When ex-supermoddel Lola Carlyle learns that some very -- ahem -- private photos of herself are being peddled on the Internet, she hides out where there's sun and -- she thinks -- safety, until the gossip dies out. Then the private yacht she's blissfully napping on is "commandeered" by some man who says his name is Max Zamora, and that he works for the government.
It sounds crazy, but Max is telling the truth -- his cover's been blown, he's on the run, and now he's confronted by a very angry -- and beautiful -- woman. He's seen Lola before -- barely clothed on covers of fashion magazines. But she's more beautiful in person. From the top of her pert blonde head to the tips of her little painted toes, Max finds her sexy, curvy... and a pain in the butt. And that's before she blows up the ship!
Now, the unlikely pair is stranded in the middle of the ocean, it's getting very hot -- not just from the sun -- and Lola is about to reveal it all...
Lola Carlyle Reveals All in this funny but formulaic contemporary romance between Max Zamora, a covert government operative, and Lola Carlyle, a ditzy blond bombshell and former underwear model. The sexual attraction between this unlikely duo burns brighter than the novel's sunny, tropical setting when they are stranded together on a yacht and then on a deserted island, with Lola's annoying, pint-sized pup providing the only entertainment. While hiding out from a handful of dangerous, drug-ring thugs, their attraction comes to a head, but will it persist once their island adventure is over? Rachel Gibson's (True Confessions) heroine is little more than a walking cliche, but her hard-bitten hero and edgy prose carry the story.
I’ve read most of Rachel Gibson’s novels, and really liked this one. Some of her other plot lines and characters are simple and more like caricatures, but not this one. There are a few ridiculous or insipid moments, but otherwise the characters and the relationship are fully fleshed out.