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Review: Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber
Wednesday June 29, 2011 at 12:00 am |

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Copyright: 2010
Published: August 3, 2010
Pages: 312
Form: Paperback
Series: Lucy Valentine
Author: Heather Webber
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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 Thoughts:

The Lucy Valentine series is divinely enchanting.  Webber again hit it out of the ballpark with her follow-up book to Truly, Madly and I was hooked from beginning to end.  I was once again drawn into the peculiar world of Lucy Valentine and her cohorts.  With the newfound division of her Father’s business, Lost Loves, squarely on her shoulders, Lucy embarks on a mission to find the long lost love of WWII veteran Leo Epperson.  And while she is busy with that she is also asked by local police to help with missing person’s and cold cases.  And as if that wasn’t enough, Lucy has to contend with a mysterious someone sending her threatening letters.  You would think with all the various storylines going on the reader would easliy get lost, but Webber expertly weaves this tale so the reader can follow and become invested in the lives and stories of the characters.

There are three different mysteries going on in this book and each one will have you second guessing and gasping in surprise.  Lucy is just as loveable in this book.  I didn’t know that she could be even more compassionate than before, but somehow she manages to outdo herself.  She’s brave, bold, and really has a handle on all that she wants, even though she’s terrified to submit to her hopes and dreams.  Sean is even more dreamy, and has a very big and caring heart.  Even if it does have to be helped along by a defribrillator.  Rapahel is just as charming and her Mother and Grandmother just as crazy.  And there were a myriad of new characters introduced that I loved, and fit perfectly into the story.  And it seems Lucy recieves a surprise or two of her own.

The chemistry between Lucy and Sean was crazy intense in this book.  I could almost feel the love and passion between the two, and even more so because they had to hold back on their feelings for quite a while.  But it made for a great build up, and when they finally gave in to each other…it was nothing less than magic.  And I love how she and her friend put their friendship on the line to help one of their bestie’s realize that she could be potentially making a big mistake when it comes to the man she is engaged to.

This book is full of excitement, mystery, and humor.   With themes of friendship, compassion, and long-lasting love, Webber has another winner on her hands.  Definitely worth reading, and make sure you read the first of the series too.

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2 Responses to “Review: Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber”

  1. I haven’t picked up this one yet. I am kind of upset because I read the first one and enjoyed it but…I have so many books around these days.

    Fab review! You keep making me want to drop whatever I’m reading and pick up what you are reading.

  2. Jade Jade says:

    @ Alexis, HA! I feel the same way about your books! Stephanie Plum…Hunger Games anyone. And now that one about the Garden…so many books, so little time!