Lucy Valentine is as smart as can be, as single as you can get, and so not qualified to run a matchmaking service. But when her parents temporarily step down from the family business, Valentine, Inc., it's Lucy's turn to step up and help out - in the name of love.
Plus, her rent is due.
Here's the problem: Lucy doesn't have the knack for matchmaking. According to family legend, every Valentine has been blessed by Cupid with the ability to read "auras" and pair up perfect couples. But not Lucy. Her skills were zapped away years ago in an electrical surge, and now all she can do is find lost objects. What good is that in the matchmaking world? You'd be surprised. In a city like Boston, everyone's looking for something. So when Lucy locates a missing wedding ring - on a dead body - she asks the sexy private eye who lives upstairs to help her solve the perfect crime. And who knows? Maybe she'll find the perfect love while she's at it…
©2010 Heather Webber (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I have listened to all of Dina Pearlman's narrations for Heather Webber's books. She is absolutely perfect with different voices for the different characters. I can't wait for the next installment because this narrator brings the characters to life. I'm hooked!
I am a writer seeking out the very best love stories to read. Especially if they have lots of surprises.
The romance in the story was slow moving and bland. 4 books in and the couple are still trying to form a deep connection, which is a shame because the narrator is humorous and light hearted, which I usually enjoy. Overall the characters just left me rolling my eyes and the romance lacked the heat that could have made up for that. It felt like I was listening to the toned down love story I'd relay to my bible bashing mum.
being dyslexic, I never read allot but I loved books...doesn't mix right? NOPE...wrong...Audible allows me to "read" at a pace that works for me and they have a great selection of books to keep me interested. I'm a fiction , sci-fi, and adventure books with strong female characters reader. I have been on a Vampire kick lately so female protags have been on my list.
Good read, little slow at first. But overall fun story and loved the narration. looking forward to next one.
I just got off a streak of audiobooks that I got on sale that were either so-so or disappointing and was vowing to not get sucked into one of those sales ever again. This was one of those sale books. I guess you do find a gem every now and then when you take a chance! This was a great book. I was skeptical due to the cover and the title looking like it might be one of those silly chick lit kind of books but it was really good, great character development, likeable characters, meaty and interesting story, has humor, great writing, kept my interest, story moved along well.If you like Stephanie Plum novels you'll probably like this. Good narrator too. I'll be listening to all the books in this series!
Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!
I have truly enjoyed the Lucy Valentine mysteries. These are good books and are not smutty. Lucy does tend to spend way to much time wondering if there is true love for her and if it will last.
Interesting new story with psychic twist. I enjoyed the setting in New England. The characters were very real. I plan to continue the series.
fan girl - Geek - Animal Lover - online shopper
Less time talking about her special skill & more time actually using them
Yeah maybe see if there is another series
No complaints with Dinas performance at all.
There already is
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Kinda fun. Good little twist I didn't expect. I think I'll continue with the series.
Maria and Family
Dina Perlman is great but Lucy is a lifelong Massachusetts resident and Dina has a southern accent
I'm midway through and enjoying the story
She's great as Savannah Reid in that series but I may not continue with this series. I'm from Massachusetts and for some reason the narration is irritating to me
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