Monday, March 27, 2017

Brief Thoughts: Absolutely, Positively

Absolutely, Positively

by Heather Webber
Book 3 of Lucy Valentine

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Rating:  4.0 Stars

"Exposed" by a Boston Herald reporter, Lucy Valentine 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…

Absolutely, Positively is another great installment of the Lucy Valentine series by Heather Webber.  I continue to grow fond of these characters, and really appreciate the subtle development in the romance department as well.

Truth be told, I really don't know what to say about this book that I haven't already said about the previous two books.

Lucy is a great character, steady and lovable.  Sean's developments are a great new touch to the story--though I can't remember if his background was mentioned much in previous books.

While he was always the "Perfect Boyfriend" material since book one, I must admit, there's a bit of a new twist in his character that came across a little frustrating, specifically having to do with the romantic relationship between him and Lucy.  But I'm glad that, with each book in this series, the couple manages to work out their conflicts to continue moving towards a stronger relationship.

The rest of the characters are as wonderful as ever from Marisol to Em, to the parents, and Raphael.  Even the newest addition from the previous book, Cutter, is kind of cool even if he doesn't make much of an appearance.  I still find Preston a bit annoying, but I can kind of almost see how she's growing on Lucy.

Finally, there were, I think, three separate mysteries in this book that were actually quite pleasantly twisty-turny.  Two of the mysteries I kind of figured out as they came out pretty predictable, but were still planned really well.  The last little mystery--which, when you think about it, isn't much of a mystery--really didn't turn out the way I had thought it would; though to be honest, I liked how everything concluded.

The ending of this book felt a little awkward, though, so I don't know how to feel about that; almost rushed, like we were in a hurry to wrap things up.  But I blasted through the entire book in no time, so obviously I was entertained.

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