Book ReviewAbsolutely, Positively

Reviewer's Rating: 
I truly enjoyed this book...and yet, it failed to rock my world because (see explanation in review).
St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2011

BOOK THREE: THE LUCY VALENTINE SERIES.  'Exposed' by a Boston Herald reporter, Lucy is suddenly the talk of the town. Long back-story short: Even though the rest of her Valentine ancestors were blessed by Cupid with psychic abilities, Lucy's only special power lies in her ability to find things. This skill has proven quite a blessing for those who come to her matchmaking agency in search of finding their long-lost loves. Now that Lucy's secret is out, she has more new clients than she knows what to do with. But soon a certain man of mystery steals Lucy's spotlight.

No, it's not Sean Donahue, the sexy fireman-turned-private-eye who's stolen Lucy's heart. It's a masked man in a cowboy hat, dubbed 'The Lone Ranger,' who's been throwing handfuls of cash across the Common. Now all of Beantown's abuzz. Can Lucy unmask the mysterious money man, track down all her clients' old flames, and turn up the heat on her love life? Absolutely, positively.

This series is quickly becoming a favourite go-to read when I'm in between releases from my most beloved authors.  I like that it's a bit on the quirky side with the whole psychics that read auras/psychics that find lost items spiel.  I like the lightly written but intense, good, clean love between Lucy and her boyfriend Sean.  I like that Lucy is dubbed innocent and green by the minor characters in this book because she believes everyone deserves a second chance and always expects to find the best in them.  There is hope in Lucy that filters like sunshine through the words on each page.  I'm a sucker for a happy, hopeful gal - what can I say?

The pacing in this novel is just right too like a hot cup of tea that has sat long enough to be tolerably more than warm but not leaning to cold.  I had the mystery component of this novel solved just over half-way, but I love the characters so much I wanted to ride it all the way with them anyway.  Usually this would peeve me as a reader so it is a testament to all the good people and relationships in Lucy's world that I wanted to spend more time with them regardless of knowing the ending before the ending came.

It is light, it is airy, it is fun and I'm tucking Heather Webber's name on my list of good authors to keep tabs on for publication.  It's a good day my friends!

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