The next highly anticipated novella in the Searching For series, a romantic spin-off of the Marriage to a Billionaire series from New York Times bestselling sensation Jennifer Probst.
When Isabella MacKenzie tries to move on from her disastrous past, Officer William Devine is determined to show her that love is the only way to heal. This sexy enovella, the final installment in Jennifer Probst’s heartwarming Searching For series, follows the high-powered women of the popular matchmaking agency Kinnections, located in the small, picturesque town of Verily, NY.
Searching for Disaster brings together two secondary characters from two other books in the series–Izzy (Gen’s twin sister in Searching for Beautiful ) and Liam (Officer Devine from Searching for Always )–yay! On top of that, the prologue tells us that Izzy and Liam actually have a past, making them a second chance romance–bonus! Throw in the fact that they both love the Star Wars franchise (and focus on the characters from movies #4-7, because even fictional characters feel the need to block out movies #1-3) and that’s pretty much the cherry on top of this novella 🙂
There were a lot of things to like in this story. Most of the series characters make an appearance at least once; the women of Kinnections, where Izzy has started working, play a pretty big role. It’s a second chance story for Izzy in more than one way–a former addict, she’s been clean for two years now, and is making a fresh start in a new place and reconnecting with her large and loving family. It has a pair of puppies named after my number one favorite famous couple, and plenty of references to two of Ms. Probst’s other series (Marriage to a Billionaire and Billionaire Builders) throughout. Definite pluses, all.
I really enjoyed reading this novella.
But…I actually wish there’d been a little less sexy times and a bit more relationship cuteness. (I know, I know! But it’s a novella. I always want a meatier relationship and way more cute couple times than we tend to get in novellas.) And though I absolutely get where Izzy is coming from with her reasoning for why she’s all wrong for Liam, she held on to that line of thinking way too long in the face of what they were coming to mean to each other. I really did like how Ms. Probst had her finally come to her senses, though–nice touch there.
Overall, this one’s bound to be a hit with fans of the series; it definitely hits all the right buttons. If you haven’t read the other books yet, you should do just fine–you won’t get every single reference, but Searching for Disaster is a sweet second chance story all on its own.
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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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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