Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Hasta La Vista Lola by Misa Ramirez

About the Book:

What’s a girl to do when she finds out she’s been killed? Pinch herself to make sure she’s not a ghost, for starters. When Dolores Cruz comes home to her parents’ house to find every relative she has mourning her death, all hell breaks loose. With the help of on-again/off-again love Jack Callaghan, and juggling a new case thrown at her by muy misterioso boss Manny Camacho, it’s up to fledgling detective Lola to find out who’s behind the identity theft and suddenly wants her dead.

My Review:

This was a funny, intriguing, and humorous mystery. I really enjoyed Misa's quick wit in her writing, and I love the fact that she made such a strong female character with Lola.

The mystery in the book was good and kept light which I really enjoyed. Her characters were all very interesting with well made and assorted personalities.

I really enjoyed this one and have only one complaint....why oh why did you leave me hanging at the end?! *cries* I know why LOL but I REALLY want to find out what happens with Jack and Lola...like NOW!

Misa...any chance you'd love to give me a hint? *winks*

And let me just add that the men in this book sound mucho hot! LOL

About the Author:

Misa Ramirez is the author of the Lola Cruz mystery series: Living the Vida Lola (January ’09) and Hasta la Vista, Lola! (2010) from St. Martin’s Minotaur. A former middle and high school teacher, and current CEO and CFO for La Familia Ramirez, this blonde-haired, green-eyed, proud to be Latina-by-Marriage girl loves following Lola on her many adventures. Whether it’s contemplating belly button piercings or visiting nudist resorts, she’s always up for the challenge. Misa is hard at work on a new women’s fiction novel, is published in Woman’s World Magazine and Romance Writers Report, and has a children’s book published. You can visit her website at www.misaramirez.com.

Now thanks to the Author (?) I have one copy of this book to giveaway! So if you want to enter leave a comment or question for the author and please include a way for me to contact you.

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  1. I would so love to win a copy of this! :) It sounds like a fun read!

    My email is in my profile.

  2. A humorous mystery sounds like just the perfect read for my long boring winter days!

  3. Let's just say that Lola's next adventure takes her to a nudist resort and the big question is: just how far is Lola willing to go for her career? And what will Jack say?!

    I picture it like Lucy and Ethel, dodging behind bushes, etc. It'll be FUN!

    So glad you liked the book, Kris. Thanks so much for reviewing it!

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  5. Looks like a fun book! Please count me in.


  6. I love humorous mysteries. Please enter me in the drawing.

    forwhlz at gmail dot com

  7. This sounds like a fun read - I love love that in a book. Please enter me.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  8. I can't wat to read this book! What's the name of the next book in the "Lola" series?

    lisaglidewell (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  9. Tentatively Bare Naked Lola, Lady Graeye. I'll keep everyone posted on my web site, http://misaramirez.com

  10. Thanks for stopping in Misa! I can't wait to read the next one....I can't imagine Lola in a nudist colony LOL! and *swoon* Jack...

  11. It looks like very entertaining book. Misa, thanks for sharing your sites.


  12. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  13. I am a follower and I wonder if all her books will be based on this character or if she will do other books not based on Lola.

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  14. would love it
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  15. This sounds like a blast. I would love to read it. ;) I can only think of the song "Whatever Lola Wants..." from Damn Yankees. Excited to read this one, hope I win! :)


  16. Oh please count me in ;)