Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Review: Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst

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 Nate Ellison Raymond Dunkle, rocket scientist, nerd extraordinaire, and Kennedy’s newest client.

Kennedy vows to work her magic and 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 a tormented past and lifelong struggle with weight issues. 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?

ebook, 352 pages
Expected publication: April 29th 2014 by Gallery Books 
Genre: Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received an advanced readers copy of this book from Gallery Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Searching for Perfect is the second book in the Searching series by Probst. Having read the first book I was excited to get the opportunity to read this one in advance of its publication date.

Both books centre around the girls of Kinnections and their matchmaking business. The first book centred around Kate whereas this one centres around Kennedy.

What I really liked about this book was that the characters were not perfect. Both Kennedy and Nate were smart but kind of nerdy. Nate on the outside and Kennedy on the inside. It was nice to read about an attraction between two people that was not skin deep. I loved Nate with his socially awkward comments and food stains on his clothes. He felt a little more real and believable because he wasn't picture perfect. Kennedy on the other hand was picture perfect but carried a lot of baggage from her younger years that made any kind of commitment too hard for her to handle. It was easy to see that there was going to be all kinds of issues between the two as they tried to deny their feelings. Let me just tell you that when they do give in the pages are smoking hot. For a man who lacks confidence in public, Nate sure makes up for it in the bedroom. He had all kinds of tricks up his sleeve!

This book follows the same formula as the first book and the stories are very similar. I enjoyed catching up with the girls of Kinnections. If you liked the first book or if you like a nice romance than this book will be sure to please. It is not necessary to read the first one before Searching for Perfect to follow along but I would highly recommend it to get a better feel for all the players.

About the Author

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children's book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, "A Life Worth Living." Visit her website for more info!

Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2965489.Jennifer_Probst


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun series, adding it to my tbr list :)