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Absolutely, Positively: A Lucy Valentine Novel by Heather Webber

By Heather Webber

“Exposed” by means of a Boston bring in reporter, Lucy is unexpectedly the controversy of the city. lengthy back-story brief: even supposing the remainder of her Valentine ancestors have been blessed through Cupid with psychic talents, Lucy’s in simple terms detailed strength lies in her skill to discover issues. This ability has confirmed really a blessing when you come to her matchmaking enterprise looking for discovering their long-lost loves. Now that Lucy’s key's out, she has extra new consumers than she understands what to do with. yet quickly a undeniable guy of puzzle steals Lucy’s spotlight…No, it’s now not Sean Donahue, the attractive fireman-turned-private-eye who’s stolen Lucy’s middle. It’s a masked guy in a cowboy hat, dubbed “The Lone Ranger,” who’s been throwing handfuls of money around the universal. Now all of Beantown’s abuzz. Can Lucy unmask the mysterious funds guy, music down all her consumers’ outdated flames, and switch up the warmth on her love existence? totally, certainly…

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A pinch of foreboding had me hiding a frown. 14 plus 12 is 26. I gave myself a hard mental shake. Since I was little, I had turned to solving simple math problems in my head to alleviate stress. I was trying to break myself of the habit for a couple reasons: I figured at almost twenty-nine years old I should have better coping skills, plus I didn’t like math all that much. I tried to push the worry away—there was no cause for it. None whatsoever. Meaghan had come to me for help … for hope. I was a sucker for these kinds of cases.

We wanted to keep it to ourselves for a bit. I thought you’d be happy. ” Maybe. ” I asked, my lungs squeezing. ” Raphael was my father’s valet, his right-hand man, his closest friend for nearly twenty-five years. And a second father to me. He and his girlfriend, Maggie Constantine, were planning a monthlong getaway to put their relationship to the test. Both were having a hard time believing true love had been under their noses all along. Although Raphael was still working full-time with my father and still living at my dad’s penthouse, he spent a good part of his day helping Maggie as a chef downstairs at the Porcupine, the restaurant she leased on the first floor of the building.

Make sure it’s not sour. ” This conversation was not happening. I was dreaming. The whole day had been one big Dallas episode. Where was my father when I needed him? He’d hate the idea of Sean moving in with me. Raphael, too. My father’s valet and all-around right-hand man had been like a second father to me. He might be more upset than my dad. “I thought the saying was ‘why buy the milk’—” Dovie cut me off. ” I was shaking my head when the buzzer chimed. ,” into the intercom. Was I the only one with any sense?

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