In her delightful debut novel, Kylie Adams delivers just the kind of smart and funny romance that readers are clamoring for. Kristine Grayson's Utterly Charming and Kasey Michaels' Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, which Zebra published in 2000, were both national bestsellers -- and "Fly Me to the Moon" promises to fly to the top of the lists -- and off the shelves -- as well. Fresh from jilting her latest groom -- hand-picked by her mafioso father -- savvy Sofia Rose Cardinella stumbles across Frank Sinatra wanna-be Ben Estes. Her first thought: Daddy would hate this guy. Her next: he must be the man for me! Sure enough, Ben turns out to be as suave and seductive as Ol' Blue Eyes himself -- not to mention a hottie in his own right. Sofia senses that they could make beautiful music together, aside from one tiny hitch: Daddy wants to have Ben killed. Though Sofia claims her father is about as sinister as Ben's portable karaoke machine, the charismatic crooner isn't taking any chances. With Sofia in tow, he hops the first plane to the West Coast to hide out for a while. After a few steamy nights alone in an ocean-side hotel room with Daddy's Little Girl -- and a few harrowing encounters with Daddy's Bumbling Hit Men -- Ben is willing to do just about anything the enchanting Sofia suggests. Even marry her. After all, isn't true love worth being rubbed out for?
May 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback