April 23, 2014

Book Review: SEARCHING FOR SOMEDAY (Searching For Series #1) by Jennifer Probst

Book:  Searching For Someday (Searching For series #1)
Author: Jennifer Probst
Publisher:  Gallery Books
Genre:  Adult Contemporary Romance; Women’s Fiction

“I’ve got new for you.  I play by my own rules and by the end of this contract, I’ll rip down those neat little walls you built and show you what it's like to be in love.i’m gonna do it for two reasons.  One, I'm damn good at my job.”- Kate
“What’s the second?”- Slade
“Because payback is a bitch.”- Kate

Synopsis via NetGalley:

Kate has given up on love—at least for herself. She is both blessed and cursed with the ability to sense a romantic connection between two people—a gift that her family passed down for generations. When Kate launches her own matchmaking company, Kinnection, with her two best friends in a cozy New York town, she has to put aside her own romantic disasters to make her business a success.

But when a
furious man stalks into her office and accuses her business of being a scam, Kate is given the ultimate challenge to prove herself. Slade puts himself in her hands and asks Kate to find him love. Enraged at his arrogance but stubbornly eager to prove herself, Kate agrees, dedicating herself to the journey of finding him love...only to find herself falling for him along the way

My Summary:

Love isn't in the cards for Kate...or at least that's what she believes after all her failed relationships and loser dates with different men.  Which is actually ironic because she, along with two of her best friends, run a successful matchmaking company called Kinnections, boasting of several weddings and counting.

Slade doesn't believe in love.  More so after finding his sister almost lifeless after a bad breakup from an ass of a boyfriend.  It scarred him for life and made him vow to never fall in love and marry.

Which is exactly why, his sister signing up with Kinnections scares the bejesus out of him.  Thinking that the company is out to scam his sister and afraid of what this would do to her emotionally, Slade charges into Kinnections and ends up signing up himself with the goal of ultimately proving that Kinnections is a fraud.

What he never expected was the
strong pull he would feel for Kate.  While Kate, who has an unusual ability to feel soul matches between people by a simple touch, can't believe she would feel the strongest connection with her enemy, Slade.

Is it just temporary, albeit
crazy sexual chemistry? Is Slade out to destroy Kinnections and Kate herself? Or could it possibly be true love?

My Review:

Having read Jennifer Probst’s previous series Marriage to a Billionaire, I had very high expectations from this new one…and I was not disappointed.  

Probst has the ability to make readers laugh out loud and squirm in their seats from scenes that are so exciting, it’s hard to put the books down. Even with Kate’s supernatural ability, the story is grounded enough that believability is never a question.

Both main characters are funny but I mostly love Slade’s sense of humor.  He is funny, a foodie who calls Kate and distracts her with food descriptions even when she clearly doesn’t want to talk to him. But he also has a serious side, especially when it’s about his sister Jane of whom he is extremely protective

I like Kate’s solid friendship with Kennedy and Arilyn, it reminds me of Carrie and her friends from the show Sex and the City.  And much like the show, this book has sex…lots of it!

I appreciate that the characters I fell in love with in the Billionaire series are also here, especially Wolfe, who happens to be a close friend of Gen, Kate’s bestfriend.  It is nice to see the happily ever afters of Alexa, Nick, Michael and Maggie, at the same time knowing that it will happen to Kate and Slade as well.  For I love happy endings, and knowing that Probst never disappoints, is the best part.

All photos have been lifted from www.goodreads.com

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