Saturday, February 19, 2011

Book Review: Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber

Deeply Desperately by Heather Webber

Published: St. Martin's Paperback, 2010
Paperback, 312 pages
Borrowed from Library
Challenge: One, Two Theme!

When we last left Lucy Valentine, she was struggling to fit in with her family of psychic matchmakers and to run the family’s matchmaking business. An accident has rid her of her Cupid skills but left her with the ability to find lost objects. In Deeply, Desperately, author Webber gives Lucy the chance to put her unique skills to work in the family company by helping people locate their lost loves. Despite a series of successful reunions, Lucy once again finds herself in over her head and involved in a murder mystery concerning one of her clients. The return of her upstairs neighbor Sean, a handsome private eye, means that Lucy is once again able to solve the mystery while possibly falling in love herself. 

The second in the Lucy Valentine series picks up where the other one left off. She's still having all the sexual tension with super hottie Sean Donahue, still having all the annoyed-with Preston the news reporter tension and still having the friend drama tension with Marisol and Emily.

I don't know if it's because I got EXTREMELY busy at the end of this month, or because I just couldn't get hooked into this book like I did with Truly, Madly (where I beat a personal record of like, 200 pages in a day)...but I had trouble getting to the end of this one. I obviously love the Lucy Valentine story but I think I just got really distracted and couldn't remember who all the characters were. I did feel like she threw a lot of names at us that we were expected to remember. But, once again, I strongly believe that this is because I was ridiculously distracted from this book altogether and might have to read it again at some point!

Despite all that, I did enjoy reading this book once I got through it. I love all of the characters so much even if the story wasn't as fresh as the previous book. And even if I couldn't keep up with all their names! I look forward to the 3rd in the series.

All in all, I give Deeply, Desperately 2.5 out of 4 stars, only because I couldn't get all the way into it (mostly my fault). But I do recommend this book and the entire Lucy Valentine series for Chick Lit fans who enjoy light romance and a hint of paranormal elements and mystery.


  1. It's frustrating when real life gets in the way of reading. I was reading two books this week that both had to do with death. I think if I had read them at any other time I probably would have enjoyed them more, but with everything that was going on for me this week I had a hard time getting into the books.

    Having a bunch of names thrown at you can be annoying too. I often have trouble keeping track of tons of characters, especially if they don't stand out that much from one another.

  2. Ugh, yeah I'm glad you know what I mean, because I really like this author and series, so I was like sheesh, I don't want to give it a bad review!

    But yeah, the thing with the characters probably would've thrown me off no matter what because the names are all really similar!

    And I hope you and your family are holding up well this week.


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