Valentine's Heart

This is a sequel to Yuletide Enchantment and Like Bunnies.

28 year old Valentine Holiday loves working in his family’s business. He’s watched two older siblings fall in love and get married but has no desire to do so himself. As the baby of his large family, he figures he has a long time before it’s his time to settle down. Just before Valentine’s Day, and his birthday, Val starts to get emails from an online dating service. Even though he’s a computer expert, Val can’t figure out how to get off this sites database! He’s sure one of his siblings signed him up for this even though they all deny it. And how come his emails stating get him off and he doesn’t want to meet his match, never go anywhere?

Corazon Lopez is sure her roommate has signed her up for this online dating site. As a busy social worker, Cora doesn’t have time to date! When sending emails doesn’t seem to work, Cora is sure once they meet for coffee, whoever her “perfect match” is will want out. Cora knows her body isn’t anywhere close to perfect and who would want her when there are so many perfect people out there?

When Val and Cora finally do meet for coffee, sparks that neither expected fly. Neither is ready for a long term relationship but does Cupid have a different thought?

This is the third story about the Holiday family and falling in love. Each family member gets a little magical help but in different ways. Basically they are introduced to their perfect match and placed in a situation where they will actually have to learn about them. However, none are intertwined so that you have to read them in order. Each stands alone as a great story.

Given the circumstances and the magical intervention, there has to be a bit of humor in this story and there is. It brings a warm feeling to the story and takes what could be a frustrating and madding situation and gives it some light heartedness. After all, who hasn’t fought with a computer and lost! Not too many can say they did it with a smile though.

Val and Cora are excellent characters. They have lives, friends and family which make them very real and multi faceted. They aren’t alike and yet their core values seem to be similar. Their interactions with others in their lives comes across as natural. These characters are fun and fresh. They make you want to know more and you can’t wait to see what they do next as they figure out where their relationship in going.

There is a lot of sex in this story and some of it pretty graphic. If that isn’t your thing, don’t try this story. Cora has an adventurous side and it does come out. Val doesn’t mind especially as he’s going to reap the benefits.

This isn’t a really long story but it sure does pack a big punch. It brings you in and doesn’t let you out until you’re finished. If you haven’t read the first two stories, there are enough hints about how those relationships came about to have you wanting to read those stories too. After all, there is magic in the air and it makes everyone want to have some.

I really enjoyed this story. It was different and fun. I loved the characters and loved who they met. I found it interesting that Cupid or Eros has gone high tech. I can’t wait until the next holiday or Holiday story comes out. Who is going to meet their match next and at which holiday?

Book Blurb for Valentine's Heart

Valentine Holiday loves being single. As the youngest member of the Holiday family, he’s in no hurry for the family magic to catch up with him and find him the love of his life. Right before Valentine’s Day, he begins getting emails from a dating site he never signed up for. He’s sure it’s just a hoax—until he meets Corazon Lopez.Cora doesn’t have time for romance. The busy social worker is sure her friend must have signed her up when emails start arriving about her “perfect match”. Then she meets Val Holiday in person and all bets are off. Between forced vacation time and a free trip to a tropical resort, the fates seem determined to throw them together—along with a private suite and plenty of sex toys.Val and Cora realize they’re in for the sexual frolic of their lives. They’re not so sure about falling in love, but the Holiday magic may have other ideas.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2011 5.00