Title: Truly, Madly
Author: Heather Weber
Who Should Read It? Lovers of chick-lit and cutesy YA, especially those in the mood for a fun, fresh mystery!
What I Have to Say: CUTE! One concise word says it all in the case of Lucy Valentine. She is adorable, her friends are adorable, super hot Sean is adorable, the mystery is adorable, and Lucy and her family's agency is adorable. So, really, cute just says it all.
Lucy Valentine has a problem - When her parents leave town, she finds herself working in the place of her father, making matches, which she doesn't know how to do. You see, instead of being blessed with the gift of matchmaking, like the rest of her family, she is psychic. But not cool, helpful psychic. She can find THINGS that have been lost. That's it, that's all. She wishes she could at least be the kind of psychic that could help out humanity in some way, but she's just not. Does she let this get her down? Absolutely not. Through her matchmaking, she finds herself caught up in her very first mystery. She hires the super hot private investigator (aka Sean) upstairs to help her with her matches and the mystery, and hilariousness and romance ensue.
Lucy Valentine is funny and caring and slightly sassy, and there is no way you can read this book without thinking at least once that you might like her as your friend. As she and Sean work together to solve "the mystery," we meet the cast of characters surrounding Lucy, and every single one of them brought a smile to my face. Sure, Lucy is wonderful, but on of the things that made this book so much fun is that so are the quirky, funny, interesting secondaries - the over-bearing, desperate grandmother, the infidel father, the animal-loving confused best friends, the sarcastic mother,. . .
All in all, this is a light, fun read that will easily keep you turning pages. It's just the right amount of humour mixed with just the right amount of suspense and just the right amount of romance. Oh, and I can't forget to mention - just the right amount of paranormal! I'm so excited that it's a series, and that I will therefore be able to read about Lucy's next adventure is Deeply, Desperately, which I'm sure will also be CUTE! I know I'll be reading it!
Summary: Meet Lucy Valentine; sassy, fabulously original…and psychic.
Lucy hails from a long line of matchmakers known as Valentine INC. According to family legend, the Valentines have been blessed by Cupid with the ability to help couples find true love. Trouble is Lucy’s powers were zapped away by an electrical surge and now all she can find are lost objects.
But what good is that in the matchmaking world?
Lucy is about to find out when she tries to solve a murder and winds up falling into a romance of her own.
Cover Story: I think it's quite adorable. I like the flashyish purple color with the vines and the cute little heart. Although I have to admit that I don't really know what that door is all about. Still, I think the feel of the cover really fits the feel of the book appropriately.