Title: Searching For Always
Series: Searching For #4
Author: Jennifer Probst
Release Date: June 30, 2015, Gallery Books
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 teacher, animal shelter volunteer, anger management therapist, and helping hand to her beloved grandfather. No time to find Mr. Right—but after discovering her yogi boyfriend in a compromising asana, Arilyn would rather dog-sit for her honeymooning friend Kate than risk her heart on another downward dog. And when police officer Stone Petty—radiating masculinity and bad-boy attitude—is sent to her for mandatory lessons in cooling off when the job gets too hot, Arilyn vows to ignore his seductive glances and sexy grin. But there’s no halting their sizzling flirtation—a red-hot, high-speed chase that’s breaking all the limits.
This series has been a favourite of mine since the beginning. Of course, I was curious to see what Arilyn’s happy ever after would be. In the previous book, Searching For Beautiful, we got a glimpse into Arilyn’s interactions with Officer Stone Petty. So I knew it was going to be a fun ride.
I’m not gonna lie. Arilyn made me feel frustrated and even annoyed at times with all her food issues (for lack of a better term). I, like Stone Petty, don’t like being told what to eat. That said, I did not disagree with her. I’d even go so far as to say she was absolutely right.
I really liked Stone. He was hot and sexy (a great book boyfriend in a cop’s uniform) and deep down he really was sweet, even though he tried to act like he wasn’t.
Slowly but surely, Arilyn starts to make headway with Stone, gets him to open up just a little bit at a time. Even though they are butting heads a lot of the time, their chemistry is hard to ignore.
I loved their interactions with Poppy/Patrick (Arilyn’s grandfather) and the neighbour from hell, Mrs. Blackfire, who I think both add a bit of comedy to the story. It was also nice to see all my favourite characters from the other books *cough* Wolfe *cough*.
I can not end this without mentioning the dogs, Robert and Pinky. I LOVE THEM!!!! I dare you to read this and not fall in love with both of these canine lovelies.
Searching for Always was a quick, sexy read and for that I easily gave it five yummy and organic (Arilyn wouldn’t have it any other way) cups of steamy coffee.
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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 makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at http://www.jenniferprobst.com.