Frigging Amazing! Why did it have to end?!
From the time she was an orphan, Mona Lisa knew she was different. As a Mixed-Blood daughter of the Monère, she rules her domain in the Louisiana Bayou. But she’s about to become the hunted as her mind begins playing tricks, and no one is who they seem.
Roberto Carderas, a dangerous drug lord of mixed Monère heritage, arrives in Cozumel to eliminate a rival. But the jaguar-shifter has encountered a much more valuable prize on the island: Mona Lisa, the first female Monère he’s ever met—and one especially vulnerable in that she has lost her memory. Now, with all knowledge of her real life as stripped away as her defenses, Mona Lisa can be manipulated into believing…anything.
Convinced that Roberto is her kind and sensual protector, Mona Lisa thwarts all attempts at her rescue—including those made by her desperate lover Dante. As Roberto’s devious scheme gets underway, Dante can only hope that the touch of his warm flesh will reignite total recall in the body and mind of the woman he loves. But escape for both of them could be as forever elusive as Mona Lisa’s past.
Another delicious hit from author SUNNY.
*Contains MINOR spoilers*- brief thoughts on past novels and present novel, but there are NO major spoilers.
First thing I want to say is how fantastic this series is. From book one until the now fifth installment, it hasn't lost any of the appeal that it pulled you in with. Mona Lisa has grown from a woman with an emptness she didn't know the reaseon for, into a strong, respected Monere Queen. She's been through hard ship and disaster. Her heart has been broken but has also been filled with encredable amounts of love. With everything that's happened to her in the past, she really has grown into a sentual, intellegant, confident woman. I enjoy each book I get to read along with her. Oh.. and her strapping men that's along for the ride isn't too bad either. *wink*
This time around Mona Lisa is in Carderas looking for her lost lover Dante to return home. She ends up being drugged, and defenless. With a cuncussion that has prevented memory loss of the last six months, she's now in captive with a drug loard mixed Monere named Roberto Carderas and beleives his intentions are well. Although I don't believe he had "bad" intentions with her excatly, I just think a guy of his nature, when preseItented with a woman he actually felt attration to, would do anything to keep her. It's not so hard to believe, but that doesn't mean he's a good guy, or the man for Mona Lisa. Mona Lisa's men are more than good enough for her, and she not in the market for another male on board.
What confused me was the synopsis on the back of the book cover. It planly states Mona Lisa and Robertos encounter and her reuniting with Dante but nothing of the other half the what he novels about. It's almost as if this could have been two novels. That being said, I don't think anything was wrong with the two stoies blending, it worked perfectly with the storyline, but I just found it odd how the second half of the novel wasn't mentioned on the back jacket at all. I kind of liked it, it was a plesent surprise!
I found this novel quite cleanly written, even with the twist. There wasn't as much deep emotion as past novels, except her meeting with her lovers while not remembering any of them. Although I love all her men, I love Halcyon the most. There's something about him that really grips me. I want more Halcyon!
I can't wait to see what's in store for Mona Lisa and her men next. I think I have an idea, but I just can't wait another year. *sighs* But what can I do, right?
If your unaware of this series, then you really are missing out. I suggust you go to the store asap and pick up a copy of "Mona Lisa Awakening." You won't regret it.
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