Sunday, May 11, 2014


Kate has given up on love—at least for herself. She is both blessed and cursed with the ability to sense a romantic connection between two people—a gift that her family passed down for generations. When Kate launches her own matchmaking company, Kinnection, with her two best friends in a cozy New York town, she has to put aside her own romantic disasters to make her business a success.

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.

ebook, 384 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by Simon and Schuster
Source: received via Netgalley from publisher in exchange for review

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Our Review:
In this series of Jennifer Probst, we get looks of her other characters from the Marriage to a Billionare series as we are introduced to a whole new cast of characters. I think I'm going to like them. 

In this novel we focus on the ladies of Kinnections--a match maker service. In particular, we follow the story of Kate and Slade. Kate has the 'touch' and is able to feel a spark when a connection works between two of her clients. She's been very unlucky in her pursuit of love and has decided to take a break from dating. Slade, on the other hand, has no desire for love. He's good for easy hook ups or a casual affair, but long term and way. 

JP has a knack (as evidenced in The Marriage Series) for writing a less than willing hero, and a heroine looking for love...although this knack does have me wanting to wring some characters necks along the way. Slade...he beat out Nick (from The Marriage Bargain) for being a major douche canoe and I almost threw things while waiting for him to get his head out of his arse. It was quite a challenge. Thank God for Kate. 

Slade and Kate end up crossing paths when Slade signs up with her firm, with the aim to find it fraudulent. Game on. Kate's firm puts him through his paces and even though he's not entirely convinced that love is right for him, he plays along.  

I loved this aspect of the story. With Kinnections, we get a look at the other characters this series is bound to be about like Kennedy and Arilyn, and Genevieve (who is our connection to our favorite Italian family)...and Jane, Slade's sister. A complete array of characters made this a very enjoyable experience for sure, though...sometimes the plot and back and forth between the two of them went a bit too slow for my taste (See above wringing of necks).

Through their denial of feelings, encounters of various kinds, and their explosive scenes together we get bits and pieces of why they are the way that they are. While I would've preferred a little more character development..a little more depth..there's enough there to explain and keep a reader engaged. It's a fun and easy read with some sexy scenes and some sweet moments.

The biggest engager for me is Kate's favorite man in her life...her dog...Robert. My animals are my life, so this aspect of the story did bring me a few tearful moments, and more substance to the story than I was expecting. Love Robert. Can't wait for the next one to come up in our to-be-read pile! 

Shelley: 3 1/2 Stars
Courtney: 3 1/2 stars

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