Review: Searching for Beautiful

Title: Searching for Beautiful
Author: Jennifer Probst
Published: May 26, 2015,  Gallery Books
Genre: Contemporary


The highly anticipated third novel in the Searching For series from Jennifer Probst, “one of the most exciting breakout novelists” (USA TODAY), featuring a runaway bride and the man who wants to be more than just her best friend…

Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming Chief doctor at the local hospital, she’s an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin…and flings her right into her best friend’s arms.

When Wolfe catches his best friend falling out a window on her wedding day, he doesn’t ask questions. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realizes he may risk his most important relationship in order to protect his damaged heart, and the woman he loves.

Can Genevieve and Wolfe’s friendship turn into something deeper—or is it already too late for true love?

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      5 hearts

This is the 3rd book in the Searching For series by Jennifer Probst.  I love the premise of 3 friends and their matchmaking service.  The ladies are all strong women and each book has its share of humor and BFF moments.

I have read the whole series so far and I adore the author and her writing style.  This book had a bit more suspense to it than the previous two. Wolfe and Gen have been best friends for years.  Gen and her fiancĂ© were in the previous books and it was evident that something was going on with Gen.  This book starts out with Gen sneaking out of the church on her wedding day.  If you are thinking this is a run-away bride story, it starts out that way but turns into a much more meaty tale of healing and the power of friendship.

Of course, Gen gets a big old helping hand from Wolfe in the process.  They quickly start to realize that they are best friends and extremely attracted to one another.  Neither wants to lose the friendship but they cannot deny the sexual chemistry between them.  The sexual tension explodes off the page until these two give in. 

Wolfe has some issues related to relationships and commitment but man---that dude is one smoking hot, sensitive guy, with a heart of gold!  Wolfe was the perfect Hero for this story.  I loved his flaws and cheered him through his Come to Jesus moment!  It took most of the book, but both Gen and Wolfe were so close on a friend level, it only made sense that they would work well together as lovers. 

 I thought the author handled a delicate, trigger subject manner fairly well.  I wished for some additional conversations or support for women in similar situations.  Gen had the support her BFF’s Wolfe and Kate but many women do not even realize they are in situations that aren’t typical in relationships. 

By far the best book in the series for me.  Looking forward to Arilyn’s tale coming in June.  

About the Author

Jennifer Probst is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of both sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her novel, The Marriage Bargain, was the #6 Bestselling Book on Amazon for 2012. Her first children's book, Buffy and the Carrot, was co-written with her 12 year old niece, and her short story, "A Life Worth Living" chronicles the life of a shelter dog. She makes her home in New York with her sons, husband, two rescue dogs, and a house that never seems to be clean. She loves hearing from all readers! 

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