Truly, Madly (Lucy Valentine #1) by Heather WebberMonday, November 05, 2012
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 am truly, madly in love with the series.
There is just something about the Valentines that you can't seem to shy away from, and a definite sexiness that Sean Donahue radiates that makes the book irresistible.
I thought this series was off from a great start, when I was first introduced to the sort-of-eccentric Valentines, I was immediately enthralled because they just crack me up so badly! There is nothing more I loved than characters with good family relations. Adding to that, I also very much appreciated that there is a sexy male protagonist with quite a history of his own.
To say Truly, Madly is a good read would be an understatement because I really had a blast reading it ( to prove my point, I immediately opened the second book right after I finished the first) The best part is, the author developed the characters perfectly! I couldn't pick my favorite because I loved every one of them, from the inseparable trio Lucy, Marisol and Emerson to Lucy's crazy grandmother, from the hot Donahue brothers to hot police Aiden Holiday, I'd say picking the enemy list would be far more easier.
I also loved that the author came up with just the right crime for the characters to solve, it was a thrilling addition and could easily be a standalone plot on itself.
Chick lit with a twist of mystery and wittiness, definitely Hallmark-Worthy.