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Searching for Perfect

(Searching For #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  6,439 ratings  ·  718 reviews
The up-and-coming matchmaking agency Kinnections is the hottest thing to hit Verily, New York—just like Kennedy Ashe, social director for the service she owns with her two best girlfriends. A coach, consultant, and cheerleader rolled into one super-sizzling package, Kennedy creates dream dates, encourages singles to shine, and never refuses a challenge—not even Nate Elliso ...more
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Published April 29th 2014 by Gallery Books
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
Update 7/11/15 downgrade to 3 stars

3.25 perfect stars

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Searching for Perfect is the story of Ned. Ned is an aerospace engineer, aka rocket scientist, and at the age of thirty has decided he is ready to find a wife and settle down. After attending a speed dating event, Ned meets Kennedy, one of the matchmakers at Kinnections. Kennedy, seeing that Ned is in dire need of a makeover, outside and inside, takes him on as a client, guaranteeing that she will find him his perfect match.

When Kenned
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it

"Three words. My. Fair. Lady."

Kennedy is one of the owners of Kinnections matchmaking agency with her two best friends. She's the social director of the company. As a teen she was bullied for her appearance which created body image issues for her. As an adult she keeps her body looking perfect.

Nate is a rocket scientist who has no finesse in the dating department. He wants a wife but his direct approach with women is scaring them away. His nerdy looks and lifestyle are a turn off for the fe
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 I Want You, Nate Dunkle Stars!
(ARC provided by Netgalley)

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Nathan Ellison Raymond Dunkle aka Ned/ Nate is a 32 yr. old Aerospace Engineer. He used to work for NASA, but now does research and works at getting the private sector into space travel. Nate was abandoned by his mother at the age of 10, and raised by his brother Connor, who is his hero. Through the years he has been influenced by his brother, who doesn't believe in settling down with one woman.

Nate is your typical nerdy, sociall
Apr 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: jennifer probst fans, romance
4 Second in Series Success Stars * * * *

I am very happy to report this second entry to Ms. Probst's new series really worked for me. I had read the first entry of this series and although it was a pleasant read... I felt there was a lot going on in order to set up the premise. This is something that can happen and is understandable.

What happened with this installment, though, was everything worked. Any of the quirky issues I had from the first book were no where in sight. This presented an easy
4 perfection takes time stars

I'm not supposed to quote the ARC I have so this will have to do, that picture up there pretty much sums it up, but don't worry there are twist to make it a little bit more exciting, funny and endearing. All Nate wanted was a wife, but he's too absorbed in his job to see that he's going about it all wrong, and Kennedy sees the potential so with her help and Kinnections, he set's off on his goal and transforms himself from Clark Kent to Superman, minus all the cool p
**ARC courtesy of Gallery, Threshold, Pocketbooks via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

Soooo…I waited weeks for an approval of this book only to be disappointed once I’m done reading it. I don’t know, I probably had a really high expectation on it.

Kennedy Ashe is the social director at Kinnection who is in charge of the social events and providing the correct tools for clients to meet and connect with potential life partners. You can’t forget her job, because she will remind you time
5 Ridiculous, Cute, Feel-good stars
Sam (AMNReader)
Feb 03, 2018 marked it as life-is-too-short
34% - DNF

Is this New Adult? I thought the hero of this book was looking to settle down and get married? The brother he lives with? Pretty much seems like an insufferable excuse for a human being. The way this genius man listens to him makes him seem like a little kid.

I don't have time for it, although I can 100% see the appeal of this nerdy guy meets survivor girl story, these side characters and character inconsistency (Nate is so self-assured, sensitive, yet so clueless?) use up too much of m
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 - 4 Stars!

Another love connection with the Kinnections matchmaking ladies. Nate was a nerdy lab coat, thick glasses wearing aerospace engineer - so yes a rocket scientist. He's been getting the worst advise from his player brother on how to pick women up. He was the perfect "project" for Kennedy to take on and transform him to be his best self. As she got to know him and he slowly transform into a sexy man who just happens to be smart (yes he has studied Kama Sutra, Cosmo magazines, and read
Apr 03, 2014 rated it liked it
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Nate - a rocket scientist & Kennedy – a counselor at Kinnections
The two together – fighting to find a lasting relationship.

This book was another good read by Ms Probst. She has a great ESR (easy sexy romantic) formula that is spot on!

ARC is courtesy of Threshold, Pocket Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nerd? We prefer the term intellectual badass!!

A lighthearted, too cute, funny and steamy story about accepting and believing in oneself. I think Jennifer sums it up perfectly in her dedication to us, her readers and fans, “for anyone who needs to believe they are worthy… of love, forgiveness, success, friendship, or happiness. You are.”

This story doesn’t start out with someone needing to have self faith though, but rather an external remaking. Because nerds are not just smart, they are unexpecte
Duchess Nicole
Kennedy is a matchmaker. She's poised and confident, assured enough to point others in the right direction. Ned (Nate) is literally a rocket scientist. Brilliant and oddly charming, he's a hot mess when it comes to style and small talk. Smoosh them together and you get a sweet, cute, somewhat predictable, surprisingly sexy little contemporary.

I was a bit hesitant to love Nate at first. Confidence is key to my acceptance of a hero. And it seemed as if that was the area in which Nate was lacking.
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

4.5 – nerds are underrated – stars!

This series is really cute. Both books have been light, fun reads for me.

Nate is a hot mess when Kennedy first meets him. He's an aerospace engineer that doesn't put much time into his appearance and can be extremely direct. He attends a speed dating event hosted by Kinnections, which is the matchmaking service that Kennedy runs along with Kate (Searching for Someday) and Arilyn.

When Ken sees Nate alm
Ann  Mat
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I have found a treasure in my Tbr pile. I'm familiar with Jennifer Probst and list because this is my second series encountering so. I have been on different sort of troubles because I can't put the book down and it was worth it. The sincerity and honesty of Nate is something that makes the book endearing. I might lash out and go wild lion on Ken if I haven't love the character of Nate so much. He makes my day and I sing praises for this book.
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
FANTASTIC BOOK!!! I loved it. Nate is a nerdy lonely guy wanting to meet his someone. He signs up to a dating agency. Kennedy, one of the owners, gives Nate a make over, teaches him the basics of dating, and sets him up on a few dates. But they're the ones that end up having the connection. However, Kennedy's childhood insecurities haunt her and prevent her from taking the plunge with Nate. This book was funny, witty and super cute. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I really really enjoyed ...more
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I loved the first book in Jennifer Probst's "Searching For" series and I immediately wanted to read the next book. However for some unknown reason I didn't. Now with the upcoming release of "Searching for Beautiful", the third book in the series, I finally pressed that one-click button and started reading. And I am so glad that I did, because I loved "
What starts out as a light romantic tale, filled with all the necessary ingredients for L-O-V-E, turns up the heat factor to scorching hot and contains one of THE most erotic scenes EVER. Rocket scientist, nerd and socially inept Ned wants to find love, to marry, to have a family, in spite of his life growing up. Kennedy is part-owner in a match making service and after watching Ned’s complete lack of social graces during a speed dating meeting, she takes on the challenge of making Ned into ever ...more
Mar 17, 2014 rated it liked it
3 - Definitely Better Than The First Book Stars.

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

I will be honest and say I wasn’t blown away by book one in this series. I found Searching for Someday, to be at best average. As such

I started Searching for Perfect with a little trepidation. Luckily, Kennedy and Nathaniel’s book grabbed me from the beginning and we all got on like the proverbial ‘House on Fire’!

As mentioned
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
5 perfect stars!

Searching for Perfect is the second book in author Jennifer Probst's Searching For series. This series is a spin off of Probst's Marriage to a Billionaire series. This series focus's on three friends. Kate, Arilyn, and Kennedy. The three friends run a matchmaking business together called Kinnections. This book focuses on Kennedy's story.

Kennedy Ashe is a reformed fat girl. She now is beautiful and successful but Kennedy is not as confident as she puts off. She still has a lot of

May 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Those who love brilliant science-geek heroes & some VERY steamy scenes
This novel is definitely one of the "better" ones that I've read in quite a while. Although the heroine does get annoying at times, the overall storyline & the AWESOME hero make up for any "deficiencies" on the heroine's part. I'm not going to lie, there are some parts of this novel that are a tad bit cheesy. HOWEVER, there are also some parts that are ADORABLE & SEXY as heck.

I would recommend this novel to any of my friends who love brilliant science-geek heroes & to anyone who is sick & tir
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for a honest review

~~4.5 HEARTS~~


Nate Ellison Raymond Dunkle is an aerospace engineer. Nate’s track record with relationship has been disastrous. When Nate decides it was time to get serious about a relationship he studied every cultural aspect to get an idea of what women wanted and expected from a man. Where does he study these cultural aspects you ask. Well, magazines of course Marie Claire, Self, Glamour, Comso, and Men’s Heath just to list a few. N
Oct 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: funny-reads
First and foremost, I’d like to thank The Academy, errr…NetGalley for providing me with an ARC.
Okay, so I read the first book: Searching for Someday, and it was hilarious, fun and witty. I loved it a lot.
This one…well, I liked it. It was brilliant, no doubt about it. But it was…how do I explain it? It was funny but it was also very angsty…Don’t get me wrong, I’m all over that shit. But when it’s overdone? When it could be solved by simply communicating?
No, thanks. Not my cup of tea.
Okay, let’s b
ARC provided by the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for honest review


I loved the first book of the series and I couldn’t wait to read Searching for Perfect. Kinnections match making service is back in full swing and this time its Kennedy Ashe to getkinnected. Along with her three best friends, Kennedy is the social director. Her job is transform the members of Kinnections to look presentable so they can attract and find their match. When Nate Ellison Raymond Dunkle, rocket scientist ak
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Received a complimentary copy from Netgalley for an honest review.

First of all let me say I was waiting for this book to come out. I am so grateful I got to read this early. This book is 2nd in the Searching series and focuses on Kennedy and Nate. Kennedy is living a life of perfection on the outside and strives for the perfection in everyday life.She part of the Kinnections group and the idea that Nate needs some "polishing" up for dating in the matchmaking service turned Kennedy into Professor
This was cute. I didn't love it as much as the first one but I was entertained.

Matchmaking agency Kinnections is back at it again. This time with rocket scientist Nate Dunkle. Nate is pretty much a lost cause. Going off of his playboy brothers advice, Nate just does not understand why he keeps getting shut down. But he wants a relationship and eventually a wife, so he reluctantly joins Kinnections. The only trouble is he's falling for his matchmaker.

Kennedy loves her job as a matchmaker at Kin
May 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Hmmm, to be honest, this wasn't my favorite book.

I had high hopes with the hero being a 'nerdy' Aerospace engineer, but it just wasn't what I was looking for. I actually really liked Nate, I liked him from the beginning when he was described with coffee stains on his shirt, too much cologne, and looking like a Dorito because he tried using self-tanner to impress the women he was about to meet. He was immediately likable to me. Ü I respected that he was who he was without apologies. I admired hi
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Searching for Someday was about Kate, founder of Kinnections and her story with Slade. Now, in Searching for Perfect, Kate’s partner Kennedy Ashe meets her match with Nathanial Ellison Raymond Dunkle, aka Nerd… I mean, Ned.

This seemed to start out as a classic “Beauty meets Beast” story but Ms. Probst proved me wrong. There was definitely more than meets the eyes as the story developed. Kennedy m
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Kennedy was a great supporting character, so I was happy to get into this 2nd book and it sounded promising with the nerd storyline. But we are immediately faced with so many cliches. Why can't nerdy guys just be nerdy and still attractive? Why can't a guy wear glasses and still be hot? But with all that I liked Ned/Nate. Unfortunately, the heroine, Kennedy, spends more than half the book changing Ned's/Nate's outward appearance. Then, she confront ...more
Nadine Wilmschen
Jul 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, nerdy
3 Stars

I love stories with a nerdy H. My heart roots for the underdogs, the overlooked, the guys with brains and glasses. So I really liked our nerd, Nate, a lot. He's helpless when it comes to women and watching him struggle was entertaining and sweet all at once.

Kennedy, the h, it didn't like. She made this book hard to read for me. I didn't feel any connection between her and Nate and in the end I wasn't convinced that she liked (or even deserved) this guy.

One day I will find the perfect ne
Feb 17, 2021 rated it did not like it
How eid these books get past an editor?! How often the author changes character point-of-view in one paragraph (and this constantly throughout the books) is insane... The characters and storyline have the same problems as the first book has and it’s filled with a whole lot of other problematic shit as well... I really can’t think of anything positive to say about 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 holds a masters in English Literature and lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Her family keeps her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. Her passions include horse racing, Scrabble, rescue dogs, I ...more

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