Review: Searching For Perfect by Jennifer Probst

Searching for Perfect - Jennifer ProbstPublisher: Gallery Books (April 29th 2014)
Paperback: 384 pages
Series: Searching For #2
Source: Netgalley
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

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 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?

Review:

“Three words. My. Fair. Lady.”

And we’re back in Verily, to see Kennedy find true love with Nate Ellison Raymond Dunkle, the rocket scientist. Oh yeah!

So I’m a total sucker for a good make-over story and I definitely loved seeing Nerdy Ned go from Geek God to swoon-worthy Greek God Nate (not to say he didn’t already have some charm and dirty talk in his arsenal). There’s some pretty funny moments as Kennedy teaches Nate the “proper” way to win a girl’s heart (all the while her heart was being won over, too).

The dynamic between Ken and Nate is lovely, sweet and also steamy. I loved that Nate understands the difficulty that Ken went through as a child (say no to bullying!) and the fear she still has.

“[…]But I get it.” He leaned in. ” I know because I’ve been there. You fought, survived, and flourished. You have the world a big fuck-you and didn’t let them break who you were. That’s perfection, Kennedy. Sheer perfection.

My only real complaint for this romance is that it shares a very familar frustrating “I don’t believe that true love can last, so why bother fighting for it” and therefore making everyone miserable trope that was in the first book.

Overall, if you enjoyed the first book in the series, you’ll probably like this one too. It’s fresh and flirty and we get to see all girls (and guys) of Kinnections. I’m definitely curious to see Arilyn’s story!

{ Thanks to Gallery Books & Netgalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to “Review: Searching For Perfect by Jennifer Probst”

  1. This is the second review I’ve read for this book so far today, and the other reviewer had a much different take on this book…. It’s neat to see how we all read/experience books differently 🙂 Great review!

  2. I hadn’t heard of this series before but i really like the premise of this one and like you, love a good match making story. it seems cute and fluffy (though it will weal with the MC’s weight issues and stuff from what i can gather in your review) but sometimes that’s just needed.
    Great review! i’ve added this one to my TBR!
    Lily

  3. I won book one and still need to read it. i am curious despite the let’s make everyone miserable aspect..LOL Thanks Cyn. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. I do agree that trope is annoying, but at least it ended up into a great romance. Sounds really refreshing, fun and flirty! Lovely review Cyn!

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