Avon, Apr 2002, 6.99, 384 pp.
Former supermodel Lola Carlyle needs time to recover before she kills her ex-fiancÚ Sam the Jerk for peddling fifteen nudes shots of her over the Internet. She relaxes on a yacht in Nassau Harbor when American government agent Max Zamora boards her vessel. Beaten to a bloody pulp, Max needs to flee this Bahamas paradise as his mission completely tanked. While escaping from drug lord Andre Coselli, a badly beaten Max killed the kingpin's son so right now Florida sounds quite nice.
Lola and her companion miniature pinscher Baby Doll are quite upset when Max commandeers her boat. Her efforts to stop the ship-jacking leads to her destroying the yacht. As they drift along knowing that Coselli is sure to follow, Max and Lola form an attraction when she is not trying to kill her hijacker. If they survive this fiasco, could love blossom between this duet especially with a tiny chaperone objecting?
LOLA CARLYLE KNOWS ALL is a humorous romantic suspense romp that combines danger with laughs in a sort of modern version of a 1930s madcap tale. The story line is fun as the thrills and amusement cleverly intertwine into an entertaining romance. The lead couple is a dynamite duo while Baby Doll makes it clear from the start what he thinks of this third wheel. Rachel Gibson insures her fans have an insanely good time with this wild ride that hopefully leads to sequels starring the kinkier members of Lola's lunatic family.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner