Searching for Someday (Searching For #1) by Jennifer Probst
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster)
Source: Review Copy from Netgalley
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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.
Kate Seymour is the smart, successful, virginal owner of a matching company. She dreams of finding her own soul mate while doing her best to find others theirs, with the help of a very special gift: she can sense true romantic connections between others. But even as a hopeless romantic, her hangups prevent her from finding someone she can love and have love her in return. Slade Montgomery seems far from fitting that bill, but when he storms in claiming Kate's company, Kinnections, is a fraud, he'll shake up her comfortable lifestyle in ways she never expected. He's a divorce attorney and player who doesn't believe his love, jaded as he is from seeing the aftermath of way too many failed marriages. Yet, somehow, they can't help but be drawn together...
My favorite part of the two of them together was the banter. They challenged each other and gave each other crap, and it was so much fun to experience! It's funny, engaging, and makes it obvious just how much these two are made for each other. But still, they try to resist. Of course, it's futile, but it makes for a great journey.
The connection between these two felt genuine: the tension, desire, hope, disappointment, and ultimately triumph. The whole story is easy to visualize, full of entertaining and endearing characters. Especially Robert! But I'm a sucker for the puppy dog eyes...
There were a couple of rough points for me though. The first was Kate's power—there is absolutely no explanation for this, other than it runs in the women in her family. The second was the spell book—I honestly don't see its importance in the story. But, in the grand scheme of things, they're such minor points and really didn't have any effect on my ability to enjoy the story.
This is the first of Jennifer Probst's books that I've read, but I loved her style! She mixes in the best elements of romance: steam, sexiness, angst, and emotion with a healthy dose of humor and fun. Her stories (this series especially, it seems) are dynamite for hopeless romantics. The idea that fate will bring you love is prevalent.
Searching for Someday was a great read. I loved the story and these characters, and I would definitely recommend it to romance fans. It's an extremely fun, quick read, with just the right amount of heart to keep you interested till the end! I can't wait to see what's in store for Searching for Perfect, the second book in the series!
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!