Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst {Book Review}

I was invited by the publisher, Gallery Books, courtesy of Netgalley, to receive a free copy of Searching for Perfect in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


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 her new client, Nate Ellison Raymond Dunkle, rocket scientist and nerd extraordinaire. Kennedy vows to 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 her tormented past. 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 liked this book – it wasn’t super heavy reading of course, and like many books like this the ending was somewhat predictable.  I loved the “My Fair Lady” aspect of this novel as Kennedy begins to transform Nate from an unpolished, scruffy heathen to a nerdy hottie.  Kennedy was an interesting character, and I felt like her struggle with weight/food added to the depth of her character.  The struggles that both Nate and Kennedy go through are quite universal and easy to relate to.  Also, this book is part of a series, but I didn’t feel like the other books needed to have been read to have it make sense.

So…let’s get down to brass tacks.  Do not let your children get a hold of this book.  This is a book to be read in privacy, because good grief are the sex parts steamy!  Move over Fifty Shades, there’s a new author in town!  Probst knows how to turn up the heat big time – there are some graphic parts to Searching for Perfect that will make you blush but it is well done.

I highly recommend this book to romance lovers, chick lit fans, and anyone who has read (or reread) Fifty Shades!


The release date for Searching for Perfect is tomorrow, April 29, 2014!

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