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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

#Review #Giveaway Searching for Always by @jenniferprobst @InkSlingerPR

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Searching For Always by Jennifer Probst
Searching For, #4
(June 30, 2015, Gallery Books)

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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Probst sparks a blissful mind-body connection as her sexy, satisfying (Kirkus Reviews) new series continues!

Shes an expert in helping others de-stress, but Arilyn Meadows is running on fumes. Along with her job counseling singles seeking soul mates at the Kinnections agency in Verily, New York, shes a yoga teacher, animal shelter volunteer, anger management therapist, and helping hand to her beloved grandfather. No time to find Mr. Rightbut after discovering her yogi boyfriend in a compromising asana, Arilyn would rather dog-sit for her honeymooning friend Kate than risk her heart on another downward dog. And when police officer Stone Pettyradiating masculinity and bad-boy attitudeis sent to her for mandatory lessons in cooling off when the job gets too hot, Arilyn vows to ignore his seductive glances and sexy grin. But theres no halting their sizzling flirtationa red-hot, high-speed chase thats breaking all the limits.

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REVIEW - 4.5 Stars
This is a really cute series. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each book. Although they can absolutely be read as a standalone, it’s fun to catch up with the characters from the previous books. Jennifer Probst always writes characters that I fall in love with.
            Arilyn is a sweet girl. Her spiritual beliefs, and staunch positions on certain causes, could make her seem flighty or eccentric, but somehow, the author created a stable and solid character that I couldn’t help admiring and rooting for. She is incredibly strong, and the way that she is determined to find peace and joy in her life is so commendable. Especially after the harsh realities of her childhood. When it comes to the therapy, she is so intuitive and it was great to see validation in what I was assuming about her character, that she was truly centered and was teaching things she truly believed in.
Considering how centered she is, it was really amusing when she couldn’t hold on to her fuse around Stone. Their banter was adorable, but damn, I could totally understand why he pushed her buttons. I also loved that the author gave Arilyn a different type of personality from so many heroines, the way that she stood back and let Stone come to his own conclusions would be hard for any woman. And, if she hadn’t had the smarts to recognize that just a little whining and complaining would justify his way of thinking, she would have lost him forever.
Stone (I freaking love that name), and his dirty mouth are hoooooooot! The chemistry between these two is smoking. Stone is one of those guys that goes through traumatic events and lets them shape him into a rough mold, with a false bravado that hides feelings of unworthiness. Watching him break open and change, not only with Arilyn but with the animals, was very heart-warming. He certainly pulled himself up from his bootstraps with the crap childhood and marriage he’d been dealt. He was easy to love and even though I felt some of Arilyn’s frustration with his snarky attitude, it was hard not to giggle at it.
I can understand and accept Stone’s opinion of himself in the beginning, however I had a rough time with how long it took him to get his head out of his ass. With the way the author built his character, and some of the conclusions that he came to about his childhood, marriage, and temper, it was a little unbelievable to me that he would continue to be that obtuse. I just didn’t see it flowing with his character development. I also would have liked to see them as a couple a little bit more, the squabbling and digging at each other came perilously close to being tiring and getting really old, but it didn’t stop me from loving these two and the story.
As always, Jennifer peppers the story with the best supporting characters, some of the other cops tickled my funny bone a lot. Poppy and Joan…well, that was just hilarious, but I could see how it would be maddening to Arilyn. The girls shape the story with their friendship and support of each other, and I loved getting to visit with each of them again.
As with all of Jennifer Probst’s series, I’m addicted and will always be ready to read the next fabulous book she writes! 4.5 Stars!
*Review by Elle Christensen


Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasnt stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a masters 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 www.jenniferprobst.com.

Website:  www.jenniferprobst.com

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