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Searching for Beautiful (Searching For Series #3)
     

Searching for Beautiful (Searching For Series #3)

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by Jennifer Probst
 

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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

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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?

Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews
"This series continues to be one to talk about and recommend to your friends!"
Jill Shalvis
“For a sexy, fun-filled, warm-hearted read, look no further than Jennifer Probst!”
Book Reviews: The Good
"This romance book is nothing but perfection."
New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye
"The sexy-hot, laugh-out-loud, feel-good read of the year!"
The Review Loft
"I’m in love with the Kinnection team and the city of Verily!"
Leisa Rayven
"Both heart-meltingly sweet and desperately passionate, Searching For Beautiful kept me enthralled from the first page to the last. Masterful storytelling. I loved it!"
Night Owl Reviews on Searching For Beautiful
"Reviewer Top Pick - 5 Stars!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476780092
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
05/26/2015
Series:
Searching For Series , #3
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
870,778
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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Searching for Perfect

one

SHE HAD TO get out of here.

Genevieve MacKenzie bent at the waist and tried to gulp in air. The filmy, delicate veil brushed her face like a dozen fingers bent on tickle torture. Panic clawed at her gut, and she reached up and ripped off the pearl-encrusted lace, placed her hands on her knees, and prayed for sanity.

She was getting married. Right now. In five minutes. Her family stood outside the door, excited and chattering as they waited for her to emerge in all her pristine white glory. David posed at the front of the church in his tux, with the priest and his best man flanking his side. She imagined his beautifully tousled golden hair, killer smile, and sparkling green eyes. Perfect, as usual. While she was getting dressed, a delivery had arrived at the house. Two dozen white roses with just the faintest tinge of pink in the centers. The card read: I cannot wait until you are finally mine.

Her bridal party sighed with pleasure. Her twin sister, Isabella, rolled her eyes and clutched her neck in mockery of gagging to death. She’d been quietly shushed by the others while everyone held their breath, hoping she’d remain manageable until at least after the ceremony. It had been a rocky road between the sisters, so that Izzy even bothering to don a bridesmaid dress was a miracle. Gen’s best friend, Kate, hurriedly put the roses in water until they stood straight and proud in the center of the dining room table amid a group of giggling, excited women. Her sister Alexa teased her husband about not receiving a thing on her big day, which brought on a tirade of groaning from Nick and her dad whining about how reality television had given women false expectations of real romance.

Gen kept smiling, murmured the correct responses, and held the card in a death grip. Then she ran to the bathroom, trying desperately not to vomit.

Not the best reaction for a bride-to-be. Of course, she chalked it up to nerves, ignored her nausea, and got her ass into the stretch limo. She nodded and responded to her chattering bridal party. As the limousine gobbled up the miles and sped toward the church, her brain clicked over the final details, worrying if she missed anything. David hated sloppiness of any sort, and with almost three hundred guests, it was an important enough event to guarantee press and some high-society attendees. She’d wanted a wedding planner, but David insisted on keeping it private and personal. Of course she agreed; it would be nice to say they did it all themselves instead of relying on a stranger. Exhaustion beat into her bones, but Gen pushed it back. Yes, she’d done absolutely everything, triple-checking each detail for the past few days nonstop.

From the apricot bridesmaid dresses in silk so light the fabric shimmered, to the exquisite ribbon-wrapped orchids, the bridal party was breathtaking. The venue had been almost impossible to secure without the right contacts on just a year’s notice. The castle in Tarrytown boasted stunning gardens, soaring architecture with vaulted ceilings, a banquet hall to rival Buckingham Palace, and French cuisine. Sure, she would’ve rather been married at Mohonk Mountain House near her parents in a more relaxed, fun atmosphere, but at least David agreed to the church ceremony. And she’d won the argument insisting Izzy stay in the wedding. David may not approve of her, but Gen stood her ground, and now her entire family was by her side.

The limo pulled in. She ducked her head against the flash of photographers, and Kate helped her with the massive pearl-encrusted train spilling onto the sidewalk. The Vera Wang gown was ridiculously pricey and reminded her of someone else, but it was the stuff princesses and brides were made of. Lace, tulle, diamonds, and pearls. Too bad she couldn’t breathe.

She kept it together in the back room of the church while her mother cried, straightened her veil, and told her she’d never been more proud. Alexa beamed with joy, and her beautiful niece, Lily, looked like a fairy princess with her basket of petals and mini ballroom dress to match the bride’s. Her other niece, Taylor, glowed in her junior bridal dress, a delicate pale pink exactly like the center of the roses. Gina, her sister-in-law, winked and announced the bride needed a moment alone before walking down the aisle. Gen almost sagged with relief, and finally the door shut. Blessed silence filled the room.

Everything was perfect, just like it should be.

Perfect. Like David always wanted it.

Gen panted and tried to get herself together. The murmur of voices and organ music drifted from the door. She stumbled to the gorgeously painted stained-glass window of Madonna and child and yanked on the knob. Stuck. ­Dizziness threatened. Crapola, she needed air, right now. Her French-manicured fingers wrapped around the old-­fashioned handle and pulled frantically. Light exploded off the pristine diamond weighing down her knuckle. Finally, a few inches opened up and she bent her head toward the gap, sucking in hot air. Why, oh why did she have to wait until now to completely freak out? Maybe all the wedding stress had finally gotten to her. She’d open the door, walk down the aisle with her head held high, and say her vows. She loved David. Who wouldn’t? He treated her like a queen, told her every day how much she meant to him, and pushed her to be better. Always better. They’d be the envied power couple of their time—surgeons who saved lives, attended charity functions, and changed the world. They were madly in love.

I can’t wait until you are finally mine.

A shiver crept down her spine. She looked down at the flawless three-carat diamond ring that shimmered around her finger. A symbol of ownership. Once she committed herself, it would truly be forever. He’d never let her go.

Run.

The inner voice that had been squashed for so long in fear of retaliation rose up from her gut and screamed one last word. Gen clutched at the windowsill. Ridiculous. She couldn’t run.

Right? People only did that in the movies. Besides, she couldn’t do that to David.

Run.

The past two years with David had taught her to sift through her rioting emotions and connect with the core of rationality that hid in every person’s center. Her fiancé despised messiness, impulse, and decisions based on emotion. He cited death and destruction time and again, until she’d finally managed to quiet that crazy voice that had once sung in freedom, slightly off-key but always joyous. Gen figured she’d beaten it back so hard, in fear and determination, that she’d never hear from it again. But of course, with her lousy luck, it had taken this moment of all moments to reassert its independence and general brattiness.

Run before it’s too late.

Her brain spun in a mad rush. Not much time left. Once her family came in, it was over. They’d calm her down, term it bridal jitters, and escort her down the aisle. She’d marry David. And she’d never be the same again.

Which would be good, right? She wanted marriage. Forever. Commitment. With David.

Gen looked behind at the closed door. The action she took in the next few seconds would set her on a course that would change the rest of her life. She didn’t have time to go over the checks and balances, advantages and disadvantages, and make a neat statistical chart. Instead, she dug deep into her gut that had served her well when faced with a child bleeding on her table: life-and-death decisions that even David couldn’t make her stop because it made up the center of her soul. A future surgeon. A woman. A survivor.

Run.

Gen didn’t waste another moment.

Breathing hard, heart pounding, she shoved the crank around and around until it wouldn’t budge another inch. The window gaped halfway open. The judging eyes of baby Jesus beamed down at her. She could do this. For the first time it paid to be Hobbit size. Gen stuck her upper body through the window, leaned forward, and wriggled her way to freedom.

Meet the Author

Jennifer Probst’s novels, novellas, and ebooks range from sexy contemporary romance to erotica. She lives in upstate New York. For more about this multitalented New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, visit JenniferProbst.com.

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Searching for Beautiful 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore this series by Jennifer Probst! Having also read her Marriage to a Billionaire books, I really liked how much this novel in particular tied the two series together. We had previously met Wolfe in The Marriage Merger, and he was pretty rough around the edges. However, his world completely changed upon meeting Sawyer and Julietta. These two offered him hope when he had none and best of all, offered him a second chance at life and love. We have briefly seen Wolfe make appearances in the previous two Searching For books, as his best friend Gen, is best friends with Kate, who is one of three owners of Kinnections, a matchmaking agency in New York. We have seen trouble brewing for Gen, as things between her and her fiancé aren't quite as perfect as they seem to be. Gen isn't the same vibrant girl she once was and her friends are certainly taking notice. I was holding my breath because I really did NOT want Gen to marry David, her doctor fiancé. And WOW am I glad she didn't, especially after all the things we find out about him and how he treated her. It absolutely broke my heart, because all she wanted was to make him happy and be who he wanted her to be. Along the way though, she lost her own sense of self. She didn't know who she was as an individual anymore and I am so glad she hightailed it out of there! Gen has so much love to give and she didn't deserve to have that loved abused by someone she was going to spend her life with. I was thrilled when Wolfe was there to catch her as she fell. He's always been there for her, but their friendship really took a backseat because of David's jealousy. Wolfe is such a good guy through and through. He is there for Gen every step of the way and is fiercely protective of and loyal to her. Gen is in a vulnerable position and he is the one to pick up the pieces and comfort her. I love these two together. Their journey of figuring out their feelings for one another is not an easy one, as both are so afraid of ruining their friendship. Wolfe also has a very heartbreaking past that makes him feel he isn't capable of love and commitment. He still carries the scars and shame of those past events and has never revealed the full extent of what happened to Gen. Their chemistry though is INTENSE. It's like they have both come alive after years of mediocrity. Their passion is off the charts hot. We also get to see our old favorites, Kate, Kennedy, Arilyn, and Gen's family, as well as our Italian favorites- Mama Conte, Sawyer, Julietta and their daughter Gabby. I love how important family is in these books. Oh and of course let's not forget the infamous love spell! My only issue with this one was that the book felt a bit long at times. I still really enjoyed it nonetheless. I'm really excited that we don't have to wait too terribly long to get Arilyn's story. We got to meet her love interest in this book and I am definitely excited to see them fall for one another! Overall, while it wasn't necessary to read The Marriage Merger, I think it definitely helped that I had already felt such a kinship to Wolfe and saw how much Sawyer and Julietta did for him. It was definitely like seeing him grow up before my very eyes and my did he turn into quite a man. Love isn't easy and it is certainly messy at times, but man when it's right... it's nothing less than beautiful.
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gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 4 Narration 2 Story 5 Instantly I was drawn into this story: it’s Genevieve’s wedding day, she’s dressed, the bridal party is waiting, everything is perfect, just as the groom wanted. So why is she panicked? I instantly liked Gen, she was savvy and bold enough to be honest and walk away from the very specific plan. Knowing that marriage to David is NOT what she wanted, she bolted. That takes plenty of guts, and Probst gave us a groomzilla with his obsession with the ‘perfect image’, instantly making her choice understandable in a visceral sort of way. I was thrilled to see her walk away – David is wholly unlikable and far too rigidly concerned with appearances and perceptions that he was draining her liveliness away. Dashing out the church window, Gen is rescued by her best friend Wolfe: a ride or die sort of guy who always has her back, even though he is consistently denying himself the opportunity of a more than friend relationship with her. He’s broken and damaged – and doesn’t want to burden anyone with his troubles. I loved the story, adding flashbacks to Wolfe’s past, and Gen’s determination that they can have a love that is bigger than them both – IF they both decide to work on it. And work she does, never allowing Wolfe to forget that she will fight for him and them. These aren’t perfect people – they both have issues to recover from and learn to deal with, and they both don’t expect things to come easily… and it doesn’t. With some danger to Gen, and some serious fighting the attraction on both sides, the emotions are palpable and the moment when they stop fighting the thing that is bigger than them both…. Utterly explosive. Narration in this story is provided by Madeline Maby. I don’t quite know what didn’t work for me in this performance: the narration was adequate, but not spectacular. Odd pauses, a strange delivery style that felt more ‘classroom read’ than performance and a decided similarity in voices, delivery and even emotional moments made this a less than good listen. This is a case of narrator not quite capturing the story and moments with proper emphasis where needed, as if she was simply reading words and not embracing the lovely moments that the author had infused through the story. I adore this series: it has high and low points, great characters who consistently deliver their own stories and emotions and plenty of moments to check in with earlier couples. Probst has me hooked, and I’m excited for the next book. I received an AudioBook copy of the title via Simon and Schuster Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sory my comments werent posting for some reason
khulseman More than 1 year ago
Wolfe and Gen are life long friends that truly have each others back in every way. But what happens when best friends become best friends with benefits? Lots of sex and some heartbreak along the way. Gen is a runaway bride and Wolfe is there to help her avoid a disaster. The Ex is rather possessive so Wolfe wants to make sure Gen gets her life back on track - her way. However, living together, although temporarily makes it too far tempting to remain just friends. If you are familiar with Jennifer Probst Searching for series, you've met our alpha male, Wolfe before. From the previous stories you knew he was wounded and carried a lot of baggage. Gen is part of the family that resides in Verily with the awesome friends at Kinnections who make frequent drop ins through the story. I liked both main characters even though I couldn't relate to the situations that brought the story to this point. I did have a problem with relating to Gen. Having worked in the medical profession with surgeons, her cow towing to the ex didn't seem plausible. I really liked the other books in this series and was looking forward to finally learning Wolfe's. But I am not sure what it was that had the story really dragging until after 65%. Maybe it was the baggage from both main characters we had to deal with? Or maybe unexpected in having a character that should be self assured and wasn't to me. I think if the storyline would have concentrated on one characters struggles, it would have moved faster for me. After the half way point, the story began to pick up and flow a bit better. Do I recommend it? If you are like me and need to 'finish' all books, then yes, it was an okay one-time through. If you're not one of those, I could see skipping this books as the excerpt for Searching for Always seemed like it would be a better read.
Marianna-ALustForReading More than 1 year ago
Today is supposed to be the happiest day of Genevieve's life. So why does everything feel so wrong? Should she listen to the voice in her head telling her to get the hell away or should she keep ignoring it, like she has been for years. Wolfe has a horrible past that he doesn't share with anyone. Not even his closest friend, Gen. They may have drifted apart recently, but he will always be there for her. Especially when he sees her climbing out of a window. He'll take her away from everything for a few days to get her head on straight and hopefully get his best friend back. Only he gets more than he bargained for. Oh how I have missed Verily, NY and this amazing cast of characters. It is just one big extended family that all have each other's back. I've been waiting for this story since the end of the last novel when something seemed terribly off with Gen. I wanted to see her get back to being herself. Her fiance, David, is the most awful man ever and I wanted nothing more for her than to run away from him. For the first half of this book I was crazy anxious, just waiting to see if he would get worse. But I was also thrilled to see Gen and Wolfe get back to where their friendship once was before David. Anyone and everyone could see there was more to them, everyone except those two of course. As the tension continues to build, it is only a matter of time before they reach their breaking points and finally give in. They were so beyond hot together and the image of Wolfe's beautiful serpent tattoo will be ingrained in my memory for a long time to come. Along with his other, ahem, assets. I loved seeing Gen get her confidence back and grow stronger each day. But could Wolfe give her what she truly needed? What they both deserved? It was a fun, emotional, angsty roller coaster ride and I enjoyed every single second of it.
MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
I loved the first two books in Jennifer Probst's Searching For series and was really happy to see this 3rd book in the series would be about Wolfe and Genevieve MacKenzie. I can't tell you how curious I was for more of the sexy Wolfe! Ms. Probst did not disappoint!! SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL was hot and steamy for sure, but is was also a very emotional story and so much more than your typical friends to lovers trope. I was hooked right from the beginning as the book started out with Gen pulling a runaway bride act and her best friend Wolfe being in the right place at the right time to come to her rescue! That ex-fiancé was so conniving and Wolfe was so steadfast and sexy... easy decision there!! I always love more from the ladies at Kinnections and it was great meeting Wolfe's family in Italy. Just too many wonderful reasons to love this book to mention. I'm looking forward to seeing how Arilyn calms the angry beast, Office Stone Petty in the upcoming 4th book of the Searching For Series. 4 stars ~Complimentary copy downloaded from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
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LLWerner More than 1 year ago
Love love love this book! I am stuck like glue to this author, each one that comes out I have to have it and each is better than the last,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the all the books available in this series and absolutely LOVE each book....but this one has to be my fasvorite so far...depth, pasdion, intriguing characters....absolutely awesome!
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Love the series
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Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
Story: The cover is so pretty, especially blown up and used an elevator cling at RT2015 in Dallas. In fact, that's actually what made me want to give this book a try. This was my first Jennifer Probst book and I enjoyed it. I was expecting more of a RomCom feel, especially with the opening scene, but it ended up taking a different turn which was fine too. The "tarantula in the shower" scene was hilarious and made me laugh out loud, literally. My family wanted to know what was so funny. Wolf was my favorite and I'm curious to see where the next book takes us. :) Audio: The audio was well done, not my favorite narrator, but she did a good job.
Lori Venezia More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Probst is a wonderful writer whose characters jump into your imagination and never leave. Her interconnection of characters that you fell in love with in earlier books and now are able to read about in their own story is absolutely wonderful. I truly hope you enjoy this read, I enjoyed reading about Wolf before, but in his own story, it was quite fascinating. Happy Reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So they all went to church service and on to the wedding feast since it was paid for. guests were saved tucking checks into the grooms pockets and others their presents home. we considered it a family reuion instead .
chucha_13 More than 1 year ago
Sometimes the hardest, bravest thing in the world is to let someone love you.  Since her Marriage to a Billionaire series, I have loved Jennifer Probst and now, I loved her even more with her Searching for Beautiful. It’s romantic, sweet, and highly emotional. The feels!!!!!!! The roller coaster of emotion was just overwhelming – there were light moments, and then there were heavy. There were times when I can smile and laugh, and there were times when I couldn’t help but shed a few tears, or the hair on my arms would raise, or an intense, consuming rage. I love how the story went, there were no boring moments, I think I was on the edge of my seat since the first chapter and never moved. Didn’t have the heart to put down this book either, because I might miss out on something. Especially the growing chemistry between the two best friends. Gen and Wolfe had been best friends since the moment they have met five years ago. But the relationship Gen had with her fiancé brought a strain to their friendship. However, it was Wolfe who took her away when she finally followed her instincts and ran away from her groom on the day of her wedding. It wasn’t her type to just make impulsive decisions. But her instincts were nagging her, and she couldn’t help but follow it. She needed some space, and it was Wolfe who provided it. They fell into their easy comfort, and familiar camaraderie. Finally, Wolfe had his best friend back. He missed her company, he missed his best friend. He took a step back when she was in a relationship with David, but now that she finally realized that David wasn’t the one for her and danger lurks in the corner, he appointed himself her bodyguard. Wolfe has secrets, and every now and then, readers would get a glimpse of what his life was, of what he was trying to forget, and it was utterly heartbreaking. No wonder he wanted to forget about it. Gen respected his secrets, she never asked and waited for him to spill it himself. What he didn’t expect was the growing attraction between them, the buildup of emotion, the powerful attraction that consumed them both. They tried to put it aside first, thinking about their friendship. But temptation was too hard to resist. Would they be able to take the risk? Gen was amazing, I think her transformation was brought about by the love she had for Wolfe, not just as her best friend. Wolfe had helped her heal the wounds from her previous relationship, and now she was ready to fight for what they have even if Wolfe was pretty adamant in saving their ‘friendship’. Gen now knows her worth and is ready to fight for it. Will Wolfe be brave enough? Friendship will always be one of the most solid foundations of a relationship. But both parties should be brave enough to cross the line. Love, that all-consuming, powerful thing, would always be worth it. The steamy scenes were jaw-dropping, but the emotions were just as intense as well. I think Searching for Beautiful is one of the most well-written book I have ever read so far this 2015. Jennifer Probst knows how to push your buttons, how to engage and satisfy her readers.  Not every path in the road needs to be followed. Sometimes it's smarter to quit and go home. 
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ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4.5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed well and I read it in one sitting. The story has laughs, secrets, suspense, stalker, crazy ex, and heartbreak.  If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first Searching for Someday (Searching For, #1) Searching for Perfect (Searching For, #2) This is Genevieve and Wolfe’s story. Genevieve is running from her wedding.  She climbed out of the window and fell right at Wolfe’s feet.  He helps her escape because what are friends for.  As he tries to be the best friend again feelings that were not there before come out.  Now they are fighting an attraction and chemistry that is out of control.  They also have someone after Genevieve but they can’t prove who it is so Wolfe steps up to protect her.  Can they try a relationship?  Will Wolfe be able to love Genevieve how she needs to be loved or does he believe he can’t love her?  Will he save her from danger only to lose her in the end? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read.  I highly recommend this book, this series, and this author.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of Jennifer's Search For series and this latest addition definitely didn't disappoint. And I know you totally shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but when it's as gorgeous as this one is, I can't help it. Just look! I really liked the characters in this book. Both Gen and Wolfe were wonderful.They've both made appearances in the previous books in this series, so they weren't entirely new to me, but I liked that. I wish now that I'd read The Marriage Merger before reading this book though. I think I would've had more of a connection to Wolfe and that would've only enhanced my experience with this book. But, back to Gen and Wolfe... I loved that they were friends first. There was a great slow burn of sexual tension as they figured things out and that made it all the more realistic for me. My heart broke for Wolfe with the things he dealt with in his past and Gen was dealing with her own share of bad things. These two were easy to root for. My only complaint was that the book felt a little long at times. I liked their story and was connected enough to them that it kept my attention most of the time, but my mind did start to wander a bit. I was always pulled back into it pretty quickly so it didn't cause a big problem. All in all, a great book with steam and swoon – and a few tears. I can't wait to read Arilyn's story in Searching for Always. Thankfully it's not all that far away now. :) I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
smutbookjunkie More than 1 year ago
Runaway bride finds her dark prince charming. 5 + Stars I fell in love with this series a long time ago and was anxiously waiting for Wolfe's story to be told. Jennifer did an amazing job with this read. I laughed, I cried, and I fanned myself more than once. Wolfe has been through more than one person ever should gave to go through as a child. Beaten and left for dead he is somehow touched by angel and bandaged up so that he can go on with his life. Homeless and on the streets he makes the best of things in some of the worst ways. It's all about survival. We finally got a glimpse of the young man Sawyer found many years before who was scared to death to trust anyone. Julietta, Sawyer, and the Conte family showed Wolfe what family truly is and gave him the unconditional love he so badly needed. Gen found Wolfe to be a kindred spirit from the moment she met him years ago. They became the best of friends and shared so much of lives together. Gen finds herself in a beautiful wedding gown about to walk down the isle with a man that is very controlling. She suddenly realizes that she is not excited in the least to get married and is exhausted from trying to make her wedding perfect so that her fiancee David would be happy with her for once. Something wild and crazy comes over her and she decides to climb out the window and guess who is standing there smoking a cigarrette? Wolfe to the rescue. Jennifer takes readers on a very winding and twisty path to redemption. Just when you think you know what is going to happen next the rug gets pulled out from under you. I fell in love with Gen and her strength and spunk in this read. She goes from doing what she is told to not taking no for an answer. This was a read that I could not put down. If you like a steamy romance with complex and intelligent characters you will love Searching for Beautiful.
Kimmerk65 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Gen and Wolfe's story.  I've been waiting and waiting for them to realize they are more than just friends.  Have enjoyed this series and her other stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Gen and Wolfe's story. Their strength to endure and surpass their troubles. Their sweet love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Jennifer she is one of my favorite authors . This book made me laugh and cry. It was good to read about Gen and Wolfe. I HAVE already preordered the next book. Way to go Jennifer. I just couldn't put it down it was that good
booknerd81 More than 1 year ago
To say I loved this book would be a gigantic understatement. This book has been on my must read list since Wolf appeared as a supporting character in The Marriage Merger. Yes, I was one of those crazy fans who stalked Jennifer on social media demanding Wolf have his own story. Jennifer did the readers proud with Searching for Beautiful. In my opinion this is her best book yet. It was beautifully written; touched your heart mad you laugh, cry and swoon. I loved every single thing about this book. It was amazing to watch Gen climb out of a bad situation and regain her confidence. It was also touching to read about Wolf’s tragic past and see what an amazing person he has become. I will read this book several more time it’s that good. If you haven’t read the rest of the books in this series you need to do yourself a favor and one click those bad boys right now.