Monday, August 2, 2010

Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber

Book Details
Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber
Paperback, 320 Pages
2010, St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 0312946147
Series: Book 2 of Lucy Valentine

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…

My love for Lucy Valentine seems to grow exponentially with each book. Truly, Madly was an amazing mix of romance, mystery and psychic ability and Deeply, Desperately is even more sexy and intriguing. Lucy's ability as a locater of lost objects has proven to be much more useful than she had originally thought and being publicly known for that ability has introduced tension and danger to the series.

Lucy has attracted the attention of a crazy person. She begins receiving scary letters accusing her of being evil. When she and Sean start having some relationship problems, she has double to worry about. With "the curse" on the Valentine love lives seeming all the more real and a stalker on the loose, Lucy still has the mental energy to get her new division "Lost Loves" up and running. A man lost the love of his life during World War II while he was a POW and Lucy has been hired to track her down. The police need Lucy's help on a missing person's case and she's dragged into doing recon on her best friend's fiance. With so much going on, Lucy's got her hands full uncovering the many truths revealed in this book.

I loved the matchmaking in Deeply, Desperately and wish it could have been more prevalent this book. We still get to see Lucy's dad use it on occasion, much to my delight. Speaking of Lucy's dad, he has his own batch of trouble to deal with which could change Lucy's family dynamics forever.

Deeply, Desperately is light and fun, full of mystery and love. This series is one of my new favorites and I can barely wait for the next installment to spend some more time with Lucy Valentine.


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  1. I can't wait to read this one! I'm so glad to hear that it is as good as the first one.

  2. Sounds good! Ive never read the series before but I think ill look into it!

  3. I love the cover, and it looks really cute!

  4. This sounds like a true feel-good book. I'd love to read the first one and then try Deeply, Desperately! Honestly, I'd read almost anything with a mystery in it, but these books really sound good. Lovely review!

  5. I am going to have to pick up this series especially since right now I am loving a little more fun and romance :)

  6. This one looks fun too. I read and reviewed the first one, so I really need to go grab the second ASAP! Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. I loved the first one and now I can't wait to read the second one. These are so fun and so cute.

  8. @Angela - I LOVED the first one and this one is just as good.

    @Leilani - You totally should!

    @mis cindy - This cover and the cover for Truly, Madly were both beautiful.

    @Mary Brebner - Thanks!

    @Emidy - They really are a lot of fun. It's a mystery series with lots of romance and a touch of paranormal.

    @Felicia - The series is full of romance and I had a smile on my face the entire time I read it.

    @Becky - Definitely fun.

    @Andrea - They so are. It's a very happy series.