April 25, 2014

Book Review: SEARCHING FOR PERFECT (Searching For Book #2) by Jennifer Probst

Book:  Searching for Perfect (Searching For series #2)
Author: Jennifer Probst
Publisher:  Gallery Books
Genre:  Adult Contemporary Romance; Women’s Fiction

“Back off.  My job is to find you love and I intend to do it.”-Kennedy
“What if you already did?...what if I believe in the risk?  What if I think she’s worth it?”- Nate
“She’s not Nate.  And she never will be.  Not with you.”- Ken

Synopsis Via NetGalley:

The up-and-coming matchmaking agency Kinnections is the hottest thing to hit Verily, New York—just like Kennedy Ashe, social director for the service she owns with her two best girlfriends. A coach, consultant, and cheerleader rolled into one super-sizzling package, Kennedy creates dream dates, encourages singles to shine, and never refuses a challenge—not even her new client, Nate Ellison Raymond Dunkle, rocket scientist and nerd extraordinaire.

Kennedy vows to transform this hot mess in a lab coat with a disastrous relationship track record into the most wanted man on the Verily dating scene. If only she could turn the wand on herself. . . .

Though she radiates confidence and sex appeal, Kennedy harbors deep-seated insecurities from her tormented past. When she realizes she and Nate are cut from the same cloth and might be perfect together, can Kennedy learn to let her heart lead the way? Or will her fears sentence her to the sidelines as Nate finds love—with someone else?

My Summary:

Nate is a full blown nerd in need of major help from the experts to find true and lasting love.  As a rocket scientist, he can outsmart anyone with scientific facts.  But with everything else.....not so much.

Enter Kennedy Ashe of matchmaking agency Kinnections.  She
vows to give him an overhaul: from his clothes, down to his social skills, or lack thereof.

She proceeds to
change him physically, making him not just acceptable but actually gorgeous.  Who knew that underneath all those ketchup stains on lab coats, big dorky 80s glasses, ill fitting trousers and unibrow, he is a swan waiting to emerge!

But even before
that Big Change, Ken already feels different towards Nate... She feels, not just attraction, but a spark that scares her.  She has always believed that she isn’t meant for love, no matter who may want her, she can only do short relationships and nothing more.

Nate wants more.  He wants all of her and nothing less. From the very moment he laid eyes on her he knew Ken was THE ONE.
But what if she
believes in her heart that the best thing she can do for the man she loves is to turn around and walk away? 

My Review:

Nerds are underrated

I’ve always loved nerdy-turned-sexy plots, especially when it’s a man who has the CHANGE instead of the opposite sex.  So that alone made me pick this up and read through the night. But what kept me reading was the romance between Nate and Ken.  They’re so different yet so similar.  Both innately good people with bad pasts, the difference is, Nate willingly moves forward while Ken is at a standstill.

Probst wrote Kennedy in a way that she is relatable:  the tortures she went through, the hate and loss she still feels, her lack of confidence and fear of love, are all things I felt while reading this book.   Ken is a tortured character who just needed the right white knight

Nate is the perfect savior.  He is sweet, romantic, honest with just the right push to make Ken see what she needs to be forced to see.  Who knew that the nerdiest character I have ever come across would also be the sexiest of them all? The sex scenes are through-the-roof HOT without need for a red room or silver balls. Move over Christian Grey! Nate the nerd is the better man.

There’s also a cameo of some characters from the Marriage to a Billionaire series which I truly appreciate and expect more of in the next installment of this series. More to the point, I highly look forward to Wolfe stealing Gen from her fiance’…but that’s getting ahead of the next book.

I love, love, love Searching for Perfect.  If you’re looking for something to curl up with, I suggest you read this one….and afterwards take a really cold shower.  You’re gonna need it.
Talk nerdy to me!

All photos have been lifted from www.goodreads.com

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