Truly, Madly by Heather Webber
Almost immediately, things begin to get complicated. A client still carrying a torch for a lost love lands Lucy in hot water with the police and in the middle of a murder investigation. She finds herself dodging the interference of her nosy grandmother, Dovie, and helping a friend weather an identity crisis. And then there's Sean Donahue, the sexy private eye she gets wrapped up with, despite her fear of the Valentine Curse. For it seems that even though they're born to unite true loves, the Valentines themselves have never had success in love or marriage.
I found Truly, Madly to be a smart, sexy, and really enjoyable novel with a twist that I didn't see coming. I definitely recommend it for fans of Stephanie Plum and Sookie Stackhouse, as well as anyone looking for a well-written and entertaining mystery with a terrific protagonist. I'm really looking forward to the second Lucy Valentine book, Deeply, Desperately, which is due out in August.
I had hoped to have this review and giveaway up in time for Valentine's Day, but the whole having a baby thing threw me off schedule. I'm still going to do a giveaway, but instead of a Valentine theme it'll be a psychic theme. For a chance to win my copy of Truly, Madly, leave a comment and tell me...If you had a psychic gift that only had one purpose (like matchmaking or object-finding), what would you want your talent to be? I will accept entries with valid email addresses until Sunday, April 25, at midnight. US & Canada only, please!
I received a free advance review copy of Truly, Madly through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. I am not being compensated in any way for this review.