Publisher: Simon and Schuster (November 26th 2013)
Paperback: 384 pages
Series: Searching For #1
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Rating: 4 of 5 stars
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
A cute contemporary romance with a spark of magic!
Yeah, a matchmaker and a divorce lawyer. That’s got success written all over it.
Okay, so I admit, first time I saw this book I overlooked it. I was like – Oh hey new book by the lady who wrote those marriage books, okay, moving on, just another contemporary romance – but than I read the synopsis and it all changed. First of all, this book is about a romance between a matchmaker and a divorce lawyer! Take about ultimate opposite attracts, bicker-your-way-to-love couple! This so made it for me. But wait, there’s more! It also has magic! Not big magic like all out fantasy, but just a hint for that perfect enchanted touch without losing the contemporary feel. Than, I read the book and I was sold. It was entertaining and hot and adorable all rolled up into one.
Kate, runs her own matchmaking company, Kinnection, with her two best friends, and she just uses her magically touch (the ability to sense a romantic connection) to help out the business a bit. Despite having this touch, it hasn’t been much luck for herself. She’s pretty sweet, but also strong and independent and has the sweetest dog everrr. Slade is a divorce lawyer with some baggage about love. At first, I was a bit iffy with him. I mean he is definitely alpha male, which I usually adore, but dude, sometimes when a girl says no, she means no. Anyway, I ended up quite liking Slade as we progressed into the book when we actually got to see more of his sweeter side.
There were parts in the book, in particular the rollercoaster ride of emotional clustercluck, that was bit déjà vu-ish/repetitive, that had me a bit frustrated . But that basically got negated because in the end, I love the chemistry between these two because it’s off the chart. Electrifying. Literally.
He closed the last few inches between them, snagging her around the waist and lifting her up to meet his lips.
Like Rice Krispies gone berserk, a live jolt of electricity hit her hard, wringing a gasp from her lips.
There was great spark between the two during their cat-mouse chase of a romance, both sweet moments and just plain hot (the man knows his dirty talk).
The ending was satisfying and I’m excited for more. I really liked Kennedy and Arilyn and can’t wait to read their stories!
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