I received a wonderful treat! Searching For Someday by Jennifer Probst, which I devoured in two days.
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.
I know Jennifer Probst for her Marriage to a Billionaire series starting with the Marriage Bargain. I really enjoyed them as a light, delightful read. Searching For Someday was no different, and in some ways, better than that series.
The story of Kate and Slade was so much fun to read. First, I love the name Slade. Second, I adored the concept of a divorce attorney falling for a matchmaker. As an avid viewer of the Millionare Matchmaker on Bravo, I got a few laughs out of the Patty quips. I was a bit surprised at all the modern references. I may know what song or artist she is referring to but what about five years from now? I don’t think it’s a good idea to “date” your stories, just a personal opinion.
In true Probst style, this book was wonderfully crafted with a sweet and spicy romance and a well thought-out plot, including small clues to the second book in this new Love Spells series. There was a lot of character growth and reasonably rational reasons for the all the ups and downs. Overall, the story was really sweet, and that’s also my problem with it. Sure, there was a little “spice” with the sex scenes but I found myself skimming during those scenes and focusing on what actually happens. I guess that’s a testament to how great the plot is, but I was disappointed I wasn’t in the moment more. I like a little more edge with my romances. However, for what this novel is supposed to be, it’s a good one. Comparing this to what I “like” would be comparing apples and oranges. As a light, satisfying, fluffy read, Probst does it again and I would recommend it. This sweet love story hits stores tomorrow on November 24, 2013.
STARS: 4 out of 5
Thank you NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!