Title: Searching for Perfect
Series: Searching For…
Author: Jennifer Probst
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: Gallery Books
he 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?
I devoured this book, took me less than a day to read it. Spent a couple of lunch hours calling Maybelis at work to tell her all about it. I am obsessed. I love my hot man but I will never deny that a smart, nerdy guy, willing to do anything for the woman he wants hit a spot. I have a thing for nerds. The Big Bang Theory is my favorite show, and if Sheldon wasn’t a total weirdo when it came to sex I’d probably find him the hottest guy on Earth by the simple fact that he could talk nerdy to me.
Who knew Jennifer Probst could suck me into a new story where you fall in love with every character? I did, I knew the woman’s power and yet was drawn like a moth to a flame, or intrigued like a girl with a spells book.
Kennedy isn’t perfect, at least she doesn’t believe so. She has flaws, she has a horrid past that she hasn’t been able to move past from and she doesn’t believe that love is a possibility for her. So she helps other people find it, working as a Matchmaker at Kinnections, the Matchmaking Agency with her two best friends Kate and Arilynn. While she knows she will never get her happily ever after, she’s fully confident she can bring it to others.
Nathan Ellison Raymond Dunkle, his initials spell N.E.R.D. Coincidence? I think not! Only Jennifer Probst could come up with this and I love it!!!
Nate wants a wife. He’s tired of being alone and he wants the woman who will give him his happily ever after. Like a true Prince in search of Cinderella, he sets on a course that includes studying every women’s magazine available, reading romance books and listening to girly music in order to prepare himself and become the guy every woman dreams to have. There’s only one problem, the Aerospace Engineer is great with books, not so good with people. It also doesn’t help that he doesn’t have a lick of fashion sense. In other words, Nate is the epitome of a nerd. With his shaggy, unkempt hair, lab coat (always sporting some kind of food related stain), dark rimmed glasses and pocket protector (no, I am not coitosing with you, he actually has a pocket protector), he looks more like he belongs in What not to Wear- Nerd Edition rather than a Disney Princess movie.
“…people need a bit of the dance first. A hint of flirtation. A give and take of conversation to build trust. That leads to a real first date.”
“I know. I prepared for this.”
She raised a brow. “You’re orange, dude.”
“I tried using bronzer to get the beach look. I figured women liked it.”
“You have a coffee stain on your shirt, you’re wearing a lab coat, you haven’t cut your hair since 2000, and I feel like I just got dragged into the woods and buried under a flock of pine trees to die. Is that your cologne?”
When Kennedy lands her eyes on Nate, she decides in order to give this guy a fighting chance in the cruel world of finding your perfect match, she’ll have to take him under her wing, give him a physical makeover and mind makeover, so he can be seen by the woman he’s looking for. She never thought that Frankenstein’s Monster would fall in love with his creator.
While spending too much time together, the lines of professionalism, love and friendship blurr. Nate no longer wants a wife, he wants Kennedy… But Kennedy doesn’t do forever, she does now. And for Nate to convince her that everyone is entitled to happiness, even her will be harder than putting a man on the Moon.
“You don’t want me, Nate. I don’t do forever. I’m not looking for marriage or security or children right now. I just do… now.”
“I like now.”
“No. Sometimes the lines get blurred with matchmaking, but I won’t let it happen again. We followed an impulse, but now it’s over. And I’m going to find you a wife. Someone you can love forever. Someone perfect.”
This book was amazing. Probst does romantic comedy in pages like no other. I was particularly excited about the fact that pretty much everyone from The Billionaire Series made an appearance in this book… Including the infamous book of spells.
Did that get your attention? I hope so, because you should stop what you’re doing and start Searching for Perfect.
About the Author
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!