by Jennifer Probst
Series: Searching For #1
Published by Pocket Books Release date : November 26th 2013
Genres: Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Source: Purchased | Format: Paperback
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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
Searching for Someday was a rare snag one night while shopping in the romance section. I am always hesitant on purchasing a new to me romance author but I remember seeing some of my closer friends reviewing at the end of last year, so, I knew I would at least like it.. But I didn’t just like it, I loved it. I will definitely be reading more of Jennifer’s books.
I devoured this in one day. I loved the characters, the writing was smooth & engaging and the plot was entertaining and very unique. I loved the magical elements thrown in. It doesn’t consume the plot, just a perfect touch to mix things up and make it different. Told in both Slade and Kate’s POV, we get the story from both sides, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Able to touch and feel when two people are soul mates, Kate hasn’t experienced the touch for herself. That is, until she meets Slade. Slade, a cynical but sexy divorce lawyer, heads into Kinnections with plans to expose Kate and the others at Kinnections as frauds. Unhappy that his sister has signed up for services, and in turn feels that Kinnections would break her.
Although Kate is sweet, she is such a strong, confident woman. It was easy to relate to her. She loves her job and is very driven in her work and really, has done a lot to get to where she is. She’s compassionate too, and watching her with her dog was honestly, heart breaking. But she wants more in her life. A husband and family. She has her friends sure, but she was so lonely.
Initially, Slade wasn’t aware of Kate’s unique gift, but he was well aware of her. Even though Kate continuously sets up Slade on dates with different woman, he can’t stop thinking about – and wanting – Kate. Although he came off really strong (almost Ass quality) I warmed up to him real quick. I honestly believe his jaded and cynical thoughts were justified. it’s really difficult to pick yourself back up from what he did, and then to have to witness other couples destroy each other.
Ah, these two. It was obvious from the beginning that the journey of these two was going to be fun. Both have very different views on love and relationships and both are equally stubborn. Kate is in denial about her reaction to Slade and honestly, I couldn’t blame her. She is the opposite of what he said he wants in a woman and he is very blunt about his thoughts on love. Who wouldn’t be put off by that? But on man, they are so good together, constantly, it’s very encouraging.
I also want to mention Kate’s friends. I loved how close they were. With Jane coming into the fold too, it was so fun to see a bunch of girls together and getting along. And her Mother. *Dies* Her mom was one of the funniest parents, ever.
Overall- I really loved this. I loved the relationship development between Kate and Slade; as well as them as individuals. Hilarious, sweet and a touch of magic – and definitely one of my new favorites. I highly recommend.