Title: Searching for You
Series: Searching For #2.5
Author: Jennifer Probst
Release Date: November 30, 2015
When a high-powered CEO and a playboy billionaire get stranded in a snowstorm, sparks will fly…if they can make it through the night together! This sexy enovella from Jennifer Probst’s heartwarming Searching For series—originally published in the sizzling anthology Baby, It’s Cold Outside—depicts an encounter almost too hot to handle.
Successful and determined executive Riley Fox has everything a modern woman could want…except for the love of her life. But she didn’t get to the top of her field without setting stringent expectations, and when it comes to finding a partner, she’s leaving nothing up to chance. Until her car breaks down in a blizzard, trapping her with the one man she’s always loathed and secretly crushed on: wealthy womanizer Dylan McCray.
Tired of his reputation as a ladies’ man, Dylan longs for a serious relationship with the woman of his dreams. Countless casual dates and hook-ups have left him with no idea what that gut-clenching moment of rightness feels like…until he rescues the stunning woman who has always tempted his fantasies. Will these staunch opposites repel rather than attract, or will sunrise bring everlasting romance after a steamy night in the snowy mountains?
Color me excited! I missed Searching for You when it was part of the Baby, It's Cold Outside anthology, but now it's releasing on its own…well, I had to have it. I mean, the Searching For series is one of my favorites, after all.
Riley Fox has been super successful professionally, and now, she wants the same for her personal life. Turning to Kinnections, the local match-making business, for help, she sets up her first date…only to get stranded in a snowstorm. With her enemy/crush, Dylan McCray, no less.
Having Riley land herself at his house with no means of escape wasn't what Dylan was expecting, but now she's there, he's going to work it to his advantage. After all, he been looking to curb his manwhore ways and settle down, but he's never felt the spark with anyone but his long-ago verbal sparring partner, Riley. They have one night together, trapped by the snow-bound mountains…can these two opposites attract, or will their spark start a fight and not a fire?
This was a quick, easy and incredibly sweet installment in the Searching For series. With just a brief cameo by the Kinnections crew, it focuses on two of their clients, and one hot night. And it's very, very hot. Hot enough to melt the snow that's keeping them indoors, me thinks. While I suspect a lot of people might be turned off by the instalove feel of this story—it's such a touchy subject for some—Ms. Probst did an excellent job of making Riley and Dylan’s connection feel genuine.
She built well on their backstory, and kept this quickie moving along at a good pace without clogging it down with needless backstory. I would have loved to see a little more of the main Searching For characters, and maybe a little extra to the ending to really round out the story, but all in all, this is a fine example of how to execute a playful, charming, engaging and romantic novella. And it's just cemented this series as one of my go-to’s. I'd love to see more of these types of Kinnections success stories in the future—and not just because I love this series so much I don't ever wanna see it end…
~ Review by Beth
Jennifer Probst is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of both sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her novel, The Marriage Bargain, was the #6 Bestselling Book on Amazon for 2012. Her first children's book, Buffy and the Carrot, was co-written with her 12 year old niece, and her short story, "A Life Worth Living" chronicles the life of a shelter dog. She makes her home in New York with her sons, husband, two rescue dogs, and a house that never seems to be clean. She loves hearing from all readers! Stop by her website at http://www.jenniferprobst.com for all her upcoming releases, news and street team information.