HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Dr. Yes
Author: Lisa Cach
Publisher: Love Spell, 2003
Language level: 5
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Recommended reading level: Adults only (if anybody)
Rating: 0 stars (not recommended)
(5 stars=EXCELLENT; 4 stars=GOOD; 3 stars=FAIR; 2 stars=POOR; 1 star=VERY POOR; no stars=NOT RECOMMENDED)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Cach, Lisa. Dr. Yes (Published in 2003 by Love Spell, a trademark of Dorchester Publishing Co. Inc., 276 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10001). Dr. Alan Archer is a man determined to find the legendary lost city of Yonam in the Himalaya Mountains to cultivate a dangerous aphrodisiac plant found there called the “Yes drug” that has the power to make every woman in the world tremble with lust and turn her into a slave answering to the sexual whims of the man who gave her the drug. Rachel Calais, a sassy, expatriate American young woman with pink hair and a nose ring who works as Nepal tour guide, is recruited by B.L.I.S.S., a top-secret, crime-fighting, service organization composed almost entirely of women, to lead an expedition into the Himalayas to help stop the doctor. Dashing Englishman Harrison Wiles, a covert agent for B.L.I.S.S., is her partner on the mission. The situation is made sticky, however, when Rachel learns that the gawky but dastardly doc was her first lover.
Armed with a stun gun and infrared goggles, Rachel and Wiles, along with a Nepalese mountaineer named Min with whom Rachel has also been intimate, embark on their plot to bring down Alan. Normally, I ask some questions at this point to whet the reader’s appetite, but I will not do so for this book, which several reviewers call a “spy spoof.” I picked it up in the book sale room of our library because it looked and sounded interesting, but I didn’t realize how sexually explicit it is. All the main characters seem to be serial fornicators, and there are a couple of very detailed and graphic descriptions of sexual activity, including one of actual intercourse, along with quite a bit of cursing, profanity, and even some vulgar language. Other titles in Dorchester Publishing’s “B.L.I.S.S.” series include From Boardwalk with Love by Nina Bangs and The Loving Daylights by Lynsay Sands, but I cannot recommend this book at all.