SEARCHING FOR ALWAYS by Jennifer Probst
June 30th, 2015, Gallery Books
Adult Contemporary Romance
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.
Stone and Arilyn are complete opposites with some pretty intense chemistry. He's everything she didn't think she wanted, she's everything he doesn't think he deserves. This gives way to great banter between them as well as some steamy love scenes. I loved the way Stone knew how to push her buttons and get her flustered. But the true star for me is the rescued dog, Pinky. I fell a little in love with Stone when he started caring for her, especially the way he would take her everywhere with him. Stone's declaration of love is so perfect for him, a little on the rough side, but straight from the heart. It's not my favorite of the series, but it is still an enjoyable read. I'm excited to see that the series is not ending with Arilyn's story, can't wait to see what Kinnections has in store for the next couple.
I received an ARC via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.