October 10, 2011

Review: Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber

Author - Heather Webber
Genre - Cozy Mystery
Series - Lucy Valentine #2
Format - Paperback (320p.)
Rating - 5/5 stars
Read an excerpt

The irrepressible star of Truly, Madly is back in business. This time, Lucy Valentine will go to the ends of the earth to find true love for her clients...and maybe even herself.

Lucy wants to breathe new life into her family's Boston-based matchmaking company. But how? Even though she comes from a long line of ancestors blessed by Cupid with psychic abilities, a freak accident left Lucy with only one special skill: finding things. Car keys, socks in the dryer, needles in haystacks...and now, in a stroke of professional genius, lost loves!

It's not long before Lucy's on a winning streak, helping old flames reunite and create new sparks. Business is booming. But when Lucy finds herself involved in a possible case of murder, she realizes she's in too deep. Enter Sean Donahue. Lucy's handsome fire-fighter-turned private eye neighbor, Sean is just the man she needs to help her on the job. Could he also be the man she's been looking for all along? When it comes to Valentine, Inc., falling in love is always serious business…

• Review •
Deeply, Desperately was a blast to read. I had so much fun! Even though cozy mysteries aren't my typical read, there is a good side chunk of romance entwined within this story to keep me happy. And I was absolutely happy with this book.

The characters would have to be my favorite part of Deeply, Desperately. These are people that I'd want to know, and spend time with. They're quirky, daring, shocking, funny. Lucy's family is the absolute best. Even though she may not always think so. They all care about each other, and it comes through in the silliest ways.

I also loved the dialog! Fresh and sassy and sarcastic. Absolutely believable in its execution. I could relate with it also since it's how I talk with my friends and how I think. It just flowed very well for me. I didn't have to stop at any point and reread over a sentence that made no sense. Win!

The only problem I had with Deeply, Desperately—which went away very quickly, so just a teensy minor issue—was the 1st person point of view. I normally strongly dislike that POV… to the point my right eye starts twitching. Then I have to DNF. But Webber makes it work so well, that I just kind of forgot about it.

Overall a great read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I'm beyond excited to get my hands on the next book in the series! Can't wait to spend time with Lucy and Sean and the rest of the wacky cast again!


• Favorite Quote •
A voice in my head was screaming to stop, stop, stop, but it was quickly quieted by my libido shoving a rag in its mouth, duct-taping it for safe measure, and sticking the now muffled voice into a closet at the back of my head.

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