Blog Tour: Searching for Disaster (Searching For #4.6) by Jennifer Probst
Searching for Disaster Searching For #4.6 By: Jennifer Probst Published: October 10, 2016 Publisher: Pocket Star Add to Goodreads Source: eARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest review GR's Summary: The next highly anticipated novella in the Searching For series, a romantic spin-off of the Marriage to a Billionaire series from New York Times bestselling sensation Jennifer Probst.
When Isabella MacKenzie tries to move on from her disastrous past, Officer William Devine is determined to show her that love is the only way to heal. This sexy enovella, the final installment in Jennifer Probst’s heartwarming Searching For series, follows the high-powered women of the popular matchmaking agency Kinnections, located in the small, picturesque town of Verily, NY.
Searching for Disaster was a sweet little page-turning novella, and the perfect way to end the Searching For Series. I am going to miss the characters that I have come to know and love. They are all unique and special. Ms. Probst has brought readers such real characters, with everyday problems, as well as the magic of love, unbreakable friendships, and strong family ties. When you delve into a story by Ms. Probst, you are taken to another place. I get lost and enraptured in her stories. They go by so fast, and I always am a little sad to say goodbye, when I come to the end.
In Searching For Disaster, we get Isabella "Izzy" Mackenzie and Officer William Devine's story. Isabella has always been the rebel or the "wild child," of her family. I disliked her when I initially met her as a secondary character. She is Gen's twin sister, whom we got to know in Searching for Beautiful. Fortunately, Isabella has changed. She had a severe drug addiction, and has been rehabilitated for two years. Gone is the flighty, irresponsible, and self-centered woman that we once knew. She has grown, matured, and is determined to continue to work on bettering herself.
Isabella is working at the matchmaking business, Kinnections. Kate, Kennedy, and Arilyn want to set her up with a love match, but Isabella isn't up for their matchmaking. Officer William "Liam" Devine is searching for something to make his life complete. He wants love. When he goes to Kinnections to get set up, he is shocked to see Isabella, whom he had a one night stand with six years ago, and never forgot. After Liam see's Isabella, he is determined to connect with the woman who got away. Unfortunately, Izzy is filled with self-doubt, and doesn't believe that she deserves a man like Liam. She is convinced that he can do better than her, and she will only hurt him in the long run. Can Liam convince her otherwise?
Searching for disaster brought the element of magic and fate, just like the other books in the series. I love the love spell plot thread in this series. I also enjoyed the fun banter and sexual tension between Liam and Izzy. Liam was a modern day "prince charming." He believed in Izzy, and did everything in his power to make her realize her worth. Even though Searching for Disaster was a novella, Ms. Probst did an excellent job of developing the characters and the story. The plot did not feel rushed, and I was happy with the ending. I highly recommend the Searching for series, and know that readers are going to really enjoy Izzy and Liams's love story.
I give, Searching for Disaster, by Jennifer Probst, 4.5 Magical, Sweet, Fun, and Falling Madly in Love Filled Stars. This novella was a pleasure to read, and I will miss all of these characters dearly. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone, but I think you get so much more out of them, if you read them in order.
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 www.jenniferprobst.com.