Deeply, Desperately  - Heather Webber

I met Mrs. Webber at a book signing a couple of weeks ago and so was inspired to try her Lucy Valentine series.  This was the 2nd installment and it's safe to say that I'm hooked!  I don't give many five star reviews and this is one of them.


FYI, I should say that while I consider this to be a cozy mystery, the romance scenes are slightly steamier than the typical cozy.


So this series centers around Lucy Valentine.  Her family are professional matchmakers, having been given the ability to see auras by Cupid and thus make perfect matches. However, Lucy has lost this ability and now can only find lost objects.  In the first book she figured out she could use this ability in the family business to try and locate lost loves.  This book opens with her working on a lost love case.  She has also started working as a police consultant on the side to try and locate missing persons.


There are multiple mysteries in this book including the mystery of the lost love she is trying to track down for her client, a missing person she is trying to locate for the police, and a mystery about threatening letters she is receiving. This is one of those rare mysteries in which no murder takes place during the book.


Overall, it was highly entertaining and addictive. I finished the book in less than 24 hours. My only pet peeve with the book was the storyline regarding the love interest's ex-fiancé.  That whole storyline bothered me in the first book and I was disappointed to see it continued in this one.   I'm hoping that we are at the end of that storyline.  While it was annoying, it was a minor issue to an otherwise amazing read.