Monday, November 25, 2013

ARC Review: Searching for Someday (Searching For #1) by Jennifer Probst

The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
384 Pages

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.

A divorce lawyer and the owner of a dating service. Obviously this is a perfect match. But maybe someone should have told Slade and Kate. Through in a little spark magic and you have Searching for Someday.

Kate Seymour is a successful woman. She owns her own business with her two best friends, she has her own house, and she has a dog. What more does she need? In her mind, nothing. Love just isn’t in the cards for her. She gets joy out of watching the success of her matches – people brought together by her spark. Wait…spark? Yes, this is a Jennifer Probst book, so of course there must be something hinting at the paranormal. If you read her Marriage to a Billionaire series, you know it was about a book containing a spell. In her current series, it’s about a touch – an actual electric spark that Kate feels when she touches soulmates. Unfortunately, she’s never felt it for herself. That is until Slade Montgomery enters her life.

Slade Montgomery is a divorce lawyer who believes love is something Disney made up. When his younger sister signs up for a dating service, he instantly believes that she is being conned. To prove that love is false, he signs up for the service as well. His challenge: make him fall in love or he proves them false.

I honestly really enjoyed these two characters. I love how strong and independent Kate is. She stands up to Slade, doesn’t let him tear her down or shake her defenses. Sure, he gets under her skin, but she handles him. And Slade, he is definitely dedicated to not falling in love. So much, that the positions he gets himself into crack me up. Probst is at her best here, in my opinion. The witty repertoire between the two and their stubbornness to give up their ways makes for an entertaining journey. Throw in crazy friends and this book will surely satisfy for anyone looking for a quick, light hearted romantic comedy kind of book.

That all being said, the character who stole the book for me was Rob- the rescued pit bull belonging to Kate. At the end of the book Probst mentions that the story of Rob is actually based on a real dog who went through similar hardships. This was a dog who was thrown from a car, hit by another car and left to die. He was found and taken to the vet. The vet’s advice was to put the dog down as the damage to the back legs was unfixable. Instead, the dog was taken in and given love and thrives. I couldn’t help but smile every time Rob appeared and I love that the author added so much of him in the story.

This is a series I will be continuing.

I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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