Thursday, May 8, 2014

Review: Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst

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?

4 Star Review by Jen Skewes

Nathan Ellison Raymond Dunkle:  Oh my what a name.  If that name does not scream nerd then I don’t know what does.  It’s like he was born to be a nerd.  And in a lot of ways he is.  But there is more to him that just his nerdy side, trust me.  Nate, or Ned as he was nicknamed growing up, was for the most part raised by his brother Connor when their mother left them.  Growing up Connor taught him the ways on how to get a woman.  But all he really taught him was cheesy pick up lines and to not get attached because in the end all woman will leave. Connor is not one to want to settle down at all, given what they went though with their mother, but Nate on the other hand is looking for a woman.  Not just any woman, he is looking for a wife.  He wants someone to spend his life with, have children with.  He wants it all.  But going off of the advice of his brother, coupled with his inability to socialize with a woman in a way that won’t cause her to go running, basically means that he is doomed. 

Ned  decides to go to a speed dating event run by Kinnections, which is a match making service.  Ned thinks he is doing well only to find the woman he last spoke to was almost in tears.  That’s where Kennedy Ashe comes in.  Kennedy runs Kinnections with her two best friends.  She sits down with Ned, pointing out his flaws and what went wrong with the speed dating.  She also manages to convince him to sign up with Kinnections and to let her find him the perfect match.  To find the woman that he has been looking for. But what neither of them know is that his perfect match is the person who is setting him up on dates with other woman.  How is that going to work?

Kennedy Ashe is beautiful and confident, but she wasn’t always that way.  She has a past, one that pains her to talk about.  A past that has made her the woman that she is today.  She is on a mission to find Ned the perfect woman, but it proves to be more challenging than expected.  Over the course of time, Kennedy starts to see more of Ned.  Behind the lab coat with mustard stains on it, the outdated glasses, frumpy clothes, long shaggy hair is Nate Dunkle; an aerospace engineer who is not only nerdy but sexy.  Feelings start to come into play for both sides.  Kennedy feels the attractions towards Nate but knows that she is the last person that he should be with.  He deserves more and she cannot give him what he wants.  But what Kennedy fails to realize is that Nate wants her!  Will Nate find his perfect match in Kennedy?

I loved this book.  It was fun, humorous and sexy.  Nate Dunkle may be a nerd at heart but he is one sexy man in the bedroom.  He had me swooning.  I love the bad boy rockers, the athletes, the sexy millionaires.  But there is always something about the gorgeous, sexy nerdy type that I love. Nate was funny and sweet and at times so completely lost when it came to woman.  But I blame his brother for that.  I loved him.  Kennedy was a great heroine even if her stubbornness got in the way sometimes.  Her and Nate were so good together.  And what she put him through will have you laughing.  

I love this series and have always been a fan of Jennifer Probst’s since reading The Marriage Bargain.  This story is a fun, light, loveable story about two characters who you will adore.  Kennedy’s past and some of what she went through caused her pain and when you find out what happened you will feel that hurt with her.  This was a wonderful love story and a must read.    

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

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