Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Book Review: Truly, Madly by Heather Webber
Mass Market Paperback: 305 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; Original edition (February 2, 2010)
Source: Barnes & Noble Sneak Peek Program
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…
I received a copy of Truly, Madly from Barnes & Noble as part of their Sneak Peek program. It's sort of a romance, mystery, paranormal combination with a touch of humor. Lucy is a great character who has a talent for finding lost objects, which she feels is practically useless when compared to her family's talent for finding true love as matchmakers.
This is a fast, fun read with likable characters. A little predictable, but I enjoyed the journey. The romance aspect wasn't hot & steamy, but still interesting. The mystery wasn't Agatha Christie hard, but still had a twist. I'd like to see more of Lucy, watch her relationship with Sean to see where it heads, see if she decides to stay with the family firm, and learn more about her grandmother Dovie.
Gave this a 4/5 rating as it was an enjoyable read, Ms Webber is a talented writer, and it left me wanting more! Recommend this book as a light, enjoyable read.