Wednesday, September 1, 2010

deeply, desperately by Heather Webber

Deeply, Desperately: A Lucy Valentine Novel
Title:  deeply, desperately
Author:  Heather Webber
Publisher:  St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date:  August 2010
Format:  Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Age Group:  Adult
Series:  Lucy Valentine (Book 2)

Lucy Valentine uses her psychic talent to reunite Lost Loves in her division of the family's matchmaking company.  Often working with private investigator, Sean Donahue, sparks soon fly between them but will they be able to overcome Cupid's Curse?  Detective Lieutenant Aiden Holliday requests Lucy's help on a case that is technically a missing person but everyone believes the only thing found might be a murder victim.  Add in two colorful best friends, a family secret, and some threatening letters and Lucy is in for another wild ride.

I loved the first book in this series, truly, madly, and I'm happy to say that I loved this one just as much.  Lucy continues to be such a fun character.  She can be headstrong and impulsive but she truly cares about what is best for the people she loves.  Her heart goes out to her clients, whether she is looking for their lost love from years ago or working with the police to find a missing person.

Webber keeps the book moving with multiple story lines.  For a fairly short book, there really is a lot going on.  Lucy is kept off-balance as she tries to discover the truth in what is happening around her while also sorting through her feelings for Sean.  There is also a lot of humor in the book and the conversations between the characters range from quick banter to painful and serious.  Although Webber's story lines twist and turn in ways that I don't always see coming, I still think it is the personalities of the characters and their interactions that make these books so fun for me.

I'm glad that I only have to wait until February for the next book in the series, absolutely, positively.  I'm really hoping that is not going to be the last in the series.  Has anyone heard of any more books beyond this one?

I borrowed deeply, desperately from my local library and no one anywhere had any expectation of a review.  Here is my review of truly, madly.

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