Thursday, 28 November 2013

Review: Searching for Someday

Searching for Someday (Searching For, #1)
Title: Searching for Someday (Searching For #1)
Author: Jennifer Probst
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD

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.

“There is no halfway, no safe place to hide when it comes to love.” 

Jennifer Probst got me, once again, under her spell in this spin-off of the Marriage to a Billionaire series that also got me hook. It was humorous, sexy, fun and very entertaining to read. What’s amazing about this one was how everything felt right in their places.

Kate and her gift was definitely one of a kind. It first got me into thinking that maybe she was the one behind that Book of Spells that gave everyone their true love, but she’s definitely another victim, or rather, recipient of the magic that gave those first four girls their happy endings. Kate gives off and independent and strong vibe. Although she fiercely believed in love and happy endings, she wasn’t a simpering fool who is into that notion that everything will be unicorns and rainbows. She was a realist but at the same time, believer and she was the best mix. One of her best quality that I greatly admired was her love for her dog, Robert. Every scene with the two of them was heartwarming and cute.

Our guy, Slade, surprised me. I am used to the bitterness from the people who are anti-happy endings and that bitterness sometimes extends to how they deal with people, but not Slade. He was terrific with them and knows how to work with the crowd. Maybe it also helped that he was a lawyer and he had a way with them even though they’re strangers. I loved his banters with Kate. From the first time they met, there was a spark in their banters and made connection easier.

At first, I was worried about insta-attraction but it didn’t bother me at all. Maybe it was because of Kate’s gift that acknowledging their connection was important to emphasize it. What made it the connection easier were their banters. From the first time they met, there was an undeniable spark between them and it wouldn’t be there if they weren’t up to par with each other.

I love that the previous couples were still mentioned and I am super looking forward to Gen’s story. I have a great feeling about her and Wolfe, who has been an amazing character from The Marriage Merger. I can’t wait to read another book from this series. All of these books makes me want to try that Book of Spells.

This copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.