometimes TSTL! I just couldn't decide if she was likable or hateable! One page is loved her and the other I wanted to kill her!

But, as much as I was undecided towrds the eroine, I didn't have any doubt about the hero: March, April, May...: he was VERY, VERY likable and more! LOL

Who wouldn't want a hunk who cleans the house?!!! LMAO!!!!

I was also undecided towards the humor: sometimes I LOLed like crazy and sometimes I scr
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

Exciting audiobook with some stellar narrators. Cliffy-esk ending. I can't wait to see where this series takes me!
Paige  Bookdragon
‘March was in love. With Haru’s remote controlled mop.’


This is my first Camilla Monk so I thin we're not yet close enough for me to say that she writes a crazy story. *whisper:But it's true. She do writes crazy story..*

Spotless is a story about Island (a nerdy heroine who has the habit of thinking "scientifically" if stressed and who is also socially awkward) and March (a professional killer who has OCD. No joke.)

The story began when Island came home to her apartment and find March arranging
Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂
I'm going to think about my rating. Rtc.

& I have thought. I had mixed feelings going into this book. The premise sounded good - & I really liked the cover art.

My Goodreads friend Christina really liked this novel,, but Jacob really didn't Jilly ended up with a DNF. Sadly I'm with Jacob & Jilly on this one - in fact, Jacob's review mirrors my own feelings so closely I don't k
Jacob Proffitt
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook
I just couldn't warm to this book. The tone was scattered and I couldn't get attached to either main character. And while the plot held together very well, and the pacing was tight and flowed nicely, I had the same problem with the main bad guy (once we meet him) that I did with the protagonists.

Okay, tone first because I think it's actually the central problem. This book couldn't seem to decide if it was farce or serious suspense drama. I could have bought either one, really, but I kind of want
And the first book of the year goes to...
Camilla Monk yay :D
Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf)
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 th
Do you like Spy thrillers? Treasure hunt of a precious jewel? Swoon-worthy hitmen with simply hilarious and adorable OCD for cleanliness? Totally quirky (not artificially so) and nerdy heroines with a penchant for reading romance novels? Then go ahead and read this book. I G-u-a-r-a-n-t-e-e you won't regret it.

I accidentally stumbled upon this book. Who am I kidding, it was actually the cover that grabbed my eyeballs. Then I saw its a spy/thriller...ooooh colour me curious I'd say. But I did
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015

‘Sweet Jesus, it was OCD time.’

This story was not at all what we were expecting but how refreshingly surprising was the fact that we fell in complete book love. Spotless is a brilliantly written story with a difference. It crosses a few genres and brings something completely new to the table. It’s laugh out loud funny, it’s sweet and strangely romantic but in quite a unique way. It’s thrilling and suspenseful whilst fast paced and quirky. There was so much happening; so many details all wrapped
Spotless by Camilla Monk was goofy and gauche and downright delightful. Laugh-out-loud in spots, this book has an unpolished charm that matches its heroine's disarming sweetness and self-deprecating humor.

"Somewhere in the maze of my mind a little chunk of gray matter that wasn't pissing itself in terror connected this sound with the cold sensation around my wrists. He had handcuffed me." Now in another book - one Camilla Monk probably would have poked fun at in her hilarious, tongue-in-cheek ro
Geeky-ish, romance-reading protagonist? OCD killer-love interest? Mystery? Romance? Humor? Action? Paris? Tokyo? Let's goooooo~~~~

I keep on going back between thinking this book is realllly cute and thinking it's realllly creepy. It’s most likely both. This book is not afraid to go there. I was honestly expecting this book to be more of a cutesie, funny, romantic mystery – and it does have some cute scenes, some funny scenes, some romantic scenes, and mystery (I mean LOOK AT THAT COVER - it

Island & March

I read this during a book funk so basically I was struggling during the first half of the story. Still this book was enough to entertain me and get me out of the funk.

One of the funniest book I’ve read so far. I just wish we get to have March’s POV and speaking of March, I never thought I’d come across an assassin who has an OCD 😂

I had so much fun reading this…
Good job Camilla Monk 👍🏻
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was fun as fuck!

My first inclination in reviewing this book is just to fill this review up with quotes from the book. I think I highlighted about 60% of the book because it was so damned quotable. Every page has something I wanted to quote out.

The book begins as the heroine, Island (yes her name is Island which I loved) comes home to find a strange (yet very handsome) man in her living room going through her tax returns... oh yeah, and he is meticulously re-organizing them as he is loo
Lakshmi C
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one so much that I'm worried I can't say it right. If the rambling doesn't convince you, read the quotes.

What you need to know :
Island is an excellent narrator, she is funny and a romance novel addict. Island is linked to the diamond because her mother stole the diamond.
March is hunting the missing diamond & it's worth billions. March is a hitman with OCD. Incredibly polite, considerate, cold blooded, efficient.

Unlikely comparisons to tempt you :

The time March and Island spen
4.5 ( I'm cutting out the .5 part coz not enough romance ... ) but still an awesome book stars !!!!

This book was just ...... just awesome sauce ! So not what I was expecting it to be !

Island Chaptel is a resident geek by day and a romance junkie by night . One day she finds a man named March in her apartment looking at her tax returns . At first , Island assumes that March is her roommates lay and he is here with her . But imagine Islands surprise when March tells her that he is here for he
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