Hasta la Vista, Lola by Misa Ramirez is the second book in the “Lola Cruz” mystery series. Publisher: Minotaur Books, February 2010
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 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?
This follow-up to Ramirez’s debut novel, Living the Vida Lola, is a red-hot, fun-filled mystery. Lola, a black belt in kung fu who loves to salsa dance, makes for a sexy, unique, and vivacious detective.
This was a great read. I loved revisiting with Lola while she tries to solve the crime of identity theft, murder and her lust for Jack. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. My rating: 5 stars