ARC Book Review – Searching for Beautiful

Posted May 26, 2015 by Kathy in 4 stars, Book Review / 2 Comments

ARC Book Review – Searching for BeautifulSearching for Beautiful Series: Searching For #3
by Jennifer Probst
Published by Gallery Books on May 26, 2015
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
Source: Publisher
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The highly anticipated third novel in the Searching For series from Jennifer Probst, “one of the most exciting breakout novelists” (USA Today), featuring a runaway bride and the man who wants to be more than just her best friend...

Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming Chief doctor at the local hospital, she’s an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin...and flings her right into her best friend’s arms.

When Wolfe catches his best friend falling out a window on her wedding day, he doesn’t ask questions. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realizes he may risk his most important relationship in order to protect his damaged heart, and the woman he loves.

Can Genevieve and Wolfe’s friendship turn into something deeper—or is it already too late for true love?

Purple My Review

Searching for Beautiful is the first book I’ve read from Jennifer Probst. Now I know why she has so many fans! This was a romantic story of best friends becoming lovers that had me laughing and crying. I really enjoyed this book!

Searching for Beautiful is the third book in the Searching For series. This can be read as a standalone and I was able to easily follow along with the characters from the previous books. Now that I have met them I plan to read the other books. In Searching for Beautiful we meet Genevieve (Gen) MacKenzie minutes before her wedding day. As she is waiting to walk down the aisle she reevaluates her relationship with her fiancé, David. He is a brilliant surgeon but she hasn’t been happy. To avoid making a huge mistake Gen jumps out of the church window and finds her best friend Wolfe. Seeing her desperation Wolfe helps her get away and the time they spend together strengthens their friendship. But they also discover a physical attraction that they have always overlooked. Searching for Beautiful isn’t just a friends to lover’s story. It is also a story about two people who need to heal from their painful past and discover the courage to go for what they really want. I loved the banter between Gen and Wolfe. The romance was steamy and the chemistry between them is hot. My only complaint was parts of the story dragged and could have been made shorter.

Jennifer Probst is a really good writer. The comedy, romance and suspense were well done. There were some dark and disturbing scenes but it was tastefully done without gruesome details. It served well to get a better understanding of the characters. I look forward to reading more from this author.

I received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review. Visit for the best in romance, urban fantasy and women’s fiction.

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Overall: four-stars


About Jennifer Probst

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 and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children's book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, "A Life Worth Living." Visit her website for more info!

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2 responses to “ARC Book Review – Searching for Beautiful

  1. Alicia

    This sounds really good and I love reading friends to lovers romance. Great review!