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Searching for Mine

(Searching For #4.5)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  995 ratings  ·  122 reviews
The Ultimate Anti-Hero Meets His Match…

Connor Dunkle knows what he wants in a woman, and it’s the three B’s. Beauty. Body. Boobs. Other women need not apply. With his good looks and easygoing charm, he’s used to getting what he wants—and who. Until he comes face to face with the one woman who’s slowly making his life hell...and enjoying every moment...

Ella Blake is a s
Paperback, 1001 Dark Nights #35, 130 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
3.5 stars!

Full Review for 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine at Of Pens and Pages.

Searching for Mine is a novella in the Searching for series but works as a standalone with a few references from the series. If you’ve read the series, this novella stars Connor Dunkle, Nate’s big brother. I haven’t read the series but didn’t have any difficulties getting into the story. At thirty-eight, Connor Dunkle is in his last class to finally get a degree he’s worked hard for the past two years. Thing is, he’s go
ARC provided by author in exchange for author in exchange for an honest review

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One of my favorite series is the Searching For Series and I was so excited to discover that Jennifer Probst wrote a sweet installment to this beloved series. And let me just say that I. Am. In. Love. I absolutely adored Searching For Mine.

 photo ca28e853f479ca26e3b6edc6047a50_zpsew7qtyxc.gif “He’d never been like his brother, craving some type of mythical connection with a woman that didn’t exist. No, he believed hard in the three B’s when it came to dating. They
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Feb 08, 2016 rated it did not like it
Sigh..I don't know what to say about this one. I really didn't like anything about it at all.

The author made the heroine so bitchy, and uptight. She had thick black rimmed glasses, wore horrible to big for her clothes that didn't show an ounce of skin. Flat boots, wore her hair in a "severe" bun, and wore a garish orange shade of lipstick. This is how the hero describes her through practically the whole frigging book! In fact he only really makes a move on her after she gets a make over.


Check o
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
At 38 years old, Connor Dunkle is set to complete his last semester of college. He's that much closer to getting his degree and qualifying for a managerial position within the construction company he works for. If only he could bring his grade up in English. It seems his professor, Ella Blake, who comes across as dowdy and repressed, really has it out for him with all of the F's she keeps handing out. Ella challenges him, both academically and personally, to dig deeper, find substance, and get r ...more
I wanted to like it.. but ugh. Uptight bitches annoy me.

Searching for Mine definitely had an uptight character. It doesn't help that she was the MC either. In it, you will meet Ella and Connor. She is a single mom and a college professor. He is one of lucky students that annoys the shit out of her constantly.

Now I've said this before, I have no problem with college relationship. Student - Teacher means nothing to me because everyone is an adult by then. Yet, that doesn't really work this time a
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

The Searching For series is a series that I adore, and when I heard that Nate’s brother Connor would be getting his own story, I couldn’t wait to read it! Searching for Mine is the perfect blend of sexy and sweet. Even though it’s a novella, it’s a fully satisfying story that will have you smiling throughout it. I love when former manwhores get smacked by love and fall head over heels for their women, and Connor does exactly that. If you’re a fan of the se
1-Click Addict Support Group
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Engaging and endearing, Searching for Mine was a fun, sexy little gem, and a wonderful addition to this series. I didn't know it was coming out—how I missed it, I don't know—so to find out that one of my favorite series isn't quite over yet was a big treat.

I devoured this book. As is to be expected of someone that is in love with this author's words, I sat down and read to the end in one, very enjoyable sitting. I loved that Jennifer Probst gave Nate's brother, Conner, a story—and that she pair
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: quickie
3.5 Stars
Marieke ~ Marieke's Books
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Searching for Mine by Jennifer Probst is the new novella in the ‘Searching For series’. It’s written in the style I like Jennifer Probst for, sweet and sometimes a little dramatic. Going in, I knew Searching for Mine was going to be a short read, but I wish it was longer in order to do the characters more justice.
“Mr. Dunkle?” His head shot up in pure surprise. She was staring at him with a focused expression that almost made him blush. Almost. Of course, she had no clue he’d been wondering a
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh Connor, Connor, Connor. I cannot tell you how excited I was to know Connor was getting his own story. For all his 80’s reject douchebag persona he had going on in Searching for Perfect; it was obvious Connor had a heart of gold. Under the brash exterior he is utterly selfless as exhibited by his stepping into the parental role for Nate, working three jobs to put him through school and the way he is willing to help above and beyond anyone else.

Connor has come a long way since Searching for Per
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
This was a perfect addition to the Searching For series and I really enjoyed reading it.

Sometimes the makeover portion of the Kinnections experience can annoy me because I feel a lot like Nate, that it's not always necessary and can make the matches feel less authentic. However, this time around the effect of the makeover was addressed perfectly.

Connor was pretty good at playing the asshole and I worried for a minute that he wouldn't redeem himself. On the other hand, Ella was a bit uptight and
Heather Pollock
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author in exchange for author in exchange for an honest review

So worth the the read!
Yes it's a short read. From the Searching for series. I do own a copy off all of her books.
They are awesome!!
Searching for Mine is just as fabulous.
Connor and Ella perfect romantic, sweet and funny!! They just clicked perfectly. So worth the read!
Ada Frost
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There is a reason this woman is one of my absolute favourite authors <3 ...more
Anna Doe
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
*4 mine stars*

Searching for mine is a novella in Searching for series (book 4.5). Other books:
1. Searching for someday (review)
2. Searching for perfect (review)
3. Searching for beautiful (review)
4. Searching for always (DNF)

The book revolves around Connor Dunkan, Nate Dunkan's older brother. If you read Searching for perfect you most likely remember that he was always acting like an immature kid with chauvinistic remarks about women, that was only interested in working, drinking and sex. But by
Apr 10, 2017 rated it liked it
3,5 stars!
Kathleen R.
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Searching For Mine
Author: Jennifer Probst
Series: 1001 Dark Nights series
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: February 9th, 2016
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 130 pages
Heat Level: # 4 flames out of 5
Rating: # 5 stars out of 5

The Ultimate Anti-Hero Meets His Match…

Connor Dunkle knows what he wants in a woman, and it’s the three B’s. Beauty. Body. Boobs. Other women need not apply. With his good looks and easygoing charm, he’s used to getting what he wants—and who. Until he come
amanda s.
I liked it. It's been a while since the last time I read new release from Jennifer Probst and I'm thirsty for it. Finally, new book from Searching For series!

Connor needs to pass just one class before graduating. Going to college at age 38 is certainly not easy, yet to have a professor that giving him a hard time? Connor's frustrated. Single mom of 10-year-old boy and a college professor, Ella's physically and mentally drained. And now one of her student, the handsome-as-sin, Connor, asking for
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Sometimes, I question novellas if it can properly give a full story, and if I look back at the novellas I’ve read, it’s a hit or miss. I’m happy to report that in this case, despite the short length, Ms. Probst writes a full story. Searching for Mine is a perfect Valentines read. It was sweet and romantic but not overly done, sexy but not raunchy and I was more than satisfied with the ending.

Conner Dunkle, the brother of Nate Dunkle ( the hero from Searching for Perfect), has finally gotten
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc, novella
A nice addition to the Searching For series!

I wasn't quite sure on my way in to this one--teacher/student is not one of my favorite troupes. Most of the story was kept out of the classroom, though, and both Ella and Connor are in their thirties, so it was less of an issue than I feared. Most of their developing relationship happens at home--naturally they find out they're neighbors--and that made the progression into a relationship more believable and palatable.

I really liked how they became fr
Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Seriously! Love this series. It’s always so much fun and such joy to read. On this note, this novella was slightly different, but just as charming!

Searching for Mine features Kennedy’s boyfriend Nate’s brother. Connor Dunkle is a construction worker aiming for a management position. In order to achieve his goal he has to have a college degree, so Connor, an overachiever, crams four years of college into two and has one course left to pass and graduate.

Ella Blake is Connor’s profession in his Lit
Tarina Deaton
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Romance is a fairytale. That’s pretty much a given. But for this reader, unless I’m reading paranormal or fantasy, I like a little bit of reality thrown into my fairytale. I like it when I can relate to the the characters - the single, working mom who’s more comfortable in jeans and a sweatshirt than a dress and heals; the blue collar guy who’s just trying to get a leg up and do something with his life.

Who wouldn’t want those two to find each other and fall in love?

Isn’t that what most of us are
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
I did not think Jennifer Probst could top her last Searching for... novel. Well, she did it!

I LOVE this story. This is not the typical student/ teacher romance. They are both adults and about the same age. This is college and our characters are in their mid to late thirties. They both know about life, loss, heartbreak, and most of all, loneliness.

Ella and Connor are the most unlikely lovers ever. With two different viewpoints about feminism and the role of women, they grow throughout the telling
AJ's book-reMarks
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We first met Connor Dunkle via Searching for Perfect with Nate and Kennedy. I love Connor and Ella's story. Ella Blake is a divorced single mom of a ten-year-old boy, Lucas, who recently moved to Verily, NY for a teaching position as an English Literature professor. Connor is a construction contractor, student, older brother to Nate. Connor is looking for Beauty. Body. Boobs.
Ella Blake is not sure she is ready for the dating world but picked up a business card at the local coffee cafe. However,
Feb 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I love Jennifer Probst's stories. I have recommended countless times the Married To A Billionaire series and the Searching For series as well as some of her standalones. This one though, it fell flat on a few marks for me. I enjoyed it but I didn't love it. I do though think it's more of a "It's not you it is me" case for it.

I get that this is novella and that is why it felt like insta love (something I really can't stand) but I just couldn't see these two together. I finished this a couple day
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fantastic companion novella to the Searching series from Jennifer. I dont think it is necessary to read the other books but it's a great series so why not treat yourself.

We first meet neanderthal Conner in Searching For Perfect. He is Nate's (the rocker science guy) brother. He gave up on an education to bring up Nate and is now going to college in order to get into a management position.

His tutor is Ella, new divorced mum of one. She sees Conner as trouble and is determined to change his view
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2016 rated it liked it
I need more closure lol the ending was rushed :) 2 more pages and it'd be great!
Feb 21, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Professor Ella Blake is divorced and raising her ten-year-old son on her own. She is bitter over her failed marriage and dresses down to look years older than she is. She teaches a literature class that focuses on female authors.

Connor Dunkle practically raised his younger brother and put his brother through college. While Conner likes his job in construction he is working on a college degree to get into management.
When he gets into Professor Blake's class his straight A average is doomed, he
Cat Parisi
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Searching for Beautiful is one of my favorite books in the series, so I was excited there was a novella written for Nate's brother. Oh Connor Dunkle... The older brother you can't help but want to love for what he sacrificed for his brother Nate, but he's so jaded when it comes to women and relationships. I know this was only a novella, but I didn't want this story to end for Connor and Ella. Ella's son Luke was definitely a scene stealer in this story and definitely an added bonus. Jennifer Pro ...more
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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 is the NYT, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of

Other books in the series

Searching For (4 books)
  • Searching for Someday (Searching For, #1)
  • Searching for Perfect (Searching For, #2)
  • Searching for Beautiful (Searching For, #3)
  • Searching for Always (Searching For, #4)

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