- 109,00 kr
Lila Nova never imagined her desires could prove so dangerous. And she never dreamed of the exotic turn her life is about to take.
Stumbling across a steamy New York laundromat overgrown with ferns, Lila is captivated by the strange owner, Armand. More interested in plants than laundry, in Lila he recognises an untapped energy. A kindred spirit.
When Lila betrays his confidence and his livelihood is destroyed, she offers to do anything to make amends, never expecting that his response will lead her to the Yucatán. Through the isolation, mysticism and adventure of the Mexican rainforest, Lila's eyes are finally opened. And what she discovers about herself is both terrifying and exhilarating.
Berwin delivers a bangup debut packed with adventure, betrayal, love and, naturally, rare plants. New York ad woman Lila Nova, increasingly disillusioned with her job and the city, becomes enchanted by David Exley, a handsome guy selling plants at a green market. Soon, she's hooked on him, and her budding fascination with tropical plants leads her to a Laundromat that has a rare fern displayed in the window. Proprietor Armand quickly befriends Lila and gives her a trimming from the fern to take home, telling her if it forms roots, he'll show her the nine special plants he keeps in the back room. When Exley sees the fern trimming, Lila tells him about Armand's special plants, and soon the plants have been stolen and Exley has disappeared. Armand guilts Lila into coming to Mexico with him to find replacement plants, and there's magic, romance, greenery and greed as Lila and Armand venture through the Yucatan, hooking up with potential love-interest Diego and running into the devious Exley. It's a fun page-turner escapist and wonderfully entertaining.