But when a furious man stalks into her office and accuses her business of being a scam, Kate is given the ultimate challenge to prove herself. Slade puts himself in her hands and asks Kate to find him love. Enraged at his arrogance but stubbornly eager to prove herself, Kate agrees, dedicating herself to the journey of finding him love...only to find herself falling for him along the way.
Searching For Someday delivers a fresh new story line that brings a blend of contemporary and new adult romance. Way back in the day when I used to roam the bookshelves in search of a literary gem that would get my blood boiling, this is what would have had me salivating. This book has quirky characters, a fun story line, sexual tension, and chemistry. For me, Searching For Someday is a great throwback to my pre-kindle days injected with a small dose of the core tingling sex that I love to lose myself in.
This book is a little hard to classify, Kate has an ability that borders on the paranormal side, but the book isn’t a paranormal romance, and the ability is not what the book is built around. I loved the extra something that Kate possessed, it brought something new to the table for me, but I rarely branch out into the unknown. The book is full of clichés, but I found that they were thoughtfully done, avoiding the stench of “been there done that”. Kate is a completely likable and flawed character, she is a beautiful 25 year old with white blond hair, a lingering stutter that she never quite grew out of, and of course, the icing on the cake…she’s a virgin. Yes we have seen this a thousand times, but our Kate, is no saint, she is not untouched and has not preserved her virtue for prince charming, rather, she’s just never met a man that interested her enough to give it away to. He ability led her away from the men that didn’t matter until she met Slade.
Kate and two of her friends own a matchmaking agency, which is how she meets Slade, a bitter divorce attorney who doesn’t believe in love. Slade turns out to be a far better man than the undesirable first impression that he leaves behind. Cliché number two comes in the form of the perfect couple who fights fate until they give in. This version was not at all played out, its understandable that Slade would be against monogamy and marriage, he is a top divorce attorney in Manhattan, his life is steeped in failed marriages, leaving him skeptical and jaded. Kate is tasked with matching him and proving to him that her agency is not a scam. After the first time their skin touches, he disregards the fact that she is opposite of everything that he wants, and he pursues her. She does not concede, Kate knows that Slade does not believe in love, and that he is looking for a companion, someone that he can spend his life with, without the lofty expectations of forever, and Kate wants love.
What ensues is a tug-o-war of feelings, mixed signals, toe curling chemistry, and half a book of verbal foreplay, and I loved every minute of it. I found the story to be so charming that I cant make myself give away any spoilers, you will just have to read the book and find out for yourself.
There was nothing about the actual story or characters that I did not like. I found the book to be easy on the senses, with just the right amount of humor, sex, lust, and emotion. For me, what was lacking was the elusive “X” factor, that aspect of a book that you cant explain but that makes you feel it through every fiber of your body. Maybe for me it was a lack of angst, but this wasn’t that kind of book. All in all, I would chalk this book up to a great way to spend a cold Sunday afternoon…which is exactly what I did.