Title: Deeply, Desperately
Author: Heather Webber
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Source: Columbus Metropolitan Library
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…
This is the second book in the Lucy Valentine series. It never recaptures the magic of Truly, Deeply for me. This is a little bit darker in tone because someone is threatening Lucy. And she’s not really confiding about it to many people because she doesn’t want them to worry. Lucy’s father has a secret and with his strange behavior she wonders if it’s a sibling she never knew about.
There’s a lot of light fun when she and a best friend go spy on their best friend’s fiance. It could have been amped up a bit more. I’m not giving up on the series yet, though, because Lucy is a great character surrounded by a great supporting cast.