Saturday, August 28, 2010

Deeply, Desperately (Lucy Valentine, #2) by Heather Webber

Deeply, Desperately (Lucy Valentine, #2)Title: Deeply, Desperately
Author: Heather Webber
Series: Lucy Valentine #2
Published: August 2010 by St. Martins
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780312946142
Source: ARC from Romance Book Tours

Descrtipion: Lucy wants to breathe new life into her family’s Boston-based matchmaking company. But how? Even though she comes from a long line of ancestors blessed by Cupid with psychic abilities, a freak accident left Lucy with only one special skill: finding things. Car keys, socks in the dryer, needles in haystacks...and now, in a stroke of professional genius, lost loves! It’s not long before Lucy’s on a winning streak, helping old flames reunite and create new sparks. Business is booming. But when Lucy finds herself involved in a possible case of murder, she realizes she’s in too deep. Enter Sean Donahue. Lucy’s handsome fire-fighter turned private-eye neighbor, Sean is just the man she needs to help her on the job. Could he also be the man she’s been looking for all along? When it comes to Valentine, Inc., falling in love is always serious business… .

I Give This ...

If you like light romance with a bit of mystery, then I highly recommend this series.  With two books to date, I can't help but love the main character Lucy, and the quirky cast that makes up this story.  She's just as fun, smart, and witty in this oneI can see myself becoming a follower of this series for as long as remains true to the initial storyline (or she stops writing them).

I love how each story seems to include a mystery that involves the family business and a mystery the has Lucy using her powers.  In this book, Lucy helps an older gentleman find his lost love from before he was sent off to war.  I thought this story was very sweet and I loved the closure.  Plus, the mystery that Lucy solves involving a missing person is interesting.  Although, I don't think it brought quite the amount of danger that seemed to be in the first book.

The romance between Sean and Lucy makes some headway.  Which is a relief, because I was afraid the author might choose to drag it out for a few books.  I really enjoy how intense their attraction seems to be but has a basis of true feelings and not just lust.   I'm looking forward to the next one!

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