Review & Giveaway: Searching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst

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I’m so happy to be a part of Jennifer Probst’s Searching For Beautiful blog tour! I’ve really been enjoying this series (I’ve got reviews for Searching for Someday and Searching for Perfect if you’re interested!) and this one didn’t disappoint. (What cute cover, right?)

Oh PS. There’s also a giveaway down below, too!
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Searching for Beautiful - Jennifer ProbstPublisher: Gallery Books (May 26th 2015)
Paperback: 384 pages
Series: Searching for #3
Tour Host: Inkslinger
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

The highly anticipated third novel in the Searching For series from Jennifer Probst, “one of the most exciting breakout novelists” (USA Today), featuring a runaway bride and the man who wants to be more than just her best friend…

Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming Chief doctor at the local hospital, she’s an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin…and flings her right into her best friend’s arms.

When Wolfe catches his best friend falling out a window on her wedding day, he doesn’t ask questions. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realizes he may risk his most important relationship in order to protect his damaged heart, and the woman he loves.

Can Genevieve and Wolfe’s friendship turn into something deeper—or is it already too late for true love?

Review:

At some point after having started the Searching for series, I decided I would check out Probst’s series Marriage to a Billionaire And I’m glad that I did, because that was when we got introduce to our bad boy (now super successful) hero.

Wolfe’s all grown up and he’s in love with his best friend who just so happened to be getting married (to someone else). But he get’s his chance at true love when there’s suddenly a runaway bride situation on his hand.  Gen, a surgical resident, ready to marry the charming Chief doctor suddenly has a case of cold feet, so she escapes out the window…right into Wolfe’s arm, sorta.

“Umm, babe? Are you pulling a runaway-bride thing? Or did you just want to confirm the fire exit worked?”

On the run from everyone, Wolfe and Gen get a chance to re-kindle their friendship and fan the fires of romance (ha, so sorry for that corny line). Wolfe and Gen are a pretty cute couple and being childhood friends kept it from feeling too insta-lovey. Wolfe is such a great guy, and he shows just how awesome he is by being an amazing friend. Oh and did I mention he’s super charming, too? Gen is sweet and bubbly and afraid to disappoint anyone, so it was nice to see her become a much stronger and resilient person throughout the book.

With the cute parts also comes the kind of dark times. We soon find out that fiancee David is not as perfect as he seems to be, actually he’s quite manipulative and kind of a terrible person. I’m sad that we didn’t get a better resolution with his part of the story. Parts of the story was also a bit drab and slow, where I just didn’t care too much about what was going on. However a trip to Italy to see Mama Conte (and cameos from characters from both series), put a smile on my face.

Overall, Searching for Beautiful was a lovely story about two friends who were perfect for each other, but just took a few detours before they found their way to a happily ever after. Though it didn’t end up being my favourite, it is still a nice addition to the series. And I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes out for the next book since it’s Arilyn and Petty! So much bickering, tension and scorching attraction…

“Beautiful. I’m searching for something beautiful out there.”

{*Thanks to Gallery Books for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Win a SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL Necklace and signed backlist title from Jennifer Probst (winner’s choice!)

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Jennifer ProbstAbout Jennifer Probst:

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 makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

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noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

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  1. This sounds so sweet and fun – runaway bride and best-friends that turn into a romance! Yes! Can you jump into the series with this one? This sounds like a wonderful, romantic Summer read – goingto add it to tbr wishlist. And, I love corny. Ha-ha! “re-kindle their friendship and fan the fires of romance” Perfect description for me. Wonderful review and thanks for the giveaway too!
    Hope you have a terrific weekend, Cyn 🙂

    1. Yup, you could definitely still jump right into it! I think you’ll like it, I’m really looking forward to the next book (so much bickering, muahah).
      Thanks, Kim!

  2. Awww I just love the sound of friends to lovers romances, it sounds so swoony and sweet here! Lovely review Cyn!

    1. I love friends to lovers romance too! It’s a cute read (: Thanks Jeann!

  3. Glad you enjoyed this one, I like that the books work as standalone.

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