I always go for the wrong guy, like in this case, a guy who who's smitten by someone else, so I'm sending a secret (shhh, don't tell) Valentine to Jack from The Charlotte Adams Mysteries by Mary Jane Maffini-- Haylee from the Threadville Mysteries by Janet Bolin
Are you serious, Haylee??!! I have a Valentine all ready to go with Jack's name on it! That's the closest I plan on getting to a guy in my life anytime soon. And all the others in the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society are spoken for...or should be. -- Stephanie from A Killer Read by Erika Chase
Of course, I'm sending a Valentine to my fiance, Wally, but I feel bad that Simon (my ex-boyfriend) won't get any thing for Valentine's Day this year. Maybe I can find one for him that makes it clear we're just friends. --Skye Denison from Denise Swanson's Scumble River mysteries.
I'm sending a heartfelt Valentine to the love of my life, Jordan Pace. Of course, mine might be a little cheesy. :) I'm thinking a basket filled with Heart's Desire, a triple-cream, heart-shaped morsel of delectableness and my favorites, Hershey's Kisses. Yes, I know they aren't glamorous candies, but they were my mother's favorites, too. Hugs and kisses to all. XOXOXOXO --Charlotte Bessette from Avery Aames's Cheese Shop Mystery series.
I'm feeling confused about Valentine's Day this year. Is Detective Rick Mains my Valentine? Do I want him to be? Ack, do have to buy him a gift? A card? Will he buy them for me? Maybe I should but them just in case. -- India Hayes from Amanda Flower's India Hayes Mystery series
"Some men break your heart in two,
Love the poem Dorothy! And India, I feel your pain. I think I want Detective Nate Bransford to be my valentine, but I'm not quite ready to trust a guy just yet...And oh Skye, my mom would say don't send a valentine to Simon. He'll only find a way to make something of it that you don't really mean...or do you? Love, Hayley Snow from Lucy Burdette's AN APPETITE FOR MURDER
Who has time for romance? I'm too busy running a museum and trying to fix other people's problems (which somehow seem to include murder an awful lot) to worry about any kind of relationship. Oh, all right, I'll admit I think about Agent James Morrison more often than I should, but do I really want to be involved with an FBI agent? (Then again, he's got a good sense of humor, and those shoulders!) Wonder if he likes chocolate... Nell Pratt, from Sheila Connolly's FIRE ENGINE DEAD.
I consider myself very lucky to have a great guy like Wolf. Naturally, I'll be baking him a Valentine. He's partial to Black Forest Cherry Cake, but we've been talking about watching our weight a little bit, so maybe I'll bake an Angel Food Cake and serve it with a strawberry sauce. Hmm, it wouldn't hurt to dip a few fresh strawberries in chocolate, would it? I just hope my ex-husband Mars doesn't show up. I've been avoiding him since that moment we shared . . .
Sophie Winston from Krista Davis's THE DIVA HAUNTS THE HOUSE
Ask a guy to be my Valentine? I think not! Pepper Martin does not do the asking. Then again, if hotter-than-a-firecracker Quinn Harrison wants to show up at my doorstep and do a little romantic groveling . . .
My tea leaves tell me Detective Mitch Stone and I are meant to be together, but the stubborn, cynical man won't believe it. Sometimes even I don't believe it, but my tea leaves don't lie. So I'm sending Grumpy Pants a valentine, even though he doesn't deserve it. And if he calls me Tink one more time, I won't send it ... I'll throw it. Maybe it will knock some sense into him. Ugh! Why does love have to be so hard? Sunny Meadows from Kari Lee Townsend's Fortune Teller Mysteries.