The second in the series, we return to Kinnections and we get to see Kennedy’s side of the story. Part-owner of the hottest dating agency in New York, and she is finally about to find her own special man. A bit on the self-conscious side as she struggles with her weight and self-image, Kennedy’s character was easy to understand and relate to, even if her cockeyed way of looking at things was occasionally more than a bit in her way.
Nate is intelligent and dorky, and after a total crash and burn during a speed dating event, Kennedy decides he needs some ‘personal’ coaching. Nate is flattered, thinking that Kennedy wants him, and her love ‘em and leave ‘em style is something that utterly throws him for a loop. He sees the desirable woman under the layers of defensive self-protection, and it doesn’t take long for his humor and good nature to start to work changes.
Probst has a smooth style that effortlessly mixes humor, foibles and steamy scenes in a way that gives readers a feel for the characters and allows them to find their favorites in the mix. Each character is well presented and developed, with issues that are easy to understand and displayed in realistic situations and ways that feel familiar. You may not be speed dating or own a piece of the hottest dating agency in the area – but we most certainly can relate to both Nate and Kennedy without difficulty.
Title: Searching for Perfect
Author: Jennifer Probst
Published by: Gallery Books
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 10 Hours: 30 minutes
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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?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.