Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review: Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst

Title: Searching for Someday
Series: Love Spells
Author: Jennifer Probst
Read copy: eBook
Published: November 24, 2013
Publisher: Simon&Schuster
ISBN: 1476744971
ISBN-13: 9781476744971

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 rating:

***ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley***

Kate and her two friends at Kinnections matchmaker agency have recently signed a new client. But with that client come additional baggage in the form of the client's overprotective older brother. An older brother who's decided the ladies working at Kinnections are all frauds and is ready to sue them if they don't render the contract with his sister void.

Well, Kate can't have any of that, so they compromise. She'll find him a match, too, and convince him love exists in the process. Oh, if only it were that easy.

This book started off great. The characters were nicely fleshed-out, cute, and quirky, the plot was interesting, the narration flowed wonderfully, making me turn the pages, curious as to what might happen next.

Unfortunately by the middle of the book, my enthusiasm was all but gone. There were just too many issues combined between the hero and heroine. And while I could see his point, I just couldn't get her. She was co-owner of a matchmaking agency, she believed in love and all that jazz, yet was afraid to let herself go with this particular guy that made sparks fly (almost literally) every time he touched her.
Then, for a time, they finally saw reason, issues sprouted up, they broke up, and, since this is Romancelandia, got back together quickly. Cute, right? Might be if it ended there. But no, they had to go through the same process once more. And that was the final nail in the coffin for this book to get more than a three-star rating. I like some decent push-and-pull between the protagonists, but only to a certain point. These two crossed that proverbial line in the sand.

Three stars for the first half of the book.


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