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?
When I first read the blurb for this, I wasn’t sure if I would actually enjoy it. Another runaway bride? I saw that one movie, so is this really going to be better than that?
Searching for Beautiful was so much more than a cheesy love story about leaving the groom at the altar and then falling in love with someone else. Gen and Wolfe discover what type of relationship they want as they move from friends to lovers. Wolfe believed they couldn’t be both.
How much of his family’s ugly history did Wolfe really want to reveal? He fought the fact that Gen might want to be with him for who he had grown to be in the present.
I really liked how Wolfe was there for Gen when her ex-fiance, David, refused to leave her alone. Wolfe’s alpha male side came out with the right amount of protectiveness and sexiness. There was no doubt that Gen would start to see him in a different way beyond friendship.
David was one of those characters you wanted to kick in the crotch and hope that he fell off of a cliff. He was so vile and manipulative. There was no way anyone would ever feel sympathetic to his being left at the altar.
Gen’s friends were great, and now I want to read the books that came before this one. I need to read the next book to find out what happens between Arilyn and Officer Petty. I definitely found myself sucked into this series. This book can be read as a standalone. I can’t imagine the other books would be any hotter than this one.
I have received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review.
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.
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