Living the Vida Lola
Book 1, A Lola Cruz Mystery
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Meet Lola Cruz. After paying her dues as an intern, she’s now a full-fledged detective at Camacho and Associates. Her boss is Manny Camacho, a muy caliente former cop with a mysterious ex-wife, a Lara Croft look-alike girlfriend, and a sudden personal interest in Lola.
Her first big case? A missing mother who may not want to be found. And to make her already busy life even more complicated, Lola’s helping her cousin plan her quinceañera and battling her family and their old-fashioned views on women and careers. She’s also reunited with the gorgeous Jack Callaghan, her high school crush whom she shamelessly tailed years ago and photographed doing the horizontal salsa with some other lucky girl.
Lola takes it all in stride, but when the subject of her search ends up dead, she realizes she has a lot more to worry about. Soon she finds herself wrapped up in the possibly shady practices of a tattoo parlor, local politics, and someone with serious—maybe deadly—road rage. To top it all off, her treasured post-coital pictures of Jack are missing!
Still, Lola is well-equipped to handle these challenges. She’s a black-belt in kung fu, and her body isn’t her only weapon. She’s got smarts, sass, and more tenacity than her Mexican mafioso-wannabe grandfather. A few of her famous margaritas don’t hurt, either.
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LIVING THE VIDA LOLA by Melissa Bourbon | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.
[Bourbon] keeps the action tight, the plot smart and humor light in this spicy blend of crime solving and romance. Lola’s Latina perspective adds extra sizzle.” – Publishers Weekly
“Living the Vida Lola has a cast of endearing characters so real they jump right off the page. If you like a mystery with plenty of sass and sizzle, don’t miss this sparkling debut!”— Brenda Novak, New York Times Bestselling Author of Taking the Heat
“If you like fun and spunky Stephanie Plum, you’ll love smart and sexy Lola Cruz. Fun, tightly plotted, and 100% entertaining, Living the Vida Lola is a terrific story bursting with marvelous characters that keep you rapidly turning pages until the very end.”— Allison Brennan, New York Times Bestselling Author of Too Far Gone
“Make way for Lola Cruz…a flesh and blood heroine: smart, sassy, and sexy. Living the Vida Lola is a hot debut mystery that shouldn’t be missed.”— Maggie Barbieri, Author of Lie Quick Study
“Well-written with laugh-out-loud humor and a complex mystery, this wonderful debut will have you looking forward to more books in the series.” – RT Book Reviews
“Fans looking for the next Stephanie Plum might just find her in Sacramento in the form of Lola Cruz, the muy caliente heroine of Living the Vida Lola…a snappy blend of mystery, romance and humor.” – Mystery Lovers Book Store
“Offers plenty of plot twists and action, in addition to hot moments of romance. For a touch of welcome diversity in the mystery novel, I highly recommend Living the Vida Lola.” – Mystery Scene Magazine
“If you enjoyed Janet Evanovich’s series but always felt like something was missing, then look no further than the Lola Cruz mysteries! She’s smarter, sassier, sexier, bolder, funnier, and always gets her man in the end. I am completed addicted!” – Fresh Fiction
“Watch out baddies, Lola P.I. packs a punch and always gets her man!”— Mary Castillo, Author of Lost In Whispers
Melissa Bourbon is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and the Bread Shop Mystery Series, written as Winnie Archer, as well as a few top secret projects. She lives in the mountains of Colorado where she cuddles with her pug, Bean, and chases after her crazy Siberian Husky, Ivy.