Truly, Madly (Lucy Valentine Series #1)

Truly, Madly - Heather Webber 3.5 Stars - You could say matchmaking is in Lucy Valentine’s blood, or at least in her genes. Lucy hails from a long line of Valentines who have the gift (some say from Cupid himself) to see auras. The Valentine family matchmaking business uses this gift to successfully help people find true love. Unfortunately, Lucy got zapped by an electrical current as a teenager and can’t see auras anymore; however, she can find lost objects, as long as they are not people or animals.Now Lucy’s father is taking some R&R and only a Valentine can run the business while he is away so…guess who is volunteered? How will Lucy make matches when she can’t see auras? On her first day a mystery falls into her lap and she meets Sean, a cute PI in the office upstairs. He turns her world upside down when he shakes her hand and she has a vision.These events set up the rest of the mystery and slowly build on a romance between Lucy and Sean. This book was a cute cozy mystery with very light romance and a dab of the paranormal in the way of psychic awareness. There was a lot of set up in the first half of the book, which is probably why the story seemed to progress slowly but the second half picked up steam and had a satisfying ending. Even though the ending resolves the mystery as you would expect, the relationship between Lucy and Sean is really just starting and will likely continue in the next book.Though this wasn’t a page turner for me, I enjoyed it and would recommend it to any cozy lover who likes a little romance and the psychic aspect. If you like Victoria Laurie’s Psychic Eye mysteries, you might like this one.The next book is called deeply, desperately and is expected to be released in August 2010.