TITLE: TRULY, MADLY (LUCY VALENTINE #1)
AUTHOR: HEATHER WEBBER
GENRE: URBAN FANTASY/PARANORMAL ROMANCE
RATING: 5 STARS
What a fun, enjoyable book! Great start to a brand new series! I received an ARC of this book as part of a first-reads giveaway. I am really glad that I did! FYI, the book wont actually be released until the first week in February.
This is the story of Lucy Valentine. She is a girl with a problem! Lucy comes from a long line of matchmakers. The ability to match make is literally in their genes. All of the members of her family can see the colors of people's spirits. Then, they find two people who's spirits match, and presto! You have a match. In fact, their matchmaking business has a 98% success rate. But as I said, Lucy has a problem. When she was a teenager, she was electrocuted, and now, she can't see the colors any more. Instead, she has a new "talent". Whenever Lucy touches someone's hand, if they are thinking about something that they've lost, she can see where it is. When a family issue forces Lucy to temporarily take over the family matchmaking business, she is terrified. How in the world can her odd talent help her with matchmaking?
I loved how unpredictable this book was! There was some great romance, but certainly not the type that you usually read. Also, there was a fantastic mystery that literally had me guessing all the way to the end. I kept being sure that I knew what the outcome of the mystery would be, but I was completely wrong!
This book had a bit of everything! Mystery, romance, humor, phenomenal characters that you can't help but love, and just a perfect dose of the supernatural. Give it a try! Just a little note. If you really aren't into supernatural or fantasy, you should still give this book a try. There is a supernatural element, but not a huge dose of it.
Another note - I actually classified the genres of this book as both Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. For those of you who are big into these genres, you know that those two are typically not the same book. But this book is borderline on them both. There is some romance, and it's a big part of the story. But there are also several main story lines that have nothing to do with the romance. So, I classified it as both!