Friday, November 9, 2012

Alice's Review: Truly, Madly

Summary: 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 forsomething. 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… ~amazon.com

Review: When Julie suggested I read Truly, Madly by Heather Webber I was a bit skeptical. Even thought she raves about Heather Webber and the Lucy Valentine series, I was still unconvinced. From what I know about Julie, this is so not the kind of novel she reads. This novel is part romance, part chick lit, part paranormal. Lucy is a psychic for Pete’s sake. Now that I read the first book in the series, I totally get it. I’m sure I love Lucy and her cast of misfits nearly as much as Julie does.

Lucy Valentine has a gift very different from that of her aura-seeing matchmaking family. When she touches someone’s palm, she can see where he or she misplaced a lost item. This gift can make shaking hands with someone a nightmare. Lucy thinks this gift is not really a gift at all, it’s more of a curse.

I really loved this novel. It was funny, fast paced and kept me guessing all the way to the end. The premise was refreshing, unique and original. Heather Webber created some truly unique characters. They are all so likeable. I really enjoyed our protagonist Lucy. I took such pleasure watching her blossom before my eyes into a woman who finally comes to terms with what she considered a curse for so long.

I think what I enjoyed most in this novel is that there are so many adventures left for Lucy, not to mention the supporting characters. Will Detective Aiden and Emerson get together? What’s in store for Butch the butcher and vegetarian Marisol? Is love on the horizon for them as well?

I enjoyed this one so much, I will definitely continue reading the series. Heather Webber made a fan out me, in spite of her being a Red Sox fan.

Final Take: 4/5

Check out Jenn's Review: Truly, Madly
Check out  Julie's Review: Truly, Madly

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1 comments :

Michelle Shannon November 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM  

I love this series!! I also love when new people find her and love her as much as we do!

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