Shades of Pink by Gina Lamanna

Posted June 28, 2017 by E.J. Roberts in 4 Stars, Adult, Book Review, Kindle Unlimited, Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Teen / 0 Comments

Shades of Pink by Gina LamannaShades of Pink (Lola Pink Mysteries #1) by Gina LaManna
Genres: mystery, Romance

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One awkward billionaire. One failed psychic.
A tale as old as time...

Lola Pink
He schedules everything. And I mean everything. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I took this job. I thought it would be simple—pretend to be Mr. Dane Clark’s personal assistant, find the missing blueprints, and get out of the Clark Castle for good. But, somehow this socially awkward, tech-genius billionaire has wormed his way into my heart. And even if we survive this mess, I’m not sure I want to leave.

Dane Clark
How do I put this? She’s…pink. So very pink. Bright and sunny and peppy. I mean, she has at least one hundred and four pairs of sunglasses. Why? I’ve never seen a woman wear so many sunglasses before: red, pink, blue, green, glitter-encrusted. I don’t understand it. As for her organizational skills? Abysmal. Her attention to detail? Non-existent. Her ability to frustrate me to no end? Spot on. I never should have hired her. Lola Pink does not fit into my schedule. Nevertheless, she whirled into my life anyway; and she changed everything. Now I’m stuck trying to keep my company afloat and the two of us alive, while Lola turns my life all shades of pink.

** ** ** ** This novel is a full-length, humorous romantic mystery featuring a splash of humor, a hint of mystery, and a dash of romance. It's rated PG-13 due to some strong language. Though it's the beginning of a series, this book can be read and enjoyed completely as a standalone.

My Review:

This is a sweet book with a great blending of mystery and romance. Throw in a healthy dash of humor and you get Shades of Pink.

Lola Pink had lived with her grandmother since she was 5. Now, her grandmother was gone. She was the resident psychic and someone to whom all could come to tell their concerns to. Lola? She couldn’t predict anything to save her life. The few times she tried, all of her predictions turned out horribly wrong. However, everyone expected her to keep her grandmother’s psychic shop open. Lola’s dream was to create a coffee shop/sunglass hut, just like they’d planned before her grandmother passed away. The only problem? She didn’t have the money.

Dane… Oh, dear sweet Dane. He was absolutely brilliant, lived his life according to a very strict schedule, and pretty much had no clue about how to deal with normal, emotional people. But when something went missing from his company, he came to Lola Pink to ask for help. After all, the sign outside the shop said they found things that were lost.

This book was fun to read. It was full of light humor, mainly in the form of Lola and her friends. Lola was lighthearted and easy going. She was also spontaneous and did things her own way. When she and Dane mixed, sure there were sparks, but they were merely a side bit in the story. As Lola tried her best to find the missing blueprints, she also taught Dane how to interact in a proper way with people. In the end, Lola learned a lot about herself as well.

Lola is absolutely fascinated with sunglasses. While the why wasn’t mentioned in the book, it did hint at a bigger story to come if you continue reading the series.

This is a great book if you’re looking for a light read. The romance was sweet, but not overpowering, and the mystery not too difficult. It’s a good book to curl up with while you savor your favorite drink.


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