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Annabeth is a hopeless romantic who believes in soul mates. In fact, she’s been writing to hers each year on her birthday since she was 16.

Now, at 34, she’s still holding out hope of finding Mr. Right even though he’d be fighting an uphill battle to gain her trust, thanks to a traumatic experience years before that’s left her unable to commit.

When Annabeth meets a hand
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ebook, 281 pages
Published May 10th 2016 by Lawson Gartner Publishing
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Jean
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it

Hopeless Romance..

Annabeth, the female lead, is close to giving up on the "one" until one day she

meets the professor, Alex.

She has her reservations but eventually, Annabeth and Alex make a good couple.

Overall, this was a sweet romance.

Ashley Clements did well with the narration.

Note:
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost

in exchange for an unbiased review."
Dawn
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This Audiobook was given to me for an honest unbiased review. This was a great read. The romance was good. Loved the whole premise of writing each year to your one true love. In this world today, that whole expecting happy ever after is just not here anymore. There are even books out that are happy for right now endings, instead of happy ever after. Not the case for this book, a happy ever after! The humor and intelligence was remarkable. This was no average romance, where the writing was medioc ...more
Suzanne Normandeau
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this romance novel. It is very well written. I couldn’t put it down. I was very happy to see that women like Annabeth are still out there and that they’re still waiting to meet “the one” that they’re meant to love ❤ forever. I definitely recommend this book to all of you who believe in “true unconditional love 💗 “. ...more
Maryann Ns
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Pat Wahler
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Romance with a touch of humor is my cup of tea. Enjoyed this story with a strong heroine and likable hero.
gj indieBRAG
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
We are proud to announce that BEEN SEARCHING FOR YOU by Nicole Evelina is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Rachel
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Reading for Library Journal/Biblioboard's Missouri Author Project.
While the characters were interesting and the author did a lot of work to make her situations realistic, the story suffered from an apparent lack of editing. The plot meandered aimlessly, with an 11th-hour twist thrown in to create third-act tension that felt manufactured at best. There were other plot points that could have been more believably explored to create tension, and some details were introduced, given great importance,
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Kathleen
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
In Been Searching For You, author Nicole Evelina weaves a delightful romantic comedy set in Chicago, that follows thirty-four year old copy writer Annabeth Coe's journey to find her soul mate.

Annabeth is a hopeless romantic, she has written a love letter to her soul mate every year on her birthday since she was sixteen years old. The long-standing yearly tradition has continued, and now on her thirty-fourth birthday, Annabeth is still filled with hope, and she promises herself that she's going
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Zara Quintana
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cute & Clean Modern Day Romance. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. This was an enjoyable listen. The writing and narration were very professional and done well. This story made me laugh, cry, have hope and angst. I highly recommend this audiobook to those who love a good romance but don't want the explicit sex scenes. The sexual situations in this book were very mild and clean, and would ...more
Debbie
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Are you a hopeless romantic? Are you the type of girl that has held out for that one guy that will be it for you? Even if you aren't that girl, I'm sure you are the type of girl that wants love. You've searched for it. You've either found it already or are still doing your best to find it. I know I related so well to the character of Annabeth. Although I never wrote letters to my one true love every year. I definitely believe in love and I believe there is that one person who is for you. I can't ...more
Nicole Evelina
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
THIS IS NOT MY OWN REVIEW. POSTING ON BEHALF OF Kerliza Foon for Readers’ Favorite:

Been Searching for You by Nicole Evelina is a realistic, enchanting love story that is inspiring. Annabeth is a hopeless romantic who has a yearly tradition of writing to her future love. Determined to change her single status, and with help from her friends, she tries out different events, hoping to meet Mr Right. But how will she know who is Mr. Right? Is he the one she meets from the dating website? Or is he a
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Jena Henry
"There’s an old Chinese folktale that says soul mates are connected from birth by and invisible red thread and that they can feel one another’s emotions, no matter the distance. I believe it." Annabeth h writing to her future soulmate.
When I think about Romance and Chick Lit I think of…Been Searching for You!
Wow, this book has it all.
Let’s start with our heroine, Annabeth. She is spunky, creative, and a little bit shy and awkward.
Does she have a snarky sidekick- yes! That would be the super m
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ItaPixie
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars

This was a perfect summer read.

Thanks to the flowing and descriptive writing it seems like a movie formed in my mind while I was reading Annabeth's journey.

Been Searching For You is full of realistic struggles for an over thirty hopeless romantic who is still looking for her soulmate,determined to not settle for nothing less...unfortunately I could totally relate.
Thankfully this book contains also a well literate "Charming Prince",a nice group of supporting characters and some wonderful dates

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Morwa Pal
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In Been Searching for You, Evelina spins a story that’s one part romance, one part love letter to Chicago, and one part nod to literature. Annabeth is a true romantic, writing notes to her future soul mate each year on her birthday. Alex is a practical professor with a head for books and a wit that makes Annabeth swoon. When a work project throws the two of them together, Alex and Annabeth realize they’re becoming more than just professional acquaintances. But just as their love story seems to b ...more
Barbara
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a beautiful story of Annabeth’s belief that somewhere out there is someone who will take her quirks as part of her. She has been writing letters to a man since her 16th Birthday,she is now 34 and has never meet the man who she hopes will read them when she finds him . Annabeth meets a handsome literature professor named Alex who she hopes is that man,but things do not go as planned . Is Alex the man or is her ex-boyfriend Nick the one? Nicole Evelina is a fairly new Author who I think w ...more
InD'tale Magazine
4.5/5.0

Annabeth is a fairly typical contemporary, professional female. She has oddball friends, a good job she enjoys, a family with a few issues, an ex who just won’t go away—everything readers will recognize in themselves and their friends.

Read full review in the 2016 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Bibliongirl
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beautifully written story about finding true love that is emotional, romantic and blended with enough humor to keep it light, it shows that true love takes work and is worth fighting for.

I recieved a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Tessa Floreano
May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
A breezy read, perfect for a lazy spring or summer afternoon. If you love Chicago and are looking for a fun romance set in the Windy City, this is a good choice. I read an early draft of this book last year and recommend it to all those who enjoy rom-coms.
Lori Ben-ezra
Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. It's a cute story that clearly illustrates the author's love of Chicago and belief in true love.
Sakura
:: 4.5 stars ::

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Jeanne Felfe
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I completed reading this last night with tears in my eyes. Nicole did what I most look for in a novel - she evoked emotion from me, made me care about the characters as if they were real friends. As a fellow author I know this is a challenge to do, and do well.

The writing leads you through the story effortlessly and makes you forget you're reading. Although this is Nicole's first romance, it isn't her first novel and her expertise is evident.

Read it. You won't regret it.
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Nicole Evelina is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and women’s fiction whose six books have won more than 40 awards, including three Book of the Year designations. The TV/movie option for her book Madame Presidentess, was recently acquired by Fortitude International.

Nicole was named Missouri’s Top Independent Author by Library Journal and Biblioboard as the winne
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