Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Review: Truly, Madly by Heather Weber

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.


Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

I was pleasantly surprised with this one! And I agree, adorable pretty much sums it up. I look forward to continuing the series. Fab review!

Ellz said...

Glad you liked it. I loved this one, it really surprized me by passing my expectations.

tweezle said...

Great review!!! I really enjoyed this book! I do like cozy mysteries, though, so this was right up my alley. BTW - Who did you picture for Sean? I saw Matt Bomer (White Collar) when I read the description.

I'm also looking forward to the rest of the series. Heather can't write fast enough for me :)

Kirthi said...

Sounds like a great book! Nice review :D

Charlotte said...

Cute and adorable you said ? Puuurfect then ! :)

Simcha said...

This sounds like a fun book. I've been looking for something light to read and this looks like it should hit the spot. Thanks for the great review!

LibraryGirl said...

I really liked this book as well. Your review totally sums it up - the word that I used was FUN!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

This does sound like a fun great read. I like the idea in it.

Thanks for the review.

Belle said...

This definitely sounds like a cute, fun read!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Ooooo nice review. I desperately want to read this one.

Sara said...

Great review! This book sounds awesome, I should read it!

(You said it yourself!: Who Should Read It? Lovers of chick-lit and cutesy YA, especially those in the mood for a fun, fresh mystery! Well, CHECK, CHECK and CHECK!) ;)

lisa and laura said...

Ooh! A fun mystery! We thought we were the only ones writing those. Can't wait to check this one out!

Unknown said...

This sounds fun!

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