Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst is an electrifying romance that features sizzling chemistry, sexual tension and outstanding characters! Fun, fresh and addictive, this book is perfect for those who love Alice Clayton or a good rom-com!
Searching for Someday introduces readers to Kate Seymour and Slade Montgomery, two people who have very different views on love, but whose lives are about to collide with sizzling results. Kate Seymour runs a successful matchmaking company called Kinnections alongside her two best friends. Featuring a magic touch passed down through her family, Kate has the ability to know when two people are made for each other and with the help of different techniques and services Kinnections has to offer, has managed to bring love to the lives of many of her customers. Too bad the only person she can't find love for is herself......
Enter Slade Montgomery, a confidant, hot-tempered divorce lawyer and someone whose view on love is pretty much non-existent. Slade's beloved younger sister is Kate's latest client and he's determined to prove that Kinnections is the fraud he thinks it is. Yet what happens when the two meet and sparks erupt, pretty much literally between them? Can the matchmaker and the divorce lawyer prove they are the most surprising couple out there? Or will their fears see them lose out on the chance at love......
Boy, was Searching for Someday a brilliant read! Unexpectedly so. I jumped in headfirst with no expectations and Jennifer Probst caught me hook, line and sinker from the very beginning. Wonderfully told through both Kate and Slade's POV's, Searching for Someday was a highly addictive, electric read that smoldered with chemistry, sexual tension and had all the humor, romance and flair to make it gold!
Both main leads in this novel won me over from the moment I met them. They're both intelligent, successful people in their own rights and the chemistry that sizzled between them was fabulous. Sharp dialogue and banter litters Searching for Someday, and Jennifer Probst supports her story with a great cast of minor characters I'm already dying to learn about.
It was very easy to quickly come to care about both Kate and Slade and I have to give Probst props for including a tiny bit of magic in the story with Kate's ability, but not making it too overpowering. I much preferred focusing on Kate and Slade and their relationship together rather than anything else.
As such a powerful man, Slade practically oozed sexual appeal, and I have to say, I certainly wasn't immune. There's something so sexy about seeing a well put together, calm, calculated and restrained individual loose control and become a slave to their emotions and feelings. Kate was capable and smart and more than willing to hold her own against Slade. Jennifer Probst has created a dynamic pairing with these two and there was nothing I didn't love about them as they sorted out their issues and became better people for it, both individually and as a couple.
Expertly written and sooooo, so good Searching for Someday is a brilliant read and I'm already eager to continue on with the series and discover just what Jennifer Probst has planned for Kennedy, Arilyn and Gen! Fantastic read--definitely recommend! ...more
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson is a sweet, endearing and emotional story about second chances, the power of family and the hope that comes from making things right in the midst of the hardest of circumstances.
Seventeen year old Taylor Edwards has a history of running. Whenever things get hard, her flight response kicks in. Five years ago this saw her run away from her very first love, but when her father receives some devastating news, her parents decide it’s time to spend one last summer at the lake house they used to frequent all those years before. As Taylor spends the next few months getting to know her family like never before, she not only has the chance to re-connect and make amends with old friends, but has a second chance with the boy who stole her heart all those summers ago…..
Having adored Morgan Matson’s Amy & Rogers Epic Detour, I’m not so sure what led me to leave this book on my shelf for so long. I really enjoy Morgan Matson’s style of writing and her storytelling abilities. Second Chance Summer is a heart-warming and emotional story that is nicely explored and features love, romance, family and friendship---all kind of goodness I really love. It does have its sad and bittersweet moments, especially when it reaches its inevitable end, but Matson supports this with some really sweet and heart-warming moments too.
Though it’s taken me until now to read this book, I’m actually glad I waited until this point in my life. I experienced the loss of my grandfather this year and my experience was very similar to that of the main character in Second Chance Summer. I have to commend Morgan Matson for her realistic portrayal of Taylor’s father and what he went through. It’s an experience all too real, and made this book all the more beautiful to read.
Matson writes a worthy main lead with Taylor in this book, who really is just a normal teenager who makes mistakes and bad choices. Taylor is at a point in her life where she’s learning who she is, and I think Matson reflects this well. Taylor can be forgiven for her fears and for making mistakes—everyone does at some point, especially when she redeems herself as the novel progresses.
Supporting Taylor is a lovely cast of characters that give the story life and feeling. Taylor’s family, including her brother Warren and younger sister Gelsey get to know each other throughout the course of the book, and Matson throws some wonderful personalities into the mix during this story. Taylor’s first love Henry returns, as does her former best friend Lucy, Taylor and her family adopt a dog who provides comfort to her father, and the community around the lake house all bring colour to the story with different moments.
Featuring a heart-warming storyline and emotional moments, Second Chance Summer is a fun and fresh summer read and will appeal to fans of Simone Elkeles, Katie McGarry and those who love well told and meaningful contemporary romance!
The Substitute by Denise Grover Swank is a fun, feel good romance t**spoiler alert** Find this review and more on my blog The Rest Is Still Unwritten!
The Substitute by Denise Grover Swank is a fun, feel good romance that kicks off a promising contemporary series from Swank titled The Wedding Pact and takes readers on a fresh, enjoyable adventure that sees two people brought together through fate and falling in love……
The Substitute is one of those novels that’s just plain fun and is sure to please those like myself who are hopeless romantics. The Substitute has such a feel-good aura to it that reminds me of a good rom-com that you can’t help but get lost in.
Told through varying POV’s, The Substitute introduces readers to Megan Vandemeer, a young woman who finds herself boarding a plane to head home for her wedding….a wedding she doesn’t see going ahead considering she and her fiancé broke up weeks before. Still too terrified to tell her parents despite the big day looming, Megan drowns her worries in couple of drinks that mixed with the motion sickness tablets she takes prior to boarding, see her spill her secret to the handsome stranger she’s seated next on the plan…..a stranger with a secret of his own.
Josh McMillan is willing to do anything to save his late father’s business, even if it means racing across the country on a crazy scheme not guaranteed to succeed, but when he finds himself helping the beautiful woman seated next to him, the last thing he expects is to be caught up in an even more crazier plan. Mistaken for her fiancé, Josh and Megan must figure out how to convince her family they're a real couple before a planned break up that will save Megan a whole lot of pain and embarrassment. Yet when the lies begin to feel real and Megan and Josh begin to fall for each other, will Josh’s secrets be the thing that tears them apart?
With solid writing and a fantastic pace, the storyline within The Substitute is really entertaining. I mean, it sounds like something out of a fantastic romantic movie, and Denise Grover Swank never fails to keep you smiling and laughing with this story. Featuring two lovely main characters and an endearing storyline, The Substitute is littered with a great cast of supporting characters that give it life. From Megan’s hilarious Gram who has a fondness for nudity, her mother who loves nothing more than order and schedules and her best friends who both help and hinder her and Josh’s developing relationship—you’ll want to get to know them all!
There’s no denying that Megan and Josh’s relationship moves fast and hard. Two people—complete strangers—falling in love over a matter of a few days seems a bit farfetched, but it’s really hard to be put off while reading The Substitute by this fact. Megan and Josh spend a lot of time together and do actually get to know one another; building on the initial attraction between them. If you enjoy the idea of love at first sight, true love or just simply knowing when you meet the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, then you’ll appreciate Josh and Megan’s relationship. Just like I did!
Sweetly told and entertaining, The Substitute is a great contemporary read that will definitely entertain. Having been introduced to Blair and Libby, the leading ladies in the second and third books, I’m looking forward to continuing on with The Wedding Pact series and seeing them find their HEA’s also!
A Mad Zombie Party is the fourth and latest instalment in Gena Showalter’s riveting White Rabbit Chronicles and is possibly the best book in the series yet. Featuring two tangible main characters and more action, romance and entertainment than you’ll know what to do with, A Mad Zombie Party is Showalter at her best!
After the heartbreaking and life altering events in The Queen of Zombie Hearts, Frosty Martin and Camilla Marks are two slayers who were left deeply affected. Frosty lost the love of his life Kat and now spends his days getting lost in booze and meaningless women to fight the pain her loss caused. Camilla made one regretful choice that saw her betray those she cares about in order to protect her beloved brother River. Having seen Anima callously kill innocents and hurt the very people Camilla hoped to protect, Camilla is determined to make up for her past mistakes that saw her cast out from the only family she’s ever known. Camilla will do anything to make up for past sins and Frosty will never forget the part she played in Kat’s death, but what happens when they’re thrown together and soon find themselves learning more about the other than they could ever have expected…..
I have to say, I was soooooo gutted when I realised that Kat and Frosty weren’t going to miraculously get their happily ever after, but now having finished A Mad Zombie Party I get it. Maybe I’m just excited about the prospect of future books and the possibilities that Kat and Frosty having their own individual HEA’s holds, but I also feel that Frosty and Camilla really did work.
Gena Showalter explores Frosty and Milla both so beautifully in this story. Through their back and forth POV’s—a first for this series—we’re able to see them like never before. My eyes have really been opened to the amazing person Frosty is, and it was wonderful to get to know him outside of being Cole’s best friend and Kat’s boyfriend in A Mad Zombie Party. He’s someone I love a whole lot more now, although I certainly always admired his devotion to Kat in the past.
Camilla on the other hand is a character we only just met in the last book, and she didn’t make the best impression having betrayed our slayers…..but boy do I LOVE her now. Milla really is a fantastic young woman. Yes, she made a mistake--a big one, but as we discover in A Mad Zombie Party, she really was between a rock and a hard place and felt like she had no other choice. Milla is someone who has had a hard life and features a lot of scars, but she’s actually a real sweetie underneath and I loved seeing Gena Showalter highlight her insecurities, but also make sure we knew how strong Milla had been to get through recent times. Seeing Milla try so hard to be worthy of redemption and to make up for her past mistakes was so admirable to witness and I loved her even more for it!
Unlike with our previous main couple, Gena Showalter takes her time building Frosty and Milla as a couple. There’s a lot of animosity there on Frosty’s side towards Milla and I really appreciate the way Showalter slowly built up their relationship over time. Allowing them to get to know each other first gave them the chance—especially Frosty if I’m being honest here—to let go of their past hang-ups. Yes, perhaps it seemed a little fast for Frosty to move on from Kat at first, but when you see the journey he undertakes to become ready to be with Milla, it all makes sense.
A Mad Zombie Party is seriously addictive from the opening chapter and if you’re anything like me you’ll find it hard to put down and even more difficult to forget. Gena Showalter serves up another sensational story and a worthy romance and leaves me still dying for more and hoping against hope there may be a possibility of a spin-off series in the future featuring the world Kat and Emma inhabit or even a White Rabbit Chronicles instalment featuring Kat and River!