Searching for Perfect (Searching For #2) by Jennifer Probst
Released: April 29, 2014
Genre: Contemporary romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
Reviewed by Sarah
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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?
Kennedy has the superficial package who many dream about. She’s thin, beautiful, and well put together. Beneath the surface lie entrenched anxieties from her past when she felt she wasn’t good enough at a larger weight or because she was too smart to get the boys. Many of those uncertainties come back to the forefront as Kinnections latest client is in her care.
Nate is an aerospace engineer and overall has been a bit of a boy genius. Now as a man in his early thirties, he has money, career, and stability but still lacks love. His approach to finding a wife has been much like his methodology to his work. He comes across very analytical and geeky.
As Kennedy and Nate work together to change his looks and behavior much like Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, they form a genuine bond and have loads in common. While there is a bit of internal strife to their connection, there are no huge plot twists. This is a straight forward romance filled with plenty of chemistry.
I can never get enough of Probst’s writing. With her I always know I’ll read a solid story, with sassy female leads, dominating men, and a just a hint of fantasy. This story is no exception.
Rating: 4 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.