Searching for Always
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 teache ...more
This was my first book by this author and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I will definitely be reading more by her.
This was a highly entertaining, feel good read and while it's part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. Officer Stone Petty finds himself attending mandatory anger management classes (or else he will lose his job) that are led by Arilyn Meadows.
Arilyn believes in clean and calm living. She is about focusing the mind and the body and seeking a l ...more
Ahhh.. I don't think readers can comprehend my obsession with The Searching Series by Jennifer Probst. I will drop any other books on my long list of TBR to read any of her books and that's how much I adore and love Jennifer Probst. And when I finally got my hands on Searching For Always, I may have squealed and devoured this book in one sitting.
Searching For Always is the fourth book of the Searching Series and this time Aril ...more
This fourth book in Jennifer Probst's "Searching for Series" started off as a bit of a slow burner for me, however things definitely picked up once I had hit the halfway mark and by the time I had reached the final pages, I had a huge smile on my face and a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart. "Searching for Always" turned out to be a book that I loved. In ...more
Normally this author's book are a fun guilty pleasure read for me, but the banter between the 2 MC's was super annoying to me. I made it about 80 pages in before quitting.
I may just be in the wrong mood for this book, nothing wrong with it I'm just not feeling it at this time. ...more
Arilyn Meadows is in control. She's busy with Kinnections, fostering dogs, running yoga and anger-management classes and helping out her grandfather. Love? She's got no time for it, especially after finding her out about her sec ...more
When it comes to hot cops, I am all over that type of storyline and this ones does not disappoint. We met Officer Stone Petty briefly in the last book and I just knew that he was going to star in this book. Thankfully, I was not wrong.
The author has a knack of creating amazing ...more
“The first lesson they teach you is being truly sorry for your sins.”
She arched a brow. “And are you?”
“Sometimes.” He dropped his voice. “Other sins no one should be sorry for. Those are the best kind. Don’t you agree?”
I waited for Arilyn's story but this might be my least favorite out of the series. I didn't feel their chemistry with Stone even with the constant bickering.
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This book might have been ok but a couple seemingly minor things made it impossible for me to finish.
1. As a devoted dog foster parent she repeatedly made stupid, bad dog management choices
2. When her grandfather was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes she decided he couldn’t live on his own any more.
3. When she came home from work and her highly competent grandfather had already walked the dogs and made dinner, she gave him shit for having a beer, then pulled a bottle of wine out of the ...more
Searching for Alwaysis the 4th book of the Searching For series, though none of these books REQUIRE that you read them in order. In reading through this series, I felt a familiarity that I couldn't quite place until nearing the end of Arilyn's book. You see, each book chronicles the pairing of an unlikely couple, with the heroine being the stronger focus. I finally reali ...more
BOOK REVIEW: 5 STARS
I loved, loved, loved Searching for Always. This is my second book by Jennifer and I confirm what I thought of her when I read Searching for You in BICO , she’s an amazing writer. Her writing style, the pace, the characters’ development were awesome. She gives in this book everything what I search for in a story: It’s romantic, it’s sexy, it has DRAMA - the right amount, of course - and has a HEA. And of course, I have a new book boyfriend: STONE.
Arilyn and Stone mee ...more
Searching for Always is the story of Arilyn and Stone. They are two complete opposites, and when Officer Petty’s anger gets in the way of his job, he is stuck with Arilyn. From the moment they meet, they can’t stand each other, and I that reminded myself of my husband and I. ...more
If you've read Searching for Beautiful, you'll meet the hero of this book. That would be Officer Stone Petty and no matter how hot he is or how alpha he is, *hey handsome*
I just can go on reading romance novels anymore.
It's nothing against Jennifer Probst. It's just that I've read enough romance novels for this month and I've grown jaded over those swoony moments that the heroine is having or those "tightening in my gut" feeling from the heroes.
Arilyn and Stone are complete opposites and they bicker over everything. It was pretty amusing to see the UST ramp up in every chapter. There were a lot of sweet moments, especially when the dogs were involved. Somehow, the crotchety old lady next door nearly stole the show.
As always, the HEA was fantastic and the grand gesture was adorable. I definitely need to look into other books in this series.
**Huge thanks to Gallery books for sending me a copy of the book in ...more
Our hero is a police officer who has to undergo anger management classes after an incident on the job. Our heroine not only runs the anger management class but also runs a matchmaking agency with her best friends. This is a total case of opposites attract and our hero brings out the fire in the normally calm yoga loving heroine.
While the previous book in this series had a more serious tone, “Searching for Always” has a light touch to it with zany characters and adorable puppy dogs.
Arilyn is trying to move on after catching her long term boyfriend in the act of cheating on her. Having a little trouble staying serene herself, having Stone Petty, an officer of the law she had a ...more
Oh, Jennifer Probst, you’ve done it again. How can you not love the ladies of Kinnections…the relationship amongst these women, the men who win their hearts and the women themselves? DY.NO.MITE! They are intelligent women, compassionate, and a boat load of fun. They are so busy helping other find love and love happens to find them.
Arilyn Meadows. She’s a hippie boho chick who finally ditched her philandering “boyfriend” because he couldn’t ...more
If y ...more
Stone Petty has officially past Nate Dunkle as my favorite hero in this series. Yes, I love an intelligent man, but I also love a strong, protective man who needs a strong-willed woman. Stone thinks he in control, but when ...more
When I realized at the end of Searching for Beautiful that Searching for Always would be about Arilyn and Stone, I knew I’d be in for an exciting ride. I was right! These two hated each other and, quite frankly, seeing them interact entertained the hell out of me! I laughed watching the two of them annoy the other so effortlessly because I knew, eventually, that hate would turn into something else. I had so much fun reading as the two of them got to know the other through anger
This book is a good blend of life chaos, drama, humor, and of course, pinch of sweetness. " ~ Under the Covers
Searching for Always is not always perfect. It's not always wrapped in a perfect box ready for you to open nor readily present when you want it. It takes time, patience and even chaos in your life before finding any kind of always. In this case, the eye opener is the exact opposite of each other.
Arilyn Meadows and Officer Stone Petty met in the last installment of this series. Their
I'm going to be honest from the get-go here...Arilyn made me want to punch her. Yes, I actually sided with Stone a lot in this book, and that's something that I never usually do--side with the guy. I could see where she was coming from, truly, but she had a way about her that liked to rub me wrong.
Arilyn lives her life the Zen way. She trusts in her yoga, crystals, and clean-living to carry her through life. And while she gears for calm, Officer Stone Petty really gets under her sk ...more
Arilyn is very calm and likes to keep things in order. She doesn't like things to get out of control and pretty much leads a life of zen.
Officer Petty has a tendency to lose control and allow his anger to get over on him. He is ordered to take a 6 week course in getting control of himself and reign that anger in.
However, he is the one person who is able to push buttons on ...more
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Stavolta la tazza cadde sul tavolo, rovesciando parte del tè. «Oh, mio Dio, come fa a saperlo?»
«Perché sono stata giovane anch’io. Prima di perdere mio marito in guerra, abbiamo avuto anche noi i nostri alti e bassi. Lui non voleva metter su famiglia così giovane. Io volevo sposarmi. Ci siamo lasciati. Lui ha bevuto qualche whisky di troppo e si è presentato alla mia porta, supplicando perdono.»
«E lei cos’ha fatto?» domandò, ammaliata.
«L’ho fatto soffrire un po’, poi l’ho ripreso. A volte devi essere tu la persona migliore.»
Arilyn sbuffò. «Non lo so. Ha abbandonato Pinky. Si spaventerà di nuovo. Non credo di riuscire più a fidarmi di lui.»
«Se lo ami, devi dargli un’altra possibilità. Se pensi sia quello giusto, devi rischiare. Ma prima fallo soffrire. È il minimo.»”