Review: Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst

SfSSearching for Someday (Searching For #1)
Jennifer Probst
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 26th 2013
Format: ebook
Pages: 384
Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Nobles

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.

Can I just gush over this cover for a moment? It’s gorgeous and sexy but without trying, you know? I love covers like that. Not that I don’t love covers with big, shirtless, hunky men. But this one just screams of sexy sophistication. Kind of like our main character, Kate. I’ve read almost all of the books in Probst’s Marriage to a Billionaire series and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed them. When I heard Probst was coming out with a new series, I knew I’d pick it up without a second thought. Told in third person POV, Probst lets us inside our main characters’ intriguing and at times infuriating heads. Kate is the owner of Kinnections, a matchmaking company. Kate’s character was one that I came to really appreciate. She’s kind, intelligent, headstrong, successful, and up for any challenge. Slade also embodies those characteristics–he’s intelligent, very headstrong, successful and doesn’t back down from a challenge. You’d think these two would get along perfectly, wouldn’t you? On the contrary, they butt heads numerous times along the way.

I loved reading the interaction between these two characters. From the very beginning the sexual chemistry is sizzling and hypnotic. Slade is all about facts and logic, and while Kate may appreciate those, she’s also a romantic. And that’s where their problems begin. Being a divorce lawyer, Slade’s seen how ugly relationships can get and isn’t in any rush to be in one. He doesn’t believe in love or happily ever afters. Kate does, and in order to get him off her back, she takes on the task of matching Slade. I’ve always loved strong characters, and these two are exactly that. Their interactions were infuriating and hilarious at the same time. The witty banter between the two just made my day, and I looked forward to those back and forth spews. Slade might’ve projected the heartless lawyer persona, but once Kate was able to peel down those layers, she realized what an amazing heart he had.

While the sexual tension is evident from the start–and while Slade is gladly willing to have Kate in his bed–she has her reservations. Having the ability to tell whether two people are meant to be just by touching them has made Kate careful when having physical contact. Sexual tension aside, Kate has no intentions on getting her hands dirty with Slade. Nevertheless, Kate’s seduction builds up in just the right way. Slowly but surely both their defenses start coming down and when they finally give in, it’s explosive and amazing to read. But more than great sex is the friendship and respect that blossoms along the way.

Kate’s best friends and business partners were two secondary characters that I really liked. Kennedy definitely has her baggage, but she still manages to come of as the sexy, adventurous best friend. While Arilyn may be the hippie in the group, I found her endearing as well. I’m really looking forward to reading their individual stories! However, the story I’m most dying to read about is Gen and Wolfe’s. There was so much more going on between those two that I’m dying to know about. Yet, despite all the great storylines brimming beneath Kate and Slade’s, the character I loved the most had to be Robert. I know that his particular story was fictional, but there are many other cases where dogs are so terribly abused that reading about his was heartbreaking.

All in all, this is a book I’d recommend to all romance lovers. The mixture of sizzling romance, great friendship and even crazy family members makes Searching for Someday an unputdownable (is that even a word?) read.

4/5 Stars

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