#SearchingforBeautiful by Jennifer Probst #XOXperts

Posted May 26, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

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#SearchingforBeautiful by Jennifer Probst #XOXpertsSearching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst
Series: Searching For
Published by Gallery Books on May 26th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 496
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Also in this series: Searching for Always, Searching for Someday
Also by this author: Searching for Always, Summer Dreaming (Hot in the Hamptons), Summer Sins

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?


I cannot express how much I loved this book.  It deals with issues some people face on a daily basis, but also shows that they can grow and move on from the things in the past.

I adored Gen.  She is motivated, and willing to give a situation her all, even when she shouldn’t.  She feels awful about leaving her groom-to-be at the altar, but realizes that her gut was right.  She learns what real love is supposed to be, and tries to fight it every step of the way.  She has a great support system with her friends.  They are there for her through everything and are fiercely protective of her.

Wolfe is an absolute gem.  He is always denying himself true happiness, and is scared to take the leap.  He doesn’t think he is worthy of a relationship and keeps any girls he invites home on the surface.  He doesn’t want to date, he just wants to have fun.

Seeing these two work through their issues is comical at times, but they have so much to learn about each other.  They become closer in their friendship and there are definitely some emotional wars they have to battle.

I have to say I don’t think I’ve ever disliked a character as much I did Gen’s fiance.  He’s an ass, and just downright awful.

Definitely pick this book up, and see how Gen & Wolfe’s story unfolds.

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About Jennifer Probst

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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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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