Book Review: Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst

Searching for Someday
Author: Jennifer Probst
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
Pages: 375 pages
In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate's more than a savvy businesswoman: She's gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love's magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town's used bookstore... and is zapped again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered- and hot-bodied- divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won't destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate's newest client. The only way to convince this cynic that she's no fraud, and that love us no mirage, is for Kate to meet his audacious challenge: find him his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship stoically business when her electrifying attraction nearly knocked her off her feet? Or has the matchmaker finally met her match?

My review
Thought on the book: So once again Searching for Something by Jennifer Probst has been sitting on my TBR pile for a very long time and properly would have sat there for a lot longer if I hadn't read a review  a fellow blogger that I follow, Rachel over at The Rest is Still Unwritten blog ( I'm so glad that I decided to pick it up after reading her review. It was everything that I was looking for in my next read. I will agree with Rachel that it is fantastic for fans of Alice Clayton as I had just previously finished The Unidentified redhead by Alice and found this book to be a lot like it. The last chapter is defiantly a lot like her Wallbanger series which I absolutely loved.

Searching for Somebody draws you in right from the Prologue:

It was official.
She was on the date from hell.
Kate Seymour reached for her wine, forced a bright smile, and tried very hard not to stare at the lump of cheese hanging from her companion's chin. Okay, so he was a bit socially awkward. Still didn't make it right not to notice chicken Parma was stuck to your face.

It is the story about Kate Seymour, a 30 year old virgin who runs a matchmaking business called Kinnections with her two best friends. Although she has never really had a long term relationship and has been on countless dates, she still believes that the one is out there for her, like it is for everyone. But Kate also has a secret ability that enables her to tell if a couple is meant to be or not. When she 
touches a part of someone she seems to get a feeling off of them about whether the person they are with is the right one for them or not. She herself has never experienced the great big jolt that means she has met her match until she meets the disgruntled overprotective brother of her newest client Jane, Slade Montgomery. Enter every girls ideal man, well except for his commitment issues. Kate does everything in her power to stay away from him as he is everything that she doesn't want in a man. But what the heart wants the heart wants.

I throughly enjoyed reading about Kate and Slade's on again off again romance and discovering more about each of them. Right from the get go you can tell that they have chemistry but like most couples they don't see it themselves and fight it with all they have. This makes for some very sexy scenes and also some very awkward encounters, especially one involving Kate's mother. There were so many laugh out loud moments in this book and at one of these particular moments my husband looked at me very weirdly and I had to explain that it was the book and not him that was making me laugh. I also loved getting a little insight into the other characters in the series and can't wait to read their books, especially Kate's friend Gen

Favourite part/quote:
She loosened her robe and began to pull it open.
"Counsellor. I think-"
"Honey I'm here! Whose car is in the driveway? Oh!"
Her mother stood before them, open-mouthed, staring at Slade with, first, astonishment and then pure appreciation. She closed her mouth and broke into a wide grin. "Oh, honey! You're finally getting some- I'm so happy."

Rating: 5/5