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Be My Valentine: My Funny Valentine\My Hero

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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  668 ratings  ·  66 reviews
BE MY VALENTINE—AND NOT JUST ON FEBRUARY 14!

My Funny Valentine

Dianne Williams needs a man.
But only for a night. The night of the community center Valentine dinner, to be precise. Exasperated by her children's relentless efforts to get her a date, Dianne finds herself approaching a handsome stranger named Steve and making him an outrageous offer. An offer he doesn't refu
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 21st 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2007)
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Carre Gardner
OK girls, I'm telling you, 3 and 4-star trashy romances DO exist! Actually, of the two books within this one, I've only read the second, "My Hero," and true to form for Debbie Macomber, it isn't trashy. It's not even really a great romance, but it IS humorous. The heroine, an aspiring authoress, finds a man she thinks would be the perfect hero for the book she's writing. So she starts stalking him, the better to observe what a real hero does. The story has all the communication entanglements of ...more
Loh QL
Dianne's story was cute, and the ending, where it was revealed how long the guy had a crush on her, was sweet. But the reason for Dianne's hesitation in entering a relationship was shallowly explored, thus making it feel like it was a silly, unreasonable excuse. Steve, the hero of the story, was written well, but wasn't given enough depth. Dianne was easier to relate to, comparatively.

However, I was disappointed with Bailey's story, after building myself up from Dianne's. Bailey the heroine, Par
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Carol
These were a cute, light read for Valentine's Day. Two stories in one book. I had read the first
Jan
Read so I could pass it on to my 90 year old voracious reading aunt.
Mary Aris
Once again Mcomber has written another amazing story about the intricacies of Love. In this Valentine's Day book the author has woven two tales of romance. In 'Be My Funny Valentine', a divorced woman is hazzled by her Mum and Kids to find a date for the Community Centre's Valentine's Day Dance. Overwhelmed by the pressure, Dianne persuades and pays a dark handsome stranger by the name of Steve into being her escort to the Dance. What she doesn't realize, though, is that Cupid is about to hit th ...more
Megan Scott
"My Funny Valentine" — I give it 4 out of 5. The hero, Steve, reminded me so much of my own dear sweet fiancé, but the heroine, Dianne, started to grate on my nerves after a while. I do sympathize with her up to a certain point (like Dianne, I too have an overbearing mother who thinks she knows what's best for me and everyone else), but the thing is, Steve went to such lengths to impress her and her family, going above and beyond what they've agreed upon for his services as a hired boyfriend, an ...more
Doris
Another book containing two stories. Thank goodness! Why? Well, reading about the second story in the intro, that was really the one I was interested in and I was worried that I would have to 'hunt it down'. Luckily, that wasn't the case.
The set-up in the first story is somewhat familiar - a woman, a mother, a divorce, a son and daughter ... and all the insecurities that go with it. There is the manipulative mother who constantly finds unsuitable blind dates, the fourteen year old son who insist
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Amanda
This was my first Debbie Macomber book, and I'm afraid that I struck gold the first time around and won't get it again!

This book is really two novella's that involve Valentine's Day - although the first story, My Funny Valentine has the holiday as a much more integral part. Both were really sweet, and really funny contemporary romances - and were both completely sex-free! I don't think I have ever read a sexless romance that I actually liked and was shocked at how much I enjoyed this - I guess
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Connie
My mom gave me this book to read a few years ago. She likes Debbie Macomber.
It has two short stories both about single females in their early thirties. (I was pleasantly surprised at how clean it is for being an adult book.) The first story made me laugh a lot. Dianne is a divorced mom who at the last minute decides to pay a guy to take her to the town's Valentine's dinner only because she promised her kids she would go. Well, if that doesn't scream mistake number one wait until the next one an
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Tric Marland
I'd never read any Debbie Macomber books prior to this and after seeing a shelf full at the local library, thought I'd pick a few up and give them a go. Loved it, light hearted & funny. I'm sure more than a few of us can relate to some of the moments that are so heart warming. 2 romance stories in one with parts that made me chuckle from time to time. Recommended read.
Karen
My Funny Valentine
Dianne needs a date to the Valentine's dinner, she asks the guy that helps her unlock her car at the gym. Little does she know he's been trying to get her attention, and he owns the towing company...

My Hero
Bailey is a romance writer, well almost, she hasn't been published yet. She needs a model for her character Michael. Enter Parker Davidson on the BART, and when she and her friend Joann follow him, what will happen?
Jennifer
Two vintage Macomber romantic comedies. I preferred the first story (My Funny Valentine) to the second (My Hero), but enjoyed them both. I'm rounding the rating to a solid 4 stars.
Heather
Within this book are two novelettes which Debbie Macomer wrote during the early part of her career. The story Be my Valentine is funny and both main characters are funny and the conflict is enough to keep the reader engaged. My Hero was a bit long and the main character, Bailey York, pushed her hero away a little too much for me to truly sympathize with her. She needed to realize that the past was the past and that she should turn to the future.
Comparing these early stories with some of her new
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Donna
Just finished My Hero in the Essential collection. It was a cute fast predictable read, but being a Debbie Macomber fan I bought it, and enjoyed it.
Jackie Wolfred
Two stories in one edition called "Be My Valentine", by Debbie Macomber. Not her best work to say the least. Written in 1991 and 1992.
Carolyn
Really loved the first story - My Funny Valentine. Well crafted story with a wonderful ending.
Terresa Smith
I enjoyed this book. I like it when there are multiple stories in one book. Quick read
Wendy
I am not a big romance reader. I liked this book because it has 2 short stories and no smut. Short and sweet.
Lorraine
I usually love Debbie Macomber books but this one just didn't stand out to me.
Christy Farmer
A delightful read for Valentine's Day!
ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
This is a 2-in-1 book. The first novella, My Funny Valentine is cute. The second story, My Hero, was just so-so. It's all about a budding novelist trying to write a romance story but is having trouble with the hero in her story. So she stalks a man she sees on the subway and that start a relationship. To enjoy the story, I think you'd have to be a budding novelist yourself as that part of the storyline totally dominates everything else, including the romance. I love the author, but My Hero is de ...more
Belynda Mcnairn
Didn't finish it. I lost interest after the first story
Kelley
Two heartwarming and hunorous stories by master Debbie Macomber. I loved My Funny Valentine but I thought My Hero was a little too silly. I love the premise about an aspiring romance novelist trying to find her "perfect hero" and seeing a man on the subway that fits. But I really didn't care for Bailey all that much. She was a little too "poor me" to make me happy. I have loved everything I've read of Macomber's to date but i guess it was expected that at some point i'd find one that didn't impr ...more
Andrea Jones
A light read, but not believable.
Meaghan
two cute stories based on falling in love around valentines day
Donnajo
This was a fast book I found in a bag yesterday if I knew I had a Valentine day book I would have read it on the day. But it was still a excellent read. Two of the author's reissues My Funny Valentine with Dianne who was being pushed in finding a date for Valentine dinner by her son, daughter and mother.
And My Hero about Bailey who is trying to be a romance writer and can't get the guy in her story right.

Kristi Downs
So I have to say thisis my least favorite Debbie Macomber. I didn't even read the second story in this book b/c the first one made me cringe. I didn't like the main female character AT ALL!! She was too needy and whiny and this story didn't flow right for me. Maybe one day I will read the second one since its not related to the first, but I don't want to wastemy time on crap when I can be reading something good!
Margaret Chair
The book is two romantic short stories ... the 1st one was so funny I caught myself seriously laughing out loud! It was time for some fun, light reading and this book was just the ticket! The second book was great ... about an aspiring writer and her romantic mis-adventures until she meets "her hero." It's a hysterical adventure from that point on. Totally enjoyed both stories!
Michele
This book is actually 2 novelettes in one. I always enjoy reading Debbie Macomber when I need something simple and fast, plus she always leaves you with a feel-good feeling. I just wish her female characters were a bit smarter.
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.

Macomber is the author of more than 100 novels, most recently the instant #
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