Monday, December 16, 2013

Searching For Someday (Searching #1) by Jennifer Probst {Review +Giveaway}

Genre: Women's fiction/Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 26th 2013
Series: Searching #1
Pages: 385
Format: Galley paperback
Source: Provided by publisher

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.

My Review:

I was really excited to get this book for review because I am a big fan of Probsts' writing. I loved her Marriage Bargain series so when I saw she was writing a new series of books I couldn't wait to pick it up. Searching For Someday was flirty, fun, sexy, sweet and romantic all in one!

So Kate is a matchmaker. Not just any matchmaker though, she has what her family considers a gift in that she can touch two people and determine if they are soul mates or not. She doesn't have the same feelings about her gift because she's lost several potential dates to other people due to her touch ability. Always the perpetual bachelorette she can't seem to find what she's looking for. When Slade Montgomery walks into her office in order to protect his baby sister from Kate's matchmaking business the universe throws her a curve ball. Trying to find a match for Slade is a piece of cake for her until she accidentally touches him and feels "it". That spark she gets when she knows she's found someones soul mate. The only problem is he isn't what she wants. AT ALL. Denying what she knows deep down and Slade's many advances despite her attempts to hook him up with other women, Kate faces losing something she has relied on to run her business.

Kate was the typical laid back, independent young woman just trying to run a business and live her life. I really enjoyed her character. She wasn't overly annoying as most females can be. She was sassy and had an inner vulnerability about her that made me want to protect her. I usually relate to women who are strong and tough but Kate proved I can also connect with a woman who is mild mannered and kind of quiet, especially around men. She's been so busy finding love for everyone else that she hasn't taken any time to really find what she wants. I loved the idea of her being able to touch a couple and tell if they were meant to be together. This made for some interesting scenes especially when she was out on a date with someone and ended up losing out to someone else when her gift acted up. She's had some bad relationships in the past that has made her kind of retreat into herself and that was something I could absolutely identify with. She needed someone to break down her defenses and open her up a bit and Slade was that perfect person.

Ah Slade. He wasn't a guy I liked all that much at first. Being a divorce lawyer he was very controlled and liked his life in order in every sense. When he first comes into the picture his intentions are to find a flaw in Kate's business model so his sister doesn't get hurt. SO yeah he comes across as a giant penis wrinkle but the more he spends time learning about her business and seeing how her and her friends run things he becomes a little more likable. He wasn't expecting Kate to get under his skin and his outlook on love and forever has been skewed by his own nasty divorce not to mention the cases he works on a daily basis has surely given him reason to stay away from emotions. I loved his interactions with Kate even though he tried so hard to keep his feelings in check it became more difficult the more he learned about her. They had explosive chemistry and the more they denied it the hotter it seemed to get between them. Watching Kate slowly open him up made me like him a whole lot more than I originally did. Plus it didn't hurt that he genuinely cared about her disabled dog Robert. You have to love a man who loves dogs!

I was pleasantly caught off guard by the fact that this turned out to feature some of my favorite characters from Probsts' previous series. Specifically a character named Wolfe who captured so much of my attention in The Marriage Merger, the last book in the Marriage Bargain series, that I was hoping he would get his own story. From the hints given in Searching For Someday I have a distinct feeling he will most certainly get his and oh how juicy it will be! I love when characters from one series I love cross over and we get a look at what they have been up to. In a way it's almost like their story isn't over, even if it's only a brief look. 

Searching For Someday was a romantic roller coaster ride between Kate and Slade. Stories of opposites attracting remains one of my favorite types of stories to read and there are no characters more opposite than the free spirit Kate and the stuffy divorce lawyer Slade. I really enjoyed all the ups and downs between these two and watching them fight their feelings was what made this such a fun read for me. The cover says this is a "Sparkling new series" and I have to agree 100%. The start of this new series has me very intrigued and in a holding pattern of delicious anticipation for what is next to come. This is definitely a book you will enjoy if you like sexy romance, hilarious characters and a fun story line that will keep you guessing from one page to the next.


Every muscle was lean and defined. Golden hair sprinkled over brown skin reminded her of delicious Honey Nut Cheerios, and she craved a taste. Even sweaty and irritated, he held a core center within him that told her this man knew who he was and didn't apologize. He liked to win. He liked to get what he wanted. He didn't apologize for his beliefs and never backed down from a challenge. Page 84

Her shimmery blond hair hung pin straight with long curves of bangs that played peekaboo with her sultry eyes. She was fire and ice, hot and cold, onyx and pearl, and his dick rose to attention like a new recruit in the military saluting his commander. Page 150

A violent rush of possessiveness claimed him, making him want to give this woman excruciating pleasure, to give her a memory she'd never forget, to demand her complete surrender of everything she was, good and bad, light and dark, inside and outside until there was nothing left he didn't own. Page 249

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 About The Author:
Jennifer Probst is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of both sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her novel, The Marriage Bargain, was the #6 Bestselling Book on Amazon for 2012. Her first children's book, Buffy and the Carrot, was co-written with her 12 year old niece, and her short story, "A Life Worth Living" chronicles the life of a shelter dog. She makes her home in New York with her sons, husband, two rescue dogs, and a house that never seems to be clean. She loves hearing from all readers! Stop by her website at for all her upcoming releases, news and street team information.


  1. Amanda! I missed you beeotch!

    Anyway, I so agree with everything you said. I haven't read her billionaire series so I wasn't aware of Wolfe and the cross over thing you mentioned.

    When I read the blurb I thought it's going to be magic heavy coz of the current Kate feels from her clients and Slade. I'm glad it was kept to a minimum and was overall a great romcom. This was my first Probst read & totally loved it! The epilogue killed me! Robert is one lucky canine for sure!

    Happy holidays!!

  2. I do believe in soulmates because they are like the other half that is missing until you find your actually other half. Sometimes your soulmate isn't the person that you are destiny to be with; they are just to stay by your side.
    I love Jennifer's books! She is one of my top contemporary romance authors and I can't wait for the next book in the Searching for series

  3. I really liked this too! And yeah, the bit with Wolfe has me super excited.
    Great review!


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