Author ~ Heather Webber


I stumbled upon Heather Webber’s Lucy Valentine Series when I applied for an ARC of Truly, Madly and won.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, as I was fairly new to the Contemporary Romance genre.  This book, and subsequent series was a GEM!

From the publisher:

Lucy Valentine is as smart as can be, as single as you can get, and so not qualified to run a matchmaking service. But when her parents temporarily step down from the family business, Valentine, Inc., it’s Lucy’s turn to step up and help out—in the name of love.

Plus, her rent is due.

Here’s the problem: Lucy doesn’t have the knack for matchmaking. According to family legend, every Valentine has been blessed by Cupid with the ability to read “auras” and pair up perfect couples. But not Lucy. Her skills were zapped away years ago in an electrical surge, and now all she can do is find lost objects. What good is that in the matchmaking world? You’d be surprised. In a city like Boston, everyone’s looking for something. So when Lucy locates a missing wedding ring—on a dead body—she asks the sexy private eye who lives upstairs to help her solve the perfect crime. And who knows? Maybe she’ll find the perfect love while she’s at it

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Loved it! It was very Janet Evanovich/Charlotte Hughes. Fast, light, funny and interesting. I read it in one sitting in just a few hours. I love Lucy 🙂 She was great! I really felt connected to her, and that’s great author praise. I also enjoyed all the other characters. Sean, Dovie, her dad and mom were pretty freaking funny, Raphael etc.
The main premise is that the Valentines own a Matchmaking company and each Valentine posses some type of gift. Most Valentines can see aura’s and match people based on like auras. Lucy’s gift was altered when she was 14 and struck by lighting. She feels like the black sheep of the Valentine Family because she no longer see’s them.
There is humor, murder, and romance. A winning combination if you ask me.

I look forward to the next installment

From the Publisher:

The irrepressible star of Truly, Madly is back in business. This time, Lucy Valentine will go to the ends of the earth to find true love for her clients…and maybe even herself.

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

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Such an adorable change of pace from what I have been reading. Lucy is a wonderful leading lady. The story is interesting, with a crazy stalker, a few lost loves, a missing persons case with the police department, and Sean. Lucy and Sean have some intense sexual chemistry 🙂 We see Em, and Marisol and go on a few stake outs trying to find evidence that Em’s fiance is a no good cheating loser…
We see a bit of Dovie, not as much as the first book, but it’s memorable. Can everyone say the Boston Globe? <grins> Same with her mom. Her dad and Raephael make a few appearances, and it’s funny, heartfelt and interesting with what transpires with her dad and family.
I can’t wait for Absolutely, Positively.

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About Erika @ Badass Book Reviews

Mom to four by day, Book Review blogger by night. I read Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance a little Historicals

Posted on March 27, 2011, in Chic-Lit, Contemporary Romance, Romance. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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