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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Review: Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst

Title: Searching for Perfect
Author: Jennifer Probst
Format: Paperback/Ebook
Publisher: Gallery
Publish Date: April 29, 2014
Source: I received a copy from the publisher; however, this did not affect my review.

What's the Story?:

From "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?"

My Two Cents:

"Searching for Perfect" is the second book in Jennifer Probst's funny, romantic, and sexy "Searching For" series. Although this book is the second in the series, you can definitely read this book as a stand alone. Probst does a nice job of recapping the action in subtle way so that you sort of know what happened in the first book. The first book was so much fun though so my own personal suggestion is that you go back and read the first book for diving into this one. This is a smart and saavy romance and I definitely ate it up!

As with the first book, one of the things that I liked best about this book was the characters. On the surface, Kennedy and Nate don't seem to have a lot in common. Kennedy seems self-assured as another matchmaker in the Kinnections matchmaking firm but she's hiding a lot of insecurities. Nate is a disaster. He's the consummate scientist who has absolutely no couth when it comes to women. Kennedy wants to help him but ends up falling for his candor instead. I loved watching how their relationship changed and evolved.

This is a great series so far and I am anxiously awaiting more. What I appreciate about this book and the first book in the series is that Probst is a very smart writer. Her characters feel really realistic. I also like that she knows how to make her readers feel a gambit of emotions. I was laughing, sighing, and swooning throughout this book. This book would be a perfect pick for when you're looking for a smart romance to kick up your feet with! I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series!



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