MELISSA BOURBON RAMIREZ SERIES:

The Lola Cruz Christmas Story

The Lola Cruz Christmas Story

Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Mystery / Romance / Contemporary

A Holiday Prequel to Living the Vida LolaAlmost private investigator Lola Cruz gets wrapped up in her own Christmas story when she's summoned by a woman from her past. This short story is a fun holiday prequel to Living the Vida Lola, the first in the Lola Cruz Mystery series from St. Martin's Minotaur Books.Paul McCartney is walking down the street with his daughter Stella and her friend, Anna, when they are approached by a woman dressed in a thousand dollar suit, and her butler, who is armed with a gun. They kidnap Paul, Stella, and Anna and lock them in a massive World War II era concrete bunker, where the butler serves them coffee and the woman conscripts Paul into writing a rock opera. Gwen and Roger June are aristocratic friends of Paul and Anna, who have reason to carry guns, and they don't like their friends being kidnapped, even when the kidnappers are benevolent and the ransom demand is to produce the greatest collection of pop songs ever written. The hunt is on.
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Sacrifice of Passion (Deadly Legends)

Sacrifice of Passion (Deadly Legends)

Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Mystery / Romance / Contemporary

She ripped his heart apart… Vic Vargas planned to marry Delaney West, but when she suddenly left town—and him—behind, she turned from the love of his life to the woman who’d torn his world apart.  Now, twelve years later, she’s back, and the walls protecting his heart are crumbling. He betrayed her trust… The night she and Vic were supposed to meet at the Chain Tree and elope still haunts Delaney.  He left her there, at the mercy of someone else.  Coming home to San Julio was supposed to help keep her sleepwalking at bay. Instead, it’s opened up old wounds, and put her in the path of the so-called legendary monster tormenting San Julio. Now time is running out…  With a killer on the loose, will Vic and Delaney learn to trust each other again, or do the roots of betrayal run too deep?
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Bare-Naked Lola (A Lola Cruz Mystery)

Bare-Naked Lola (A Lola Cruz Mystery)

Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Mystery / Romance / Contemporary

Going undercover is second nature for Private Investigator Lola Cruz, but she's out of her league when the case of a murdered Royals Courtside Dancer leads her to a local nudist resort. Parading around the sidelines of Sacramento's professional basketball scene in a barely-there cheerleading outfit is one thing—but parading around in nothing but smile? If she has any chance of hiding this from her traditional family and on-again/off-again boyfriend Jack, she's going to have a lot more than her duct tape bra and killer dance moves to keep under wraps...
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Melissa Bourbon Ramirez - Lola Cruz 01 - Living the Vida Lola

Melissa Bourbon Ramirez - Lola Cruz 01 - Living the Vida Lola

Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Mystery / Romance / Contemporary

After paying her dues as an intern, Lola Cruz is 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 is 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 muchacha.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 postcoital 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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Melissa Bourbon Ramirez - Lola Cruz 02 - Hasta la Vista, Lola!

Melissa Bourbon Ramirez - Lola Cruz 02 - Hasta la Vista, Lola!

Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Mystery / Romance / Contemporary

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?
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