Dyed and Gone (Azalea March Mystery #1) by Beth Yarnall

Dyed and Gone - Beth Yarnall

Dyed and Gone was everything it promised me. It was funny, romantic, and touching with just a dash of suspense mixed in with the mystery. Azalea March has some memorable friends with her when she goes to Vegas to a hair styling convention. The most memorable was Juan Carlos - I had to stop writing quotes of his down when I realized I was pulling one from every scene he was in - it was priceless. There were times he almost stole the show from Azalea. Now Azalea was written in the most perfect way I think it could have been done. She was a real person!!! She wasn't perfect, but her quirks and attitude made me love her so much. But when Dhane (a big wig in the hair community) is found dead, her curiosity gets the best of her and she just has to know who-dun-it. And so our story begins. 

Along the way we meet a host of very, very, very strange characters. But there was something about the way they were written and something about the way Azalea just went with it that made them seem almost part of everyday life (maybe they are for her). So she follows the bread crumbs and lands in a heap of trouble herself. Super sexy cop, Alex, has to come to her rescue several times, but as long as he gets a date out of it he doesn't mind. 

This was an incredibly humorous contemporary romance that will hit the spot for a multitude of genres. I love that it's a series because I must see more of Azalea (and hopefully Juan Carlos, too). 

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review* 

Source: http://www.bittenbyromance.com/2014/03/review-dyed-and-gone-by-beth-yarnall.html