It’s finally Arilyn’s turn!
Searching For Always
by Jennifer Probst
Searching For, #4
June 30, 2015
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!
She’s 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, she’s a yoga teacher, animal shelter volunteer, anger management therapist, and helping hand to her beloved grandfather. No time to find Mr. Right—but 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 Petty—radiating masculinity and bad-boy attitude—is 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 there’s no halting their sizzling flirtation—a red-hot, high-speed chase that’s breaking all the limits.
I’ve been looking forward to Stane and Arilyn’s book since the two met in Searching for Beautiful , and happily it did not disappoint!
On the surface, the two couldn’t be more different; but the more you get to know them, the more you see they compliment each other perfectly–different when they need to be, but also similar when it matters most.They had fantastic chemistry, and every scene between the two of them was smoking–whether they appreciated it at the time or not 😉 They definitely ended up bringing out the best in each other in the end, and it was wonderful watching Arilyn slowly come to realize how her relationship with Stone was so much more real than the one she’d had with yoga instructor guy, regardless of how long they had been “together”.
Seriously, he was such a tool.
The two series that incorporated the love spell are brought together toward the end of the book (Marriage to a Billionaireand Searching For) in a scene that hose who’ve read them all will no doubt appreciate (though if you haven’t, it ends up feeling more superfluous than anything), and Gen’s sister is definitely being set up for her own book (continuation of this series? Spin-off? Unclear) that I will absolutely be signing up for.
One thing that did get to me–Arilyn’s preachiness about healthy habits was definitely a bit much at times. It was more tolerable when you understood the reason behind it, but still…
Watching Stone get over his dog phobia was fantastic, though–definite must-read parts. (Pinky! One of the best dogs ever, unfortunate name choice aside.)
And I don’t know how Ms. Probst did it, but she had me falling for the evil old lady next door by the end of the book… And Arilyn’s grandfather Patrick, too–great character!
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
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 www.jenniferprobst.com.
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