I first encountered Wendy Darlin in Cairo Caper and as I have mentioned in that review, it was hilarious and a bit ridiculous. Wendy and The Lost Boys is actually the first book in the series and it will set you straight about where all the madness starts.
Over the top describes this book perfectly. Actually, it is over the top several times over. Hyperbole rules, and it is not for the prudes. Yes, because the story centers around a villain who has some problems with his anatomy. And he finds it hard to battle with them.
Wendy is a Miami realtor. She has taken a young girl Marni under her wing. Wendy has been recently divorced. She meets a whale of a man to show him a mansion, and Marni tags along. Gold digger that she is, she immediately latches on to Hook, a mega billionaire. They are soon married but Marni is morbid and extracts a promise from Wendy.
A super yacht Predator will satisfy all your nautical and Star Trek fantasies. When trouble comes knocking, Wendy rushes to the Caribbean with friend Kit in tow. Roger Jolley, and SEC investigator who is after Hook latches along. Did I mention Hook is accused of fleecing billions out of the poor and unsuspecting folks?
There is technology like tractor beams, cloaking devices and submarines that will make you wonder if it is real. There are gun toting sailors and pirates. There are hillbillies that eat squirrel. And amidst all this, there is a dangerous megalomaniac who can’t think straight because of his, er, problem! This is a crazy ride that will have you laughing all the time and pulling your hair out at how ridiculous it all is.
This book is the first in the series and I already saw how the character evolved in Cairo Caper. Wendy is a size 6 blonde who likes her vodka. She is loyal to her friends, and ready for adventure. What more can a reader want?
Wendy and The Lost Boys – one read you will not regret.