Hasta la Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez

A Lola Cruz Mystery, Book 2

Synopsis: When Lola comes home to her parents’ house to find a horde of relatives mourning her death, no one is more surprised than she is. The news had reported that one Lola Cruz, PI was found murdered in an alley, causing great alarm in the Cruz family. Before Lola can say “boo,” a cop comes to the house. It turns out the dead woman had a driver’s license with Lola’s information. Between avoiding an unsavory ex-boyfriend, sorting out mixed signals from the very interested but not yet committed Jack Callaghan, and filling in as a waitress at her parents’ Mexican restaurant, Lola tries to find out who the woman was and why she stole her identity. Was the woman hiding from someone who meant her harm, or is there someone out there who wants Lola dead?

Review: Ah this book… I read the first one a while ago. I bought the second once I finished it in fact and it’s true that I decided it was a good thing to start it now that I have some time.

We thus find Lola, our beloved heroine who is still struggling to manage her relationship with Jack and who does not really know how to deal with everything that is happening. I must say that the more they try to create something, the more problems arise, raising doubts in Dolores. I must say they are damn annoying and we can understand the choice of the woman about the man she loved since childhood. But this story is only a small part of the novel because we also have a really intriguing investigation! A woman who stole the Lola’s identity is found dead in an alley and our detective is determined to understand what is happening. Who was really involved? Is Lola in danger? Was Rosie fleeing something? Many issues, and I was impatient to know the answers.

I still enjoy following Lola in all her stories, especially when we can learn a little more about her and her past. And while events are revealed to us, we will also have the opportunity to learn more about Jack’s secrets. I must say that he is not the kind of talkative guy, and I was curious to see what he was hiding, just like Lola. And I must say that this is one of the reasons why I’m curious to read volume 3 and to see how well the young woman will get to manage this new event that occurred. I was also really looking forward to discovering the truth about Rosie, to understand what had been happening for her to come to this point and I admit that I was surprised. All the characters are linked together without I could realize it and I found that the ideas were well found. We also have in the novel many dialogues in Spanish and it’s true that it’s been a while since I abandoned the language and even if it is sometimes a bit tricky to understand what the characters are saying, I found it quite nice to get back in this language.

Finally, you’ll understand, I had again a good time with Lola and I am curious to discover the third book to find out what the characters will do.



35 thoughts on “Hasta la Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez

  1. Despite the relationship troubles I am intrigued by the investigations. I am so glad book two worked for you. I had marked book one on my maybe wishlist, but yep I need to start these. They sound quirky and fun

  2. This one’s probably not my genre, but oh man what a quirky and off-beat sounding plot. I can see why you have fun with these books! Even if I picked this up I think some of the Spanish might trip me up though 🙂

  3. Perhaps this is not one of those books I would pick, but I have to admit that the investigations sound intriguing and it looks like a fun read, too (something I appreciate in a book a lot). I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 🙂

  4. You speak Spanish too? So, are you trilingual then? That’s awesome! I can understand some Spanish if the person speaks very sloooow because it’s similar to French, but I’m not sure how I’d do reading it. You always review the most obscure books which is also why I visit your blog regularly. It’s good to broaden your horizons so to speak. Thanks for sharing!

    • I studied Spanish and I live near Spain but it’s been a while since I tried. So well, not a lot but I loved the language. Maybe if I tried again I could really speak it like before. Thanks!

  5. Three languages? Very cool. I think Misa Ramirez is another name for Melissa Bourbon and I adore her cozy mystery series. She has a really nice way of rounding out her characters.

  6. Awww, Lola sounds like a very promising leading lady! Glad to hear you enjoyed it 🙂 I love a good infusion of mystery into a book too, and it’s great that the investigation is interesting. Awesome review, Melliane!

  7. Ha, okay, by the cover I was wondering what it was about and then read When Lola comes home to her parents’ house to find a horde of relatives mourning her death, no one is more surprised than she is.Wasn’t expecting that, haha. Even if it was a mistake. Sounds like a fun one though, I love good detective mystery types, and I love when all the characters are connected, and how, and when you finally figure it out.

  8. You speak Spanish, too? LOL same here! So we’re both triligual which is beyond awesome! (i once mentioned to you i speak friench as well!) anyways, this book was NOT on my radar at all and the synopsis makes this book sounds really different but i think different can be good, right?

  9. actually never heard of this one, which is surprising because it sounds like something I would love. Lola sounds fun, and romances in these book do tend to be a bit frustrating.

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